AFT Joining NASCAR In Charlotte On Oct. 9-10

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American Flat Track will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Oct. 9-10, the same weekend that NASCAR will compete across the street at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
American Flat Track will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Oct. 9-10, the same weekend that NASCAR will compete across the street at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track has announced plans to host its the Charlotte Half-Mile doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Oct. 9-10, the same weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 across the street at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

It will be the first time the two sanctioning bodies have hosted events on the same weekend at the same motorsports complex.

On Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the athletes in all three classes of American Flat Track will spend two nights vying for a spot in the AFT championship hunt. The weekend’s action will culminate on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400.

“American Flat Track and NASCAR are the two most American and most iconic of all motorsports so we are delighted to be partnering with the team at Charlotte Motor Speedway to bring race fans this unprecedented and unique weekend of two and four-wheeled racing,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The Dirt Track at Charlotte is one of the favorite destinations for our teams and riders as the facilities are outstanding and the famous Charlotte red clay makes for high speed thrills all evening.”

“At Charlotte Motor Speedway, we pride ourselves on hosting world-class race events and bringing out the very best entertainment for the fans,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “With the addition of the back-to-back days of American Flat Track to an already action-packed Bank of America ROVAL 400 weekend, we’re looking forward to delivering on that promise in October and showing fans of both series why we’re known as America’s Home for Racing.”