In a continuing Fans First initiative, regional tourism bureaus and officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway have worked with area hotel operators to secure lower room rates for race fans attending the Dollar General 300 on Friday, Oct. 16, and the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Nearly 90 hotels within approximately one hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway have agreed to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent and waive their minimum stay requirements.

"Lodging is a major expense for race fans and we appreciate the area hotels working with us by rolling back prices and eliminating minimum stay requirements," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "This is a benefit for the fans that you don't see in other markets, and we're encouraged to see the level of participation by local hotel operators."

The full list of participating hotels is available online for fans to reference. The speedway's ticket services representatives also have the full listing of hotels and can advise fans that call 1-800-455-FANS. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must call the hotels directly and request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

In addition to the lower hotel rates, cost savings extend to the speedway as well. The CVS Family Four Pack, which includes four race tickets to the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America, four hot dogs, four Coca-Cola soft drinks and a coupon for a free two-liter of Coke Zero, is available for just $39.75 a person. Similarly, the Dollar General 300 Family Four Pack includes four race tickets, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola soft drinks for the low price of $14.75 a person.

Race fans are reminded that Charlotte Motor Speedway offers 164 acres of free parking and numerous affordable camping options are also available.

Coolers, limited to 14 inches in any direction, are also permitted in the grandstands.

Race events in October include the World of Outlaws Topless Showdown on Wednesday, October 14; the Bojangles' Pole Night qualifying on Thursday night, October 15; Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, October 16; and the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America on Saturday night, October 17.

To take advantage of these savings, fans should call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or shop online.

The following Charlotte area hotels have reduced nightly room rates by 15 percent and waived minimum stay requirements for the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

