Family Activities:

Charlotte Motor Speedway


Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC

You’ve seen the blockbuster “Cars,” right? Well, guess where this monstrous hit of a movie premiered? Nope, not in Hollywood. “Cars” first zoomed into kid-culture at the Charlotte Motor Speedway back in ‘06. When McQueen uttered his first, “KA-Chow!”, an entire generation was introduced to the fun of the hit film.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway sprawls over 2,000 acres and features several state-of-the-art tracks that host many types of races, including the wildly famous NASCAR. The speedway also has a quarter-mile drag racing strip and a clay oval that hosts dirt racing. All kinds of races take place at this well-loved venue — including principals racing school buses. Monster trucks crash into each other every August.

Value hotels are just minutes from the Speedway, and camping is onsite.

For speed-enthusiasts, take the family on the Feel the Thrill Speedway Tour. You’ll drive by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, ride through two infield race tracks, and take a picture in the Winner’s Circle. The knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the Charlotte Motor Speedway while you kick back in a comfy van ride. But don’t get too comfortable because soon you’ll be racing around the speedway “where you will feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking.” You’ll also visit the zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track.

Reserve by calling 704-455-3223 or visit the Tour Desk on the second floor of Smith Tower. The Speedway is open depending on the race schedule although tours happen at off-hours.

Recent Traveler Reviews

1 Hour van tour was fantastic!

by Heatherru

Last year we stopped here and only peeked out at the track - didn't do the tour. This year we decided to do a tour. We were the only two people on the tour when…
150 mph + Club

by ctoppino

My son surprised me on my birthday and we went out to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Club, and I got to take a ride and one of the cars and we went a hundred and…