Take a trip down The Dale Trail

Dale Trail 5.jpgMay 15, 2013 -- This week's special edition of CTW is a can't-miss episode. We've partnered with the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau to take you to four stops along The Dale Trail. The trail, named for the late NASCAR Legend Dale Earnhardt, takes visitors on a tour of Earnhardt's childhood stomping-grounds in and around Kannapolis, and features landmarks that relate to his life and career.

You can stop by the CVB to pick up a map of all the stops on the Dale Trail, including his childhood neighborhood and Idiot Circle, where Earnhardt tested his driving skills in his 1956 Chevrolet as a teenager.

The trail also takes you by the garage where his father, Ralph Earnhardt, worked on cars belonging to moonshiners, like Junior Johnson. Visit a statue and tribute to Dale at Dale Earnhardt Plaza in downtown Kannapolis, then drive up Hwy. 3 to Dale Earnhardt Inc.

For the complete list of stops on the Dale Trail as well as many other NASCAR-related points of interest in Cabarrus County, log on to www.visitcabarrus.com.

Watch The Dale Trail special edition of CTW.

Other events highlighted on this week's CTW

  • Literacy Tutor Training at Kannapolis Library, May 18
  • Mommy & Me Nature Class at Cabarrus County parks, Thursdays
  • Family Fun Night at North Cabarrus Park, May 24
  • Camp Spencer Pool opens, May 25
  • Friday Night Dance at the Concord Senior Center, May 17
  • Stories Under the Stars outside the Kannapolis Library, May 18
  • League of Extraordinary Legos at Concord Library, May 21
  • Zombie Run at Cabarrus Arena, May 19
  • Reduced-cost rabies vaccination, May 20-24
  • Cool Breeze Heat Relief Program--Seniors can get fans at Concord and Mt. Pleasant senior centers