Bank of America 500 Tickets
For years, the NASCAR’s most coveted cup series, known now as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has featured a slue of competitive high stakes races. Among the now 36 races that make up this cup series, there is the Bank of America 500 race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The race is not only part of the Sprint Cup Series, but also part of the “Chase for the Sprint Cup,” the playoffs of NASCAR where the 12 top drivers from the season come together to compete for the coveted cup.
This particular race is held in the month of October to fit in with the current Sprint Cup Series schedule. The Bank of America 500, actually began as a 400 mile race but expanded to a 500 mile event in the 1960s, the current race is actually 501 miles in length although the 500 title still remains. The inaugural event of this race was held back in 1960 and since the race first started, it has been held in October and with a history that spans so many decades the race has also made a huge impact on the current sport of NASCAR.
Through its history, the event, which is seen as a pinnacle race in the Sprint Cup Series “chase,” has been marred by several events. Controversies with engine sizes, crashes, and changes in the timing for TV schedules have all brought attention to the race. While there has been some media attention on the Bank of America 500, for fans of the sport of NASCAR the attention comes from a place of admiration as this 501 mile race is known for having close finishes high MPH averages and for being critical in determining the winner of the Sprint Cup Series.
During the history of the race, many of the leaders in the event have gone on to win the entire Sprint Cup Series. The nationally televised event is not only watched by millions every year, but thousands of fans from all over the country travel to Concord, North Carolina every year to see this high-stakes race live. As one of the most watched events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this race is a must see for any fans of the sport.