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Charlotte Chamber's Jeff Edge talks about Speed Street
Despite torrential rains, about 400,000 motorheads swarmed uptown Charlotte over the weekend for the 17th Annual Food Lion Speed Street festival. The festival, which culminates in the Coca-Cola 600 (won this year by  Kevin Harvick) features live music, a chance to shake hands with your favorite driver, and food. The menu included something called a "lug nut," a deep-fried (of course) ball of pimento cheese and bacon. (We might need a little motor oil to wash down one of those things.) The Charlotte Chamber's Jeff Edge tells us the industry has grown to become a $4B economic powerhouse employing about 18,000 people on the national circuit. "NASCAR has a great impact on the local economy," Jeff says. "It's definitely an industry we target here at the Chamber."
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