The high-octane world of NASCAR racing is proud to call Cabarrus County its home. The recent addition of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in neighboring Charlotte boasts the tagline, “Racing was born here. Racing belongs here.” Cabarrus County reflects that statement with the abundance of motorsports facilities such as the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the zMax Dragway and Windshear—a one-of-a-kind wind tunnel facility featuring a 200-mph rolling road surface. NASCAR’s top teams including Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart-Hass Racing, Roush-Fenway Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing all call Cabarrus County home.
NASCAR’s very own research & development facility is also located here, where safety components like the “soft-wall” SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barrier were studied. It is true that over 90 percent of all NASCAR teams reside within a 50-mile radius, with over 200 motorsports-dependent businesses employing over 20,000 people.
Beyond NASCAR, Cabarrus County is a land of opportunity for all suppliers connected with motorsports or automotive technology, providing proximity to other suppliers and the regional motorsports industry.