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NASCAR, Racing And Charlotte

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Wendy Herkey
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WFAE

The two biggest NASCAR races of the year take place in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fans from all over the country are here to see some of the best drivers in the world compete and NASCAR is competing, too – for your attention. These races bring BIG money to town – about $230 million and the speedway has made major improvements to attract younger fans. We talk about racing, its impact, its Charlotte ties and more.

Guests
Tim Hagler - Vice President of Community Relations at Charlotte Motor Speedway and former mayor of Harrisburg

David Miller - Executive Director of the North Carolina Motorsports Association

Tom Jensen - Manager of Digital Content for FOXSports.com, he writes about NASCAR and racing