CONCORD – The Dirt Track at Charlotte will double the competition coming to the clay oval in May.
Track officials have unveiled the Patriot Nationals, a two-day event May 24-25 featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars, less than 24 hours before the start of the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600.
Also, The Dirt Track, celebrating its 20th season, will host the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 7 to 9.
“One night isn’t enough, so we’ve partnered with the Outlaws to double the racing, expand the purse and give our fans what they want to see – the best wheel-to-wheel, breathtaking competition on dirt,” said Greg Walter, general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kasey Kahne, owner-driver of Kasey Kahne Racing, said the event gives NASCAR fans in town for the Coca-Cola 600 a chance to watch a dirt race.
“Making the Patriot Nationals a two-day race gives us an extra day to attract sponsors, meet our fans and bring home a trophy from one of my favorite dirt tracks,” Kahne said.
Fans can also watch the FUEL Racing Series on Friday and the SECA Late Models on Saturday.