Charlotte Motor Speedway

Motorsport track in North Carolina, USA

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Charlotte Motor Speedway
"America's Home for Racing"
Charlotte Motor Speedway logo.svg
Satellite image
Location5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC, 28027
Time zoneUTC−5 / −4 (DST)
CapacityDepending on Configuration 94,000-171,000[1][2][3]
OwnerSpeedway Motorsports
OperatorSpeedway Motorsports
Broke ground1959
Construction cost$1.25 million
ArchitectBruton Smith and Curtis Turner
Former namesCharlotte Motor Speedway (1960–1998, 2010–present)
Lowe's Motor Speedway (1999–2009)
Major eventsNASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
World of Outlaws
Quad oval
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
BankingTurns: 24°
Race lap record0:24.490 (Tony Stewart, Team Menard, 1998, IndyCar Series)
Road course and oval
Length2.4 mi (3.86 km)
NASCAR Road Course "Roval"
Length2.28 mi (3.67 km)
BankingOval turns: 24°
Oval straights:
ZMAX Dragway
Length0.25 mi (0.4 km)
The Dirt Track
Length0.4 mi (0.64 km)

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsport complex located in Concord, North Carolina, 13 mi (21 km) outside Charlotte. The complex features a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the NASCAR All-Star Race, and the Bank of America Roval 400. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton) as track president.

The 2,000 acres (810 ha) complex also features a state-of-the-art quarter mile (0.40 km) drag racing strip, ZMAX Dragway. It is the only all-concrete, four-lane drag strip in the United States and hosts NHRA events. Alongside the drag strip is a state-of-the-art clay oval that hosts dirt racing including the World of Outlaws finals among other popular racing events.

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 28, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ "Speedway History". Charlotte Motor Speedway. Archived from the original on January 15, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2015.

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