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Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County, North Carolina is a bucket list destination for motorsports fans. It’s the only place on earth where you can visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, discover legendary driver Dale Earnhardt’s hometown, watch crews at work inside NASCAR Race Shops and get behind the wheel of a stock car all in one visit!

Along with major events like the NASCAR All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600 and ROVAL 400, Charlotte Motor Speedway also hosts highly-anticipated races, including the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway and World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track. The fun continues year-round at “America’s Home for Racing” with a variety of events for fans and visitors of all ages. From car shows to a spectacular drive-through Christmas experience with over four million lights, there’s something here for everyone!

Just minutes north of Charlotte, Cabarrus County offers exciting activities like indoor skydiving, go kart racing and trekking through underground mine tunnels at Reed Gold Mine – the site of America’s first discovery of gold. Add family fun at spots like SEA LIFE Aquarium and Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, one of the best family indoor waterpark resorts around, and you’re on the way to one unforgettable vacation.

You’ll also find designer deals and endless entertainment at the state’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center, Concord Mills, plus independent boutiques, craft beverages and local cuisine in nearby Downtown Concord.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is your gateway to the ultimate family getaway! Start planning your adventure with the Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide and book your nonstop Allegiant flight through PGD today.

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