Hotel NameStreetCity, State, ZipPhone
Ballantyne Hotel 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte, NC 28277 888-627-8048
Baymont Inn & Suites 1214 Greenland Drive Statesville, NC 28677 704-873-2044
Best Western Charlotte/Matthews 2501 Sardis Road North Charlotte, NC 28227 704-845-2810
Best Western Statesville Inn 1121 Morland Drive Statesville, NC 28677 704-881-0111
Candlewood Suites-Lake Norman 16530 Northcross Drive Huntersville, NC 28078 704-895-3434
Charlotte Marriott Executive Park 5700 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 704-527-9650
Comfort Inn 9701 E. Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105 704-845-5911
Comfort Suites 1040 East Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28083 704-630-0065
Comfort Suites 10415 Centrum Pkwy. Pineville, NC 28134 704-540-0069
Comfort Suites Airport 3425 Mulberry Church Road Charlotte, NC 28208 704-971-4400
Comfort Suites Northlake 7315 Smith Corners Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28269 704-598-0478
Country Inn & Suites 131 East McCullough Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 704-549-8770
Country Suites Lake Norman 16617 Statesville Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704-895-6565
Courtyard by Marriott 333 West W.T. Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262 704-549-4888
Courtyard by Marriott Ballantyne 15660 John J Delaney Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 704-341-0041
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center 237 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-926-5800
Courtyard by Marriott Matthews 11425 East Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105 704-846-4466
Courtyard-Airport 2700 Little Rock Road Charlotte, NC 28214 704-319-9900
Days Inn Statesville 703 Gaither Road Statesville, NC 28625 704-872-9891
Days Inn Sunset 4924 Sunset Road Charlotte, NC 28269 704-598-7712
Days Inn Woodlawn 118 E. Woodlawn Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-525-5500
Days Inn-Speedway 1408 W. Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28262 704-597-8110
Doubletree Guest Suites-Southpark 6300 Morrison Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28211 704-364-2400
Doubletree Hotel Charlotte-Gateway Village 895 West Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-227-2817
Dunhill Hotel 237 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-332-4141
EconoLodge Inn and Suites 3000 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28205 704-377-1501
Extended Stay America Charlotte-Pineville 10930 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28226 704-341-0929
Extended Stay America Charlotte-Tyvola Rd. 6035 Nations Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-676-0569
Extended Stay America Charlotte-University Place 8211 University Executive Park Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 704-510-1636
Extended Stay Deluxe Charlotte-Pineville 8405 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226 704-542-9521
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte Arrowood 7920 Arrowridge Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273 704-319-5100
Four Points by Sheraton 9705 Leitner Drive Pineville, NC 28134 704-540-8500
Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte 315 E. Woodlawn Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-522-0852
Greenleafe Inn Hotel 5820 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28212 704-319-1900
Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport 2731 Little Rock Road Charlotte, NC 28214 704-394-6455
Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Arrowood 9110 Southern Pines Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273 704-525-3333
Hampton Inn & Suites Concord 9850 Weddington Road Extension Concord, NC 28027 704-979-5600
Hampton Inn & Suites Pineville 401 Towne Center Drive Pineville, NC 28134 704-889-2700
Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place 6700 Phillips Place Court Charlotte, NC 28210 704-319-5700
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Belmont @ Montcross I-85, Exit 26; 820 Cecilia Alexander Drive Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-6100
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Monroe 2368 Roland Drive Monroe, NC 28110 704-220-2200
Hawthorn Suites 13905 Caldwell Creek Drive Huntersville, NC 28078 704-892-9487
Hilton Charlotte Center City 222 East Third Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-377-1500
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park 5624 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 704-602-4070
Hilton Garden Inn Rock Hill 650 Tinsley Way Rock Hill, SC 29730 803-325-2800
Hilton Garden Inn, Charlotte/Pineville 425 Towne Centre Blvd. Pineville, NC 28134 704-889-3279
Holiday Inn Express 9825 Leinter Drive Pineville, NC 28134 704-341-1190
Holiday Inn Express Arrowood 805 West Arrowood Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-971-8720
Holiday Inn Express Carowinds/Ft. Mill 3560 Lakemont Blvd. Fort Mill, SC 29708 803-548-0100
Holiday Inn Express Charlotte/Matthews 9420 East Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105 704-882-1211
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Exit 60 off I-85) 2491 Wonder Drive Kannapolis, NC 28083 704-743-1080
Holiday Inn Express Stallings/Monroe 13470 Independence Blvd. Stallings, NC 28105 704-821-9800
Holiday Inn Rock Hill 503 Galleria Blvd. Rock Hill, SC 28278 704-882-1211
Holiday Inn Statesville 1215 Garner Bagnal Blvd, I-77 Exit 49A Statesville, NC 28677 704-878-9691
Homestead Studio Suites Charlotte-Airport 710 Yorkmont Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-676-0083
Home-Towne Suites 3200 Cloverleaf Parkway Kannapolis, NC 28083 704-788-2140
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Davidson 125 Harbour Place Drive Davidson, NC 28036 704-987-1818
Homewood Suites Charlotte Airport 2770 Yorkmont Road Charlotte, NC 28208 704-357-0500
Hyatt Summerfield Suites 4920 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217 704-525-2600
Microtel Inn Charlotte Airport 3412 Queen City Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 704-398-9601
Microtel Inn University Place 132 E. McCullough Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 704-549-4700
Motel Knights Inn, Airport 4115 Glenwood Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 704-394-4131
Quality Inn 16825 Caldwell Creek Drive Huntersville, NC 28078 704-892-6597
Quality Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport 3100 Queen City Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 704-394-0550
Quality Inn Executive Park 440 Griffith Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-525-0747
Quality Suites Pineville 9840 Pineville Matthews Road Pineville, NC 28134 704-889-7095
Ramada Airport South & Conference Center 212 W. Woodlawn Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-525-8350
Red Roof Inn Charlotte Airport 3300 Queen City Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 704-392-7451
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 704-357-1414
Residence Inn by Marriott-Piper Glen 5115 Piper Station Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 704-319-3900
Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown 404 South Mint Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-340-4000
Sheraton Charlotte Airport 3315 Scott Futrell Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 704-392-1200
Sleep Inn & Suites Lake Norman 16508 Northcross Drive Huntersville, NC 28078 704-766-2500
Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway 701 Yorkmont Road Charlotte, NC 28217 704-525-5005
Sleep Inn Matthews 9900 Matthews Park Drive Matthews, NC 28105 704-841-1660
Sleep Inn Northlake 6300 Banner Elk Drive Charlotte, NC 28216 704-399-7778
Sleep Inn University Place 8525 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28262 704-549-4544
Springhill Suites by Marriott 8700 Research Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 704-503-4800
Staybridge Suites/Charlotte Arrowood 7924 Forest Pine Drive Charlotte, NC 28273 704-527-6767
Studio Plus Suites Charlotte-Tyvola Rd. 5830 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 704-527-1960
Studio Plus Suites Charlotte-University Place 123 East McCullough Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 704-510-0108
Super 8 4930 Sunset Road Charlotte, NC 28269 704-598-7710
The Bed and Bike Inn 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road Gold Hill, NC 28071 704-463-0768
The Blake Hotel 555 South McDowell Street Charlotte, NC 28204 704-372-4100
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Charlotte Arrowood 7805 Forest Point Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28217 704-227-2000
Wingate by Wyndham 4238 Business Center Drive Charlotte, NC 28214 704-395-3600
Wingate by Wyndham 6050 Tyvola Glen Circle/I-77 @ Tyvola Glen Circle Charlotte, NC 28217 704-523-3366