Monday, May 19, 2014

Travel Tips: Charlotte Motor Speedway – Coca Cola 600 edition - May 22-25, 2014

credit: NASCAR Media
Race fans have already survived the excitement of the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway – but there’s a lot more action coming up this week. There are activities at CMS and its sister track, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, this week, as NASCAR drivers prepare for the Nationwide Series History 300 on Saturday and the longest race of the Cup Series season, the Coca Cola 600, on Sunday.

If you’re in Charlotte for all of the action, you’ll have a few days to explore the area – here are a few things to check out:

Key on-track times: 

Thursday, May 22 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Nationwide Series practice – 4 and 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 7:10 p.m. ET

Friday, May 23 –
  • World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway – opening ceremonies begin at 7:05 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 24
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
  • Nationwide Series qualifying – 10:40 a.m. ET
  • Nationwide Series History 300 – 2:45 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 25
  • Brantley Gilbert concert – 4 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series Coca Cola 600 – 6 p.m. ET

Find the complete schedule for the Coca Cola 600 weekend here (click “schedule” tab).

Find out about different ticket packages and single-day tickets at


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