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Speed Week Prepares to Rev Up

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  • Logan Sherrill

    Logan Sherrill

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:28:40 GMT
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
  • Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:22:47 GMT

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

  • Newton and Receivers Looking To Get Familiar—Fast

    Newton and Receivers Looking To Get Familiar—Fast

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:11:01 GMT
    Recovery and bonding with new receivers among the challenges for Cam Newton. Rookie Kelvin Benjamin is one of those new wide outs.
    Recovery and bonding with new receivers among the challenges for Cam Newton. Rookie Kelvin Benjamin is one of those new wide outs.
Arguably the most exciting time during the NASCAR season kicks off this week, Speed Street. This year is the 20th anniversary of the three day event.

Speed Street brings fans from all over the nation. More than 400,000 to be exact, some have never missed a year and others like Arlene and Leroy Vierra, from California are attending their very first Speed Street.

"We've been looking for some things to do," said Arlene.

Speed Street begins Thursday (opening ceremonies 5 p.m.) and runs through Saturday night.
Highlighted acts include Who's Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (Friday), Thompson Square (Saturday) and .38 Special as the final act on Saturday.

Saturday also includes a Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at 5:30 p.m.

See the MAP of Speed Street.
Speed Street is a free event.
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  • Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:22:47 GMT

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

  • Roll Over Fred: From Pet Owner to Store Owner

    Roll Over Fred: From Pet Owner to Store Owner

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:52:30 GMT
    We all have heard of the saying, “a dog is a man’s best friend," it may sound a bit cliche but it’s true for Fred Shrill and his dog Tucker. “I wouldn’t take the world or him,” said Fred as he smiled.

     

  • Mike Leslie's death-defying (not really) ride in the passenger seat of a rocket ship

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:22:34 GMT
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
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