NASCAR spends the Memorial Day Weekend in North Carolina for the Coca-Cola 600, remembering the victims of the Oklahoma tornado and NASCAR introduces the Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
FOX News Radio's Marghiee "Trackside" Teshineh previews the race:
FOX in the Fast Lane.
It's the longest race of the year, the Coca-Cola 600. For Carl Edwards it's not just a physically tough race.
(Edwards) "Mentally, I think all of us have to prepare a little bit for the extra distance. It is a grueling event."
Another problem, says Edwards, is the heat.
(Edwards) "If the temperatures are high the whole weekend, you know, everyone starts the event, you know, hot and worn out already."
And according to Greg Biffle, a hot day will alter the track.
(Biffle) "Literally five or ten degrees of temperature swing in the track will create a lot different speeds."
Congratulations to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Drivers Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Fireball Roberts and chief engineer Maurice Petty.
And all three Cup cars of Michael Waltrip Racing this weekend will carry decals of Feed the Children, an Oklahoma City-based group who's providing food and resources to tornado victims.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.
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