Monday, May 11, 2015

Travel Tips: Charlotte Motor Speedway – All-Star edition - May 14-16, 2015

credit: NASCAR Media
Are you ready for “10 days of speed” in the heart of NASCAR country? Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off the festivities this weekend with the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint All-Star Race, Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16. These races are a predecessor to the following weekend’s big races, the Xfinity Series Hisense 300 and the longest race of the Sprint Cup Series season, the Coca Cola 600, on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24.

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

Key on-track times:

Thursday, May 14 –
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 3 and 7 p.m. ET

Friday, May 15 –
  • Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race pit road practice – 3:15 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown qualifying – 4:15 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 5:45 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown – 7:15 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 – 8:30 p.m. ET (approximate)

Saturday, May 16
  • Pre-race concert featuring Little Big Town – 3:15 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race qualifying – 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Sprint All-Star Race – 9 p.m. ET (approximate)

Find the complete schedule for the All-Star weekend here – click “schedule.” 

Find out about different ticket packages and single-day tickets at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/

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