In an interesting example of community involvement, the Charlotte Motor Speedway has thrown the switch on its third annual Speedway Christmas display with the help of a local Charlotte resident named Mike Stanford, a man made famous by his award winning home display. With miles of lights to work with this time, the display is quite a sight.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, which measures its Christmas lights by the millions and the miles, flicked the switch Monday evening for the third annual Speedway Christmas display.
Featuring more than 3 million lights over a 3.5-mile course, Speedway Christmas once again provides visitors with a chance to see the lights, enjoy the sights and sounds of a Bethlehem-themed village and even drive for a mile on the racing surface.
Speedway Christmas has been expanded this year with the new Coca-Cola Family Ice Rink, a 5,100-square-foot outdoor rink near the zMAX Dragway tower, a short distance from the light show route.