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A July 2007 trip to Concord by butterfly53

Quote: While attending a business conference in Concord, NC, we enjoyed the sights and sounds of the speedway area!

Concord North Carolina Conference


This area of North Carolina just east of Charlotte is a rapid growing town near to the Loew's Motor Speedway and the Concord Mills Outlet Mall. It is a pretty part of North Carolina. The area we were in has approximately 30 restaurants in a relatively small area.

Quick Tips:

If you are a racing fan, this is the place to be. Nearly everything in this area has a racing theme. The restaurants all have posters and other memorabilia representing various drivers and their cars.
The mall has a huge Bass Pro Shop for those outdoor enthusiasts.

Best Way To Get Around:

Definitely drive to this area or rent a car. The Charlotte Douglas airport is about 20 minutes away.
What a really nice hotel! Definitely Southern hospitality at its best. The front desk personnel were so pleasant. Unfortunately, the reason we got to know them so well was that we had to wait four hours to check-in. We arrived at the hotel at noon but check-in was not available until 4 and we really had to wait until 4. However, that is the ONLY complaint I have about this hotel. The Loews Motor Speedway is in their neighbor and perhaps on race during the weekends, this may be a crazy place but on this mid-July weekend it was perfect. The lobby is really pretty and welcoming with a huge atrium. All of the rooms are arranged around the atriumThe room we had for $139 night was a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2007

Embassy Suites Charlotte - Concord/Golf Resort & Spa Hotel
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW
Concord, North Carolina 28027
(704) 455-8200

This restaurant is part of a small chain but it probably fits in here in Concord better than any other place due to its theme and Concord’s location of the speedway. The restaurant’s decor is garage. There are actual cars elevated above you and you are seated under the car as if you are giving a lube job. It’s kind of neat if you are a gear head or a grease monkey. It’s fun for race car fans, too!The hours are 11am to 1am Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 2am Friday and Sunday. The food is excellent! Their specialties appear to be wings and ribs; we tried both and we loved them. Jim had the wing and rib combo which consisted of half a rack of ribs and 6 Jumbo wings served wi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Quaker Steak and Lube
7731 Gateway Lane NW
Concord, North Carolina
(704) 979-5823

Texas Roadhouse

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Their website reads: "Car racing is an important part of the North Carolina culture, and here at Texas Roadhouse, things are no different. Throughout our restaurant, we sport a variety of racing memorabilia from many famous drivers. We also sponsor five area drivers, including Curt Andrews (Legends), Terry Bunn (Dirt Car/Late Modified), Kyle Peterson (Midget), Chris Taylor(Dirt Car/Late Modified), Robbie Wells (Mini-Stock)." Indeed there is a plethora of racing stuff at this restaurant, but this does not tell one what this place is really all about.From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed. The hostess greeted us with a huge smile and the girl who accompanied us to our table, upo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 14, 2007

Texas Roadhouse
7801 Gateway Lane
Concord, North Carolina 28025
(704) 979-3090