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Week Ahead: Panthers head to camp to mark football’s return

The Carolina Panthers return to Spartanburg on Friday for training camp at Wofford. All training camp practices are free and open to the public, with each practice lasting about two hours.
The Carolina Panthers return to Spartanburg on Friday for training camp at Wofford. All training camp practices are free and open to the public, with each practice lasting about two hours. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Friday

The Carolina Panthers return to Spartanburg for training camp at Wofford. All training camp practices are free and open to the public, with each practice lasting about two hours. There is a “Back To Football” party at 4:30 p.m., followed by the team’s first practice at 6:30 p.m. Camp lasts through Aug. 20. Information: http://www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp.html.

Tuesday

It’s Champion’s Night at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the Summer Shootout wraps up. Championships in the Bandoleros and Legends divisions will be decided. Racing begins at 5 p.m., with fireworks afterward: Tickets: 800-455-3267; http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/

Friday

High school football practice begins in South Carolina.

Saturday

High school football practice begins in North Carolina.

Saturday

The Charlotte Independence faces the Rochester Rhinos, the only unbeaten team in the United Soccer League, at Ramblewood Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. The Independence is one of the few teams that has not lost to the Rhinos (11-0-7) this season, playing them to a 0-0 tie on July 18 in Rochester, N.Y. Tickets: 704-206-1515; http://www.charlotteindependence.com/tickets/

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