Providing Fuel for Events

Charlotte Motor Speedway in Cabarrus County is home to several racing events during the year, including the NASCAR All-Star Race, held annually in May. Photo courtesy of Cabarrus County CVB
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Cabarrus County is home to several racing events during the year, including the NASCAR All-Star Race, held annually in May. Photo courtesy of Cabarrus County CVB

By Lisa Iannucci

While expansive beaches, favorable weather and experienced host sites may be the first things that come to mind when planning a sports event in the South-Atlantic, the region’s destinations have evolved to offer many exciting attractions that tie in well with a trip to the competition itself. From race-car experiences and legendary golf courses to professional basketball action and white-water rafting excursions, athletes and their families will want to stick around a few days after the event to enjoy all the options.

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