Local governments in North Carolina can support motorsports venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by applying for a grant from the North Carolina Motorsports Relief Fund.

You can use relief funds to enhance amenities and increase opportunities for events at your local motorsports venue.  To be eligible for a grant, the motorsports venue must be located in North Carolina, and also must be either presently sanctioned by:

  • The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR);
  • The National Hot Rod Association, or the International Hot Rod Association;
  • or have hosted a NASCAR Cup Series race on or after September 29, 1996.

To see the Fund's complete eligibility requirements, review the detailed information we've published in the program's application form, which is a Microsoft Excel document.  Be sure to take a look at all four tabbed worksheets within the Excel file, as each section contains important information you'll need to apply.  You may also email us at motorsports@commerce.nc.gov.

Apply for a grant from the Motorsports Relief Fund

The Mototsports Relief Fund is aimed to offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, support safe reopening, and aid planned expansions or upgrades delayed due to the pandemic. The Fund was established by the General Assembly in the recently passed state budget (Session Law 2021-180/Senate Bill 105 and Session Law 2021-189/House Bill 334 - search for the words 'MOTORSPORT INDUSTRY SUPPORT' and then read Section 11.14(b)).