Cabarrus Magazine's 2017 Racing Guide Presented by The 600 Festival
Apr 15, 2017 08:05AM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
600 Festival EventsFor over 31 years, the 600 Festival Association has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular family-oriented events.
On Thursday, May 18 starting at 5 p.m., the streets of Concord will be packed with locals and NASCAR fans catching a glimpse of more than 30 MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup car haulers as they ... Read More »
Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola
Lakeside will appear on the Mello Yello stage at 7 p.m. for a free concert. Lakeside will showcase many of its hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s including “Fantastic Voyage,” “It’s All The W... Read More »
Billy Currington will bring his distinctive voice and string of number-one country singles to Uptown Charlotte May 26 for Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola. The show will be pa... Read More »
Jake Owen will rock the Coca-Cola stage May 27 with his own brand of fun country. Owen has topped the country charts six times with hit singles like “American Country Love Song,” “Beachin... Read More »
Main Events at Charlotte Motor Speedway
The main attractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway are sure to excite this Race Season! Check out their main events below. We hope to see you there!
The stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series take on the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights in 200 miles of exciting, tailgate-flying action. Drivers will also ... Read More »
Other Fun Events
There are so many fun things happening around the Speedway during this time. Here are a few things to consider trying!
Laps and Taps Tour Leave the driving to us and come take a tour through 2 local breweries, Cabarrus Brewing Company, “Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company” and laps around the Charlotte Mo... Read More »
What happens when Southern rock joins forces with NASCAR’s Memorial Day Weekend classic? America wins! Iconic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform for race fans during the Coca-Cola 600 Concert Presented By Advance Auto Parts.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocks the Coca-Cola 600
Get your tickets now starting at $49 dollars for adults and kids 13 and under are just $10 for grandstand tickets to see one of the nation’s legendary rock groups turn up the volume before Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series battle for 600 miles in NASCAR’s toughest race, the day-to-night spectacle known as the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway!
Feel the Thrill Speedway Tour
Tour the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, ride through two infield race tracks, make your way down Pit Road and take a picture in Winner’s Circle. Learn the history of Charlotte Motor Speedway while enjoying a comfortable van ride around the superspeedway where you will feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Plus, visit zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on this exciting tour! Reserve your seat by calling 704-455-3223 or visit the Tour Desk on the second floor of Smith Tower.
Over the Wall Tour
Includes the Feel the Thrill Tour plus exclusive additional features. Walk through The Speedway Club and visit one of our 61 frontstretch suites, peek inside the Performance Racing Network (PRN) studios and experience the breathtaking view of Charlotte Motor Speedway from the top of the Ford Grandstand. Cruise down pit road, tour the Media Center and take a walk down memory lane as you view timeless photos of CMS history. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity today and reserve your seat in advance by calling 704-455-3223 or visit the Tour Desk on the second floor of Smith Tower.
Price: $20.00 per person; $18.00 per person for seniors (55 and older), military personnel, EMS/Fire/Police personnel and children ages 13 and younger
STEM Field Trip
The STEM Field Trip is an educational experience geared towards school groups and will last approximately 2.5 hours during Non-Event times. The students will rotate through 5 stations – each activity will take 25 minutes and we’ve allowed 5 minutes to rotate to the next station.
Trackside Tram Tour
Join in on the race week excitement with all the pre-race preparations on the Trackside Tram Tour. Fans will learn the history of Charlotte Motor Speedway while getting an up close look at pre-race activities on the track, pit road and motor coach lot, as well as a unique view of the World’s 2nd Largest HDTV screen! Top it off with an opportunity to climb the 24 degree banking of the famous speedway! Seats are limited so hurry and reserve your seat today! To purchase tickets, please call (704) 455-3223 or during race week visit the Gate 4 information booth.
Price: $20 per person; $10 for children 13 and younger
Hall of Fame Tour
Charlotte Motor Speedway is offering you the opportunity to experience NASCAR excitement like never before with a trip to the spectacular NASCAR Hall of Fame! No worries about parking, traffic, directions, or ticket lines…just sit back and relax. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction dedicated to the history and heritage of NASCAR. From the down-home history of stock-car racing to the legendary drivers and their race cars, the Hall of Fame celebrates everything that is great about NASCAR! All NASCAR Hall of Fame Tours will visit the Sam Bass Gallery, where you will see displays of original paintings and limited edition prints that document special moments in the sports history, all done by NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist.
Admission tickets, transportation, taxes and gratuities are included.
Price: $49 per person; $39 for children ages 3 - 13.
Race Shop Tour
Let Charlotte Motor Speedway help you visit some of the key NASCAR race shops and attractions while you are in Concord. See the shop where your favorite driver’s team prepares for race day and compare it to his competitors! Walk through Hendrick Motorsports museum and learn the history behind this incredibly successful organization. Visit Sam Bass Gallery the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, race shops, museum, or view the nine foot tall Dale Earnhardt Sr. statue in his home town of Kannapolis, NC. So, sit back and relax as you travel from shop to attractions with no worries about traffic, directions, or parking.
Price: $49 per person; $39 for Children 3-13
Sparks will fly as the metal-mashing machines of the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for a night of high-flying action on the most diaboli... Read More »
Car lovers rejoice! The world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts, returns September 21-24, bringing together thousands of hot rods, m... Read More »
The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country, the Nov. 2-4 World of Outlaws World Finals, returns for three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, fo... Read More »
The 2017 Racing Guide was made possible by The 600 Festival!