Charlotte Motor Speedway
Built in 1960, the legendary 1.5 mile superspeedway is home to NASCAR Sprint, Xfinity and Camping World. NASCAR events highlight the schedule in May and October, but the 140,000-seat facility also hosts numerous other activities including three of the country’s largest car shows, a 10-week series of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing and stock car driving schools. Daily tours are available (except during events) and a gift shop is loaded with souvenirs and racing memorabilia.
The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2000 and seats 14,500 people. Featuring a four-tenths-mile red clay oval, the Dirt Track hosts a schedule of special events featuring late model stock cars, World of Outlaws, sprint cars and car-crushing monster trucks.
The zMAX Dragway in Concord is the “Bellagio of Drag Strips,” according to Speedway Motorsports CEO Bruton Smith. The Dragway hosts NHRA events, including the annual NHRA Carolinas Nationals, as well as many other drag racing events. The NHRA Carolinas Nationals is the first playoff round of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship and feature competition in all four professional categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.