Mooresville Lives Up to Name of Race City USA

April 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm EST

Mooresville is not your average slow‚ Southern town.

Its official nickname is Race City USA‚ with more than 500‚000 stock car fans rumbling into town each year. Many of the dozens of NASCAR motorsports-related shops in Mooresville offer tours‚ and more than 200‚000 people a year visit the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame just off Interstate 77.

Race City USA became the city’s moniker in 1993‚ and city officials estimate that one-fourth of Mooresville’s employment is tied to motorsports.

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