Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals
6570 Bruton Smith Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027
Elevation: 630 feet
Tickets: www.zmaxdragway.com; 800-455-FANS (3267)
Radio Frequency: 91.1 FM
In addition to the spectacular four-wide event in the spring, one of the newer facilities in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series also hosts a crucial spot on the schedule as the first event in the Countdown to the Championship and the race at which teams battle for traction in their title bids. The event is the first of what will be a grueling four straight weekends of Countdown racing that last until the first week of October.
How to Get There: From Charlotte (south) or Greensboro, N.C. (north), take I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard/Concord Mills), then head east; parking is available on both sides of Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Charlotte, take I-85 north to Exit 46A (Mallard Creek Church Road), turn right off exit, then left onto Highway 29 North/North Tryon; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From South Carolina, take I-77 north to Exit 1 (I-485 East), then follow I-485 to Exit 32 (Highway 29/North Tryon). Take Highway 29 North to the speedway; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Statesville, N.C., take I-77 south to Exit 25. Turn left on Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road), then right on Poplar Tent to Pitts School Road. Turn right onto Highway 29 South; parking available on the right.
Visitor Information: www.zmaxdragway.com