Friday, February 25, 2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway partners with hotels to lower rates during May race weekends

Minimum stay requirements also waived

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2011) - Charlotte Motor Speedway will partner with regional tourism bureaus and area hotel operators to secure lower room rates for fans attending races during the weekends of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600, May 20-29.

More than 50 hotels within approximately one hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway have agreed to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent and waive the minimum stay requirements.

"We strive to make the fan experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway second to none," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We understand that lodging can be a significant expense and we are very thankful to these area hotels who have taken the initiative to help fans alleviate some of those costs."

A full list of participating hotels is available at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/hotels or fans can call the speedway's ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) for information. In order to obtain the discounted rate, those interested must call the hotels directly and request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

In addition to the lower hotel rates, cost savings extend to the speedway as well. The Coca-Cola Four Pack, which includes four race tickets, four Coca-Cola soft drinks and four hot dogs is available for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race for just $29.75 a person or the Coca-Cola 600 for $39.75 a person. The Super Ticket is also available for the Coca-Cola 600 weekend, giving fans the opportunity to see four nights of action-packed racing, including Windstream Pole Night qualifying, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown at The Dirt Track, the Charlotte 300 Nationwide Series race and the Coca-Cola 600, starting at just $99.

Charlotte Motor Speedway offers 164 acres of free parking. Coolers, limited to 14 inches in any direction, are permitted in the grandstands.

For fans who are interested in camping instead of a hotel stay, Charlotte Motor Speedway also offers numerous affordable camping options, including Pre-Packaged Campsites - all fans need to bring is clothes! Speedway officials will set-up the campsite, which includes a tent, one lantern, a bottle of propane, sleeping bags and chairs for two, three, five or eight people. There are eight pre-packaged sites located in the infield or outside of the track from which fans can choose.

For more information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or by becoming a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.

The following Charlotte area hotels have reduced nightly room rates by 15 percent and waived minimum stay requirements for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 race weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

America's Best Value Inn (704) 788-8550
2451 Kannapolis Hwy/I-85 Exit 58, Concord, N.C. 28028

Ballantyne Hotel (888) 627-8048
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

Bed & Bike Inn (704) 463-0768
15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill, N.C. 28071

Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe (704) 283-4746
2316 Hanover Drive, Monroe, N.C. 28110

Blake Hotel Uptown Charlotte (704) 372-4100
555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Comfort Inn Executive Park (704) 525-2626
5822 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Comfort Suites (704) 540-0069
10415 Centrum Parkway, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport (704) 971-4400
3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Comfort Suites Northlake (704) 598-0478
7315 Smith Corners Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28269

Country Inn & Suites University Place (704) 549-8770
131 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Country Suites Lake Norman (704) 895-6565
16617 Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C. 28078

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte/Matthews (704) 846-4466
11425 East Independence Boulevard, Matthews, N.C. 28105

Days Inn Statesville (704) 872-9891
703 Gaither Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625

Dunhill Hotel (704) 332-4141
237 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Extended Stay America Charlotte-Pineville (704) 341-0929
10930 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226

Extended Stay America Charlotte-Tyvola Rd (704) 676-0569
6035 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Extended Stay America Charlotte-University Place (704) 510-1636
8211 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Extended Stay Deluxe Charlotte-Pineville (704) 542-9521

8405 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte Arrowood (704) 319-5100
7920 Arrowridge Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28273

Four Points by Sheraton (704) 522-0852
315 East Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte/Pineville (704) 540-8500
9705 Leitner Drive, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Great Wolf Lodge (866) 740-9653
10175 Weddington Road, Concord, N.C. 28027

Hampton Inn & Suites Concord Mills Mall (704) 979-5600
9850 Weddington Road Extension, Concord, N.C. 28027

Hampton Inn Monroe (704) 220-2200
2368 Roland Drive, Monroe, N.C. 28110

Hilton Garden Inn, Ayrsley. (704) 970-5000
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, N.C. 28273

Holiday Inn Center City (704) 335-5400
230 N. College Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Holiday Inn Express (704) 341-1190
9825 Leitner Drive, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Holiday Inn Express Carowinds (803) 548-0100
3560 Lakemont Boulevard, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708

Holiday Inn Express Concord/Kannapolis (704) 743-1080
2491 Wonder Drive, Kannapolis, N.C. 28083

Holiday Inn Express Matthews (704) 443-3100
9420 East Independence Boulevard, Mathews, N.C. 28105

Homestead Studio Suites-Charlotte-Coliseum (704) 676-0083
710 Yorkmont Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Homewood Suites Ayrsley (704) 970-5500
1921 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28273

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Davidson (704) 987-1818
125 Harbour Place Drive, Davidson, N.C. 28036

Knights Inn (704) 394-4131
4115 Glenwood Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Quality Inn & Suites Matthews (704) 821-9800
13470 East Independence Boulevard, Matthews, N.C. 28105

Quality Inn Executive Park (704) 525-0747
440 Griffith Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte Uptown (704) 340-4000
404 South Mint Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Sleep Inn & Suites Lake Norman (704) 766-2500
16508 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078

Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway (704) 525-5005
701 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Sleep Inn Concord (704) 788-2150
1120 Copperfield Boulevard, Concord, N.C. 28025

Sleep Inn Matthews (704) 841-1660
9900 Matthews Park Drive, Matthews, N.C. 28105

Sleep Inn University Place (704) 549-4544
8525 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Ramada Airport South & Conference Center (704) 525-8350
212 West Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Red Roof Inn Charlotte Airport (704) 392-2316
I-85/Ext. 3300 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Residence Inn by Marriott-University Research Park (704) 547-1122
8503 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte Uptown (704) 340-4000
404 South Mint Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Sheraton Charlotte Airport (888) 627-7110
3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway (704) 525-5005
701 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Sleep Inn Concord (704) 788-2150
1120 Copperfield Boulevard, Concord, N.C. 28025

Sleep Inn & Suites Lake Norman (704) 766-2500
16508 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078

Sleep Inn Matthews (704) 841-1660
9900 Matthews Park Drive, Matthews, N.C. 28105

Sleep Inn University Place (704) 549-4544
8525 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Staybridge Suites (704) 248-5000
15735 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

Studio Plus Deluxe Studios-Charlotte-Tyvola Road. (704) 527-1960
5830 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Studio Plus Deluxe Studios-Charlotte-University Place (704) 510-0108
123 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charlotte Arrowood (704) 227-2000
7805 Forest Point Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville (704) 659-8600
139 Gateway Boulevard, Mooresville, N.C. 28117

TownePlace Suites University (800) 380-3092
8710 Research Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Wingate by Wyndham Charlotte Airport (704) 395-3600
4238 Business Center Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28214

Wingate by Wyndham I-77 & Tyvola (704) 523-3366
6050 Tyvola Glen Circle, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

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