Known as the heart of NASCAR Country, Cabarrus County is home to the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway and an exciting racing heritage. Not only was the first official race held here in 1960, but this is where the greatest concentration of NASCAR teams are headquartered. That, plus a ton of things to see and do, make Cabarrus County a popular year-round destination. From the high-octane excitement of racing-themed attractions to shopping, restaurants, history, sports and recreation, Cabarrus has it all. Nestled in the gently rolling countryside of the Carolina Piedmont, Cabarrus County is located in south-central North Carolina just 20 minutes northeast of the burgeoning city of Charlotte. The region is home to more than 1.8 million people and includes the cities of Kannapolis and Concord and the towns of Harrisburg, Mount Pleasant, and Midland. Cabarrus County is experiencing a rapid growth in population and development with new hotels, attractions and venues popping up all the time.
With its warm, friendly people and inviting Southern hospitality, Cabarrus County is a clean, beautiful and diverse region with an ambitious can-do spirit. With its trees, lakes and green open spaces, the region is steeped in a commitment to family and faith that embraces the innovative, and aspires to be the best in all of its endeavors while preserving traditions and a superb quality of life.