Belmont is a small suburban city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, located about 13 miles (21 km) west of uptown Charlotte and 9 miles (14 km) east of Gastonia. The population was 10,076 at the 2010 census. Once known as Garibaldi Station, the name change for Belmont is disputed. Some say it was named for the prominent New York banker August Belmont. Others contend the Pope ordered the abbot of the monastery to change the name since he would not tolerate an abbey in a place that bore the Garibaldi name. The abbot could see Crowder's mountain from the property and named the town Belmont - "beautiful mountain". Belmont is home to Belmont Abbey College.
Cabarrus County, “Where Racing Lives,” is in south-central North Carolina in the Piedmont region, about 20 minutes north of Uptown Charlotte.
Lake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina.
Mooresville is a large town located in south western section of Iredell County, North Carolina, United States and is a part of the fast-growing Charlotte Metro area. The population was 32,711 at the 2010 United States Census. In 2019, the population had increased to 39,132, making it the largest municipality in Iredell County. It is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Charlotte. Mooresville is best known as the home of many NASCAR racing teams and drivers, along with an IndyCar team and its drivers, as well as racing technology suppliers, which has earned the town the nickname "Race City USA". Also located in Mooresville is the corporate headquarters of Lowe's Corporation and Universal Technical Institute's NASCAR Technical Institute.