Series news 2009-05021

DRIVERS OF THE NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES TO MAKE WEEKEND APPEARANCE AT THE COCA-COLA 600 GLENDORA, Calif. (May 21, 2009) -- Top Fuel pilot Brandon Bernstein, Funny Car driver Jack Beckman and Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Eddie...

DRIVERS OF THE NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES TO MAKE WEEKEND APPEARANCE AT THE COCA-COLA 600

GLENDORA, Calif. (May 21, 2009) -- Top Fuel pilot Brandon Bernstein, Funny Car driver Jack Beckman and Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Eddie Krawiec will attend this weekend's Coca-Cola 600, as special guests of NHRA's series sponsor, Full Throttle Energy Drink and The Coca-Cola Company.

The drivers will make a guest appearance on the Coca-Cola Stage at Speed Street, participate in an autograph session and conduct a fan meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 23, as part of Lowe's Motor Speedway's Speed Street in downtown Charlotte. In addition, the three will participate in the pre-race driver's meeting prior to the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600, followed by a visit to the media center.

Bernstein is currently third in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Top Fuel point standings. He has appeared in three final rounds this year, having yet to win and extending a drought that has reached nearly two years. Bernstein's last win came in Brainerd, Minn. in 2007. Beckman is in the midst of a heated Funny Car points battle, sitting fifth after the first eight races. Kraweic, who won the Full Throttle Series world championship in Pro Stock Motorcycle last year despite not winning an event, claimed his first career victory earlier this year in Atlanta. He followed that up with a win in St. Louis and currently is at the top of the series points standings in the two-wheel category, 16 points ahead of North Carolina-native Matt Smith.

As part of their visit, the three will be promoting the upcoming NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at zMAX Dragway, across the street from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sept. 17-20. For more information about tickets for the Second Annual NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway, call the track's ticket office number, (800) 455-FANS (3267).

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Drivers Jack Beckman , Brandon Bernstein , Matthew Smith , Eddie Krawiec