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…

Channing Tatum Named Grand Marshal for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (May 11, 2017) – Channing Tatum, actor and producer of “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh’s summer heist movie filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will serve as Grand Marshal of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28. Tatum will give the command to start engines for the 58th running of the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s ultimate test of man and machine. No stranger to Charlotte Motor Speedway, Tatum spent considerable time at the speedway last year during filming for “Logan Lucky,” which features an all-star ensemble cast. In addition to his “Drivers, Start Your Engines” call before the race, Tatum will attend the pre-race drivers meeting. The plot of “Logan Lucky” revolves around the speedway. Trying to…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Can’t Wait To Go Racing 

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s highly anticipated return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing is less than one month away. No one is more enthusiastic about the most popular driver’s comeback than Earnhardt, who spoke with media during Wednesday morning’s segment of the 35th Annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt hasn’t competed since last July at Kentucky Speedway when the aftereffects of a concussion he sustained in a crash in June forced an early end to the 26-time race winner’s season. During his time out of the car, Earnhardt had an eventful December which saw the Hendrick Motorsports driver get married and get cleared to return to action this year. He still…

Charlotte Motor Speedway Rolls Out Fall Season of Speed at Parade of Power

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s eventful fall season includes a captivating preview of NASCAR, NHRA, MXGP and World of Outlaws excitement in Aug. 3 Parade of Power NASCAR stars Clint Bowyer and Bubba Wallace, as well as motocross superstar Phil Nicoletti, will conduct a fan Q&A session before signing autographs after the show car parade portion of the Parade of Power; the free event begins at noon and fans seeking autographs can pick up a wristband starting at 8 a.m. CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2016) – An unmatched amount of exciting racing awaits fans this Fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as The Greatest Place To See The Race prepares to kick off the Fall Season of Speed…

Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl Tight End Greg Olsen Will Drive the Pace Car Before the Exhilarating May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 26, 2016) – While many in the professional football world are focused on the NFL Draft, Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will lead a different kind of draft when he drives the Toyota Camry pace car prior to the unforgettable, action-packed May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race during the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Since arriving in Charlotte I have developed a great admiration for NASCAR and their athletes,” Olsen said. “Their concept of teamwork and commitment to excellence is second to none and I have a great deal of respect for the drivers and their teams. I am honored to be included in such…

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Presented by Lowes Foods at zMax Dragway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 15, 2016) – With the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods just a week away, fans are already getting revved up for the most intense motorsports spectacle on the planet. The nitro-fueled thrill show, April 22-24, brings three days of excitement unlike anything else in sports, with the fastest-accelerating machines on the planet unleashing a 40,000-horsepower assault on the Bellagio of drag strips. For this exclusive event, we’ve gathered the numbers that racing fans will only experience at zMAX Dragway. Here are this year’s facts by the numbers: 40,000 – There’s nowhere else to experience it and it’s a force that demands respect. It’s the amount of horsepower fans will see,…

10 Days of NASCAR Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Features Unmatched Entertainment with Thrilling Races, Epic Concerts and Exciting Mega Pass Program May 21 Sprint All-Star Race, May 29 Coca-Cola 600 and concerts featuring Andy Grammer and Lee Brice highlight 10-day extravaganza at Charlotte Motor Speedway Mega Pass program allows purchasers to receive a historical ticket autographed by four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon or other NASCAR stars 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder Mega Passes start at just $199 and will allow fans entrance into every NASCAR event at the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway from May 20 to May 29, 2016 CONCORD, N.C. (April 15, 2016) – Fans seeking the ultimate racing experience will be in for a thrill when the 10 Days of…