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Free Admission for Fans to the Carolina 500 Open Test This Weekend



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: Charles Hudson



ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (March. 18, 2008) – It has been a long time since the Rockingham Speedway garage was filled with over 40 cars and team transporters. This Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd, the Rockingham Speedway is hosting an open test session for the Carolina 500 and 42 teams have already signed up to participate.


The best news for race fans – they will be admitted into the grandstands and infield for free to watch the two-day test session. Grandstand and infield gates will open at 9:00 a.m. both days, the same time cars will roll onto the track each morning. The test will end at 5:00 p.m. both days and the teams will break for lunch each day from noon until 1:00 p.m.


The ARCA RE/MAX Series teams will be testing for next month’s Carolina 500 on May 4th the first race at “The Rock” since Andy Hillenburg purchased the track and reopened it last fall.


Some of the drivers expected for the open test are: Scott Speed, Bobby Gerhart, Bryan Silas, Mario Gosselin, Joey Lagano, Marc Davis, Austin Dillon, Matt Carter, Gabi DiCarlo along with many others.


For more information about the open test or to order tickets for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Carolina 500 on May 4th and the Hooter’s Pro Cup American 200 on November 1st please contact the speedway at (910) 205-8800 or visit our website at



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