Thousands Expected In Uptown Charlotte Today

Good morning to you on this Thursday, May 24, 2012, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.   Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7 AM this morning for the Carolina's best morning newscast!

The big story of the day...thousands of additional people are expected in uptown Charlotte today as the Food Lion Speed Street kicks off!  Cam Man Ron Lee will join us live with all the details about the festival that's all things NASCAR!

And speaking of's pole night out at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  That happens at 7:10 tonight, but early goers can get in the gates beginning at 2:00.  Expect extra traffic in the CMS area today.  Tonya Rivens will have more on traffic in her First Alert Traffic.

It's going to be a great day weather-wise for the Food Lion Speed Street and tonight's qualifying at the track...but it's getting warmer!  Al Conklin will have everything you need to know to help you stay comfortable in his First Alert Weather forecast.

There's been a fire on board a nuclear powered submarine at a shipyard in details are coming in and we'll have the latest.

We have new information on a huge gang bust in Gaston County.

Vice-president Joe Biden is coming to Charlotte today...we'll have more on his campaign visit.

A K-K-K rally is scheduled to be held in Iredell County this weekend...we're talking to residents about what's going on, and many of them are not happy.

Christine Nelson has an all-new See, Click, Fix report...about a pot hole that's a danger to pedestrians!  Find out what happened once she started investigating.

Plus...find out why they were dropping hot dogs onto a soccer field in Detroit!

All that and so much more...when you join us this morning from 4:30 to 7 AM.  See you then!