September NASCAR race weekend will deliver a wicked good time outside of the grandstands with the addition of a Fun Zone in the Fan Zone, the Fan Jam appreciation party, and the return of the Trackside Live Stage.

Fun Zone

The Fun Zone will be located inside the Fan Zone, across from the Turn 2 Tunnel (in the S2 Lot). The Fan Zone is already a great place for fans to take their race day experiences to the next level with its giveaways, prizes, driver appearances, go-karts and sponsor activities.

The new Fun Zone will only expand those opportunities, providing adults and children activities to keep busy like the Human Billiards, Giant Pop-a-Shot basketball, an airbrush tattoo station, hula hoop and jump rope stage games, a DJ, and photos ops with the KISS Forever band.

Fan Jam Appreciation Party

The Fan Jam appreciation party will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the infield near Turn 1. The party will feature $2 beer and hot dogs (while supplies last), touch-a-truck displays, the Pit Stop Challenge, featuring pit crews from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as an appearance from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s True Timber trailer.

Fans will be able to get an up-close view of the Pit Stop Challenge will feature a four-tire stop that includes the front tire carrier, front tire changer, rear tire carrier, rear tire changer, and jack man, as well as the driver, who will apply the brakes from inside the cockpit. Five seconds will be added for any penalties with $2,000 going to the team that can complete the stop the fastest.

Admission for this event is $5.  Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the Concord Ticket Booth.

NASCAR Trackside Live Stage

The NASCAR Trackside Live Stage, which made its debut in July, will also return in September. Located across from the Fan Zone between the Lite Lobster Lounge and the Turn 2 Tunnel, the Trackside Live Stage will be the place to be to see live music, entertainment and driver appearances.

There will be to Trackside Live Shows 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Check out the Trackside Live page for a full schedule of on-stage event.