Travel & Tourism

Located about 15 minutes northeast of Charlotte's central business district, the City of Concord is more than just the best way in and out of Charlotte. Concord's proximity to I-85 puts it in the heart of the highest growth corridor in North Carolina. Many opportunities for entertainment and vacationing pleasures can be found just a few minutes away. Below you will find our list of nearby attractions and informational web sites. Enjoy planning your next trip to our area!



Visitor Information



City of Concord


Embassy Suites & Concord Convention Center


Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau


Cabarrus Regional Chamber


Charlotte Chamber of Commerce




Davidson College


Nearby Retail

Concord Mills Mall

Bass Pro Shop @ Concord Mills

Carolina Mall

Great Wolf Lodge - Concord


Area Sports

Rocky River Golf Club 

Carolina Panthers (NFL Football)

Charlotte Checkers (Hockey)

Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)

Charlotte Knights (Baseball)

Charlotte Eagles (USL Soccer)

Charlotte Hounds  (MLL Lacross)

Kannapolis Intimidators (Baseball)




Area Motorsports Tours, Facilities, and Information

Charlotte Motor Speedway 


NASCAR Hall of Fame

AIM Tours

Garage Pass Tours

Race Shop Tours


Backing Up Classics Auto Museum


Aviation Related Information

Professional Pilot

Aviation International News


Local Business and Economic Development

Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp

Cabarrus County Regional Chamber of Commerce

North Carolina Research Campus


Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau 











Cabarrus Economic Development


2014 Charlotte Motor Speedway Events


Event:                   AutoFair Hosted By

Date:                     Thursday, April 03 - Sunday, Apr 06, 2014


Description:        The world’s largest automotive extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway April 3-6. The Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by brings together thousands of automobiles, collector car auctions, 10,000 vendor spaces, a massive manufacturer midway and a kids’ play zone. There is something for every member of the family to enjoy.



Event:                   NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Date:                     Friday, April 11 - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014


Description:        The fastest accelerating machines on the planet go four-wide April 11-13 at zMAX Dragway for the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The NHRA’s top categories, Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, break from conventional two-wide racing to go four-wide in a display of power you just can’t afford to miss!



Event:                   Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration

Date:                     Thursday, April 17 - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014


Description:        America's favorite pony car, the Ford Mustang, will be 50 years old, and thousands of car enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to descend upon Charlotte Motor Speedway to mark the automotive milestone.



Event:                   TORC Off-Road Series

Date:                     Friday, April 25 - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014


Description:        The TORC Off-Road Series will make its third visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte with spectacular off-road racing April 25-26.




Event:                   Carolina Rebellion

Date:                     Saturday, May 03 - Sunday, May 04, 2014


Description:        Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campground at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 3 and 4 with a massive two-day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock.



Event:                   NC Education Lottery 200 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Date:                     Friday, May 16, 2014


Description:        The stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series take on the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights in exciting, tailgate-flying action. The night also includes the NASCAR Sprint Showdown, the last chance for drivers to race their way into Saturday night's $1 million-to-win blockbuster event!



Event:                   NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Date:                     Saturday, May 17, 2014



Description:        The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series do battle on stock car racing’s all-star night on May 17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 30th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The sparks will fly in this checkers or wreckers non-points event with $1 million on the line. The night also includes high-stakes qualifying to set the starting lineup.



Event:                   LiftMaster Pole Day - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Date:                     Thursday, May 22, 2014


Description:        NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will take to the track for NASCAR's new three-round qualifying format to determine who will “go” and who will “go home” during LiftMaster Pole Day for the Coca-Cola 600.



Event:                   May Showdown - World of Outlaws

Date:                     Friday, May 23, 2014


Description:        The dirt will fly when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series takes on The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23 for the Outlaw Showdown. The winged, 850-horsepower open-wheel, sprint cars take to the four-tenths-mile clay oval to compete for the prize money and prestige of winning at The Dirt Track!



Event:                   HISTORY 300 - NASCAR Nationwide Series

Date:                     Saturday, May 24, 2014


Description:        NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars will battle against various NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in this 300-mile showdown. The HISTORY 300 is an opportunity for fans to see great racing action with tickets starting at just $25 and children 13 and under are FREE!


Event:                   Coca-Cola 600 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Date:                     Sunday, May 25, 2014


Description:        Charlotte Motor Speedwaywelcomes the biggest Memorial Day weekend party in the country with the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series do battle in stock car racing’s true endurance test.


Event:                   Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series

Date:                     Monday, June 09 - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014


Description:        Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Summer Shootout Series Tuesday nights during the summer June through July.



Event:                   Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash

Date:                     Saturday, August 09, 2014


Description:        The Dirt Track at Charlotte welcomes the most unique vehicles on the planet for the 15th-annual Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. The 11-feet tall, 2,000-horsepower metal-crushing machines are expected to compete in head-to-head challenges and the fan favorite freestyle competition. It will be fun for the entire family.



Event:                   NHRA Carolina Nationals - NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing

Date:                     Friday, September 12 - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014


Description:        The first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will be crucial in deciding series champions.



Event:                   AutoFair

Date:                     Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, Sep 21, 2014


Description:        The World's Largest Automotive Extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway Sept. 18-21. The AutoFair annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The AutoFair will also feature a collector car auction.


Event:                   Bojangles' Pole Night - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Date:                     Thursday, October 09, 2014


Description:        The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series compete for the top starting spot for the Bank of America 500.


Event:                   NASCAR Nationwide Series 300

Date:                     Friday, October 10, 2014


Description:        The NNS 300 features the NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars in a Friday night slugfest under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Event:                   Bank of America 500 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Date:                     Saturday, October 11, 2014


Description:        The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes home to the Mecca of motorsports. Sparks will fly and points will be at a premium in this 500-mile battle that could make or break someone’s championship hopes. It's the only Saturday night race in the Chase, and it's right in NASCAR's back yard.



Event:                   Goodguys Southeastern Nationals

Date:                     Friday, October 24 - Sunday, Oct 26, 2014


Description:        The Goodguys Southeastern Nationals bring thousands of pre-1972 custom cars to Charlotte Motor Speedway. With classic cars and good friends there’s fun for the entire family.



Event:                    World of Outlaws World Finals

Date:                     Thursday, November 06 - Saturday, Nov 08, 2014


Description:        Dirt fans from all over the world will flock to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, to witness the eighth-annual World of Outlaws World Finals. The World Finals features the stars of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the big-block modifieds.



Event:                    Speedway Christmas

Date:                     Friday, November 21 - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014


Description:  Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and the spectacular holiday light show will be even bigger and better in its fifth year.