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What's new at Charlotte Motor Speedway?

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CONCORD, NC (WBTV) -

As Charlotte Motor Speedway prepares for a busy two weeks of racing, fans can expect to see a few changes at the speedway this year.

Officials announced Monday the use of a new camera that will be suspended from a wire hung 100 feet above the grandstands through turns 1 and 4.

The camera is similar to the ones used during NFL football games and in Daytona in February and can travel at speeds up to 80 mph. Speedway officials say the camera will bring a new perspective of the 200+ mph speeds during the Sprint Cup races and will be used during television coverage as well as on the big screen at the track.

The track is also installing more protection around turn 4 which has been deemed a high impact area. Officials say the SAFER barrier will add an extra measure of safety to drivers and fans.

Racing will kick off on Friday with the Camping World Truck Series race and the Sprint Cup Allstar race will take place on Saturday.

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