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VIDEO: Charlotte group makes bid to host X Games

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Rendering of a possible X Games look at the Speedway (Source: Charlotte Motor Speedway) Rendering of a possible X Games look at the Speedway (Source: Charlotte Motor Speedway)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The group behind a bid to bring the X Games to Charlotte in the summer of 2014 has released a video in its effort.

The video, entitled "The Official X Games Charlotte Bid Video - #XGamesCLT" was released on Saturday.

It shows competing cities (Austin, TX, Detroit and Chicago) being known for very specific things - Austin as a music capital, Detroit as "The Motor City" and Chicago as the "Windy City."

Then - you see the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord - Speed City USA.

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Add in some racing highlights, shots of extreme sports, big crowds and some heavy metal-type music and you have a bid video.

In April, the X Games announced that Charlotte was among the four finalist cities competing to earn three-year contracts to host the North American summer stop on the X Games global tour beginning in 2014.

Last October, X Games began taking bids from cities hoping to host the games -- an Olympic-style bidding process where groups representing each city sent in proposals as the contract between the X Games and AEG was set to expire after the 2013 X Games in Los Angeles.

A week after the announcement, officials at the Speedway released a rendering of what "could" be done at the complexes in (and around) the Speedway.

Charlotte has mounted a public campaign as well with a Facebook and a LinkedIn page.

"We're honored to be one of four finalists in consideration to host the X Games in 2014 and beyond," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"In many respects, Charlotte Motor Speedway was one of the original action sports venues, having hosted world-class NASCAR and NHRA events that have drawn the attention of international audiences for more than 50 years.

If selected, a majority of the action sports competitions, which range from skateboarding and BMX to Rally Car and Moto X, would be hosted at different venues within the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex.

"These events combine extreme action sports entertainment with the ESPN brand for more than 100,000 fans on site and tens of millions watching worldwide," Smith continued.

The Speedway plans to work with its business and tourism partners from across the region as it moves forward in the selection process.

The new host city is expected to be announced this summer.

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