Top 10 things found at the bottom of the Charlotte Motor Speedway sinkhole

Top 10 things found at the bottom of the Charlotte Motor Speedway sinkhole

Top 10 things found at the bottom of the Charlotte Motor Speedway sinkhole

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by News Release

WCNC.com

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:12 PM

CONCORD, N.C. -- The infamous sinkhole that has developed in Charlotte Motor Speedway's infield has uncovered many unusual and even historical items, from a common step ladder to the July 16, 1977, edition of "The Charlotte News," which ironically contained a story about then Speedway Public Relations Director, Joe Whitlock. 

While crews rush to repair the sinkhole in time for next weekend's Bank of America 500, reports are beginning to run wild about the items they continue to find in what has become the unlikeliest of time capsules. 

Below is a list of the Top 10 things rumored to have been discovered at the bottom of the sinkhole.

1. Clint Bowyer's 150 driver points.
2. A toupee worn by Burt Reynolds in his 1983 movie "Stroker Ace,"filmed at the track.
3. The golden horseshoe that Kevin Harvick said Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team used when they won the Feb., 2010, race in Fontana, Calif., just in time for this weekend's race!
4. Parts to Darrell Waltrip's engine that mysteriously failed and ultimately avoided inspection after he drove to victory in the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 1985.
5. A strong, number-two wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. No, scratch that, that hasn't been found yet.
6. Media center lasagna that's as edible as it was 30-plus years ago.
7. Naysayers who believed condominiums would never work at a race track.
8. Blueprints from the infamous T-Rex race car that Jeff Gordon drove to a dominating victory in the 1997 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
9. An I.O.U. from David Reutimann to Michael Waltrip for intentionally wrecking one of his cars in Kansas last weekend.
10. A peanut butter and banana sandwich left behind by "The King" Elvis Presley during his 1968 filming of "Speedway" at the track.

 

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