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Sinkhole Forms At Charlotte Motor Speedway
10-06-2010, 12:22 PM
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Sinkhole Forms At Charlotte Motor Speedway
http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/un...-speedway/

Crews are working to fix a sinkhole that formed in the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this week. (Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway).

CONCORD, N.C. — Construction crews at Charlotte Motor Speedway are working fast to try and fill a large sinkhole that has formed in the infield at the 1.5-mile race track just a week before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the venue.
The sinkhole, which is estimated to be 35-feet deep, formed near turns three in four in the infield when soil around a drainage pipe that is more than 30 years old gave way. Officials said the sinkhole was likely caused by the excessive amount of rain the area received in the previous week in combination with the track being built on a landfill.
Track officials expect to have the sinkhole filled prior to next week’s Bank of America 500.


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10-06-2010, 03:27 PM
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oh wow, that's pretty crazy!
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10-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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We're lucky it was not on the race track. No telling how long that would take to fix.
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10-08-2010, 05:25 PM
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That is actually kinda funny but its not

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10-08-2010, 10:58 PM
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/blog/from...car-275063

Credit Charlotte Motor Speedway for taking this whole Speedway sinkhole thing in the spirit of fun. While they've given some updates on the real items found in the hole, like a newspaper from 1977, they've also offered up this list of possible items also present in the hole:

1. Clint Bowyer's 150 driver points.

2. A toupee worn by Burt Reynolds in his 1983 movie "Stroker Ace," filmed at the track.

3. The golden horseshoe that Kevin Harvick said Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team used when they won the Feb., 2010, race in Fontana, Calif., just in time for this weekend's race!

4. Parts to Darrell Waltrip's engine that mysteriously failed and ultimately avoided inspection after he drove to victory in the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 1985.

5. A strong, number-two wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. No, scratch that, that hasn't been found yet.

6. Media center lasagna that's as edible as it was 30-plus years ago.

7. Naysayers who believed condominiums would never work at a race track.

8. Blueprints from the infamous T-Rex race car that Jeff Gordon drove to a dominating victory in the 1997 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

9. An I.O.U. from David Reutimann to Michael Waltrip for intentionally wrecking one of his cars in Kansas last weekend.

10. A peanut butter and banana sandwich left behind by "The King" Elvis Presley during his 1968 filming of "Speedway" at the track.
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10-09-2010, 03:03 AM
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lol nice
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10-09-2010, 09:46 AM
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Thats great especially the Clint Bowyer points

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