Charlotte Motor Speedway is gearing up for a spectacular year of entertainment as the track's 2011 schedule features more than 100 days and nights of excitement. 

The speedway's 2011 season includes premier NASCAR, NHRA and World of Outlaws Series events, as well as two gigantic Food Lion AutoFairs.

Beginning with Cirque Du Soleil on March 3, the schedule features events at all three venues on the speedway's complex including Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The 2011 season will conclude with the second annual Carolina Christmas light show and winter festival, Nov. 21 through Jan. 1, 2012.

"Charlotte Motor Speedway's 2011 season schedule promises to be one of the most action packed yet," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "More than one million fans will visit us to see the world's greatest drivers compete and to create memories that will last a lifetime."

Races quickly approaching in the Spring Season of Speed, include the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown and the Coca-Cola 600.

The speedway is offering exceptional savings through season ticket or multi-event plans for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NHRA events at zMAX Dragway and World of Outlaw races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

For NASCAR fans, the best value in racing is the Victory Lane Club Season Ticket. In addition to reserved seats to all three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in May and October at the speedway, members will receive $1,500 in added value including a 15 percent discount on tickets, VIP parking, trial membership to The Speedway Club, free tickets to other select speedway events and invitations to members-only functions.

Drag racing fans can witness the two NHRA national events at the Bellagio of drag strips with the zMAX Dragway Season Ticket. The package includes 10 percent savings on four-day reserved tickets to both the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in April and the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in September, VIP parking, a personalized photo identification hard card and other great values.

To see "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at one of the world's premier dirt track facilities, fans can purchase a 2011 sprint car or late model ticket package for The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The Sprint Car Double Down Ticket Package includes tickets to the May Sprint Car Showdown and November's World Finals, while the Late Model Double Down Ticket Package includes the World Finals and October's Late Model Showdown. Both packages not only come with a five percent discount on ticket prices, but also include VIP parking for both events, a free ticket to Saturday of the Spring AutoFair, a free ticket to a Summer Shootout event, plus a free pit pass for World Finals.

The complete 2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway schedule follows.

*Schedule Subject to Change*


Charlotte Motor Speedway
March 3-20 - Cirque Du Soleil
April 7-10 - Food Lion AutoFair
May 20 - North Carolina Education Lottery 200
May 21 - NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
May 26 - Windstream Pole Night
May 28 - Charlotte 300
May 29 - Coca-Cola 600
June 14 - Aug. 16 - Summer Shootout Series
Aug. 25-28 - Food Lion AutoFair
Oct. 13 - Bojangles' Pole Night
Oct. 14 - Dollar General 300
Oct. 15 - Bank of America 500
Oct. 28-30 - Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
Nov. 21- Jan. 1  Carolina Christmas Light Show
Nov. 25 - Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out 

zMAX Dragway
April 14-17 - NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
June 15 - July 20 - Summer Drag & Brag Series
Sept. 15-18 - O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
May 27 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown -
Aug. 13 - Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash
Oct. 12 - Late Model Showdown
Nov. 3-5 - World of Outlaws World Finals

In addition to individual event tickets and season ticket packages, other special ticket promotions are also available. For more information on ticket promotions and ticket pricing visit or call the speedway's ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).