Transit Planning
Rider's Alert

Ride CATS to the Race!

CATS will be operating additional service aboard the 79X Concord Mills Express for fans attending the Bank of America 500 on October 15th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 79X will operate its regular schedule starting at 8:55 a.m. Beginning at 12:00 noon, extra buses will be added so that the service will run directly from Uptown Charlotte to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Buses will operate every 20 minutes until 6:00 p.m. Customers may catch the 79X at the 4th Street side of the Charlotte Transportation Center.

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Service will include the 79X making a loop Uptown and stop near the NASCAR Hall of Fame and major hotels on Martin Luther King Blvd., McDowell Street, 4th St., College St., and Trade St. before departing to the Speedway.

Customers looking to park in the Uptown area may park at one of seven LYNX park and ride locations and ride the LYNX Blue Line into Uptown Charlotte. Customers riding the LYNX Blue Line should exit at the CTC/Arena Station and walk downstairs to the 4th Street side of the Charlotte Transportation Center to catch the 79X Concord Mills Express.

Fare for the 79X Concord Mills Express is $7 round-trip and tickets can be purchased online. Advanced ticket purchases may be mailed or picked up at the Charlotte Transportation Center, located at 310 E. Trade Street in Center City. Customers picking up their order will have until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 to pick up their pass order from the CATS Pass Sales and Information Center. Customers choosing to pay onboard the bus will need to have exact fare.

Passengers may bring small coolers that fit in their laps, but no eating or drinking is permitted onboard the bus. Pick-up and drop-off locations at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be near the track's main entrance. Buses will begin operating immediately after the checkered flag.