North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials announced a plan Tuesday that outdoor sports venues with a capacity of more than 10,000 can host events with fans up to seven percent of their capacity, beginning Oct. 2. The news opens the door for a limited number of fans to be part of the action when NASCAR’s best return to America’s Home for Racing for the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 11 and the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina NASCAR Xfinity Series race and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCars GT Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Country music fans rejoice! Singer, songwriter and Academy of Country Music awards winner Chris Janson will take the stage alongside rising star Mitchell Tenpenny on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of back-to-back nights of live music at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Sept. 25-26 Speedway Drive-In Concert Series.
For the first time ever, Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis, two of the most acclaimed frontmen in rock -- the voices of multiplatinum rock bands Godsmack and Staind -- will perform their hits together, side-by-side, in an intimate and unplugged evening on The American Drive-In Tour, including a concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 24. A multi-stop cross-country tour, the American Drive-In Tour is one of the first 2020 drive-in live rock concert events planned across several cities, and promises a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans, featuring a special evening of hits, covers and conversation with Aaron and Sully appearing together on stage.www.aaronandsully.com
Charlotte Motor Speedway and Prime Social Group, one of North America’s rising festival promoters, announced today the first concert of an all-new Speedway Drive-In Concert Series, featuring up-and-coming Pop music acts. Artists will perform live on the speedway backstretch with the stage show broadcast on the gigantic 16,000 square-foot Speedway TV, while fans remain socially distanced in their cars.
The NHRA and zMAX Dragway have announced the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, originally scheduled for April and then postponed until Sept. 18-20, has been canceled. The move comes in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which finds North Carolina facing restrictions on large gatherings through at least September.