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MAY 12, 2016
Welcome to this week's CSF Newsletter. With several major events coming up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway we asked our friends at the track to fill you in on what is happening during the month of May. Enjoy! - Miller
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Charlotte Motor Speedway

O. Bruton Smith’s dreams of the perfect race track came true when he opened Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1960. The 1.5-mile superspeedway was the first of its kind with a unique dog leg at the start-finish line, and its 24-degree banked turns ensured high-speed, no-holds-barred racing would always be the norm.

Fifty-six years later, Smith’s first and most successful track has conceptualized the ideal racing experience. From May 20-29, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder will take center stage in the racing world. The May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race – a $1 million fight for supremacy among the sport’s brightest stars – coupled with the historic May 29 Coca-Cola 600, the toughest race on the NASCAR calendar, and a slew of thrilling races and concerts combine to leave race fans with 10 unforgettable days of excitement. Get your tickets now for every 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder event, and enjoy a bevy of adrenaline-pumping action. 

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NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Twenty of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ biggest stars will converge on Charlotte Motor Speedway during the May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, a bumper-banging battle for a unique trophy and a $1 million prize. Qualifying features the Sprint Cup Series’ only no-speed-limit pit stops, which provides the ideal visual prior to all-out racing action. A pre-race concert featuring triple-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer is sure to spice up a spectacle unlike anything else on NASCAR’s schedule.

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Coca-Cola 600

The historic 57th running of the iconic Coca-Cola 600, the sport’s most challenging race for drivers, wraps up Memorial Day Weekend with a bang – literally. A moving pre-race tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a rocking concert from GRAMMY-nominated country music star Lee Brice will set the scene for a patriotic motorsports spectacle no race fan will want to miss. And with a new lower-downforce racing package, the on-track action promises to be wilder than ever.

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Other Events

May 20: The Sprint Showdown and North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will give fans a Friday evening doubleheader, as a last-chance battle to make the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, couples with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ only trip to North Carolina this season to serve up plenty of high-octane racing. Buy tickets

May 26-28: Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street gears fans up for race week with a three-day takeover of uptown Charlotte. Drivers including Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman will make appearances. A tremendous concert lineup features world-class acts Montgomery Gentry, The Band Perry, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young, and plenty of fan-friendly racing attractions will be on display. More info

May 26: LiftMaster Pole Night pits the Sprint Cup Series field against the clock in three-round, knockout qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600. Buy LiftMaster Pole Night tickets

May 27: The dirt will fly in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, a one-day spectacle of sprint cars that serves as the first of two Charlotte stops for Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Buy Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown tickets

May 28: As the final lead-up to the Coca-Cola 600, the up-and-comers of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will duel with Sprint Cup Series regulars under the heat of the May afternoon sun in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s only afternoon race of the year, Hisense 4K TV 300. Buy Hisense 4K TV 300 tickets

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