Lowe's Motor Speedway
Monday, Nov. 30

Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway, and John Boy Isley, co-host of "The Big Show," a nationally syndicated morning radio show, will light a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree at the main entrance to Lowe's Motor Speedway. Smith, Isley and Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Tom Sadler, executive director of Speedway Children's Charities, will distribute grants to local organizations to assist children in need. The public is invited to attend the ceremony that will include lighting a 50-foot Christmas tree, refreshments and appearances by Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot, and Santa Claus.

In addition, fans will have the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around Lowe's Motor Speedway after the tree lighting ceremony. Those who donate $25 to Speedway Children's Charities will be able to take three laps around the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

PRN's Fast Talk will also broadcast live from The Speedway Club from 7 - 8 p.m. Hosted by Doug Rice, the show will feature special guests Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., and Marcus Smith. Fans can call 1-800-771-TALK (8255) to ask questions live on-air. The Speedway Club will be open to the public for this special event, but fans must call 704-455-3216 to make dinner reservations in advance.

Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served at 6 p.m. and the program is scheduled to begin at 6:10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30.

Information concerning the annual Speedway Children's Charities Tree Lighting can be obtained from the Charlotte Chapter's office at (704) 455-4426 or by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway communications department at (704) 455-3209.

Lowe's Motor Speedway is located in Concord, N.C., 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte on Highway 29. Take exit 49 off I-85. The tree lighting will take place on the Avenue of Flags in front of Smith Tower.