Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Speedway Motorsports Inc (SMI)
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Banking: 24 degrees in the turns
Seating Capacity: Approx 140,000+
"Charlotte Motor Speedway is located in the heart of racing country. There are so many exciting things to do in the area that, you may want to stay a few extra days to see it all.
Many of the race team shops are located within minutes of the track. We offer a shop tour with our package which makes stops at DEI, Hendrick, Roush and Ganassi race shops. Also visit the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Center and Kannapolis Museum.
The Speed Street festival, which celebrates NASCAR and its drivers by blocking off downtown Charlotte takes place during the week of the Coca Cola 600. Drivers and sponsors make appearances and live bands entertain NASCAR fans.
NASCAR's Hall of Fame is also located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This state-of-the-art facility honors NASCAR icons and creates an enduring tribute to drivers, crew members, team owners and others who have impacted the sport.
The May NASCAR races in Charlotte are held on Memorial Day weekend every year. These are evening races, and watching NASCAR under the lights is another reason to visit Charlotte. Our seats for the races are in the New Veranda section and are not available to the general public. They have their own level of concessions and restrooms, usually cleaner and less crowded. The Veranda seating also allows access to the Speedway Club, which has a gift shop and other concessions. You won’t miss any of the action with all the big screen TV’s located in the Speedway Club.
If you need one last reason to make a visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway, we offer Garage Tours as an add-on option to our packages. You will get a guided tour of the garages prior to the Cup race. This is really a unique experience!
We stay at a great full-service Embassy Suites hotel located near the Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT). The hotel offers many amenities, including complimentary airport shuttle. The hotel is located just 15 minutes from the speedway, so the motor coach ride is short and comfortable. We also park right out in front of the track, so the amount of walking is limited.
Weather during the Coca-Cola 600 weekend is usually fair with a high of 79 and a low of 56."
More Charlotte Motor Speedway Info:
Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway), located in the heart of NASCAR country, Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, is built on the site of a Civil War-era working plantation. This 1.5-mile oval race track has been dubbed "The Beast of the Southeast."
In May, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the NASCAR season, starts during the late afternoon and finishes under the lights, as does the Xfinity Series race.