May 07, 2014

For 30 years, the 600 Festival Association has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular family-oriented events. And JHE is proud to have been a part of that history since 1996.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the nonprofit association is going back to its roots by celebrating and promoting motor sports throughout the local Charlotte region with a full schedule of free events leading up to the Coca-Cola 600.

The May event lineup will kick off May 9 in Kannapolis with Movies on the Campus in conjunction with Village Jiggy Jam. The first-ever double feature under the stars will include two racing-themed movies, Disney’s “Planes” at 8:30 p.m. and “Six Pack” at 10 p.m.

Next up, the 600 Festival Association will move to Concord, N.C., for Haulers on Union May 15. En route to Charlotte Motor Speedway to load in for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team haulers will parade down Union Street at 6 p.m. After the last hauler exits downtown, The Tams will kick off Union Street Live for a night of free musical entertainment.

The following week, the 600 Festival Association presents the Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. The race will utilize the complex’s fleet of rental karts and features a full field of NASCAR drivers in the 15-lap main event as well as a women’s Lady 600 race. Confirmed drivers currently include Kyle Larson, Michael McDowell, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Truex, Ross Chastain, Darrell Wallace Jr. and more to come.  Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing action starts at 4:30 p.m.

The May event lineup will conclude with the 600 Festival Association’s signature event, Coca-Cola Speed Street presented by Chevrolet May 22-24. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Coca-Cola Speed Street presented by Chevrolet transforms the streets of Uptown Charlotte into one of the largest consumer events in the Southeast. With live musical entertainment, appearances by top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and celebrities and dynamic exhibits for all ages, Coca-Cola Speed Street presented by Chevrolet is an event attended by more than 400,000 fans annually. The event’s musical headliners include Who’s Bad Thursday, Thompson Square Friday and 38 Special Saturday.

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