Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts 10 days of racing that kicked off on Thursday, May 16th, culminating with the running of the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26th. We’ve already seen the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint All-Star Race this past weekend – here’s what you can expect as the racing wraps up on Memorial Day weekend.
Wednesday, May 22nd – Gate 5A will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET for Nationwide Series practice, which will be on-track from noon to 4 p.m. ET.
Thursday, May 23rd – Gate 5A opens at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the Nationwide Series practices from 1 to 3:20 p.m. ET. Cup Series practice runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET, followed by the final practice for the Nationwide Series from 5:10 to 6:30 p.m. ET. Cup Series qualifying for the Coca Cola 600 begins at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Friday, May 24th – at CMS on Friday, gates open at 2 p.m. ET for the Josh Thompson and Trace Adkins concert in the infield from 4 to 5:30 p.m. ET; the concert and the preceding Track Walk (2 p.m. ET) are free to anyone with a Coca Cola 600 ticket. The action then shifts to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series action – gates open at 4 p.m. ET, with hot laps at 6 p.m. ET and opening ceremonies at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Saturday, May 25th – gates open at 9:30 a.m. ET, with Cup Series practice at 10 a.m. ET. Nationwide Series qualifying begins at 11:05 a.m. ET, followed by final Cup Series practice at 1 p.m. ET. The Nationwide Series History 300 goes green at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Sunday, May 26th – gates open at 12:30 p.m. ET; the Coca Cola 600 goes green at 6 p.m. ET.
Tickets for LiftMaster Pole Day on Thursday are $12 in advance and $20 at the gate, and tickets for Friday’s action at The Dirt Track are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 13 and under. Tickets for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race start at $25, and tickets for the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday start at $49. Get more information and purchase tickets at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
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