Hotels offer race-week discounts

Charlotte-area hotels will offer bargains to fans attending races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday through Saturday.

The bargains are being offered through a partnership between the speedway, the hotels and the region's tourism bureaus.

Forty hotels within about an hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway already had agreed last week to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent off regular room rates and to waive minimum-stay requirements, said Marcus Smith, speedway president and general manager.

"We understand that lodging can be a significant expense, and we are very thankful to these area hotels who have taken the initiative to help fans alleviate some of those costs," Smith said in announcing the lower rates.

Participating hotels include Country Suites Lake Norman on Statesville Road in Huntersville, Days Inn Statesville on Gaither Road, Sleep Inn Concord on Copperfield Boulevard, Sleep Inn & Suites on Gateway Lane in Concord and Towne Place Suites by Marriott Charlotte/Mooresville on Gateway Boulevard.

For a list, visit and look under "Fans," and then "Lodging." Or call the ticket office at 800-455-3267 (800-455-FANS).

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