Beyond its appeal as a track that tends to produce fast, exciting racing, Charlotte Motor Speedway is a special stop on the ARCA Menards Series schedule in part because it’s a home race for so many.
With the Charlotte, North Carolina, region serving as the home for so many competitors that aspire to make a name for themselves in NASCAR, racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway carries an even greater weight than it otherwise would.
To which the likes of Ryan Newman, Brandon Jones, Ty Makeski and Ty Gibbs can attest, wins at Charlotte in the ARCA Menards Series can serve as stepping stones to bigger platforms in stock car racing.
Once again, the ARCA Menards Series is back at Charlotte for the General Tire 150. Not including its first race at the track in 1964, the series raced at Charlotte at least once a year from 1996 through 2004 before a 13-year hiatus. It returned in 2018.
Below is everything to know about the site of the General Tire 150 for the ARCA Menards Series.
Track Profile: Charlotte Motor Speedway
|Track||Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|Location||Concord, North Carolina|
|Length||1.5 miles (Frontstretch: 1,980 feet; Backstretch: 1,500 feet; Turns 1-2: 2,400 feet; Turns 3-4: 2,040 feet)|
|Banking||24 degrees in corners; Five degrees in straightaways|
|2019 pole speed||181.904 mph (Michael Self)|
Charlotte Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by current chairman and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee O. Bruton Smith. On June 19, 1960, the first World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600) was contested at the new facility.
Smith hired H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler as the track’s general manager in 1975, and the two implemented facility improvements like thousands of grandstand seats and luxury suites, modernized concessions and restrooms, the Smith Tower and condominiums.
Another innovation was a revolutionary lighting system installed in 1992, allowing Charlotte Motor Speedway to be the first modern superspeedway to host night auto racing.
In addition to the 1.5-mile quad oval, the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex includes a 2.25-mile road course and a 6/10-mile karting layout in the speedway’s infield; a quarter-mile asphalt oval utilizing part of the speedway’s frontstretch and pit road; and a 1/5-mile oval located outside Turn 3 of the superspeedway. In May of 2000, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, a 4/10-mile clay oval, was built across U.S. 29 from the speedway.
ARCA Menards Series Results at Charlotte Motor Speedway
|2021||05-29-2021||ARCA Menards Series||Ty Gibbs||Results|
|2019||05-23-2019||ARCA Menards Series||Ty Majeski||Results|
|2018||05-24-2018||ARCA Menards Series||Brandon Jones||Results|
|2004||05-27-2004||ARCA Menards Series||Ryan Hemphill||Results|
|2003||10-09-2003||ARCA Menards Series||Kirk Shelmerdine||Results|
|2003||05-23-2003||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|2002||10-11-2002||ARCA Menards Series||Chad Blount||Results|
|2002||05-18-2002||ARCA Menards Series||Jeff Fultz||Results|
|2001||10-04-2001||ARCA Menards Series||Kerry Earnhardt||Results|
|2001||05-19-2001||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|2000||10-04-2000||ARCA Menards Series||Ryan Newman||Results|
|2000||05-20-2000||ARCA Menards Series||Lyndon Amick||Results|
|1999||10-06-1999||ARCA Menards Series||Kirk Shelmerdine||Results|
|1999||05-22-1999||ARCA Menards Series||Mario Gosselin||Results|
|1998||09-30-1998||ARCA Menards Series||Adam Petty||Results|
|1998||05-16-1998||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|1997||10-01-1997||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|1997||05-21-1997||ARCA Menards Series||Gary Laton||Results|
|1997||05-17-1997||ARCA Menards Series||Mark Thompson||Results|
|1996||10-02-1996||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|1996||05-22-1996||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|1996||05-18-1996||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|1987||10-10-1987||NASCAR Busch North Series (Now ARCA Menards Series East)||Harry Gant||Results|
|1964||10-25-1964||ARCA Menards Series||Curtis Turner||N/A|