Ready for some dirt racing? Eldora is coming right up

It's time for The Prelude to the Dream, one of the most highly anticipated charity events of the year. Your favorite NASCAR drivers race on dirt at Tony Stewart's track at Eldora for this invitation-only event, and it's certain to be some hellacious fun. The race is on HBO pay-per-view Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET, with repeats afterward. It's Wednesday racing, baby!

First off, here's a preview:

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Next, the drivers tell us how they'll race on dirt:

Here are the event's rules:

Finally, get to know two-wheel maestro Ricky Carmichael, who's switching to four wheels for this event:

The race begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night on HBO. Enjoy!