After only a year of existence, the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1961. Fortunately, the 1.5-mile superspeedway helped owners pull it out of debt and now the Lowe's Motor Speedway is home to the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge and the Coca-Cola 600. The track is a 1.5-mile quad oval. They boast 10,000 stadium style seats with 20 brand new executive suites and 40 special 32-seat boxes.
The Lowe's Motor Speedway houses a state-of-the-art lighting system using mirrors. This lighting simulates daylight without glares, shadows and obtrusive light poles. Installed in 1992, the speedway was the first modern raceway to hold nighttime racing.