Charlotte Speedway is an American race track located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the oldest functioning race track in North America, and it was originally built in 1911. The track is most famous for hosting the Monster Truck Racing event from 1995 to 2015. Since its inception, the track has held more than 450 events including Monster Truck Racing and other types of racing such as Sprint Car Racing and Bandel Car Racing. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Charlotte Speedway. To commemorate this special occasion, the track has decided to run a special promotion where users can get a free general admission ticket along with the purchase of a new Dodge Ram 1500!
The History Of Charlotte Speedway
The history of Charlotte Speedway is as exciting as its present day incarnation. In fact, it was originally built as a horse race track back in 1911. However, it wasn’t until 1995 that the track truly came into its own when the Monster Truck Racing festival was formed there. Since then, it has been the location of some of the biggest and most famous gatherings of the aftermarket industry including the Truck Fest and Monster Jam World Championship events. Today, Charlotte Speedway is owned by the International Speedway Corporation. The corporation also owns tracks such as Talladega Superspeedway, Kansas Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway. The track is operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Present Day Charlotte Speedway
Located in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Speedway covers a total of 4.94 million square feet and features a 200-meter main straightaway as well as a 4.85-mile scenic backstretch. The speedway also has a four-level, covered grandstand as well as a four-deck, covered paddle-wheel-style turnstiles. Today, the speedway hosts a variety of motorsports events including Monster Truck Racing, Sprint Car Racing, and various go-kart races.