In a collaborative effort, regional tourism bureaus and officials at Lowe's Motor Speedway have worked with area hotel operators to secure lower room rates for race fans attending the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16, and the 50th Coca-Cola 600 on May 24.
More than 80 hotels within approximately one hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway have agreed to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent and waive their minimum stay requirements.
"Lodging is a major expense for race fans and we appreciate the area hotels working with us by rolling back prices and eliminating minimum stay requirements," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "We were glad to have the assistance of area tourism groups to put this deal together for the fans and we're encouraged to see the unprecedented level of participation by local hotel operators."
The full list of participating hotels is available online for fans to reference at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com/hotels. The speedway's ticket services representatives also have the full listing of hotels and can advise fans that call 1-800-455-FANS. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must call the hotels directly and request the Speedway Special when making reservations.
In addition to the lower hotel rates, cost savings extend to the speedway as well. The Coca-Cola 600 Family Four Pack, which includes four race tickets to the Coca-Cola 600, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola brand soft drinks, is available for just $39.75 a person. Similarly, the Rite Aid Family Four Pack includes four tickets to the Sprint All-Star Race, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola brand soft drinks for the low price of $24.75 a person. The May Super Ticket special is also available, allowing fans the opportunity to see Windstream Pole Night qualifying, the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race and the Coca-Cola 600, all for as low as $89.
Fans can also choose from a wide selection of affordable grandstand seating options with payment plans available to reserve a ticket for the Sprint All-Star Race starting at just $8 per month. Payment plans for a ticket to the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 are as low as $16 per month.
"We're doing everything we can to make attending our races an affordable entertainment experience for race fans," said Smith. "Hundreds of thousands of fans have joined us over the years to enjoy great racing action and we want many more to come make memories with us as we celebrate 50 years of history this May."
Race fans are reminded that Lowe's Motor Speedway offers 164 acres of free parking and numerous affordable camping options are also available.
Coolers, limited to 14 inches in any direction, are also permitted in the grandstands.
Race events in May include the North Carolina Education Lottery NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, May 15; the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night, May 16; Windstream Pole Night qualifying on Thursday night, May 21; the Rite Aid Outlaw Showdown World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race on Friday night, May 22; CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday night, May 23; and the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening, May 24.
To take advantage of these savings, fans should call the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.
The following Charlotte area hotels have reduced nightly room rates by 15 percent and waived minimum stay requirements for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 race weeks at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must request the Speedway Special when making reservations. For a complete list place visit the website.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Park Way, Charlotte, N.C. 28277
Best Western Airport Charlotte
2625 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214
Charlotte Airport Comfort Suites
3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Comfort Inn at Carowinds
3725 Avenue of the Carolinas, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708
Comfort Suites Northlake
7315 Smith Corners Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28269
Country Inn & Suites
131 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Center City
237 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202
201 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204
400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207
Extended Stay America - University
8211 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport
2731 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214
Hampton Inn University Place
8419 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley
1920 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28273
Holiday Inn Express
805 West Arrowood Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Holiday Inn University
8520 University Executive Park Dr, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport
2950 Oak Lake Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport
4920 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
702 Sullivan Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677
Microtel Inn & Suites
109 Landson Drive, Statesville, N.C. 28677
Microtel Inn University
132 E. McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Quality Inn & Suites
3100 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Quality Inn Executive Park
440 Griffith Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Ramada Airport South
212 West Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
2800 Coliseum Center Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Residence Inn by Marriott University
8503 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
Sheraton Charlotte Airport
3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Sleep Inn Lake Norman
16508 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078
SpringHill Suites Charlotte University Research Park
8700 Research Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
StudioPLUS Charlotte - University Place
123 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262
The Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202
2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 28205
Wingate by Wyndham I-77 @ Tyvola
6057 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217