Jan 30, 2024 - News

🏁 NASCAR's moment

Ross Chastain at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Ross Chastain at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

It's hard to showcase NASCAR without highlighting the Charlotte area.

  • Netflix's new sports docuseries does just that, from the Uptown skyline and NASCAR Hall of Fame, to team headquarters and drivers' massive mansions on Lake Norman and in south Charlotte.

Driving the news: "NASCAR: Full Speed" premieres today, Jan. 30. It will follow the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series (stock car racing's highest level) playoffs and championship race.

My thought bubble: NASCAR has been around for decades — and while it has had its challenges, other pro sports in Charlotte have really frustrated fans recently.

  • Maybe Charlotte will return to its roots and rekindle its love for NASCAR.

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