This aerial photograph of Charlotte Motor Speedway was taken by James Blakeway during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Located in Concord, North Carolina, this 1.5-mile track was built in 1959 on land that was once the site of a working plantation during the Civil War. The first World 600 was run on June 19, 1960. It’s the first sports facility in America to offer 52 condominiums high above turn one. Charlotte Motor Speedway was also the first track to host night racing with its revolutionary lighting system that uses mirrors to simulate daylight without glare, shadows or obtrusive light poles.