Hendrick Motorsports will host a fan appreciation day on Friday, May 25 during Charlotte Motor Speedway race weeks. The Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest will be held at the team’s Concord facility and feature an array of family-friendly activities, including scheduled appearances by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Free and open to the public, the Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest will run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET.
“Our fans make everything possible,” said Marshall Carlson, president of Hendrick Motorsports. “Social media has given us the opportunity to engage with them online, and this event will be an extension of those efforts. It’s another way for us to show appreciation for their support and interact the old-fashioned way. We’re looking forward to a fun day together.”
In addition to driver appearances, the Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest will feature activities for children, interactive sponsor displays, food vendors and a stage with live music and question-and-answer sessions. The Hendrick Motorsports crew chiefs and teams will be on hand for autographs and athletic demonstrations.
Throughout the event, the Hendrick Motorsports Museum and Team Store will offer merchandise discounts and feature special displays. Fans will be invited to visit the race shops of Kahne, Gordon, Johnson and Earnhardt, who are scheduled to take questions and be available for autograph sessions.
Autograph session wristbands will be distributed at 11 a.m. the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. A maximum number of 225 wristbands will be available for each driver (one autographed item per wristband; one wristband per person).
Fan Fest parking will not be available on the Hendrick Motorsports campus. Free parking will be at Lot Z off Bruton Smith Boulevard in Concord, courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shuttles will offer roundtrip transportation to Hendrick Motorsports from Lot Z beginning at 9 a.m.
More Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest information—including maps, parking directions, schedules, autograph session details and additional event announcements—will be available at www.HendrickMotorsports.com/FanFest and via social media. Fans unable to attend in person will be invited to submit questions and follow the event live on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TeamHendrick.
In addition to the 225 Jeff Gordon autograph session wristbands that will be available on a first come, first served basis at 11 a.m. the day of the event at Hendrick Motorsports, there will also be an additional 34 Jeff Gordon autograph session wristbands available exclusively for randomly selected members of the Jeff Gordon Network.
Be sure that you're a current member of the Jeff Gordon Network by Sunday, May 13th, 2012 to ensure that you're eligible to request one of these 34 Jeff Gordon autograph session wristbands available exclusively to Jeff Gordon Network members.
The week of Monday, May 14th, 2012, all current members of the Jeff Gordon Network will receive an email directing them to a registration page where members who could potentially attend the event are encouraged to register for the opportunity to receive one of the 34 Jeff Gordon autograph session wristbands available exclusively to Jeff Gordon Network members. All members who register on the registration page will be eligible and 34 Jeff Gordon Network members will be selected at random to receive a Jeff Gordon autograph session wristband.
The 34 Jeff Gordon Network members randomly selected for a Jeff Gordon autograph session wristband will be announced on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, on JeffGordon.com and notified via email.
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