Monday’s NASCAR-related events in Charlotte

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comMay 19, 2014 


TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 04: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Monday is one of the quietest days in the 10 days of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, with most drivers and teams using the down time to work on their vehicles and get some rest after Saturday’s All-Star Race.

But there are a couple of special events, including kart races in Mooresville to benefit military veterans and a golf tournament sponsored by former NASCAR standout (and now ESPN analyst) Rusty Wallace.

This is what’s on the Monday schedule for racing fans:

At the track: It’s a quiet day, with no racing-related events scheduled.

Veterans’ benefit: The Racing4Vets Veterans Kart Challenge is from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville.

Fans who have paid for special tickets will get a chance to race against NASCAR drivers such as Ryan Truex, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Robbie Allison and Jeffrey Earnhardt. And for $10, you can watch the races.

There also will be a memorabilia raffle and autograph table. Proceeds go to Racing4Vets, a nonprofit organization that helps service-disabled military veterans.

Golfing with Rusty: The annual Rusty Wallace Golf Classic takes place at the Trump National Golf Course in Mooresville and benefits the NASCAR Foundation.

Among those scheduled to participate: Former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip, Dale Jarrett, Denny Hamlin and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.

Driver appearances: Jamie McMurray, fresh off his victory in Saturday night’s All-Star Race, is scheduled to be at Bass Pro Shops at Concord Mills at 6 p.m.

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