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Address: 

Charlotte Motor Speedway 
5555 Concord Pkwy. South 
Concord, NC 28027

NOTE: Motorcycles are not permitted to park in the infield without a proper infield parking pass.  Motorcycle parking is available outside the track behind Diamond Tower across from the Turn 2 water tower.

ORANGE ZONE:

From Charlotte, N.C. (South) or Greensboro, N.C. (North)
• I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard/Concord Mills)
• Travel East toward speedway
• Parking on left at zMAX Dragway main entrance

From Greensboro, N.C.
• I-85 South to Exit 52 (Poplar Tent Road)
• East onto Poplar Tent Road
• Right onto Hwy 29 South/Concord Boulevard
• Parking available on right at Entrances B

From Concord, N.C.
• Hwy 29 South/Concord Boulevard
• Parking available on right at Entrances B

Silver, Bronze, VIP Green, Unreserved Handicap Parking
• Follow designated directions
• Enter at Entrances H and T

Gold Lot, Smith Tower Reserved, Toyota Fourth Turn Terrace
• Follow designated directions
• Enter at Main Intersection or Entrance F
        From Bruton Smith Blvd
                • Turn left onto Hwy 29 North/Concord Boulevard
                • Right at Entrance F
                • Right for Gold Lot and Smith Tower Reserved
                • Left for Toyota Fourth Turn Terrace
        From Hwy 29/Concord Boulevard
                • Left or Right at Entrance F
                • Right for Gold Lot and Smith Tower Reserved
                • Left for Toyota Fourth Turn Terrace

RED ZONE:

From Charlotte, N.C.
• I-85 North to Exit 46 A (Mallard Creek Church Road)
• Right on Mallard Creek Church Road
• Left at North Tryon Road (Hwy 29 North)
• Right onto Morehead Road
• PAID parking on right at Entrances K, M, and O ($20)
• FREE parking on right at Performance Drive and Entrance Q

From Charlotte, N.C.
• Hwy 29 North to Morehead Road
• Right on Morehead Road
• PAID parking on right at Entrances K, M, and O ($20) 
• FREE parking on right at Performance Drive and Entrance Q

From Greensboro, N.C.
• I-85 South to Exit 48 (I-485 / Rock Hill)
• Exit 32 and turn left on to Hwy 29 North/Tryon Street
• Right at Morehead Road
• PAID parking on right at Entrances K, M, and O ($20)
• FREE parking on right at Performance Drive and Entrance Q

From South Carolina:
• I-77 North to Exit 1 (I-485 East)
• I-485 to Exit 32
• Right on Hwy 29 North/Tryon Street
• Right on Morehead Road
• PAID parking on right at Entrances K. M, and O ($20) 
• FREE parking on right at Performance Drive and Entrance Q

From Harrisburg, N.C.
• Hwy 49 South to Morehead Road
• Right at Morehead Road
• FREE parking on left at Entrance Q and Performance Drive
• PAID Parking on right at Entrance N ($20)

Ford Reserved Handicap Parking
• Follow designated directions
• Enter at Entrances N or O

From Entrance N
                • Turn right into Entrance N
                • Left at stop sign
                • Follow signage/perimeter road to lot
                • Turn left into lot
        From Entrance O
                • Turn right at Entrance O
                • Left at stop sign - Under Morehead Road
                • Continue straight onto perimeter road
                • Follow signage/perimeter road to lot
                • Turn left into lot

BLUE ZONE:

From Charlotte, N.C. (South) or Greensboro, N.C. (North)
• I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard./Concord Mills)
• Travel East toward speedway
• FREE Speedway parking available on right at Entrances Z and Y
• PAID Speedway parking available on right at Entrance W ($20)

From Charlotte, N.C.
• I-85 North to Exit 46A (Mallard Creek Church Road)
• Turn right off exit ramp
• Left onto Hwy 29 North/North Tryon Street
• Left onto Bruton Smith Blvd
• FREE Speedway parking available on left at Entrances Z and Y
• PAID Speedway parking available on left at Entrance W ($20)

