The NASCAR Cup Series is an exciting series of NASCAR races held during the course of the year. The participants are awarded points during the season, and these points determine their placement in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship, held at the end of the season. The Coca-Cola 600 takes place midseason at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, and it is considered one of the more thrilling and fan-centric races on the circuit. The first race took place in 1960 at the newly constructed Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this 600-mile race has been pumping up expectations for the upcoming championship races ever since.
The Coca-Cola 600 is the longest NASCAR Cup series race and runs on the same day as the Indy 500 but at a later time, with many drivers actually taking part in both races on the same day. As of 2017, the race is divided into four uniform stages and is now the only race on the NASCAR Cup Series to have four stages instead of the traditional three. Charlotte is the true heart of NASCAR, and fans will not only enjoy race day at the track, but they will also have an enjoyable time visiting all the NASCAR shops and stops around the city.
Memorial Day is a blast at the Coca-Cola 600! Besides taking part in one of the world-class races in the NASCAR Cup Series, you will get to experience family-friendly entertainment before and during the event.
While at the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, you will be able to partake in helpful and refreshing amenities. There are concessions for food and beverages featuring branded restaurant offerings that can be enjoyed on an expansive sundeck. Food trucks and souvenir booths abound. There is a racing electronic booth where you can rent a headset to hear the driver-team communications. Also, don't forget to download the CMS app for your smartphone so that you will stay current on the weekend's race schedule and other informational tidbits.
The Coca-Cola 600 takes place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 2802Phone: 1-800-455-FANS (3267)
Staying in your RV while at the Coca-Cola 600 is easy and fun at one of the many campgrounds located conveniently around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not only will you be up close and personal for all the exciting events surrounding the race, but you will also be able to retire to a quiet place to rest when needed. You will appreciate the ability to stay for a week and experience all that the Coca-Cola 600 has to offer. Here are the campgrounds that are located directly at the Speedway:
Camping World Racing Resort (TBA) - Monday 5/18 - Monday 5/25This full hookup camp has premium RV sites for sizes up to 50 feet and a restroom and shower facility.
600 Terrace (TBA) The exclusive 600 Terrace park has full hookup RV sites for sizes up to 60 feet and asphalt pads that are all trackside. You receive 20 VIP guest passes, 20 infield pit passes and 2 parking passes.
HDTV Infield Campsites (TBA) This park is electric only and has RV sites up to 45 feet. It has a gigantic HDTV for racing action 24/7 and has restroom/shower facilities.
North Infield Trackside (TBA)This park has sites for RVs up to 40 feet in length and is dry camping. There are restroom/shower facilities.
North Infield (TBA) This park has sites for RVs up to 40 feet in length and is dry camping. There are restroom/shower facilities.
Tim Flock Campground (TBA) The Tim Flock Campground offers both RV and tent sites, with the RV sites for RVs up to 50 feet. This is a no-hookup, dry camping campground. This is the only general admission campground at the Speedway and is first-come, first-served.
Turn 4 Family Campground (TBA) This park is a no-hookup, dry camping campground with both RV and tent sites and a restroom/shower facility. The RV sites can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet. This is a family campground with quiet time observance.
Rock City Campground (TBA) The Rock City Campground offers both RV and tent sites, with RV sites up to 50 feet in length. There is a tram that provides service to the track before and after the race.
Rock City Camping+Tickets Value Pack (TBA) Two people can enjoy a full week of fun at this campground. You will receive two tickets each for the Coca-Cola 600, Alsco 300 and the Spectrum Pole Night and General Tire 150 events, free shuttles, band performances, and fun camper activities.
You have choices when it comes to finding suitable lodging that fits your needs and lifestyle. You can stay directly on the Charlotte Motor Speedway venue in either an RV or a tent. You can also stay at one of many available Charlotte area campgrounds with RV and tent sites. Charlotte is a large urban city that boasts a wide assortment of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that range in pricing. You can find suitable campgrounds listed here, and the Visit Charlotte website has information on hotels.
You can find detailed driving directions at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's online site. Public transportation is alive and well in Charlotte. You have choices of light rail, bus and shuttles that interconnect with each other. Many hotels also offer free shuttle services.
Ride CCX(Daily) CK Rider and CATS have a joint service that connects to the JW Clay Lynx light rail system daily. CK Rider and CATS have partnered to create a regional bus service to/from JW Clay Lynx light rail station, seven days a week. Roundtrip is $4.40 and includes a bus and light rail pass. To get Uptown, take the CK Rider bus from the Charlotte Motorway Speedway (CMS) to US Clay Lynx light rail station and then ride all the way to Uptown. To get back to CMS, take the Lynx light rail to the JW Clay Lynx station and then take the CK Rider bus back to CMS. Pickups from CMS are every hour beginning at 5:53 AM daily. The last CK Rider bus departs the JW Clay Lynx station at 7:53 PM daily.
Race Day A CK Rider shuttle to hotels is available. There are free roundtrip CK Rider buses from Embassy Suites, Cook Out and Hilton Garden Inn. Buses start running at 8:30 AM until one hour post-race. CATS race day shuttles are available at $4.40 a roundtrip, with a CATS bus to CMS from the JW Clay Lynx station and a post-race bus that travels back from CMS to the JW Clay Lynx light rail station. The CATS buses begin running at 10:00 AM and will run for one hour after the checkered race flag.
There is plenty of parking at and around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You can find maps of the parking and public transportation routes at the Charlotte Motor Speedway parking page.
You can find all the information you need about various ticket options and pricing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600 events page.
The Coca-Cola 600 is a great way to spend fun times on the road with your family. The atmosphere and activities available at this important segment of the NASCAR Cup Series are friendly and entertaining for all ages and traveling to this event in an RV adds even more quality family time. Arriving early and spending a week at any one of the on-site RV parks at the venue is one of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck, with many of the campgrounds offering bundled tickets and camping fees. It's very easy to find the perfect RV to rent for your travels on RVshare, but no matter how you attend the Coca-Cola 600, be sure to send RVshare some photos of your fun times at [email protected] so everyone can see the great times you had on the RVshare blog!
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