Monday, May 16, 2016

Travel Tips: Charlotte Motor Speedway – All-Star edition - May 19-21, 2016

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Get ready for “10 days of speed” in the heart of NASCAR country, as all three of NASCAR’s top series – Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series – invade Charlotte Motor Speedway over the next two weeks. Festivities kick off this weekend with the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint All-Star Race, Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21. 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 28-29.

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:
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Key on-track times:

Thursday, May 19 –
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series hauler parade – 6:30 p.m. (expected arrival at track)
Friday, May 20 –
  • Sprint Showdown practice/qualifying – 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Sprint All-Star Race practice – 3 p.m. ET
  • Sprint All-Star Race pit road practice – 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Showdown – 7:15 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 – 8:30 p.m. ET (approximate)
Saturday, May 21
  • Pre-race concert featuring Andy Grammer – 3:15 p.m. ET
  • 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.

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