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20308
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The North Carolina racing industry contributes $6 billion annually and employs 25,000 people. The biggest piece comes from corporate-backed teams, while smaller tracks thrive on local passions and down-home business operators.
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20317
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Cars and racing have pushed Ollen Bruton Smith onto the list of FORBES' list of the 400 richest Americans. With the success of Charlotte Motor Speedway--the regional nucleus of the racing industry in Concord--and Sonic Automotive, Smith is battling back from the recession; however, he is also threatening to take his billion dollar economic input from North Carolina to Las Vegas.
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24138
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NASCAR's growth has stalled, causing many careers to fall in North Carolina, the number one state for motorsports. The author examines the impacts of a failing NASCAR and why racing is no longer as popular in America as it once was.
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24245
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Bill Simpson began building safety equipment for racecars after he broke both arms in a race. After Dale Earnhardt's death, however, the integrity of his seat belt has been questioned. The fallout from the crash has resulted in serious repercussions for his company.
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24429
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Richard Petty was a NASCAR legend who opened a small museum in Level Cross, North Carolina after he retired from racing. The building is a storehouse of treasures from his racing career and houses his racecar and trophies.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 8, January 1993, p14-16, il
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24507
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The Tour de Moore is a bike race started in 1976 that moves through the Sandhills and provides participants with the chance to visit points of historic interest and recreational attractions throughout Moore County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 11, April 1978, p9-11, il
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24542
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The author describes the Chimney Rock Hill Climb, a modern sporting event in which people participate in a car race on a route that covers part of Chimney Rock's twisting paths.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 11, April 1976, p14-16, il
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24982
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his success, both as a NASCAR driver and a businessman. He recall how his father, who passed in 2001, impacted him personally and professionally.
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27936
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The events that take place at the Wake County Speedway are explored. Kristin Gault and Robert Arch talk about their motivations for racing. They also discuss how competing against each other effects their romantic relationship. Other drivers and individuals at the racetrack talk about the atmosphere and racing the speedway.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 21, May 2010, p16-17 Periodical Website
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29342
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The Charlotte, Rockingham and North Wilkesboro speedways are North Carolina’s “Big 3” stock car tracks, attracting thousands of people to the state each year. As many as eighteen drivers in a forty-car Grand National race lineup will be North Carolina residents this year, including national champions Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 5, May 1981, p30-36, il, por
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29565
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In an exclusive program, Belmont Abbey now offers a motorsports business management program. The program boasts collaborations with some of the top individuals and companies in the sport, and is the only program devoted to the business of motorsports management.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 9, Sept-Sup 2007, p42, por
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36187
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The promoter of this venue aspired to make the entertainment truly family friendly. In addition to the racing, efforts were being made to increase the variety of entertainment to concerts, fireworks, and ice skating.
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36235
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Mooresville, founded by a local farmer in the 1850s, has experienced urban style and size growth. Contributions to its accelerated development came from families such as the Macks, whose century-plus contribution inspired the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Also attributing to the town’s growth was companies such as the NASCAR Technical Institute, Corvid Technologies, and Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.