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Cabarrus County, North Carolina—“Where Racing Lives!”
Positioned in the rolling countryside of the Carolina Piedmont, Cabarrus County is located in south-central North Carolina just 20 minutes northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The region is home to more than 1.8 million people and includes the cities of Concord and Kannapolis as well as the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mount Pleasant.  

Known as the heart of NASCAR country, Cabarrus County is home to an exciting motorsports heritage. Not only was the first official race held here 53 years ago at legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway, but our area has the greatest concentration of NASCAR team headquarters.  Full throttle drag racing at the zMax and dirt track events only enhance the racing experience.

As a popular year-round destination, Cabarrus County’s high octane excitement of racing-themed attractions, shopping, restaurants and history also attracts a variety of travelers. 

Our region is steeped in speed and embraces the innovative while preserving tradition.

Cabarrus County

Population

Cabarrus County: 192,103
City of Concord: 85,560
City of Kannapolis: 45,245
City of Harrisburg: 14,132
Town of Midland: 3,214
Town of Mount Pleasant: 1,740

Climate

Annual average rainfall:  46"
Annual average temperature: 59° 
January average temperature: Hi 51° Low 30°
June average temperature: Hi 88° Low 66°

Elevation 704 feet
Heartland

Encompassing the central part of the state, the Piedmont is made up of gently rolling foothills. Although the area enjoys four distinct seasons, temperatures are mild the year-around. The area also enjoys sunshine for about 214 days a year.


North Carolina

Highlighted Month:

Pat McCrory has proclaimed May 2014
as "Motorsports Month" in North Carolina

Motto:

To be, rather than to seem

Population:

9,849 million

Size:

53,821 square miles

Capital:

Raleigh (established in 1792)

Origin of Name:

From the Latin, "Carolus," in honor of
King Charles I of England

Sport:

Stock Car Racing

Flower:

Dogwood

Bird:

Cardinal

Fish:

Channel Bass

Reptile:

Box Turtle

Dog:

Plott Hound

Rock:

Granite

Vegetable:

Sweet Potato

Tree:

Pine

Fruit:

Muscadine Grape

Shell:

Scotch Bonnet

Insect:

Honeybee

Mammal:

Gray Squirrel

Stone:

Emerald

Beverage: Milk
 
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