In Honor of Charlotte Motor Speedway Being Named ``Outstanding Facility of the Year''
Topics: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Congressman Richard Hudson
Congressional Record: 115th Congress
Extensions of Remarks
11 January 2017
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Charlotte Motor Speedway for being named the Race Track Business Conference's ``Outstanding Facility of the Year.'' I am proud to represent Charlotte Motor Speedway in Congress, and I want to congratulate Marcus Smith and his entire team for making this premiere track such an incredible asset for our community. Built in 1959, Charlotte Motor Speedway has become one of the crown jewels of the racing community. Each year, the speedway plays host to three premier NASCAR events--the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the Coca- Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500--as well as more than three dozen other events for fans of all ages. The ``fans first'' mentality that has been embodied by the team since their earliest days has allowed them to create an atmosphere that is unrivaled in the motorsports world. While the 1.5 mile long superspeedway may be the largest attraction, the entire Charlotte Motor Speedway complex expands nearly 2,000 acres and features a multitude of racing options including a 2.25 mile road course and the zMAX Dragway. The variety of racing options and top notch accommodations make any trip to the speedway a special occasion. It is no wonder the track continues to receive high praise from competitors and fans alike year after year. The efforts of all of those at the speedway have made it a truly special place both in motorsports and our local community. There is no doubt in my mind that Charlotte Motor Speedway will continue to provide a unique experience for everyone that visits, and it is my hope its leadership team will continue the innovative approach that has brought so much success to our community. Mr. Speaker, please join me today in congratulating Charlotte Motor Speedway on earning this impressive distinction and well-deserved honor as the ``Outstanding Facility of the Year.''
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