Tweaks to Charlotte’s Road Course should make Playoff Race Faster, More Intense


NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. talks about testing tires at the new Roval track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 18, 2017, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo – Bob Leverone/Getty Images

CONCORD, N.C. – Get ready for a road-course Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on a layout unlike any other.

That, at least, was the way reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. put it.

When he tested on the Charlotte road course in October, Truex described the road course/oval track hybrid as “all kinds of craziness going on.”

That was before the track made tweaks to the 2.28-mile course that should make it faster and more intense, lopping as much as 20-seconds off the time it takes to negotiate the 17 turns that make up a lap, Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Marcus Smith said on Monday during the kickoff for the NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Reveals ​Groundbreaking 2018 “Fans First” Initiatives


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Continuing its “Fans First” approach and building on its lasting legacy of providing exceptional sports entertainment experiences, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) officials have revealed new, cutting-edge developments at several speedways. Continue reading

NASCAR Adds Fourth Stage to Coca-Cola 600


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More Moments, More Excitement Set for a Crown Jewel of NASCAR

NASCAR today announced the addition of a fourth stage to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, an update that will provide fans with yet another opportunity for a memorable moment in a season already filled with them. The four stages in the 400-lap race will be uniformly set at 100 laps apiece.

The Coca-Cola 600 has a storied legacy of history-making moments, from career-first victories for the likes of David Pearson and Jeff Gordon, to record-setting runs like Martin Truex Jr.’s breathtaking performance in last year’s edition. Continue reading