Charlotte Motor Speedway officials reported there had been no damage done to its facility after a strong storm passed through the area Tuesday afternoon.
A tornado may have passed over @CLTMotorSpdwy around 5:40p, where damage has been reported. Watch the sign spin around.
— Jacob Wycoff (@4cast4you) April 24, 2018
CMS vice president of communications, Scott Cooper, added this:
Very minor damage—a Bradford Pear tree that may have been ready to go anyway! Reports may have been “overblown” — However, #4WideNats @zMAXDragway WILL BLOW YOU AWAY this weekend! https://t.co/oKpGUtAXW6
— Scott Cooper (@CMSCooper) April 24, 2018
The ninth annual NGK Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals takes place this weekend at zMAX Dragway just across the street from the speedway.
NASCAR then comes to town for two weeks of action that begins with the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 19.