Welcome to the racing hub of the Carolinas. Get your engines running to Lake Norman, which is booming with opportunities that allow race fans to get up close with their favorite teams. With many race shops surrounding the banks of the lake, there is one headquartered in Huntersville that needs to be placed on the racing tour itinerary. Joe Gibbs started his career in football, coaching the Washington Redskins and turned to racing in 1992. As the years went by, the team expanded with multiple cars to the current teams you see today. Joe Gibbs Spring Cup teams include Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth.
If you stop by at the right moment, you may be able to catch a glimpse and even chat with Mr. Gibbs himself. Get a bird’s eye view of the race shop garage below to see the cars being built. It’s also recommended to stop into the race gift shop for anything and everything on every team. Be sure to also pick up a copy of Joe Gibb’s book, “The Game Plan of Life”.
As for events, every year in October fans gather at Joe Gibbs Fan Fest. Get an opportunity to meet and greet with the drivers, visit vendors and check out the vintage car show with live music and fantastic food.
The race shop is conveniently located in Huntersville near shopping, restaurants and other attractions.