Series drivers to promote Charlotte event

NHRA STARS TO VISIT COCA-COLA 600 TO PROMOTE NHRA CAROLINAS NATIONALS IN CONCORD CONCORD, N.C. -- Several of NHRA's elite drivers, including defending NHRA POWERade Series world champions Jeg Coughlin and Matt Smith, and John Force Racing's John...

NHRA STARS TO VISIT COCA-COLA 600 TO PROMOTE NHRA CAROLINAS NATIONALS IN CONCORD

CONCORD, N.C. -- Several of NHRA's elite drivers, including defending NHRA POWERade Series world champions Jeg Coughlin and Matt Smith, and John Force Racing's John Force and Mike Neff, will attend next week's Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR event to promote the inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals at zMAX Dragway @ Concord.

The NHRA Carolinas Nationals at zMAX Dragway @ Concord, Sept. 11-14, will be the 19th of 24 events in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Series, and the first event in the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Next weekend's activities include a tour of the Dragway construction site, where the track and state-of-the-art control tower are quickly taking shape. Force, Neff, Coughlin, Smith and Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angie McBride will wear logoed hard hats that will be autographed and donated to Speedway Children's Charities, the philanthropy outreach founded by track owner Bruton Smith, for auction.

Neff's Old Spice Ford Mustang will take center stage, literally, when he fires up his car at Lowe's Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600 begins with the help of JFR crew chiefs John Medlen and Dean "Guido" Antonelli.

Also scheduled to be on-hand for special events, autograph sessions and fan meet-and-greets, are Antron Brown, Cruz Pedregon, Doug Herbert and Hillary Will. A replica of Herbert's SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster will be on display in Lowe's Motor Speedway's Speed Street fan area and a booth promoting Herbert's BRAKES (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) drive-safe program will be on site as well.

Tickets are available for the NHRA Carolinas Nationals at zMAX Dragway @ Concord. For more information, call the track's ticket office number, (800) 455-FANS (3267).

-credit: www.nhra.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , John Force , Cruz Pedregon , Hillary Will , Angie McBride , John Medlen , Mike Neff