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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Brad Keselowski wins the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race winner Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race winner Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race winner Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Brad Keselowski does a burn out after winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race winner Brad Keselowski (2) and Kasey Kahne (5) traded the lead several tines in the last few laps of The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race winner Brad Keselowski (2) and Kasey Kahne (5) traded the lead several tines in the last few laps of The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Start of The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Fireworks just before the start of the The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Rookie Kyle Larson (51) exits the pits after a stop during The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race leader Kasey Kahne (5) during a pit stop on lap 173 at The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Kasey Kahne (5) takes lead after this pit stop during a late race caution. The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson pits with 100 laps left in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Jeff Gordon pits at the midpoint of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Kert Busch (78) during an early pit stop at The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Brad Keselowski (2) during an early pit stop at The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Kasey Kahne (5) takes lead after this pit stop during a late race caution. The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Close call on pit road during the first pit stop of the The Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. (L to R) Kasey Kahne (5), David Ragan, (34), Jimmie Johnson (48) and Clint Boyer (15). Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Jeff Gordon and the field pit during the first caution of the night in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Jeff Gordon and the field pit during the first caution of the night in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Pole sitter Jeff Gordon (24) pulls away from the crowd in the first laps of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson (48) runs in the opening laps of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race cars are pushed from the garage area to to pit road before the start of the Bank of America 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday Oct. 12, 2013 Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Race fans make their way into the track before the start of the Bank of America 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday Oct. 12, 2013 Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    The Goo Goo Dolls perform before the start of the Bank of America 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana Wallenda cross during their skywalk at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Nik Wallenda walks the tightrope above Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, with his sister, Lijana, 140 feet above pit road during the pre-race show at the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Gavin West, 7, usually has the full field of race cars laid out on the living room floor of his home in Raliegh. A trip to the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway gave him a chance to play with his toy cars on the real thing. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Nik Wallenda crosses the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Goo Goo Dolls perform for the crowd at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Carroll Detrow salutes and Erin Brechbiel waves to busloads of soldiers from Fort Bragg as they arrive at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The military presence at the speedway is smaller than in previous years, in part due to the government shutdown. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Katy Breuer poses on the finish line for a photo taken by her friend Leslie Greenberg during pre-race activities at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They are from Washington D.C. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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