Charlotte Motor Speedway is joining forces with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County to build a home for a Concord family. The construction project, which will begin Saturday, Jan. 21, is being made possible by the speedway and several of its sponsors, including Lowe's and Nationwide.

The first two weeks of construction will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway where volunteers will frame, roof and side the house. The house will then be moved to Magnolia Crossing, Habitat Cabarrus' new neighborhood in Concord, where construction will be completed over the next couple of months. Magnolia Crossing is a mixed-income subdivision located off of Evans Street where up to 10 percent of the homes will be built by for-profit builders.

The Brooks family will help build and then buy the speedway home. Rebecca Brooks has three sons, Kamari, Brandon and Zavier (4, 3 and 6 months respectively). Brooks, who is eagerly awaiting the completion of the house, says she will finally have "a place to call my own, a place for my kids to play outside and to be safe." Brooks also is eagerly anticipating the lower housing costs, which she says can help her afford clothing and shoes for her sons.

This is the second house Charlotte Motor Speedway and its sponsors have built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County. The first house was constructed in 2004.

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County has built 87 homes since 1990. Partner families are selected based upon need, willingness to partner and ability to repay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Partner families are also required to invest sweat equity into their homes - that means they have to work to help build both their and other families' homes.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 100 nations have built and sold more than 200,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.