Fans can expect more entertainment than ever before at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2013 with an unprecedented lineup of events to enjoy with family and friends. The legendary complex, which also encompasses zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte, has a jam-packed schedule filled with NASCAR, NHRA and World of Outlaws national events, gigantic car shows, concerts, a 5K charity run, miles of Christmas lights and more.

In 2013, Charlotte Motor Speedway will once again host the biggest back-to-back weekends in racing with a 10-day festival of speed spanning from May 17 to May 26. The May motorsports megafest is highlighted by the 29th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18 and the ultimate iron-man race, the 54th running of the Coca-Cola 600, on May 26. In the fall, the stars of NASCAR will return for a homecoming as Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Bank of America 500, on Oct. 12.

Car enthusiasts can rejoice with the return of the spring Food Lion AutoFair, April 4-7, to its traditional first weekend in April, plus the fall Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 19-22, as well as the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, Oct. 25-27. Grassroots racing will also return in 2013 as the Summer Shootout Series celebrates its 20th year with 10 nights of Legend Car and Bandolero competition.

zMAX Dragway’s schedule is anchored by two major NHRA events. The greatest spectacle in drag racing, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, returns April 19-21 to the Bellagio of drag strips. All four professional categories will race four-wide all weekend long on the only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip in the world. Traditional two-wide drag racing hits zMAX Dragway Sept. 13-15, as the NHRA Nationals kick-off the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.

New to the dragway this year is an X-DRL Drag Racing Series event on Oct. 25-26. The eighth-mile drag racing series features nine professional categories of the fastest door cars on the planet as they battle in the series’ finale. Area drag racing enthusiasts can also have some fun in March with an open Test and Tune on the 2nd, followed by the new King of the Track Championship weekend March 8 and 9.

The Dirt Track at Charlotte will once again be the home of the biggest weekend in dirt racing, the PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 7-9. Back for the seventh consecutive year, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series and the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series will come together for a three-day, season-ending event, culminating in the crowning of new series champions.

In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make a stop at The Dirt Track on May 24 for the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown, and a family-favorite, the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash, will return Aug. 10.

There is something for everyone on the schedule, including music-lovers, fitness-enthusiasts and families. Returning for the third consecutive year is the Faith, Family and Freedom Concert on June 22 at zMAX Dragway. New to the schedule is popular hard rock and heavy metal music festival Carolina Rebellion. The two-day event will be held May 4-5 at Rock City Campgrounds and feature more than a dozen bands.

During the holiday season, Speedway Christmas, one of the largest holiday drive-thru light shows in the country, returns for the fourth year, offering more than 3.5 miles of lights and 800 displays. On Dec. 7, there will also be a chance to give back and have fun with the third annual Speed for Children in Need 5K, which also includes a track walk and a Kid’s Dash.

*The 2013 Charlotte Motor Speedway schedule follows.*

March   2

Spring   Meltdown Open Test and Tune

zMAX Dragway

March     8-9

King   of the Track - Champion’s Weekend

zMAX Dragway

March     30

Spring   Meltdown Open Test and Tune

zMAX Dragway

April   4-7

Food Lion   AutoFair

Charlotte Motor Speedway

April   19-21

NHRA   Four-Wide Nationals

zMAX Dragway

May   4-5

Carolina Rebellion

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 17

North Carolina   Education Lottery 200

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 18

NASCAR Sprint   All–Star Race

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 23

Liftmaster   Pole Night

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 24

May Showdown

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

May 25

History 300

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 26

Coca-Cola     600

Charlotte Motor Speedway

June   10 – Aug. 6

Summer Shootout   Series (Race Nights TBD)

Charlotte Motor Speedway

June   7-9

Hot Rod   Magazine Power Tour

zMAX Dragway

June   22

Faith, Family   and Freedom Concert

zMAX Dragway

July-Aug.

Friday Open   Test & Tunes (Dates TBD)

zMAX Dragway

August   10

Circle K   Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Aug.   25

Import Alliance

zMAX Dragway

September   11

Laps for   Life Blood Drive

Charlotte Motor Speedway

September   13- 15

NHRA Nationals

zMAX Dragway

September   19- 22

Food Lion   AutoFair

Charlotte Motor Speedway

October   4-6

Charlotte Super   Diesel Show

zMAX Dragway

October   9

NASCAR Night

zMAX Dragway

October   10

Bojangles’ Pole   Night

Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

UNOH Southern   Slam 15

Charlotte Motor Speedway

October   11

Dollar General   300

Charlotte Motor Speedway

October   12

Bank of   America 500

Charlotte Motor Speedway

October   25-27

Goodguys Southeastern   Nationals

Charlotte Motor Speedway

October   25-26

X-DRL   World Championship

zMAX Dragway

November   7-9

PEAK   Motor Oil  World of Outlaws World Finals

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Nov.   25 – Dec. 30

Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway

November   29

Souvenir Blowout

Charlotte Motor Speedway

December   7

Speed for   Children in Need 5K

Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

*Schedule Subject to Change

For a detailed listing of events and  information on affordable ticket pricing, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the speedway’s ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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