CONOVER, N.C. – October is well known for the Major League Baseball playoffs; the same can be said for NASCAR as the Chase for the Sprint Cup is in full swing. In Champions Tour golf, the season is down to just three tournaments to decide a championship race separated by just 69 points. North Carolina sports fans can check out NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup in Charlotte and the race to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in golf through the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors ticket swap for this weekend’s events, it was announced today. The 10th anniversary Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn began Monday at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, N.C.
NASCAR fans holding tickets for Saturday night’s Bank of America NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race can use their ticket for free admission to any round of official tournament play at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn PGA Champions Tour event; Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13 or Sunday, Oct. 14. In return, Greater Hickory Classic tickets are good for a Charlotte Motor Speedway offer to purchase two front-stretch tickets for the Bank of America 500 for just $99.
Fans need only show their tickets at the opposite event to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Two-time NASCAR Champion Ned Jarrett, who is the Honorary Chairman of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn, set up this great deal for North Carolina sports fans.
The Bank of America 500 is the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Adding to the drama and excitement, the event also serves as a homecoming for drivers and race teams, 90 percent of which are based within a two-hour drive of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway.
For ticket and camping information, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267). To stay up to date with everything going on at the Greatest Place to See the Race, log on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.
The 10th annual Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors is set for Oct. 8-14, 2012 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C. Tournament tickets are available for purchase through the tournament office or the tournament website below. The event features a week of special events and attractions, including exhibitions, pro-ams and three days of Champions Tour competition among some of the greatest legends in golf. Operated by the Greater Hickory Classic Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the tournament donates all net proceeds to charities throughout the Greater Hickory Metro area each year. For more information, please call (828) 459-4000 or visit www.greaterhickoryclassic.com.
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