Charlotte Motor Speedway added the "Bellagio" of drag strips to its complex with the completion of zMAX Dragway in 2008. The state-of-the-art facility has been praised as the finest drag racing facility in the world by both fans and competitors alike and opened to a sellout crowd of more than 30,000 for the NHRA Nationals in September 2008.

In 2010 the zMAX Dragway added a new event with the NHRA 4 Wide Nationals. The event held in the spring became an instant fan favorite as this is the only event where fans can see four cars in the various classifications make a run at the same time, doubling the horsepower and excitement with each and every run.