NASCAR star Ryan Blaney joined IndyCar champion Will Power and NHRA standout Greg Anderson for the Parade of Power at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The three drivers paraded down Bruton Smith Boulevard from zMAX Dragway to the speedway infield, along with many other types of cars for fans to see.
"This is the 11th one that they've done and it's neat that it's still going on. Anything that goes on for over a decade is pretty special," Blaney said. “You don’t really get to drive Cup cars down the street pretty often. That part was pretty fun. To see all the people in the infield when we got in was special. I had Will Power riding in the passenger seat and he’s never been in a stock car before, so that was pretty fun to see his reaction. It’s neat. I’m up for whatever we can do to help out the speedway and meet some fans.”
For Charlotte Motor Speedway, the event provides an opportunity to showcase all that they have to offer.
“Parade of Power gives us a chance to prominently display the remarkable collection of race cars that compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte,” said Greg Walter, the speedway’s executive vice president. “We’re all about the fans and there’s no event geared toward fans that’s quite like our Parade of Power.”
This event also helped preview the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 scheduled for September 30.
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