The field at this year’s Parade of Power, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s signature event highlighting the fall racing season, features a customized vehicle with a distinctive length advantage.
The 27-foot long Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be one of approximately two dozen vehicles – a mix of race cars, Legend Cars, pace cars and even a monster truck – participating in the 11thannual parade, which kicks off at noon on Wednesday, August 14.
The parade will start at the main entrance of the zMAX Dragway, travel east on Bruton Smith Boulevard, and conclude on the speedway’s infield. From there, vehicles will parade on the infield, via Gate 25, and down the front stretch before parking along pit row.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, who commands the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe, who drives the No. 98 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, will help wave the green flag at the event.
The parade is expected to last between 15 and 20 minutes and, afterward, attendees are invited to take rides in a monster truck.
In addition to going for a ride in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile with select fans, Mr. Newman and Mr. Briscoe will take part in a question-and-answer session in Victory Lane. They will also sign autographs for the first 100 fans who pick up special wristbands from in front of the speedway starting at 8 a.m. on event day.
Fans can enter the infield through Gate 26, under Turn 3, to watch the parade. They are also encouraged to park in the Xfinity Series garage.
The event is expected to run until 2 p.m.
The Parade of Power kicks off the fall season at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Upcoming NASCAR events include the Bojangles’ Qualifying on Friday, September 27, the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina on Saturday, September 28, and the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday, September 29.
For more details, including ticket information for future events, please visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.