The 8th Annual Chevy Thunder is roaring into Stockyards Station in Fort Worth, Friday-Saturday, April 4-5 for a free, two-day race extravaganza. Fans will be treated to interactive displays, opportunities to meet some of NASCAR?s top TEAM Chevy drivers, a monster Silverado, an off-road consumer ride and drive area, live entertainment, and more.

?Chevy Thunder has always been a great event for families to spend time together,? said Eric Snow, Assistant Regional Marketing Manager for Chevrolet Trucks. ?The interactive displays, fantastic entertainment line-up, skill-testing off-road course, TEAM Chevy drivers?We?ve pulled out all the stops and hope everyone will come out and enjoy the festivities at Stockyards Station.?

Entrance to Chevy Thunder is complimentary. Fans will have a variety of activities to choose from, including:

NASCAR Driver Appearances ? At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 4, festival-goers can take part in the ultimate race fan experience by meeting Team Chevy drivers up-close-and-personal at a special Chevy Driver Autograph Session and Fan Q&A. ?Chevy Live? interviews will be broadcast to the crowd, and attendees will have a chance to win a surprise ride-along with their favorite driver in a 2008 Silverado. Drivers scheduled to appear include: Kevin Harvick, Casey Mears, Aric Almirola, Regan Smith, Jeremy Mayfield and Scott Riggs. Fans are encouraged to get autograph access by obtaining wristbands at Stockyards Station beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

Live Entertainment ? Popular band .38 Special will storm the stage to entertain fans beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4. Saturday night?s entertainment line-up will include James Otto, country sensation Blake Shelton and CMA Award-winning group Montgomery Gentry. Since their debut in 1999, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have been a cornerstone of one of the most important movements in country music since the Outlaws. They were named the CMA's Duo of the Year in 2000, received the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Group or Duo, as well as the 2000 and 2001 Radio & Records Readers' Poll award for Top Country Duo.

Ride and Drive Courses ? The newest addition to Chevy Thunder is the off-road ride and drive area that is sure to rattle the senses while driving over hills, valleys, bumps and loads of Texas dirt. A street course has also been designed where one can get behind the wheel of a Chevy vehicle, like the award-winning Malibu.

Interactive Displays ? Food and beverage vendors will line the Stockyards ?Back Forty? area so fans can fuel up to take part in a variety of interactive displays, such as:

?Let?s Jump? will help kids 12 and under burn energy with bounce houses, obstacle courses, hoop shoots and football games
The AT&T Pit Stop will showcase the #31 show car and the Jeff Burton Tire Change Challenge
Consumers can visit the RoadLoans exhibit and drop off thank you notes to U.S. troops
At the Chevy Racing display, NASCAR fans will experience what it feels like to drive the Texas Motor Speedway at over 200 mph
The XM Ultimate Listening Tour is the place to be for commercial-free music and sports coverage
Chevrolet?s Alternative Fuels Exhibit ? learn how Chevy is at the forefront of producing environment friendly vehicles, from Gas-friendly to Gas-free
?Let?s Jump? will help kids 12 and under burn energy with bounce houses, obstacle courses, hoop shoots and football games
To test athletic and soccer skills, Pizza Hut Park offers a kickin? good time
More details and public information on attending Chevy Thunder can be found at www.chevythunderdays.com.