One of the things people in the NASCAR community hear a lot during these two weekends in May is, “This must be an easy time for you with the races in Charlotte because you don’t have to travel.”
While it unquestionably is great to sleep in your own bed, the reality is that the two weeks in which the Monster Energy All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway are among the busiest in the entire racing season.
Virtually every top team has sponsor summits, fan fests or charity events related to the 10 Days of Thunder and the schedules fill up real fast. This week, the NASCAR Next class of young drivers met with the media in Charlotte; a week from today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 gets voted on.
With that in mind, here are some social media posts from the first of two very busy weeks: