Charlotte Motor Speedway (previously, Lowe’s Motor Speedway) was designed and built in 1959 by current chairman O. Bruton Smith. Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, two NASCAR Nationwide Series races and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event are among the major events held on the 1.5-mile superspeedway.The speedway’s total seating capacity is approximately 140,000.
If you happen to stay in Charlotte or Concord, North Carolina, then be sure to check out the Speedway Tours. The highlight of this half-hour tour is a comfortable van ride around the superspeedway where you will feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Feel The Thrill Tours are available on non-event days Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The zMAX Dragway is covered during the 11:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour Monday through Saturday.
Admission is $5 per person. Our tour guide was an excellent person. We had a surprisingly wonderful time racing through the speedway and the dragway feeling the rush of adrenaline. We were able to see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, travel down pit road and took a picture in Victory Circle. It was absolutely worth for the money we had spent.
Visit the official site for more information about the Tour.
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