The Motor Speedway of the South is a racing stadium located in Motor City, United States of America, first seen in the film Cars. It is a location often used for Piston Cup races, and is where the Dinoco 400 was held during the 2005 season. In the 2016 season, the race was renamed the Dinoco Light 350 as the Dinoco 400 was moved to the Copper Canyon Speedway. Races may take place during either the day or night, and the track is surrounded by a plethora of lights so the track is lit during races at night.
In Cars, the Motor Speedway of the South is the location of the 2005 Dinoco 400, the final race of that year's season. The race featured a couple of highlights, including a large-scale accident involving thirty-one competitors, and two simultaneous tire blowouts from rookie Lightning McQueen. The most notable occurrence, however, was the first three-way tie in Piston Cup history, between McQueen, Strip Weathers and Chick Hicks.
In this appearance, the interior of the speedway contains a number of sponsor tents, such as one for Rust-eze. There is also a large grassy field where caravans can watch the race from, as well as a large pit row of nineteen pit crews lining one of the track's straightaways. As the 2005 Dinoco 400 took place at night, the track was well-lit.
Cars: The Video Game
In Cars: The Video Game, the second Piston Cup race of the 2006 season is held at the Motor Speedway of the South. The track is nearly identical to its appearance in Cars. Lightning McQueen places first, with the other top five competitors including Chick Hicks, Hollister, Lee Jr., and Suregrip.
In Mater the Greater, Mater performs some of his stunts in the interior of the track at the Motor Speedway of the South. Among his stunts are jumping over a line of rusty cars, jumping through a ring of fire, and jumping from a diving board into a kiddie pool.
In Monster Truck Mater, the Monster Truck Wrestling World Championship is held at the speedway.