Charlotte Motor Speedway Flicks on the Holiday Lights

Posted: Nov. 27th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

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.

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