Be Immersed in Motorsports

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, is the ultimate destination for race fans.

Motorsports is a year-round experience here. You can tour and attend events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track. Step inside top NASCAR Race Shops, including Hendrick Motorsports and RFK Racing, to observe crews at work. Take in rare exhibits at motorsports museums and even get behind the wheel.

pit crew changes a tire during a race

Start Your Engines!

The heart of Cabarrus County’s motorsports scene is Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the two major NASCAR races at this legendary speedway should be on every fan’s bucket list.

In the spring, visitors from around the globe and locals alike come to Concord to experience Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Events fill the entire weekend and culminate with the season’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Come early to enjoy the Speed Street concerts and festivities and extend your stay to add even more racing attractions to your itinerary.

In the fall, make plans to return for the Bank of America ROVAL 400. It’s a hybrid course — part-traditional oval, part-infield road course and it’s unlike any other race of the schedule.

NASCAR Race Shops

Did you know that 90% of NASCAR race shops are located in Concord, Kannapolis and the surrounding areas? Stop in and get a behind-the-scenes look into how teams prepare for race day. You may even catch a glimpse of your favorite driver and crew members.

Major Motorsports Must-Sees

When it comes to visiting the must-see motorsports locations around Cabarrus County, you’ll need to clear your schedule. In addition to NASCAR, you’ll see classic cars, muscle cars and Indy cars. You can enjoy a great meal in a restaurant with views stretching over the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Or get behind the wheel: Spend an afternoon racing your friends in go-karts or learn how to drive a real NASCAR race car yourself.

Get Behind the Wheel

Along with cheering from the grandstands, fans can experience racing from the driver’s seat in Cabarrus County! Get behind the wheel of a race car and take some laps. These ride and drive experiences are tops on all thrill-seekers’ wish lists.

Ride & Drive Experiences