LMS -- Charlotte-Area Hotels Reduce Race Week Room Rates

(LMS) -- CONCORD, N.C. (March 3, 2009) - In a collaborative effort, regional tourism bureaus and officials at Lowe's Motor Speedway have worked with area hotel operators to secure lower room rates for race fans attending the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16, and the 50th Coca-Cola 600 on May 24.

More than 80 hotels within approximately one hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway have agreed to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent and waive their minimum stay requirements.

"Lodging is a major expense for race fans and we appreciate the area hotels working with us by rolling back prices and eliminating minimum stay requirements," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "We were glad to have the assistance of area tourism groups to put this deal together for the fans and we're encouraged to see the unprecedented level of participation by local hotel operators."

The full list of participating hotels is available online for fans to reference at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com/hotels. The speedway's ticket services representatives also have the full listing of hotels and can advise fans that call 1-800-455-FANS. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must call the hotels directly and request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

In addition to the lower hotel rates, cost savings extend to the speedway as well. The Coca-Cola 600 Family Four Pack, which includes four race tickets to the Coca-Cola 600, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola brand soft drinks, is available for just $39.75 a person. Similarly, the Rite Aid Family Four Pack includes four tickets to the Sprint All-Star Race, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola brand soft drinks for the low price of $24.75 a person. The May Super Ticket special is also available, allowing fans the opportunity to see Windstream Pole Night qualifying, the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race and the Coca-Cola 600, all for as low as $89.

Fans can also choose from a wide selection of affordable grandstand seating options with payment plans available to reserve a ticket for the Sprint All-Star Race starting at just $8 per month. Payment plans for a ticket to the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 are as low as $16 per month.

"We're doing everything we can to make attending our races an affordable entertainment experience for race fans," said Smith. "Hundreds of thousands of fans have joined us over the years to enjoy great racing action and we want many more to come make memories with us as we celebrate 50 years of history this May."

Race fans are reminded that Lowe's Motor Speedway offers 164 acres of free parking and numerous affordable camping options are also available.
Coolers, limited to 14 inches in any direction, are also permitted in the grandstands.

Race events in May include the North Carolina Education Lottery NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, May 15; the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night, May 16; Windstream Pole Night qualifying on Thursday night, May 21; the Rite Aid Outlaw Showdown World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race on Friday night, May 22; CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday night, May 23; and the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening, May 24.

To take advantage of these savings, fans should call the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

The following Charlotte area hotels have reduced nightly room rates by 15 percent and waived minimum stay requirements for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 race weeks at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In order to obtain the discounted rate, race fans must request the Speedway Special when making reservations.

Ballantyne Resort (704) 248-4000
10000 Ballantyne Commons Park Way, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

Baymont Inn (704) 873-2044
1214 Greenland Drive, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Bed & Bike Inn (704) 463-0768
15750 Matton Grove Church Road, Gold Hill, N.C. 28071

Best Western Airport Charlotte (704) 394-4111
2625 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214

Best Western Statesville (704) 881-0111
1121 Morland Drive, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Charlotte Airport Comfort Suites (704) 971-4400
3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Comfort Inn at Carowinds (803) 548-5200
3725 Avenue of the Carolinas, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708

Comfort Inn Executive Park (704) 525-2626
5822 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Comfort Suites (704) 630-0065
1040 East Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C. 28144

Comfort Suites Gastonia (704) 865-6688
1874 Remount Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28054

Comfort Suites Northlake (704) 598-0478
7315 Smith Corners Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28269

Country Inn & Suites (704) 549-8770
131 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Country Suites Lake Norman (704) 439-2302
16617 Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C. 28078

Courtyard by Marriott Airport Charlotte (704) 319-9900
2700 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214

Courtyard by Marriott Arrowood (704) 527-5055
800 Arrowood Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Courtyard by Marriott Ballantyne (704) 341-0041
15660 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Center City (704) 926-5804
237 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte University Research Park
1-800-321-2211
333 West W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Courtyard by Marriott Gastonia (704) 852-4411
1856 Remount Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28054

Courtyard by Marriott Matthews (704) 846-4466
11425 East Independence Boulevard, Matthews, N.C. 28105

Courtyard by Marriott SouthPark 1-800-321-2211
6023 Park South Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28210

Crowne Plaza (704) 372-7550
201 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204