From Statesville, N.C.
• I-77 South to Exit 25
• Left on Hwy 73 (Sam Furr Road)
• Right on Poplar Tent to I-85 South toward Charlotte
• Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Blvd)
• Travel East toward speedway
• FREE Speedway parking available on right at Entrances Z and Y
• PAID Speedway parking available on right at Entrance W ($20)

Season Ticket Holders
• Follow designated directions
• Enter at Entrance U

GREEN ZONE:

From South Carolina
• I-77 North to Exit 1 (I-485 East)
• I-485 to Exit 33 Hwy 49
• Left onto Hwy 49 North/University City Boulevard
• Left on Morehead Road
• Right at Entrance P

From Charlotte, N.C. (South) or Greensboro, N.C. (North)
• I-85 to Exit 48 (I-485/Rock Hill)
• I-485 to Exit 33 Hwy 49
• Left on Hwy 49 North/University City Boulevard
• Left on Morehead Road
• Right at Entrance P

From Harrisburg, N.C.
• Hwy 49 South to Morehead Road
• Right on Morehead Road
• Right at Entrance P

From Concord, N.C.
• Hwy 29 South to Entrance B (on right)
• Right onto I-600 and go under Hwy 29
• Continue straight past first stop sign
• Right at second stop sign
• Right for Unreserved Handicap Lot
• Left for Diamond Tower Reserved, Terrace Reserved and VIP White

Diamond Tower Handicap Reserved, Terrace Reserved, Unreserved Handicap, and VIP White
• Follow designated directions
• Enter at Entrance P
• Left at first stop sign
• Right for Unreserved Handicap Lot
• Left for Diamond Tower Handicap Reserved, Terrace Reserved and VIP White

ADA Parking

Unreserved Handicap Parking (Paid):
Available in Lot M off of Morehead Road (please see driving directions for Red Zone)

Permit/Reserved Handicap Parking (Paid): (Available for fans that purchased wheelchair seating)
Toyota Fourth Turn Terrace (please see driving directions for Orange Zone)
Ford (please see driving directions for Red Zone)
Diamond Tower (please see driving directions for Green Zone) 

Unreserved Handicap Parking (FREE):
Available in VIP Green lot (please see driving directions for Orange Zone)
Unreserved Lot across from Gate 18 at the backstretch (please see driving directions for Green Zone)

Additional Traffic Hints:
I-85 and Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard) are usually the most congested on event days. If possible, try to avoid Exit 49 and Bruton Smith Boulevard. Good alternates are Hwy 29 from both the North and the South and Hwy 49 to Morehead Road.

Speedway officials urge race fans to arrive at the track early. Use the extra time to tailgate, visit the Fan Zone, and enjoy pre-race activities. If possible, plan your trip to arrive a couple hours before the race is scheduled to begin.

Exit Disclaimer:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have various traffic patterns in place for incoming and outgoing traffic. Please follow their directions. Sometimes you'll have to "turn right to go left!" All traffic patterns will eventually lead you back to I-85, I-77 and other major highways. Use the inbound traffic (please link to map) and outbound traffic (please link to map) maps to make yourself familiar with local roads and alternate routes.

Ride CATS to the Race!

Charlotte Area Transit System will operate additional service on route 79X Concord Mills Express to take customers to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Round trip fare for this service is $8.

The extra service will begin operating at 12 noon on Saturday. Buses will run every 20 minutes with the last bus departing the Charlotte Transportation Center at 6 p.m. The buses will park on Bruton Smith Boulevard and wait for the race fans to take them back to Uptown after the race.

In Uptown Charlotte, the pickup points are at the Charlotte Transportation Center, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and near many of the major Uptownhotels. Call 704-336-RIDE (7433) for further information.