Concord, NC (Vocus) June 30, 2010
As home of the annual NASCAR All Star, Coca Cola® 600 and NASCAR Banking 500 races, the Charlotte Motor Speedway has long been recognized as one of America’s top sports attractions. But along with the major races that garner national attention, the track also draws loyal fans with a regular schedule of hard-driving entertainment.
Located across the street from the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa – a home-away-from-home for racing fans – the quarter-mile oval at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is currently hosting the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series every Tuesday night from June through August. This exciting, family-oriented series includes school bus racing, Crash Cars and a full slate of competitions featuring everything from Bandolero Cars to Legend Cars.
However, all the talk this summer is about The Legends Million, a brand new race with a $1-million purse on the line that will take place July 15-17. It’s the perfect opportunity for guests staying at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa to witness an inaugural race that may become an annual event.
When The Legends Million was first announced in January, the thought of a grassroots race featuring a total purse of $1 million was hard for many to fathom. Conversations all around town – from the golf course at the Embassy Suites Charlotte to the pits at the Speedway – considered it a crazy rumor. After all, Legend Car drivers typically race for a top prize of about $1,000. The winner in The Legends Millions will take home an unprecedented $250,000 and the final spot in the feature is guaranteed $10,000.
Many of The Legends Million competitors also race in the 10-week Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series every Tuesday night, so guests at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa have an opportunity to see the drivers leading up to the big $1-million event.
The Legends Million will include Legend Car Series regulars, up-and-coming drivers and the sport's top stars. To date, drivers from 28 states, as well as Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, are entered in this first-of-its-kind event.
For more about The Legends Million, visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. For reservations at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort, Spa & Conference Center, call 704-454-1725 or visit http://www.embassysuitesconcord.com.