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May 25, 2007 | JIM PELTZ
What's new in motor sports heading into this weekend: 1 Race fans get their fill this Memorial Day weekend with the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Series race Sunday followed by the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Also Sunday, the Formula One series holds the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo, with English rookie Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes leading the series' points.
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May 24, 2009 | Tania Ganguli
What to watch for in today's Coca-Cola 600: The race The Coca-Cola 600 is today at 2 p.m. PDT at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The former Charlotte Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile quad-oval that seats 165,000. This year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. It's also the 50th running of the race, which was called the World 600 in its first year in 1960. The track filed for bankruptcy the next year but has recovered nicely since that time in the heart of NASCAR's hub. What makes it special?
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October 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A year that began with so much promise hasn't turned out very well for Penske Racing's Sprint Cup team. Heading into NASCAR's Saturday night race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman -- finishing out his run with Penske before joining Tony Stewart's new team in 2009 -- is 15th in the points, former series champion Kurt Busch is 18th and Sam Hornish Jr., making the transition from open-wheel to stock cars, is 37th in the all-important car...
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October 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A year that began with so much promise hasn't turned out very well for Penske Racing's Sprint Cup team. Heading into NASCAR's Saturday night race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman -- finishing out his run with Penske before joining Tony Stewart's new team in 2009 -- is 15th in the points, former series champion Kurt Busch is 18th and Sam Hornish Jr., making the transition from open-wheel to stock cars, is 37th in the all-important car...
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February 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Selling the naming rights of sports venues, a practice that has become commonplace in team sports in recent years, spilled over into auto racing Tuesday. Lowe's Companies Inc., the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer, agreed to pay $35 million over 10 years to have Charlotte Motor Speedway at Concord, N.C., renamed Lowe's Motor Speedway. "Charlotte Motor Speedway has been around since 1960, so there's definitely going to be a period of adjustment," said H.A.
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May 21, 2000 | JENNA FRYER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
At least 74 people were injured Saturday night after a concrete walkway spanning a four-lane highway in front of Lowe's Motor Speedway collapsed as fans left a NASCAR race. About 30 feet of the 15-foot-high walkway fell onto U.S. Highway 29 about 11:15 p.m. EDT About 75 people were on the bridge, which connects the track to a parking lot, when it snapped at the center. Twelve of the injured were airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte, about 20 miles south of Concord, Charlotte Fire Capt.
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May 24, 2009 | Tania Ganguli
What to watch for in today's Coca-Cola 600: The race The Coca-Cola 600 is today at 2 p.m. PDT at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The former Charlotte Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile quad-oval that seats 165,000. This year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. It's also the 50th running of the race, which was called the World 600 in its first year in 1960. The track filed for bankruptcy the next year but has recovered nicely since that time in the heart of NASCAR's hub. What makes it special?
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May 25, 2007 | JIM PELTZ
What's new in motor sports heading into this weekend: 1 Race fans get their fill this Memorial Day weekend with the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Series race Sunday followed by the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Also Sunday, the Formula One series holds the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo, with English rookie Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes leading the series' points.
NEWS
May 21, 2000 | JENNA FRYER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
At least 74 people were injured Saturday night after a concrete walkway spanning a four-lane highway in front of Lowe's Motor Speedway collapsed as fans left a NASCAR race. About 30 feet of the 15-foot-high walkway fell onto U.S. Highway 29 about 11:15 p.m. EDT About 75 people were on the bridge, which connects the track to a parking lot, when it snapped at the center. Twelve of the injured were airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte, about 20 miles south of Concord, Charlotte Fire Capt.
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February 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Selling the naming rights of sports venues, a practice that has become commonplace in team sports in recent years, spilled over into auto racing Tuesday. Lowe's Companies Inc., the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer, agreed to pay $35 million over 10 years to have Charlotte Motor Speedway at Concord, N.C., renamed Lowe's Motor Speedway. "Charlotte Motor Speedway has been around since 1960, so there's definitely going to be a period of adjustment," said H.A.
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