Charlotte Motor Speedway (iRacing)

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Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Location Concord, North Carolina
Country Us.png USA
Oval (2018)
1.50 mi
2.41 km
Roval (2018)
2.28 mi
3.67 km
Roval (2019)
2.28 mi
3.67 km
Roval Long (2018)
2.42 mi
3.89 km
Legends RC Short (2018)
0.72 mi
1.16 km
Legends RC Medium (2018)
1.25 mi
2.01 km
Legends RC Long (2018)
1.50 mi
2.41 km
Legends Oval (2018)
0.25 mi
0.40 km
Rallycross (2018)
0.83 mi
1.33 km
Oval (2008)
1.5 mi
2.41 km
Road (2008)
2.25 mi
3.62 km
Infield Road (2008)
0.72 mi
1.16 km
Legends Oval (2008)
0.25 mi
0.4 km


Opened in 1960 by Bruton Smith and NASCAR driving legend Curtis Turner with the running of the longest stock car race in history, the World 600, a year later the 1.5-mile the Charlotte Motor Speedway was in bankruptcy, done in by a huge infield rock formation that ballooned construction costs far beyond what its two founders had forecast.

Almost 50 years later nearly everything is different. More than 160,000 seats ring the race track, which was the first superspeedway to install lights for night racing; the first race track to incorporate a condominium apartment complex overlooking the racing surface; the first to build an office complex with the same view; the first race track to sell naming rights; and the first to open a year-round club where members can spectate during races and socialize with fellow club members at other times. Everything is very different from 1960 except for one thing: Charlotte Motor Speedway is still owned by Bruton Smith.

These days Charlotte Motor Speedway is the queen of a publicly-traded motorsports empire controlled by Smith. Ousted from the track in 1962, Smith went on to a successful career in automotive retailing and by 1975 was able to buy back control. With the legendary H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler managing the day-to-day operations and promoting the races with flair and imagination, the track was soon among the most successful in the world.

Today’s Charlotte Motor Speedway complex incorporates not just the 1.5-mile quad oval with its 24-degree banking in the corners and 5-degree banked straightaways, but a quarter-mile asphalt oval utilizing part of the speedway’s frontstretch and pit road.

The Roval configuration is a 17-turn, 2.28 mile track that challenges the best of drivers and team. Car setups are typically compromises - a car good on the oval may not be so good in the infield and vice versa so drivers and crew chiefs have to decide what matters most to them. Two chicanes, one on the back straight and one just before the start finish line, make for some exciting passing opportunities as competitors can attempt to out brake each other.




Race Results

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

Season Config Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Oval Us.png Derek Wood Gb.png Richard Towler YoutubeButton.png
Oval Gb.png Richard Towler Us.png Brad Davies
2011 Oval Gb.png Richard Towler Us.png Thomas Hazard
2012 Oval Us.png Brian Schoenburg Us.png Nick Ottinger
2013 Oval Us.png Joey Brown Us.png Joey Brown Last Row Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2014 Oval Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png Danny Hansen JScho Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2015 Oval Us.png Corey Vincent Us.png Alex Warren Aftermath Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2016 Oval Us.png Kenny Humpe Us.png Kenny Humpe The TEAM YoutubeButton.png
2017 Oval Ca.png Dylan Duval Us.png Ray Alfalla Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2018 Oval Gb.png Christian Challiner Us.png Nickolas Shelton Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2019 Oval Us.png Chris Shearburn Ca.png Keegan Leahy G2 Esports YoutubeButton.png
Roval Us.png Bobby Zalenski Us.png Bobby Zalenski Joe Gibbs Racing YoutubeButton.png
2020 Oval Ca.png Keegan Leahy Us.png Kollin Keister Roush Fenway Racing YoutubeButton.png
Roval Us.png Bobby Zalenski Us.png Bobby Zalenski Virtual Racing School YoutubeButton.png
2021 Oval Ca.png Keegan Leahy Us.png Ray Alfalla Joe Gibbs Racing YoutubeButton.png
2022 Oval Us.png Michael Conti Us.png Matt Bussa Mode Motorsports YoutubeButton.png

iRacing Rallycross World Championship Series

Season Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2021 Us.png Vicente Salas Elliott Sadler Esports YoutubeButton.png