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On Saturday: Hot dogs, NASCAR and kids

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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jake Roberson, 4, is oblivious to all the activity around him on Tryon Street Friday afternoon. He came to the Coca-Cola Speed Street with his dad, Jeff Roberson, both from Davidson. After a windy start, the day turned into a bright and sunny one for folks visiting the Coca-Cola Speed Street in uptown Charlotte.
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    Jabari Nelson, 19, held on to his little brother, Tyler Nelson, 4, as Tyler flung basketball after basketball in the Kids Zone Friday afternoon. After a windy start, Friday turned into a bright and sunny day for folks visiting the Coca-Cola Speed Street in uptown Charlotte.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    After a windy start, Friday turned into a bright and sunny day for folks visiting the Coca-Cola Speed Street in uptown Charlotte.
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    Lorenzo Hatten, with Mission AthleteCare, calls to a passersby as he tries to sell EnduraCool Towels Friday afternoon at the Coca-Cola Speed Street.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ramana Tammareddy, back seat, catches a ride as Ajeeb Peter tests drives a brand new Camaro with Carolyn Potlock, a GMC Right Seat Driver, along for the ride Friday afternoon. After a windy start, the day turned into a bright and sunny one for folks visiting the Coca-Cola Speed Street in uptown Charlotte.

Saturday will be a busy day for motorsports fans and anyone else interested in joining the Coca-Cola Speed Street party, with activities both at the track and in Charlotte’s uptown.

Coca-Cola Speed Street will have plenty to offer for children on Saturday.

Radio Disney Live! will command the Kids Zone, with interactive entertainment, dancing, and more. Kids Zone also features bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and face painters. It’s open from noon-6 p.m.

Saturday’s Speed Street entertainment: Pop and rock music are in the spotlight, with Julie Gribble opening the entertainment at 4 p.m. School of Rock Charlotte takes the stage at 8 p.m., and 38 Special performs at 9:30 p.m.

Hot dog eating contest: A qualifying event for the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the main stage. The top male and female finishers will qualify for the annual July 4 event at Coney Island, N.Y., according to event officials.

Driver appearances: Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle will appear on the main stage from 6:45-7:30 p.m. They will participate in a question-and-answer session.

Ryan Newman appearance: If you will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Kangaroo Express store in the infield will have Newman signing autographs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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