Looking for affordable family fun? Take a Race-cation in Charlotte

Posted by Andy Durham on March 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

“RACE-CATION” IN CHARLOTTE: THE NEW AFFORDABLE FAMILY GETAWAY
Fast Cars, Big Stars, a Tour of History and a High-Speed Coaster
Make for a Great Vacation in Spring Season of Speed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s not a vacation any more, it’s a “race-cation”, where speed,excitement and entertainment meet family fun and great values. And this spring, the race-cation only happens in Charlotte, N.C., home of NASCAR and intersection of Southern hospitality, modern fun and once-in-a-lifetime events.

During May, the Charlotte region comes alive with a lineup of racing and entertainment
events that will excite everyone from the dedicated fan to the thrill-seeker who
just wants to be a part of history. Don’t miss back-to-back weekends of NASCAR
racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the
launch of the Earnhardt Intimidator roller coaster at Carowinds, the Food Lion Speed
Street festival, fan days at area race shops and special values on tickets, hotels
and other attractions.

“When you’re looking for a great vacation with family and friends that combines
speed, excitement, value and fun, Charlotte is your destination,” said Tim Newman,
CEO, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. “If you haven’t been to Charlotte for a race
weekend, or if you haven’t been in a while, this spring is a terrific time to visit.”

Great Racing at Affordable Pricing
The ultimate race-cation centers on the biggest back-to-back weekends in racing
– the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (May 22) and the Coca-Cola 600 (May 30).
· The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race features the Backyard Brawl with the stars of
the sport battling it out for $1 million under the lights. It’s the fastest, most
competitive racing of the season as drivers bump, bang and bash their way to the
finish line.

. The Coca-Cola 600 is the Memorial Day Weekend classic, where the nation’s fans
gather to honor the U.S. Armed Forces in a spectacular Five-Star Salute pre-race
show. The race celebrates the combination of strategy, endurance, patience and
high-speed performance over 600 miles as sun sets and the action heats up.

· Individual tickets start at just $39 for the NASCAR All-Star Race and $49 for
the Coca-Cola 600. A variety of ticket packages are available including Friends
and Family Four-Packs starting at just $140 for the family – just $35 per person
— for the NASCAR All-Star Race and $159 for the family – only $39.75 per person
— for the Coca-Cola 600. To purchase tickets at Charlotte Motor Speedway call
1.800.455.FANS or visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.


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