Monday, May 23, 2016

Travel Tips: Charlotte Motor Speedway – Coca Cola 600 edition - May 26-29, 2016

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We’re in the midst of “10 Days of Speed” in the heart of NASCAR country, Charlotte, North Carolina. The action at Charlotte Motor Speedway continues with this weekend’s big races -- the Xfinity Series Hisense 4K TV 300 and the longest race of the Sprint Cup Series season, the Coca-Cola 600 -- which go green on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, respectively.

If you’re heading down to Charlotte for the action, you’ll have a few days and evenings to explore the area. Here are a few things to check out:
Check out the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday night, May 27 at the neighboring Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Find out more about the NOS Energy Circle K Showdown here.

credit: NASCAR Media
Key on-track times:

Thursday, May 26 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series practice – 4 and 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 7:15 p.m. ET
Friday, May 27 –
  • World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway – opening ceremonies begin at 7:15 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 28
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Hisense 300 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 29
  • Lee Brice pre-race concert – 3:55 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series Coca Cola 600 – 6:15 p.m. ET
Find out about different ticket packages and single-day tickets at


  1. Not one of the lucky one going, but sure those traveling appreciate this article!!! Safe travels to venturing to Charlotte!!!