The Grand Prix of Charlotte is 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 for one year.

In 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic making it impossible to have events at Lime Rock Park, IMSA announced on August 1, 2020 that the race will be revived as a two-hour (1:40 in racing length) on October 13 as a support race to the NASCAR Bank of America Roval 400 on the road course.

Results

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

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

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

1981
Not held
IMSA GT Championship
1982 United States John Paul, Sr.
United States John Paul, Jr.
United States Porsche 935 JLP-3 500 kilometres (310 mi) Camel GT 500
1983 United States Al Holbert
United States Jim Trueman
United States Holbert Racing March 83G-Porsche 500 kilometres (310 mi) Charlotte Camel GT
1984 United States Randy Lanier
United States Bill Whittington
United States -Chevrolet 500 kilometres (310 mi) Charlotte Camel GT 500
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
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
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
2001

2019
Not held
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2020 Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 1 Hour, 40 Minutes MOTUL 100% Synthetic Grand Prix Report

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