Charlotte Checkers News

Charlotte Checkers Race Night
The Charlotte Checkers' Race Week will take place over two games, including Race Night, set for Friday, Jan. 23, and Pit Crew Night, which will take place one day prior on Thursday, Jan. 22. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne and Greg Biffle will headline Race Night, presented by Aggressive Hydraulics, on Friday. Most of those drivers, along with others from various circuits, will hold an autograph session when doors open to the public at 6 p.m.

Charlotte Checkers Race Night Jerseys
For Thursday's Pit Crew Night, presented by Bounty/Harris Teeter, reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and members of his Stewart-Haas Racing crew will be on hand for the ceremonial puck drop. During the game, Harvick will present one lucky fan with an autographed Race Night jersey that the Checkers will wear for both Race Week games against the Oklahoma City Barons.

Fans can bid on the Checkers' specialty race-themed jerseys during a live auction immediately following Race Night on Friday. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Joey Logano Foundation, Claire's Army and the Isabella Santos Foundation.

Other promotions surrounding Race Week include a Bojangles' Mystery Card giveaway to the first 2,500 fans on Race Night and $1 Budweiser draughts on Pit Crew Night. On Friday, Wells Fargo's Duke Energy Center in uptown Charlotte will be lit red in support of Race Night.

Other drivers currently scheduled to attend Race Night:
  • Chris Buescher
  • Justin Boston
  • Doug Herbert
  • Todd Bodine
  • Tyler Young
  • Mason Mitchell
  • Spencer Gallagher
Paul Branecky
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The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.