Wednesday, May 7

8:00 a.m. ¿ 2:30 p.m. ¿ Motorsports Madness 2003, hosted by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, at the Concord Regional Airport. An inside look at ¿The Business of Motorsports,¿ with key industry speakers and trade booth exhibits. Cost: $65 for non-chamber members (includes lunch). Call (704) 782-4000.

Wednesday, May 14

12:00 p.m. ¿ The Winston All-Star Team Kickoff Luncheon at Founder¿s Hall in Uptown Charlotte. NASCAR show cars on display on North Tryon Street.
5:30 p.m. ¿ 6:30 p.m. ¿ NASCAR Day at the Governor¿s Mansion, Raleigh, N.C. Features North Carolina-based NASCAR team owners, drivers and other personalities. Governor Mike Easley will proclaim May as ¿Motorsports Month in North Carolina,¿ and North Carolina as the ¿Stock Car Racing Capital of the World.¿ Open to the public.

Thursday, May 15

NASCAR show cars will be on display throughout the day at various corporate partners of The Winston All-Star Team. Great opportunity for photos with race cars.
4:00 p.m. ¿ 10:00 p.m. ¿ All-Star Alley. Features live music with Uncle Kracker headlining; driver autographs; souvenir trailers; and various displays. Located across from Lowe¿s Motor Speedway¿s main entrance. Stages will be on Speedway Blvd., which will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call (704) 455-8888 for details.

Friday, May 16

12:00 p.m. ¿ The Women of NASCAR Fashion Show. Hosted by the NASCAR Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary, this event features wives of NASCAR drivers in a fund-raising fashion show. Held at the Fleetwood Racing Campground Pavilion, located near Gate X off Speedway Blvd. at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. Call (704) 455-9299 for details.
6:00 p.m. ¿ The Winston and The Winston Open Qualifying. NASCAR Winston Cup drivers and teams battle for the top starting positions in The Winston and The Winston Open. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.
8:30 p.m. ¿ The inaugural Hardee¿s 200. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series invades Lowe¿s Motor Speedway for the first time and will battle door-to-door and bumper-to-tailgate for 200 miles around the 1.5-mile superspeedway. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.

Saturday, May 17

11:00 a.m. ¿ 3:00 p.m. ¿ The Winston Homecoming. For NASCAR team members and their families, a picnic and concert featuring country music superstar Lee Ann Womack.
3:00 p.m. ¿ Goo Goo Dolls concert, presented by Miller Lite. Part of the Miller Time Live Rock ¿n¿ Racing concert series, the Goo Goo Dolls will perform on the Miller Lite stage located inside turns one and two of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.
4:45 p.m. ¿ The ¿Little-Winston.¿ The Winston All-Star Team Bandolero race on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.
6:00 p.m. ¿ EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100. The cars and stars of the NASCAR Goody¿s Dash Series will battle for 75 miles in their only Lowe¿s Motor Speedway appearance of the season.
7:30 p.m. ¿ The Winston Open. Thirty-lap race, run in two segments, offers the last opportunity for one driver to qualify for The Winston.
9:00 p.m. ¿ The Winston. NASCAR¿s annual all-star event is one of the year¿s most unique and thrilling races. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.

Sunday, May 18

12:00 p.m. ¿ Speedway Children¿s Charities Clays Shooting Event. Sponsored by NRA Sports, this event will be held at the Sporting Range in Turnersburg, N.C. Join NASCAR drivers, team owners, TV commentators and sponsors by pre-registering at (704) 455-4396.

Tuesday, May 20

8:00 p.m. ¿ UAW-GM Teamwork Parade, presented by The Charlotte Observer. Parade runs along North Tryon Street to Third Street in Uptown Charlotte. Fireworks follow parade in Marshall Park. Call (704) 455-8888 for information.

Thursday, May 22

11:00 a.m. ¿ Midnight ¿ Food Lion Speed Street. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Award-winning NASCAR-themed street festival featuring more than 60 bands on five stages, plus NASCAR drivers, food and entertainment. Call (704) 455-8888 for information.
4:00 p.m. ¿ 6:45 p.m. ¿ Bush¿s Baked Beans Camper Cookout. Benefiting Speedway Children¿s Charities. Pre-registration required for event in Hospitality Village. Tickets $5 per adult, children free. Drivers from NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Busch and Winston Cup Series are expected to attend. (704) 455-4396.
7:00 p.m. ¿ CTC Pole Night. NASCAR Winston Cup drivers will ride on the absolute edge in their attempt to grab the No. 1 starting spot for the Coca-Cola 600. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.
9:00 p.m. ¿ ADG 100 presented by EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts. Veterans such as Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele will battle with such rising stars as Shelby Howard and Chase Montgomery as the ARCA RE/MAX Series competes in a 100-mile event. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.

Friday, May 23

11:00 a.m. ¿ Midnight ¿ Food Lion Speed Street. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Award-winning NASCAR-themed street festival featuring more than 60 bands on five stages, plus NASCAR drivers, food and entertainment. Call (704) 455-8888 for information.
1:30 p.m. ¿ CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Qualifying. NASCAR Busch Series drivers take to the track in search of a starting spot in one of the series¿ premier races. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.
6:00 p.m. ¿ UAW-GM Black Tie Ball. Benefiting Speedway Children¿s Charities, this year¿s event honors R.J. Reynolds and the Winston brand. Held at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, tables and individual tickets are available by calling (704) 455-4396.
8:00 p.m. ¿ Charlotte Outlaw Showdown. The O¿Reilly World of Outlaws sprint cars return to The Dirt Track @ Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.

Saturday, May 24

11:00 a.m. ¿ Midnight ¿ Food Lion Speed Street. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Award-winning NASCAR-themed street festival featuring more than 60 bands on five stages, plus NASCAR drivers, food and entertainment. Call (704) 455-8888 for information.
1:00 p.m. ¿ CARQUEST Auto Parts 300. Several stars from the NASCAR Winston Cup Series go head-to-head with the best of the NASCAR Busch Series in a 300-mile battle. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.
Following the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 ¿ Live Memorabilia Auction. Features all types of racing memorabilia, many items signed by team, drivers and owners. Benefiting Speedway Children¿s Charities, the auction will be held in Hospitality Village and admission is free.
8:00 p.m. ¿ Charlotte Outlaw Showdown. The O¿Reilly World of Outlaws sprint cars return to The Dirt Track @ Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.

Sunday, May 25

2:30 p.m. ¿ Patriotic USO Pre-race Show, presented by Lowe¿s Home Improvement Warehouse. Pre-race festivities include a performance by the US Air Force Tops in Blue and the Rockin¿ Roadhouse Tour featuring country music stars Mark Chestnut, Joe Diffie and Tracy Lawrence.
5:30 p.m. ¿ Coca-Cola 600. The stars of NASCAR Winston Cup racing take to Lowe¿s Motor Speedway for the 44th running of NASCAR¿s longest race. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets.