Charlotte Race Week Events in Race City USA

For more than 20 years, the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been surrounded by fun, family-friendly events in the neighboring towns and cities. Events include concerts, festivals, zucchini car races, a parade of NASCAR haulers and more! We are excited to be hosting the Little 600 here in Mooresville, as well as some other great events. Check them out below. Get more information on the May races or the 600 Festival of Events.

Annual Race City Festival
May 11, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm : Rain or Shine Event!

The annual Race City Festival in Downtown Mooresville is the kick-off to the events for the upcoming #600Festival Charlotte Race Weeks. This event is fun for the whole family, and this year’s features include: Food Truck Festival, International Food Court, Live Imagine Music Stage, Dance Performers, Chain Saw Art, more than 100 Arts & Crafts Vendors, Kids activities, bounce house, children’s train, and more! Free admission.

Meet Brad Keselowski
May 16, 2019
9:30 am
Discount Tire – 610 River Hwy, (Exit 36) Mooresville, 28117

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski will be signing autographs for fans. The session is limited to the first 100 fans with wristbands, so get there early to make sure you receive a wristband. Fans are permitted no more than 2 items each for signing.

Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex
May 21, 2019
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive Mooresville, NC

The littlest BIG race of the year, the 6th Annual Little 600, is a must-do during May Race Weeks in Charlotte! Watch as drivers battle it out for bragging rights in go-karts, and we guarantee you’ll see some bumping and “racing.” Get the full details on the Little 600 Event page.

JR Motorsports Fan Day
May 24, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
349 Cayuga Dr., Mooresville 28117

Several JR Motorsports drivers will be on hand from 1-2 p.m. ET on Friday, May 24 for the team’s annual Fan Day festivities at the JRM campus and will participate in an hour-long autograph session for fans. Drivers Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Noah Gragson, Zane Smith, Ryan Truex, Jeb Burton and his father, 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, Josh Berry and Adam Lemke will be on hand to sign autographs. The session will be first-come, first-served. In addition to the signing, shop tours of the JRM facility will be available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET. You can sign up via e-mail at

Team Penske Special Charlotte Race Week Store Hours:

All Star Race Week
5/13 – Monday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/14 – Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/15 – Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/16 – Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/17 – Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/18 – Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Coke 600 Race Week
5/20 – Monday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/21 – Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/22 – Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/23 – Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/24 – Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5/25 – Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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