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Sorry, this event has been postponed due to rain and will begin on Sunday.
Race is set to begin at 6:15 pm and ticket prices vary.
Good entertainment for all.
**Race begins at 2:45 pm and ticket prices vary. Children 13 and under are FREE!
Join the fun for the first annual Liftmaster Pole Day! This is a drivers challenge to determine the lineup order for 43 top drivers in the Coca-Cola 600 Race. Since the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over 1.25 miles, it will be a three-rounds. See below for an explanation…
**Race to begin at 7:00 pm & ticket prices are $12 in advance. Children 13 and under are free!
Three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 — All entries will have 25 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round.
Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
• Round 2 — The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round.
Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
• Round 3 — The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
There will be a five-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks.
They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.
Head out early to beat the traffic and to enjoy the festivities before the main event.
Racing is set to begin at 7:00 pm and ticket prices vary.
The race is set to begin at 8:00 pm and ticket prices vary.
Head out early to watch the Sprint Showdown. A 40 lap race for drivers to race their way into the Allstar Race on Saturday.
Race is set to begin at 7:00 pm & ticket prices vary.
Also, stay to watch the NASCAR Camping Truck World Series drivers race 200 miles under the lights!
Sounds like an action packed night for the entire family!
2106 Turnsburg Highway
Statesville, NC 28625
Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson Park Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Anne Springs Close Greenway
250 Dairy Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Backing Up Classics
4545 Concord Parkway S.
Concord, NC 28027
Bank Of America Stadium
800 S. Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
Broad River Greenway Riverside Drive Boiling Springs, NC 704-434-0040 www.broadrivergreenway.comCarolina Raptor Center 600 Sample Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704-875-6521 www.carolinaraptorcenter.org Catawba Cultural Center 1536 Tom Steven Road Rock Hill, SC 29731 803-328-2427 www.ccppcrafts.com Catawba Queen Riverboat Queen’s Landing 1459 River Highway Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-2628 www.queenslanding.com Charlotte Museum Of History/ Hezekiah Alexander Homesite 3500 Shamrock Drive Charlotte, NC 28215 704-568-1774 www.charlottemuseum.org
|Charlotte Trolley And Museum 2104 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 704-375-0850 www.charlottetrolley.org Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens 6500 S. New Hope Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4490 www.dsbg.org Discovery Place/IMAX Theater 301 S. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-372-6261 www.discoveryplace.org Energy Explorium At McGuire 13339 Hagers Ferry Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704-875-5600 www.dukepower.com/EE Gaston County Museum Of Art & History 131 W. Main Street Dallas, NC 28034 704-922-7681 www.gastoncountymuseum.org Historic Brattonsville 1444 Brattonsville Road McConnells, SC 29726 803-684-2327 www.chmuseum.org/ourmuseums/hb Historic Downtown Statesville 111 Depot Lane Statesville, NC 28677 704-878-3480 www.visitstatesville.com Historic Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704-875-2312 www.lattaplantation.org Historic Rosedale 3427 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28206 704-335-0325 www.historicrosedale.org Iredell Museum Of Arts & Heritage 1335 Museum Road Statesville, NC 28625 704-873-4734 www.iredellmuseums.org 704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com|
|Jesse Helms Center 3910 U.S. 74 E. Wingate, NC 28174 704-233-1776 www.jessehelmscenter.org Knights Castle – Charlotte Knights Baseball 2280 Deerfield Drive Fort Mill, SC 29715 704-36-HOMER www.charlotteknights.com Lake Norman State Park 159 Inland Sea Lane Troutman, NC 28166 704-528-6350 http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/ lano/Main.php Lancaster/Chester Railroad Museum 512 S. Main Street Lancaster, SC 29721 803-286-2102 www.landcrailroad.com/museum.html Lansford Canal State Park 2051 Park Drive Catawba, NC 29704 803-789-5800 www.southcarolinaparks.com Lincoln County Museum of History Lincoln Cultural Center 403 E. Main Street Lincolnton, NC 28092 704-732-9055 www.lincolncultrualcenter.org Lowes Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Parkway S. Concord, NC 28027 704-455-3200 www.lowesmotorspeedway.com Mc Dowell Nature Center 15222 York Road Charlotte, NC 28278 704-588-5224 www.parkandrec.com Museum of the Alphabet JAARS Center 6409 Davis Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-6000 www.jaars.org/museum/alphabet Museum Of The Waxhaws/ Andrew Jackson Memorial 8215 Waxhaw Highway Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-1832 www.museumofthewaxhaws.com Museum Of York County 4621 Mount Gallant Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-329-2121 www.chmuseums.org/ourmuseums/myco N.C. Auto Racing Hall Of Fame 119 Knob Hill Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-5331 www.ncarhof.com NASCAR Hall Of Fame 500 S. Brevard Street Charlotte, NC 1-800-231-4636 www.nascarhalloffame.com Nature Museum 1658 Sterling Road Charlotte, NC 28209 704-372-6261 www.discoveryplace.org North Carolina Transportation Museum 411 S. Salisbury Avenue Spencer, NC 28159 704-636-2889 www.nctrans.org||Paramount’s Carowinds
