Some of NASCAR’s biggest stars are most often seen behind the wheel of Chevrolet’s SS Sprint Cup car, but they also own some eccentric rides of their own. This year’s AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway will give fans a chance to see what some of their favorite drivers roll around town in when away from the NASCAR circus, and we have a feeling they’ll like what’s in store.
Over 1,500 collectible cars will be on display at CMS from April 9-12, in addition to the numerous other activities to be held at the weekend-long event. Among them will be a dozen of NASCAR athletes’ personal rides, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s C5-R which he and his father drove in the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona and Jeff Gordon’s black 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible.
Even drivers who don’t drive for Team Chevy will have some exciting General Motors products to show off at AutoFair. Ford’s Joey Logano will display his 1939 GMC rat rod truck at the event, and Kyle Busch will be sending out his custom 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.
“I’m pretty excited for everyone to be able to enjoy my rat rod at the AutoFair,” Logano told Fox Sports. “It’s just too bad I won’t be able to be there to enjoy all the cool cars they have at the speedway. It’s probably one of the coolest events they have all year long. I definitely grew up with an appreciation of old and classic cars and it’s something I still really follow closely today. I’m always looking for something else to add to my collection. If you love old cars, the AutoFair is the time to visit the speedway for sure.”
AutoFair is expected to draw in over 100,000 visitors when its doors open at 8 a.m. on April 9. For tickets or additional information on the event, visit Charlotte Motor Speedway’s website at this link.