Grand Prix of Charlotte

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The Grand Prix of Charlotte was a sports car race held at the infield road course of the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The race was held sporadically in the 1970s by the IMSA GT Championship and also the revamped Can-Am series. IMSA held five straight races beginning in 1982. The race was revived in 2000 by the American Le Mans Series, and has not been held since.

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Year Drivers Team Car Duration/Distance Race Title Report
IMSA GT Championship
1971 United States Dave Heinz
United States Or Costanzo
Chevrolet Corvette 3 hours Piedmont 3 Hours report
1972

1973
Not held
1974 United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche Audi Porsche Carrera RSR 300 miles (480 km) Autopair 300 report
1975

1977
Not held
Can-Am
1978 United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson United States Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder NF-10-Chevrolet 1 hour report
1979 Belgium Jacky Ickx United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team, Ltd. Lola T333CS-Chevrolet 1 hour, 30 minutes report
1980

1981
Not held
IMSA GT Championship
1982 United States John Paul, Sr.
United States John Paul, Jr.
United States JLP Racing Porsche 935 JLP-3 500 kilometres (310 mi) Camel GT 500 report
1983 United States Al Holbert
United States Jim Trueman
United States Holbert Racing March 83G-Porsche 500 kilometres (310 mi) Charlotte Camel GT report
1984 United States Randy Lanier
United States Bill Whittington
United States Blue Thunder Racing Team March 84G-Chevrolet 500 kilometres (310 mi) Charlotte Camel GT 500 report
1985 United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Holbert Racing Porsche 962 500 kilometres (310 mi) Camel GT Grand Prix of Charlotte report
1986 United States Drake Olson
United States Price Cobb
United States Dyson Racing Porsche 962 500 kilometres (310 mi) Camel GT Grand Prix of Charlotte report
1987

1999
Not held
American Le Mans Series
2000 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
Germany BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Grand Prix of Charlotte report

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