Discovery Channel Films with Rawlings, Busch, Logano

WHAT: Media are invited to attend a special event at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kurt Busch, Joey Logano and Richard Rawlings. Kurt Busch teamed up with Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage to build a custom Pantera which will debut on the track. Busch will put the Pantera to the test and race against Logano, who will drive the Factory Five Ford Performance Gen-3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe. The race, which begins at 8 p.m., will be one of the first on the speedway’s brand new Roval for a Discovery Channel show. Video recording of the actual race will not be allowed. WHO: Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series FAST…

: Kahne, Hemric, Gray Get Fans Revved Up for the Fall Season at Parade of Power

WHAT: NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric and NHRA Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray will wave the green flag on the speedway’s action-packed fall Season of Speed during the ninth annual Parade of Power on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Vehicles representing those that will compete this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway will parade down Bruton Smith Boulevard, from Concord Mills Mall to the speedway’s Avenue of Flags. The FREE fan event will include a driver Q&A session, free monster truck rides for kids and a chance for 100 fans to attend an autograph session with the drivers. The first 100 fans to pick up a wristband beginning at 8…

Family Tradition Green, Joy Chase Glory in Shootout’s ‘Shark Week’ Showdown

Teenaged Legend Car drivers Scott Joy and Austin Green carry on family traditions of racing as they compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway   Next Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout features Shark Week promotions, the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race and Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the frontstretch quarter-mile   Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates.   CONCORD, N.C. (July 21, 2017) – The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout has helped transform dozens of aspiring racers into prominent NASCAR stars. This summer, two teenaged drivers with NASCAR ties hope to use their Legend Cars to…

  Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Returns June 12

For the 24th season in its illustrious history, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout returns to the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a rocking doubleheader June 12-13 featuring a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero action. The world’s premier grassroots racing event features an action-packed 10-race slate that pairs high-octane racing with can’t-miss entertainment including school bus races, a Mascot Mania battle among area sports mascots and spectacular fireworks shows. The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is known for producing some of NASCAR’s top talent, with Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace among recent alumni. Below is a schedule of events for this season: Monday, June 12: Wrecker race, Legend Car and Bandolero…

Busch Roars to First Monster Energy All-Star Race Victory

It took Kyle Busch 12 years to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but one move on Brad Keselowski in Saturday’s final segment did the job. Busch passed Brad Keselowski and Segment 3 winner Jimmie Johnson on the Segment 4 restart and pulled away to become the 23rd driver to win an All-Star Race. Busch prevailed over polesitter Kyle Larson – who dominated the first two segments, but restarted fourth for Segment 4 after Keselowski did not pit. Busch’s victory, coupled with his win in Friday’s N.C. Education Lottery 200, made it a weekend sweep. Johnson finished third with Kurt Busch fourth and Jamie McMurray fifth. Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott –…

Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” Revs Up Charlotte Motor Speedway for All-Star Weekend

CONCORD, N.C. (May 3, 2017) – Disney•Pixar’s long-awaited “Cars 3” movie rolls into Charlotte Motor Speedway for the May 19-20 Monster Energy All-Star Race as part of Road to the Races, a 27-city tour inviting fans to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release on June 16. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will thrill fans of all ages at the expansive display located at the speedway’s Fan Zone to the right of the main entrance. As part of the family-friendly festivities, kids’ tickets for the entire race weekend cost only $10 and are FREE for the N.C. Education Lottery 200…

Celebrity Appearances, Classic Cars and Family-Friendly Attractions Await Fans Visiting the Pennzoil AutoFair this Weekend

CONCORD, N.C. (April 3, 2017) – The world’s largest automotive extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway April 6-9 when the Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts brings thousands of classics, customs, hot rods and muscle cars together for a family-friendly spectacle. An assortment of attractions includes colorful cars from all eras; a water-skiing squirrel; a 7-foot Lego wall; a 50th anniversary celebration for the Camaro and Firebird; a tribute to women in racing and appearances by automotive legend Chip Foose. Here’s a closer look at some of the fun things fans will enjoy throughout AutoFair weekend: Chip Foose, Automotive Legend: Groundbreaking West Coast hot rod designer Chip Foose will meet fans, demonstrate 3M automotive…

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Rock Coca-Cola 600 Concert

Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28 in the FREE Coca-Cola 600 pre-race concert presented by Speed Perks.Fans can buy race tickets, which includes the FREE Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, as well as camping and upgrades by visiting the speedway’s website. CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Fans will roar and the red, white and blue will wave before the green flag on May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Iconic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will salute America with the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend mix of rock and racing in front of a captivated audience in the Coca-Cola 600 Concert presented by Speed Perks. The 2006 Rock & Roll Hall…

Justin Moore Pre-Race Concert

Justin Moore headlines Charlotte Motor Speedway’s May 20 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race with a FREE pre-race concert presented by Rayovac Batteries and Kwikset A $20 Golden Ticket upgrade grants fans stage-front access to one of the summer’s hottest concerts at the biggest all-star event in sports Fans can buy race tickets, which include FREE admission to the Justin Moore concert, as well as camping and Golden Ticket upgrades by visiting the speedway’s website.CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2017) – On the heels of back-to-back tours and his chart-topping album “Kinda Don’t Care,” Justin Moore will electrify fans at the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with a FREE All-Star…

Speedway Children’s Charities Enjoys Record Breaking Year

Speedway Children’s Charities Enjoys Record-Breaking 2016, Raises More than $3.1 Million Nationally to Benefit 800,000 Children Speedway Children’s Charities raised more than $3.1 million for nearly 450 children’s programs and 800,000 children thanks to fundraising efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway Fans can register to volunteer or donate to Speedway Children’s Charities by visiting speedwaycharities.org CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Speedway Children’s Charities officials announced today that the far-reaching nonprofit will distribute more than $3.1 million in grants to a record 448 charitable organizations across the country this year, bringing the total allocation…