Hundreds of thousands of race fans watched some of racing's greatest drivers compete at Texas Motor Speedway recently during the Samsung 500 weekend. Now it is the fans' turn to drive on "The Great American Speedway!"TM during the annual Speedway Children's Charities Laps for Charity Saturday evening, May 24, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Laps for Charity gives race fans the rare opportunity to drive their passenger vehicles around the 1.5-mile superspeedway under controlled conditions. Participants will get to drive three laps around Texas Motor Speedway for a $30 donation to the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

Fans participating in the May 24 Laps for Charity can enter the speedway infield through the South Tunnel. Participants' speed during Laps for Charity will be controlled by a pace car on the speedway. Participants must be 18 years old to drive in Laps for Charity and all passengers must be at least six years of age. All occupants of the vehicle must wear a seatbelt. Motorcyclists must wear a helmet and stay on the apron of the track.

Car club sessions (minimum of 12 cars) will be held from 5-7 p.m. Car Clubs must call (817) 215-8421 to reserve their session. Beginning at 7 p.m. the event will be open to the public and no reservations are required.

Special 5-lap VIP Sessions are also available. For more information on Laps for Charity contact Speedway Children's Charities at (817) 215-8421.