The biggest, baddest annual NASCAR event at Charlotte Motor Speedway returns on this long Memorial Day weekend. The Coca-Cola 600 draws massive crowds from the region and beyond for a day of intense racing in the hot heat. Folks eager to cheer on their favorite drivers as they circle the track and those simply interested in partaking in the festivities related to the joys of motorsports rally together and, hopefully, stay hydrated. $39.75 and up. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.