Parking & Directions

The Charlotte Motor Speedway will offer to park free of charge.

Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027

Saturday, March 8th – Packet Pickup & Twilight 5K

Parking for Packet Pickup & the Twilight 5K event will be in GATE 25. Participants will also be allowed to park in the infield BEFORE 3 pm.  After 3 pm, you will have to walk in from the parking area outside of the track.

There will be no shuttle service on Saturday.

Sunday, March 9th – NC Half Marathon

Parking for the NC Half Marathon will be in Gate 25 & Gate 26.

SHUTTLES: There will be shuttles from the parking areas starting at 5:00 am and ending at 12 noon.

PARKING MAP: click the image below to enlarge.

DIRECTIONS:

To get to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, follow these directions:

From South Carolina

  • I-77 North to Exit 1 (I-485 East)
  • I-485 to Exit 33 Hwy 49
  • Left onto Hwy 49 North/University City Boulevard
  • Left on Morehead Road
  • Right at Entrance P
  • Park in the Gate 25 parking lot (lot behind the large HDTV video board)

From Charlotte, N.C. (South) or Greensboro, N.C. (North)*

  • I-85 to Exit 48 (I-485/Rock Hill)
  • Exit 32 and turn left on to Hwy 29 North/Tryon Street
  • Turn right at Speedway Main Entrance
  • Turn right onto the speedway’s three lane perimeter road and park in the Gate 25 parking lot (lot behind the large HDTV video board)
  • *ON SUNDAY: you can also turn left onto the speedway’s three lane perimeter road and park in Hellman’s Campground (lot outside Gate 26 infield tunnel)

From Harrisburg, N.C.

  • Hwy 49 South to Morehead Road
  • Right on Morehead Road
  • Right at Entrance P
  • Park in the Gate 25 parking lot (lot behind the large HDTV video board)

From Concord, N.C. *

  • Hwy 29 South to Entrance A (on left)
  • Right at stop sign inside Entrance A onto I-600
  • Veer Right uphill to the Entrance to Hellman’s Campground
  • Park in Hellman’s Campground (lot outside Gate 26 infield tunnel)
  • *ON SATURDAY: After entering at Entrance A, continue on the road and park in Gate 25 on the right.

Additional Traffic Hints:

  • I-85 and Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard) are usually the most congested on road race event days. If possible, try to avoid Exit 49 and Bruton Smith Boulevard. Good alternates are Hwy 29 from both the North and the South and Hwy 49 to Morehead Road.
  • Speedway officials urge race participants to arrive at the track early. Use the extra time to stretch, and prepare for the road race.  Plan your trip to arrive more than one hour before the race is scheduled to begin.