Cars Premieres at Lowes Motor Speedway

The turn 2 grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway—known in 2006 as Lowe’s Motor Speedway—were turned into an open-air theater on this day in 2006 for the world premiere of Disney·Pixar’s Cars. The seats faced four custom-built outdoor screens, measuring five stories high and 15 stories wide, with seating for 30,000. Before the premiere, the movie’s stars—including Paul Newman, Owen Wilson and racing great Richard Petty—walked a red carpet unfurled outside the speedway.