I-77 at Carowinds Boulevard
Avenue Of The Carolinas
Charlotte, NC 28273
Queen City Tours
3125 Eastway Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
Ray’s Splash Planet
215 N. Sycamore Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107
Ribbon Walk Botanical Forest
4601 Nevin Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Schiele Museum Of Natural
1500 E. Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28054
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
US National Whitewater Rafting Center
820 Hawfield Road
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
707 Pavilion Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28262
330 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Wing Haven Gardens & Bird
248 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Sporting events always draw big crowds in the Charlotte area.FOOTBALL The Carolina Panthers (704-358-7800, www.panthers.com) took to the field as an NFL expansion team in 1995 and rose to a magical season in 2004, making their first-ever Super Bowl appearance against the New England Patriots. Their home, the natural-grass Bank of America Stadium, is located in Third Ward Uptown. BASKETBALL The NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004 thanks to Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson. The Charlotte Bobcats (704-262-2287; www.nba.com/bobcats) play in the new Charlotte Arena in Uptown. The Charlotte area is also home to wonderful ACC teams (www.theacc.com) such as North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina State & Wake Forest. BASEBALL The Charlotte Knights (704-364-6637, www.charlotteknights.com), a farm club for the Chicago White Sox, have played baseball in the Charlotte area for more than 100 years. They currently play at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill but may move closer to the city soon. HOCKEY On the ice, the Charlotte Checkers (704-342-4423, www.gocheckers.com) are the East Coast Hockey League affiliates of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. The team recently moved to the Charlotte Arena. SOCCER For soccer fans there are the Charlotte Eagles, a professional team in the second division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the Lady Eagles, who play in the Atlantic division of the USL’s W league (704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com). The season runs from April to August. GOLF In May 2003, Wachovia first sponsored the PGA tour to Charlotte at Quail Hollow Country Club , which has welcomed by such golfing greats as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson. It began as the Wachovia Championship but is now know as the Quail Hollow Championship. (800-945-0777, www.quailhollowchampionship.com). NASCAR
NASCAR races roar at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Sprint All-Star Challenge in May and the UAW-GM Quality 500 in October (704-455-3200, www.lowesmotorspeedway.com). Racing excitement spills from the speedway into uptown Charlotte during Speed Week each May. You can enjoy a parade, fireworks, entertainment, food and special events leading up to the races.FISHING The Charlotte Regional Sports Commission (704-332-7717, www.charlottesports.org) sponsors other sporting events in the Charlotte Area, like the Citgo Bassmaster Classic at Lake Norman. The commission also works to bring in sports organizations and teams, which contribute millions to the local economy and enhance the area’s overall quality of life. OTHER SPORTING EVENTS Other big sporting events include the Charlotte Run for Peace and 10K (www.charlotterunforpeace.com) in January and the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Mineral Springs in Union County (704-843-7070, www.queenscup.org) in April. In addition, there’s the Charlotte Ultraswim in June (704-846-5335, www.justswimmac.org/ultraswim). The Continental Tire Bowl brought the excitement for a college football bowl game to the Carolinas and has recently been changed to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Played at Bank of America Stadium and featuring the ACC and Big East Conference, the game draws a crowd of more than 70,000. HOT AIR BALLOONS In September, the sky’s the limit for the National Hot Air Balloon Rally (704-873-2892, www.statesvillechamber.org) near Statesville. 704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com Allen Tate Company