• Can't-miss events during NASCAR race week


    Race fans can expect to see a lot of high-octane happenings this month, both on and off the track. 

    From concerts, to go-kart races to the only 600-mile race on the NASCAR schedule, here's where you can catch all the action:

    May 16

    Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest - Starting at 5 p.m., the streets of Concord will be packed with fans catching a glimpse of more than 30 NASCAR Cup car haulers as they make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Festivities include live music, celebrity appearances, games and giveaways. Admission is free. Click here to get more details.

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    May 17

    North Carolina Education Lottery 200 and Monster Energy All-Star Qualifying - Don’t miss the tailgate-flying action of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But before the trucks battle it out for 200 miles, Cup drivers will set the field for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race with no-speed-limit qualifying. Kids 13 and under get in free. Click here for more details.

    May 18 

    Monster Energy All-Star Race - The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will battle under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway in what will surely be a night to remember. Bands will perform before and after the race. Tickets start at $39 for adults. Kids age 13 and under can get in for $10 with a paying adult. Click here for more details.

    May 21

    Little 600 - See some of biggest names in NASCAR battle each other on go-karts at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville. Admission is free. Click here for more details.

    May 22

    NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement - The NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel will meet in Charlotte to determine the five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Fans are invited to join members of the voting panel and NASCAR legends at 5 p.m. for the official announcement. Click here for more details.

    May 23

    Spectrum Pole Night and ARCA General Tire 150 - This three-round knockout qualifying will set the field for the Coca-Cola 600.

    Stick around afterward to watch the rising stars of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards battle it out in the General Tire 150. Kids 13 and under get in free. Click here for more details.

    May 23-25

    Circle K Speed Street - The streets of uptown Charlotte will be rocking with live entertainment and racing-related fun during this three-day festival. Festivities kick off at noon each day with interactive vendor displays, kids' activities and driver appearances on Tryon Street. Admission is free.  

    Musical headliners Corey Smith (May 23), Brothers Osborne (May 24) and Styx (May 25) will take the stage in Romare Bearden Park. Tickets are required. Click here for more details.

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    May 24-25

    Patriot Nationals - See World of Outlaws sprint car action at this two-day event at The Dirt Track. Click here for more details.   

    May 25 

    Alsco 300 - NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars will battle against NASCAR Cup Series drivers in this afternoon showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tickets start at $25 and kids 13 and under get in free. Click here for more details.

    May 26

    Coca-Cola 600 - The Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s only 600-mile race, has been a Memorial Day weekend tradition in the Carolinas for as long as we can remember. Prerace festivities include a performance from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, along with a patriotic salute to military heroes. WWE superstar Charlotte Flair will serve as honorary pace car driver and lead the field to green before the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600. Tickets start at $49 for adults, while kids ages 13 and under get in for $10 with a paying adult. Click here for more details.

    For more information on tickets and camping for events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, go to charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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