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NASCAR Preview 2012 set for convention center

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

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More than 50 drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck series will appear at the inaugural NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint Saturday at the Charlotte Convention Center.

NASCAR Preview 2012 will offer a festival-like experience for fans that features driver autograph and question-and-answer sessions, show car appearances, simulators and games.

2011 champions Tony Stewart, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Austin Dillon plus other drivers from the Cup, Nationwide and Truck series will sign autographs in the Ballroom and the Exhibit Hall at the convention center starting at 9 a.m.

Driver Appearance Times (Ballroom)

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Greg Biffle

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman

2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Dale Earnhardt Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya

3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart

Driver Appearance Times (Exhibit Hall)

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - AJ Allmendinger, Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, David Ragan, Justin Allgaier, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Timmy Hill, Blake Koch, Travis Pastrana, Timothy Peters.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Marcos Ambrose, Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard, Regan Smith, Brian Vickers, Aric Almirola, Trevor Bayne, Brian Scott, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Sweet, Cale Gale, Justin Lofton, Todd Peck.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Michael Annett, Elliott Sadler, Mike Wallace, Dakoda Armstrong, Johnny Sauter, Parker Kligerman, Brian Keselowski, Michael Waltrip, Jason Leffler, Todd Bodine.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Danica Patrick, Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon, Morgan Shepherd, Kenny Wallace, Joey Coulter, Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, Tim George Jr., Max Gresham.

Beginning at 7 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom, wristbands will be distributed to a limited number of fans to get into the Ballroom where several of the Cup drivers will be signing autographs. Recipients must have an event ticket to be eligible to receive a wristband.

Tickets to Preview 2012 Presented are available for $15. For additional information and updates on driver appearances, visit www.NASCARAcceleration

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