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Race Week Activities – May 2019

May 16, 2019

Springtime in Cabarrus County means Carolina blue skies, warm weather and outdoor activities including our favorite pastime—racing!

Festivities like Movies on the Campus, Jiggy with the Piggy, and the Zucchini 600 got the month off to an exciting start. Now, get ready to celebrate the end of the school year with these high-speed family-friendly events. After all, there’s no better place for an action-packed getaway than “Where Racing Lives!”

Mark you calendar for these upcoming race week events:

May 16: More than 30 NASCAR Cup Series haulers will roll through Historic Downtown Concord during Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest! Cheer on hauler drivers as they make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway, plus enjoy live music, Q&A with driver, Joey Logano, cars on display, activities for kids and more at this free event.



May 17: See the stars of the NASCAR Truck Series take on Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200! Cup Series drivers will also take the track to set the field for the NASCAR All-Star Race with no-speed-limit qualifying. Kids 13 and under get in for free.



 May 18: The NASCAR All-Star Race is the biggest All-Star event in sports! Experience the action firsthand as Cup Series drivers battle under the lights! The race is set to start at 8pm, but you’ll want to show up early for the AJR pre-race concert and the last-chance qualifier race. Then, stick around for a post-race performance from Hairball! Concerts are free with your race ticket.



May 21: Before the main events over Memorial Day weekend, drivers will warm up during the Little 600! Catch some of NASCAR’s biggest drivers battle for bragging rights in a 15-lap go-kart race and see the NASCAR spotters race at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville. This free event starts at 5pm.



May 23: See which drivers will make it to the Coca-Cola 600 with qualifying during Spectrum Pole Night, and cap the evening with the ARCA Racing Series General Tire 150! Circle K Speed Street also kicks off on the 23rd and continues through May 25th with live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways and interactive displays each day in Uptown Charlotte.



May 24-25: New this year, the Patriot Nationals is a two-day event at The Dirt Track featuring the stars from the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars. This event is the richest sprint car event in the Southeast, so gear up for some of the most exhilarating competition in the history of The Dirt Track!



May 25: This NASCAR Xfinity Series race brings the action in the afternoon! The ALSCO 300 will start at 1pm and is a great opportunity to bring the entire family to the track. Tickets start at $25 and kids 13 and under get in free. Go to to learn about all the ticket options.



May 26: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the historic 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600! Arrive early to take in pre-race entertainment including a spectacular salute to military heroes and free concert featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Cheap Trick. Then, fasten your seatbelt for 600 miles of  high-speed action at America’s Home for Racing!



There’s a ton of fun to be had in between racing action on the track with activities and events like visiting NASCAR Race Shops and minor league baseball games at Intimidators Stadium in Kannapolis, the hometown of Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Explore the Events Calendar now for a full list of what’s happening in May and beyond.

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