Recognized by the North Carolina Motorsports Association, our daily STEAM program at Charlotte Motor Speedway offers student groups a fun and educational experience like no other. Students will relate motorsports to core principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics by navigating through interactive, hands-on stations. Upon completion of the stations, students are welcome to experience the 24-degree banking of Charlotte Motor Speedway by riding around the 1.5-mile NASCAR track in a tour van!

Follow STEAM!


Come and explore the velocity of a moving car! Teams will clock and measure speeds at varying angles that correlate to our different race tracks.

Get ready to race! Teams will run a series of qualifying times and compete in races based upon the average they calculate.

Students will form "pit crews" and work together as they learn about weight distribution. Pit crews will calculate pre-adjustment and post-adjustment weight.

Groups will use a set of cars to measure the degree of traction on multiple surfaces. They will form a hypothesis based on the angle the car will move.

Students will learn how friction plays an important role in motorsports. This station will focus on Newton's Laws of Motion.

WHEN: STEAM Field Trips can be booked Monday - Friday. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours

WHERE: zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway Bruton Smith Boulevard Concord, North Carolina 28027

COST: $20/student. We require 1 teacher/chaperone for every 10 students. Due to limited space availability, additional chaperones will not be able to attend. If a school requires a different teacher/student ratio, it would have to be approved.

LUNCH: Have lunch with us! A covered outdoor pavilion, equipped with picnic tables, is available for groups who choose to bring lunch or choose our pizza lunch option provided by our partners at Hungry Howie's Pizza!

A covered outdoor pavilion, equipped with picnic tables, is available for groups who choose to bring lunch.