Inside the Speedway Club, where fine dinin’ and rowdy racin’ collide.
The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.
Linked by a strong sense of place and preservation, four residents — and friends — define their county beyond the boundaries of its much-loved park.
Eight out of 10 days, this view from the top of Mount Mitchell is obscured by clouds. But anytime you stand here, at the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and gaze outward, your perspective will change.
Rowan County veterans salute comrades a final time with ceremonies befitting their service to our country.