The start of your Memorial Day weekend will be the 63rd running of the classic Coca-Cola 600, which is NASCAR’s most challenging test of man and machine. In conjunction with the Coca-Cola 600 celebrations, the highlights include;
A performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd before the race! A military salute before the race included performances from Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Chorus.
Since O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner built the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1960, Charlotte, and since then, North Carolina, has been a race town.
The Coca-Cola 600 course is now part of the NASCAR Cup Series. After a rough start and a few setbacks, the track became a huge hit. It was the only track in the United States with 40 condos on Turn 1 where people could live all year.
The speedway is more than just the track, though. Along with the condos, the raceway has set aside some 2,000 acres for various campgrounds for its fans. Even a campsite for families with kids is there.
There are two one-fifth-mile ovals on the track, a karting track six-tenths of a mile long, a 2.28-mile 17-turn oval, a 2.25-mile road course, and a 1.5-mile quad-oval.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is located on US-29 near Charlotte, North Carolina, less than 20 miles from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I-485 circumnavigates Charlotte and links to numerous highways that go to US-29.
During weekday rush hour, city traffic might become congested, so arrive at the track early to avoid the crowds.
If you are not camping at Charlotte Motor Speedway, do not fear. There are over 20 public parking areas, most of which are free. However, during the Coca-Cola 600, several VIP and other unique parking spots are available for a price. There are also a few private parking lots that need payment.
A security organization monitors the track and campers 24 hours, seven days a week. You need not worry about safety when these professionals are on the job. And if you observe something that causes you concern, speak with a nearby coworker.
Also, if necessary, dial 911. Charlotte Motor Speedway desires everyone at the Coca-Cola 600 to enjoy themselves while remaining safe.
North Carolina offers scorching weather towards the end of May for those who enjoy it. The average high temperature is in the middle 90s, while the average low temperature is only in the lower 60s. Also probable are storms, so bring an umbrella, raincoat, or poncho.
If the temperature has been above 90 degrees all day, you may welcome any rain, but keep an eye on the forecast if there are storms.
Places to Stay
There are over 3,000 campsites, so you will indeed discover one you enjoy. For example, Camping World Racing Resort has 392 campsites with full hookups, a playground, a pond, many bathhouses and restrooms, a laundromat, and a dog park.
Back-in and pull-through sites, picnic tables, barbecue pits, and Wi-Fi at these campgrounds. They can accommodate 50-foot-long rigs.
Therefore, you should have no issue locating a place to park your vehicle.
You may need to look elsewhere if you cannot obtain parking at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There are numerous campgrounds with plenty of secluded and quiet sites within a 15-mile radius.
Free tram service is accessible to all guests at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This tram circles the track till the end of the race. It stops at several main entrances and critical locations, including parking lots and food, stands.
Walking is another beneficial activity. Walking allows you to view more things and enjoy more, so wear comfortable shoes. In addition, multiple campgrounds offer shuttle services to and from the track.
In the past, grandstand seats for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ranged from $50 to $140, while Weekend Passes, including many extras, began at $200.
Camping is an additional expense, ranging from $125 for a regular site to $1,100 for a five-day camping resort pass. When an adult pays, children under 13 pay roughly $10. So naturally, you may obtain a better offer if you purchase a camping and ticket bundle.