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Published: 6/8/2023

Carolina Speedweeks: A Photo Gallery

Author: THE BLOCK

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North Carolina is undeniably the heart of stock car country. Some of NASCAR's all-time greats are natives of the state, while the vast majority of the teams are based in the greater Charlotte area. In addition, grassroots short track racing is thriving in the Tar Heel State.

 

 

Chevrolet is well represented across all levels, ranging from grassroots racers utilizing Chevrolet Performance circle track crate engines* to Team Chevy superstars.

 

Kyle Larson swept the NASCAR weekend at North Wilkesboro and ran a patriotic scheme the following week at Charlotte.

 

May is perhaps the biggest month of the year for racing in North Carolina, as dozens of events are held, culminating with the crown-jewel NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.

This year, the final two weeks of May in the Old North State were bigger than ever. Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway also came back to life for NASCAR competition, hosting its first NASCAR events since 1996 with a Craftsman Truck Series race and the Cup Series All-Star Race on the third weekend in May. Team Chevy driver Kyle Larson won both.

The run up to those events included Late Model races at the track spotlighting the ASA STARS and CARS Tour, with Dale Earnhard Jr. participating in the latter.

 

Daniel Suarez's Trackhouse Racing crew completes a pit stop during the Coca-Cola 600.

 

The following week, the ARCA Menards Series, Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series took center stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. And despite fighting weather all weekend, the holiday events drew massive crowds – even as the Xfinity and Cup events were delayed until Monday.

Plus, more short track races on both dirt and asphalt took place throughout the area as did a variety of special events.

Below we've put together a gallery of some of our favorite Bowtie images from Carolina Speedweeks.

Also, be sure to keep watching The BLOCK for much more on Chevrolet Performance and all motorsports disciplines.

*Because of their effect on a vehicle's emissions performance, these engines are intended exclusively for use in competition vehicles. These engines are designed and intended for use in vehicles operated exclusively for competition: in racing or organized competition on courses separate from public roads, streets or highways. Installation or use of these engines on a vehicle operated on public roads, streets or highways is likely to violate U.S., Canadian, state and provincial laws and regulations related to motor vehicle emissions.

 

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