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Old 02-15-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Anyone know when there is no racing, can we go in and take a look?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yes it cost $9 for Adults.

Tours | Speedway | Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Call the speedway. There often events there besides the big races.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Go to their website, they have all the info on tours, like schedule & pricing. Google "Charlotte Motor Speedway".
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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One of my better freebie visits was when they were doing testing, but that was probably a once a year type thing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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The best tour is when YOU drive YOUR car around the speedway for 5 laps. They do it around thanksgiving,christmas ,etc. If you purchase 25$ of merchandise from the gift shop or pay 25$ (donation to speedway children charity) and your in. I did it a few years ago and it was a blast. You get a real different perspective of what these guys do. You drive through the tunnel,onto pit road, line up, 5 laps and end by leaving through the infield course.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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The best tour is when YOU drive YOUR car around the speedway for 5 laps. They do it around thanksgiving,christmas ,etc. If you purchase 25$ of merchandise from the gift shop or pay 25$ (donation to speedway children charity) and your in. I did it a few years ago and it was a blast. You get a real different perspective of what these guys do. You drive through the tunnel,onto pit road, line up, 5 laps and end by leaving through the infield course.

That sounds fun.
What is the minimum speed limit?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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The best tour is when YOU drive YOUR car around the speedway for 5 laps. They do it around thanksgiving,christmas ,etc. If you purchase 25$ of merchandise from the gift shop or pay 25$ (donation to speedway children charity) and your in. I did it a few years ago and it was a blast. You get a real different perspective of what these guys do. You drive through the tunnel,onto pit road, line up, 5 laps and end by leaving through the infield course.
I think it's $50 purchase or $25 donation.

On 9/11 last year the Red Cross did a blood drive at the track, after which we were allowed 4 laps with track cars front and rear. Supposedly the speed limit was ~60 MPH (the same for the holiday laps) but it was the end of the day, and well, some of us went a bit faster. You're also not supposed to lag behind the pace car (so as to build up speed), but, well, some of us did. I think it helps when you run in the last two sessions of the day and the employees just want to go home.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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On most days, when there's no event at the track, you can usually just walk right in the entrance above the gift shop. You can usually spot the various driving schools doing laps with civilians.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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We did this van tour earlier in the year.he gives you a tour of the infield and explains the history of the speedway, how the hospital is staffed etc etc and then does 2 laps at around 80mph.
Really gives you an idea of what the G force must be like for the drivers on the turns.
Well worth the money and as someone else said you can get up into the satnds and get some good pics.
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