Charlotte Motor Speedway
|Location||5555 Concord Parkway South|
Concord, North Carolina, 28027
|Owner||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Operator||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Construction Cost||$1.25 million|
|Architect||Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner|
|Former Names||Charlotte Motor Speedway (1960–1998, 2010–present)|
Lowe's Motor Speedway (1998–2009)
|Major Events||NASCAR Sprint Cup Series|
|Circuit Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
|Banking||Turns: 24° |
|Lap Record||0:24.490 (Tony Stewart, Team Menard, 1998, IndyCar Series)|
|Circuit Length||0.25 mi (0.4 km)|
|The Dirt Track|
|Circuit Length||0.4 mi (0.64 km)|
Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex in Concord, North Carolina, United States. It is 13 miles (21 km) from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing. It is best known for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend. The All-Star Race, as well as the Bank of America Roval 400 also run here. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith. It 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 Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton Smith) 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. It hosts NHRA events. Alongside the drag strip is a modern clay oval that hosts dirt racing including the World of Outlaws finals.
References[change | change source]
- "Speedway Facts". Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Craig Distl, Insiders' Guide® to Charlotte (Guilford, CT: Insiders' Guide; Bath: Footprint, 2010), p. 121
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