CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Race Week is kicking into high gear this weekend and that means people are here from all over for the big show in Concord at the speedway.
But how many fans from out of town actually make it down to Charlotte?
Walk through the camping areas and you'll find people like Bill Beddinger, who, when asked about going to Charlotte said, "No we have not."
Same with Larry Cerullo from New York.
"Not on this trip," he said.
But you will also find folks like Mike Fulton from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who said, "We've been there twice this week. We went to the Hall of Fame today."
It was always hoped the NASCAR Hall of Fame would lure visitors to Charlotte who were staying around Concord during race weeks -- and in many cases it seems to be working.
Katrina Goguen came down from Virginia and is camping near the track.
"We actually went down to the Hall of Fame today," she said.
She predicts her family will spend at least "a couple of thousand" dollars while they are here.
And that is good news for Concord and for Charlotte.