Charlene LaPensee began painting NASCAR theme segments on the couple's RV in 2012. Today she is painting the Young Guns of racing while parked on the grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Charlene and husband, Bernie are from Ontario, Canada and thus far this year have been to the Daytona 500, Volusia County in Florida for dirt track racing, toured the NASCAR Hall of Fame, race shops and testing at CMS. The couple will attend this Saturday's All Star race and then head north following Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 on May 28th.
NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth takes soldiers from Fort Bragg on a fast drive around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in a Toyota Camry pace car on Thursday, May 11. The track revealed some prerace activities for the May 28 Coca-Cola 600.
Large crowds arrived at Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500. Fans gathered in the Fan Zone, infield and at the start/finish line to sign their names and wishes. Actor Own Wilson spoke on who the best racer he has worked with during a press conference. Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte native and Country Day School graduate William Byron is now competing on the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Friday his team prepared the car for practice at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer
NASCAR teams returned to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday ready for practice. Unfortunately the day was marred by rain showers until late afternoon. The window allowed the Camping World Series to hit the track prior to the Can-Am Duel races.
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will return to Cup racing in Sunday's Daytona 500 after missing 18 races last season with a concussion, said his doctor told him that no two concussions are alike. He also talked about his wife's preference on his beard.