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2015 Drive for the Cure 300 Charlotte
There is nothing quite like NASCAR if you're a racing fan, though that's not something that you're going to figure out from home when you could be at Charlotte Motor Speedway for an amazing race like the Drive for the Cure 300. Formerly known as the Dollar General 300, the Drive for the Cure 300 is in an exciting new era that is sure to continue bringing the very best drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to Charlotte. In 2014, it was Brad Keselowski who continued his dominance by taking the checkered flag, though this time around anything can happen as the rest of the talented field looks to make its move.
Of course, once you're there in the stands alongside all the fans cheering for your favorite drivers, you'll understand loud and clear what the difference is between the home and race track experience. The Drive for the Cure 300 is simply the place to be if you're a NASCAR fan, and NASCAR lovers are reminded each and every fall as this renowned race continues to deliver some of the best action in the sport. No matter how many options there are to follow the action these days, being next to up to 134,999 other fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only way to truly appreciate an event of this caliber.
Drive for the Cure 300 Event Info
This one has been around for a while, as it first formed in 1973 and has been through a steady stream of amazing moments and nail-biting finishes thanks to the talent level it routinely draws to the track. Bobby Allison won the inaugural race in '73, but other great drivers like Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and more have also taken the checkered flag, creating a long line of great races that have captivated the attention of NASCAR fans. The Drive for the Cure 300 hasn't just been the Ford and Chevy show despite their dominance, as Oldsmobile, Toyota and Pontiac all won this event four times over its history, with Dodge, Buick and Toyota also taking down the win at well at one point or another. Add it all up and this is a race that has a terrific history and continues to dazzle audiences on the regular, which is why it's never a bad play to head out and see your favorite NASCAR stars come to town to light up the track in Charlotte.
Perhaps more than any other sport, NASCAR is a sport that simply needs to be experienced live and in person to truly appreciate it, as the buzz of the crowd is a crucial part of the race day experience. Instead of trying to catch the highlights, head out to the stands so you can see all the action first-hand as the best drivers in the world gun it for the checkered flag at the internationally celebrated Charlotte Motor Speedway. There are all kinds of other sports these days, but the motorsports experience remains as good as it gets if you love the spectacle of sport and are looking for a fun event that will have you coming back for more in no time.
Drive for the Cure 300 History
When the race first got started back in 1973 (as the World Service Life 300), it was starting a tradition that would soon make a serious name on the NASCAR scene, as many of the very best drivers in the world have come together to clash on the track for this one. Bobby Allison won the very first two races before passing the torch to Ray Hendrick, and from there it was on as the sport's top superstars kept coming to Charlotte as this event got bigger and bigger. These days, the Drive for the Cure 300, as it's called, is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield and benefits a good cause that goes beyond just racing, helping to make it one of those incredible events that every fan needs to check out sooner or later.
Drive for the Cure 300 Trivia
Who holds the record for most wins at this event?
The answer is Darrell Waltrip, who took the checkered flag four different times from 1977 through 1984.
Drive for the Cure 300 Fans
Though there are plenty of other NASCAR races and events, it all culminates with exciting events like the Drive for the Cure 300 when it gets underway at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. We all know that you can just keep up with the action on your phone, but you're way off if you ever think you're going to come close to the atmosphere that you'll find if you're actually in the stands for all of the heart-pounding excitement. The fans are also a crucial part of the experience, as the camaraderie that you'll find when it comes to NASCAR will speak for itself from the opening lap of the Drive for the Cure 300 onward.
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