On Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 27, 2018, CATS will operate bus service from the LYNX Blue Line J.W. Clay Blvd. Station to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Monster Energy All Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600.
With the opening of the LYNX Blue Line Extension, customers attending this year’s races at Charlotte Motor Speedway now have additional locations to board the light rail. Customers can ride from any of 26 light rail stations to Charlotte MotorSpeedway, beginning at I-485/S. Blvd Station, through Uptown Charlotte to University City. Parking is available at eleven LYNX Blue Line Park and Rides. When customers arrive at J.W. Clay Blvd. Station, please exit the station and walk across the street to the parking garage. The bus stop for the Speedway Shuttle is located at the bus bay behind the parking garage. Look for the bus headway sign that reads “Speedway Shuttle.”
The bus service will begin the day of the race, starting at noon, and will operate every 20 minutes until 6:00 p.m.
Fare for the LYNX Blue Line is $4.40 for a roundtrip and your ticket is valid onboard the Speedway Bus Shuttle Service. Tickets can be purchased from self-service vending machines located at each light rail station, or from the CATS pass mobile app. Tickets can also be purchased via the CATS website. Advance ticket purchases can be mailed or picked up at the Charlotte Transportation Center by 4:00 p.m. the day of the race.
Customers parking at University City Blvd. or J.W. Clay Blvd. parking garages must have a valid pass in order to use the park and ride.
Passengers may bring small coolers that fit in their laps, but no eating or drinking is permitted onboard CATS trains or buses. Pick-up and drop-off locations at the Speedway will be near the track’s entrance. After the checkered flag, buses will line up and wait for passengers before departing back to J.W. Clay Blvd. Station.