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Parade of Power Celebrates Fall Season of Speed

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Concord, NC -  The Charlotte Motor Speedway kicked off its fall Season of Speed with a parade, Wednesday afternoon. Vehicles from an array of motorsports met at the Concord Mills mall to load up before drivers and their passengers made their way to the speedway.

Fans gathered as early as 6am to gain access to an autograph signing event. NASCAR legend Richard Petty was on hand for a meet and greet session, along with two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip.

Petty explained these event are important to build the fan base for racing, especially for the younger generation. "These are the people that are going to keep us up, 10 years down the road, 20 years down the road. So, we have to keep the kids really interested in cup racing."

Vehicle participants included a monster truck, NHRA dragsters, Pro Stock and Pro Modified cars. Jeff Brock, owner of the Mighty Monster Bus said he build his truck himself. "I had the body, then you build the frame to match it and get a motor and rear ends and put all that stuff together. Kind of like a puzzle."

Brock will be at the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash at the Dirt Track this weekend, to provide fan rides. For more information, click here.

My Fox Carolinas digital journalist Caitlin Lockerbie got a little too close to a monster truck, and has this blooper to show for it (don't worry, she's ok).


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