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Charlotte Motor Speedway Modifies "Roval" For Quicker Laps; Ready For NASCAR Playoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 18

Charlotte Motor Speedway's "Roval" road course has been "modified and now appears ready for this season’s NASCAR playoffs," according to Brendan Marks of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The track was "originally introduced at 2.42 miles with 18 turns." But some drivers and SMI President & CEO Marc...

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PGA Tour Unveils Plans For New HQ

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