Duke Mansion (704) 714-4400
400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207

Econo Lodge (704) 872-4101
740 Sullivan Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Extended Stay America - Pineville (704) 341-0929
10930 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226

Extended Stay America - Tyvola (704) 676-0569
6035 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Extended Stay America - University (704) 510-1636
8211 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Extended Stay Deluxe - Pineville (704) 542-9521
8405 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Gastonia (704) 867-5073
1860 Remount Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28054

Four Points Pineville (704) 540-8500
9705 Leitner Drive, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Hampton Inn Charlotte - Belmont @ Montcross (704) 825-6100
820 Cecilia Alexander Drive, Belmont, N.C. 28012

Hampton Inn Charlotte - Gastonia (704) 866-9090
1859 Remount Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28054

Hampton Inn - Monroe (704) 220-2200
2368 Roland Drive, Monroe, N.C. 28110

Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport (704) 394-6455
2731 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214

Hampton Inn & Suites Pineville (704) 889-2700
401 Towne Center Boulevard, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Hampton Inn & Suites South Park at Phillips Place (704) 319-5700
6700 Phillips Place Court, Charlotte, N.C. 28210

Hampton Inn University Place (704) 548-0905
8419 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Hilton Center City (704) 377-1500
222 East 3rd Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park (704) 527-8000
5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley (704) 970-5000
1920 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28273

Hilton Garden Inn Pineville (704) 889-3279
425 Towne Centre Boulevard, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Holiday Inn (704) 878-9691
1215 Garner Bagnal Boulevard, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Holiday Inn Express (704) 971-8720
805 West Arrowood Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Holiday Inn Express (704) 743-1080
2491 Wonder Drive, Kannapolis, N.C. 28083

Holiday Inn Express Carowinds (803) 548-0100
3560 Lakemont Boulevard, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708

Holiday Inn Express Matthews (704) 821-9800
13470 East Independence Boulevard, Matthews, N.C. 28134

Holiday Inn University (704) 547-0999
8520 University Executive Park Dr, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Homestead Studio Suites Charlotte - Coliseum (704) 676-0083
701 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Homewood Suites Airport (704) 357-0500
2770 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport (704) 423-3391
2950 Oak Lake Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Hyatt Place Charlotte/City Park (704) 357-8555
4119 South Stream Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport (704) 525-2600
4920 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Knights Inn (704) 394-4131
4115 Glenwood Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Mart Inn and Suites (704) 377-1501
3000 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Masters Inn (704) 873-5252
702 Sullivan Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Microtel Airport (704) 398-9601
3412 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Microtel Inn & Suites (704) 881-0353
109 Landson Drive, Statesville, N.C. 28677

Microtel Inn & Suites 1-800-771-7171
1047 Riverview Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730

Microtel Inn University (704) 549-9900
132 E. McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Morehead Inn (704) 376-3357
1122 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204

Quality Inn & Suites (704) 393-5306
3100 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Quality Inn Executive Park (704) 525-0747
440 Griffith Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Quality Suites Pineville (704) 889-7095
9840 Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville, N.C. 28134

Ramada Airport South (704) 525-8350
212 West Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Red Roof Inn Charlotte Airport (704) 392-2316
3300 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel (704) 357-1414
2800 Coliseum Center Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Residence Inn by Marriott University (704) 547-1122
8503 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Residence Inn Uptown (704) 340-4000
404 South Mint Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Sheraton Charlotte Airport (704) 392-1200
3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway (704) 525-5005
701 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Sleep Inn Lake Norman (704) 766-2500
16508 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078

Sleep Inn Matthews (704) 841-1660
9900 Matthews Park Drive, Matthews, N.C. 28105

SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Charlotte Airport (704) 405-6061
3055 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28208

SpringHill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne (704) 817-1500
12325 Johnston Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

SpringHill Suites Charlotte University Research Park 1-800-321-2211
8700 Research Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

StudioPLUS Charlotte - Tyvola Rd. (704) 527-1960
5830 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

StudioPLUS Charlotte - University Place (704) 510-0108
123 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

The Westin Charlotte (704) 335-2111
601 South College Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202

VanLandingham Estate (704) 334-8909
2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Wingate by Wyndham Airport (704) 395-3600
4238 Business Center Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28214

Wingate by Wyndham I-77 @ Tyvola (704) 523-3366
6057 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217


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