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.
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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up watching his father race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as he and others raced plastic cars down the road course. Despite his long history at the track, he has never won a points race at CMS. This Sunday he will be racing in his final Coca-Cola 600 at the speedway.
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