Fall Color & Fast Cars

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A short drive from the state’s best views of showy foliage, Cabarrus County, North Carolina does fall color a little differently.

September 23, 2019

It’s no secret that North Carolina offers epic leaf-peeping opportunities. Don’t worry—nature’s golden yellows and blazing reds can still be spotted here!

As you navigate your autumn road trip through North Carolina to take in the changing seasons, be sure to plan a pit stop in Cabarrus County to feast your eyes on a an entirely different type of fall color.

Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County encompasses one-of-a-kind motorsports attractions that are key to its moniker. In addition to the hometown of a NASCAR great and legendary race tracks like Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cabarrus County is home to another type of racing attraction you won’t find anywhere else—NASCAR Race Shops.

Inside Hendrick Motorsports, see some of the Rainbow Warrior’s classic rides alongside Cole Trickle’s electric green and yellow car from the movie “Days of Thunder.”

Want to know what it’s like to be the first to see black and white at the finish line? Stewart-Haas Racing’s signature sky blue welcomes visitors inside for a sneak peek at race day preparations and adorns banners commemorating the team’s success.

Pops of green throughout the showroom at Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing will grab your attention if the 100-seat theatre and racing simulator don’t capture it first.

From multi-colored confetti sealed to championship cars with champagne to brightly colored logos and paint schemes, these race cars are on display for good reason. Combined with storied race suits, embellished trophies and the energy inside, NASCAR Race Shops in Cabarrus County are a sight worth seeing during any season.

Plan your own self-guided Race Shop tour today using the Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide or find a tour provider here.

Need a place to crash?

Browse this list of accommodations in Cabarrus County and find the perfect place for a fall getaway!

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