600 FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION OFFERS FIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN MAY
Apr 16, 2015

                                   

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600 FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION OFFERS FIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN MAY

CIRCLE K AND KANGAROO SPEED STREET PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILED

HARRISBURG, N.C. (April 16, 2015) – This May, locals and race attendees will have the opportunity to attend five family-friendly events presented by the 600 Festival™ Association: Movies on the Campus (May 8 in Kannapolis); Haulers on Union (May 14 in Concord); Valvoline Little 600 (May 19 in Mooresville); Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola (May 21-23 in Charlotte); and the inaugural PNC Speed Street 5K (May 23).

“The 600 Festival Association is a nonprofit that has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with family-oriented events for more than 30 years,” said Jay Howard, 600 Festival™ Association president. “It continues to make a significant impact on the community by bringing race fans to the city early, promoting a positive image of Charlotte and surrounding cities, and providing entertainment to local residents.”

Movies on the Campus, May 8
The second annual “Movies on the Campus” in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy will kick off at 8:30 p.m. in downtown Kannapolis, North Carolina. Disney’s “Cars” will be playing on an oversized screen as families join The 600 Festival™ Association for a free event on the lawn.

Haulers on Union, May 14
“Haulers on Union” will take place at 5:45 p.m. as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers parade down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to the parade, fans can meet their favorite hauler drivers, get free t-shirts and enjoy music, food trucks and more at the event staging area at Ride Now Powersports (254 Concord Parkway South) from 1-4 p.m. Attendees can then make their way to Union Street for a Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary Commemorative Program at 5 p.m. featuring hometown hero, vet and POW Colonel J. Quincy Collins Jr. As the last truck exits downtown, fans will be serenaded with the sounds of Route 66.

Valvoline Little 600, May 19
The second annual “Little 600” welcomes Valvoline as the event’s title sponsor. This year’s race will once again feature a full field of NASCAR drivers competing in a fleet of GoPro Motorplex’s rental karts. Prior to the main event, fans can watch the inaugural “Little 600 NASCAR Spotters’ Race” and “Future Stars” races. The gates will open at 3 p.m. for this free rain-or-shine event.

Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, May 21-23
The 21st annual Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola transforms the streets of uptown Charlotte with live musical entertainment, appearances by NASCAR drivers and celebrities, and dynamic exhibits from sponsors like Circle K Stores Inc, Kangaroo Express, Coca-Cola and more.

This year’s headliners for the Coca-Cola stage will include:
Thursday, May 21
8:30 p.m. Appetite for Destruction, the Ultimate Guns & Roses Experience
10:30 p.m. Departure, a Journey tribute band

Friday, May 22
9 p.m. Parmalee, country rock band
10:30 p.m. Corey Smith, country singer-songwriter

Saturday, May 23
9 p.m. Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of The Voice
10:30 p.m. Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx

PNC Speed Street 5K, May 23
PNC Bank has joined the inaugural Speed Street 5K as title sponsor. For the first time, area runners will have a chance to run through the festival beginning at 8 a.m. on Tryon Street and ending at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Young attendees will also have a chance to embrace fitness with a Kids 600 Yard Fun Run beginning at 8:45 a.m. inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. An awards celebration will follow the race on the Coca-Cola stage. To register, click here.

For more information, event logos, images and b-roll video, visit the 600 Festival Association newsroom by clicking here.

About Circle K Stores Inc.
Circle K Stores Inc. and The Pantry, Inc. are part of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) which is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel in Scandinavian and Baltic countries while it has a significant presence in Poland.

As of February 1, 2015, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 6,314 convenience stores throughout North America, including 4,870 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North-American network consists of 13 business units, including nine in the United States covering 40 states and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. More than 60,000 people are employed throughout its network and at the service offices in North America. Following the acquisition of The Pantry, Inc. on March 16, 2015, more than 1,500 additional stores were added to the network in the United States, totaling 7,815 convenience stores approximately, more than 75,000 people

In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Poland, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Russia, which comprised 2,233 stores as at February 1, 2015, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, aviation fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in eight countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 17,500 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.

In addition, about 4,600 stores are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in 12 other countries worldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam) which brings to more than 13,100 the number of sites in Couche-Tard’s network.

About PNC Bank
PNC Bank is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC, (www.pnc.com), is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

About the 600 Festival™ Association
The 600 Festival™ Association is a nonprofit that has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular, family-oriented events for more than 30 years. This year’s lineup of fun, family-friendly events includes Movies on the Campus in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy in Kannapolis (May 8); Haulers on Union in Concord (May 14); Valvoline Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville (May 19); Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in uptown Charlotte (May 21-23); and the inaugural PNC Speed Street 5K and Kids 600 Yard Fun Run (May 23). For more information on the five 2015 600 Festival Association events, visit www.600festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter @600festival and Instagram @600festival.

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