Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct 11, 2020; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) celebrates after winning the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Motor Speedway- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsport complex situated in Concord, North Carolina, 13 mi (21 km) outside Charlotte. It highlights a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) quad oval track that has NASCAR dashing including the lofty Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, and the Bank of America Roval 400.

The speedway was inherent in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is viewed as the home track for NASCAR with many race groups situated in the Charlotte region. The track is possessed and worked by Speedway Motorsports with Marcus G. Smith (child of Bruton) as track president.

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The 2,000 acres of land (810 ha) complex additionally includes a cutting-edge quarter mile (0.40 km) racing strip, ZMAX Dragway. It is the lone all-solid, four-path drag strip in the United States and has NHRA occasions.

Close by the drag strip is a cutting-edge clay oval that hosts soil racing including the World of Outlaws finals among other well-known dashing occasions.

History

Charlotte Motor Speedway was planned and worked by Bruton Smith and accomplice and driver Curtis Turner in 1959. The main World 600 NASCAR race was held at the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) speedway on June 19, 1960. On December 8, 1961, the speedway declared financial insolvency notice.

Judge J. B. Timid of United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina revamped it under Chapter 10 of the Bankruptcy Act; Judge Craven delegated Robert "Red" Robinson as the track's trustee until March 1962.

By then a board of significant investors in the speedway was gathered, headed by A. C. Goines and furniture storekeeper Richard Howard. Goines, Howard, and Robinson attempted to get advances and other monies to keep the speedway above water.

By April 1963 some $750,000 was paid to twenty lenders and the track arose out of chapter 11; Judge Craven designated Goines as speedway president and Howard as aide senior supervisor of the speedway, taking care of its everyday activities.

By 1964 Howard become the track's senior supervisor, and on June 1, 1967, the speedway's home loan was settled completely; a public burning of the mortgage was held at the speedway fourteen days after the fact.

In 1992, Smith and Wheeler coordinated the establishment of a $1.7 million, 1,200-fixture permanent lighting system around the track created by Musco lighting.

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The track turned into the 1st current superspeedway to have late evening dashing and was the biggest lit speedway until 1998 when lights were introduced around the 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Daytona International Speedway.

In 1994, Smith and Wheeler added another $1 million, 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) garage region to the speedway's infield.

Quick Facts

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Location5555 Concord Parkway South Concord, NC, 28027
OperatorSpeedway Motorsports
Former NamesCharlotte Motor Speedway (1960–1998, 2010–present)

Lowe's Motor Speedway (1999–2009)

Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series:

Coca-Cola 600

Bank of America Roval 400

NASCAR Xfinity Series:

Alsco 300

Drive for the Cure 250

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

North Carolina Education Lottery 200

ARCA Menards Series

General Tire 150

Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)