New NASCAR Trackside Live Stage to Debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway

| Source: Speedway Motorsports

Trackside Live

Trackside Live

Trackside Live

Speedway Motorsports

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway will debut NASCAR Trackside Live, a sprawling, new stage for fans to enjoy live music, driver appearances and a live one-hour show on, at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 10-acre Fan Zone throughout the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder May 19-28

  • NASCAR Trackside Live features driver appearances, fun activities like eating contests as well as concerts; Charlotte’s lineup includes Big & Rich from 1:15-2:15 p.m. May 28 and three live shows broadcast worldwide on; NASCAR Trackside Live will appear at all SMI-owned tracks for the remainder of the 2017 season

  • Adult tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 start at just $49; Kids 13 and under get in for just $10. Tickets are available by visiting online or calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

CONCORD, N.C., May 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The monstrous mix of entertainment and racing action at Charlotte Motor Speedway will feature another historic debut during the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder, as the sprawling new NASCAR Trackside Live stage comes to life. NASCAR Trackside Live will serve as a major fan attraction at SMI tracks this year with Charlotte’s 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder featuring NASCAR stars, rocking live music and a worldwide audience at Trackside Live in the speedway’s Fan Zone.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has always been about giving our race fans ‘more,’” said Marcus Smith, the president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. “NASCAR Trackside Live is going to deliver just that, with more driver access, more entertainment options, more live music and three worldwide broadcasts from the stage at Charlotte. There’s something for everyone at NASCAR Trackside Live. It’s going to be a real centerpiece for the Fan Zone experience at all of our tracks.”

NASCAR Trackside Live at Charlotte Motor Speedway will feature driver appearances from top stars as well as fun, family-friendly contests, concerts including world-renowned country duo Big & Rich and three live, one-hour “Trackside Live!” broadcasts on

The stage will also appear at upcoming races at:

Fans are encouraged to visit the stage throughout Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend May 19-20 and Coca-Cola 600 race weekend May 25-28. Additionally, fans are welcome to take in the “Trackside Live!" broadcasts directly in front of the stage when the one-hour shows are filmed live. The shows go live at 12:45 p.m. May 20, 4:30 p.m. on May 27 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 28 as one final, spectacular lead-up to the 58th running of the venerable Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s toughest test of man and machine.

Below is the NASCAR Trackside Live stage schedule for Charlotte’s 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder (subject to change):

  • Friday, May 19: 1-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25: 3-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Coca-Cola 600 tickets for adults start at just $49 while kids 13 and under get in for $10. Tickets, camping and upgrades for every 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder event are available at the gates, by visiting or calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or becoming a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

About Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. For more information about the company, please visit the Speedway Motorsports website.

Scott Cooper
Aaron Burns
(704) 455-3209