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Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol are preparing for increased traffic for the "10-Day Blockbuster of Racing" May 16-25.

"We expect major backups on Bruton Smith Boulevard," DOT engineer Tim Kirk said. "That's because we have all of these new, wide-open lanes on i-I5 where we didn't have before. We believe a lot of people will come in on Bruton Smith [Boulevard] where in past years they came in on alternate routes.

"We do recommend you come in on U.S. 29, N.C. 49, Poplar Tent, Pitts School Road -- take those alternate routes because we really do expect backups on Bruton Smith."

Here are tips from Charlotte Motor Speedway and NCDOT...

Those traveling from South Carolina should take I-77 North to the I-485 outer loop (Exit 1B) to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C 49 North (Exit 33).

Those traveling from west of Charlotte, take I-85 North to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46), turn right and follow to U.S. 29 North. Or, take I-485 (Exit 48) to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C. 49 (Exit 33). Through traffic should remain in the left two lanes of I-85 North to avoid delays.

Those traveling from east of Charlotte, take the I-485 Outer Loop to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C. 49 North (Exit 33).

Those traveling north of Charlotte take I-85 South to U.S. 29/601 (Exit 58) or Poplar Tent Road (Exit 52) to Pitts School Road to U.S. 29 South.

Parking lots open at 7 a.m. on race days.

NCDOT says it will be constantly updating it's Twitter account and 511 calling service with traffic information.

Maps are located at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/fans/maps.
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