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Panthers’ Greg Olsen, NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. team up for fundraiser

charlotteobserver.com — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced a joint fundraising effort Wednesday to benefit the Levine Children's Hospital, where Olsen's son, T.J., was born with a congenital heart defect in 2012. Earnhardt and Olsen are offering fans a chance to win what they're calling a "Weekend with the 88s," a play on Earnhardt's No.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @theobserver: Greg Olsen, Dale Earnhardt Jr. team up to benefit Levine Children's Hospital #weekendwith88s #nascar #panthers ow.ly/zwqDh

Jul 23, 2014

RT @theobserver: Greg Olsen, Dale Earnhardt Jr. team up to benefit Levine Children's Hospital #weekendwith88s #nascar #panthers ow.ly/zwqDh

Wallace wins Truck Series MidSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway

charlotteobserver.com — Wednesday night’s MudSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway was truly checkers or wreckers. Darrell Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag for his second NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season and Kyle Larson wrecked out of the race trying to battle Wallace for the lead with two of 150 laps remaining.
Jul 24, 2014

.@BubbaWallace wins Truck Series MidSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway Read more here: charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/23/506…

Former F1 driver Scott Speed finds a home in Global Rallycross

charlotteobserver.com — Scott Speed has been around the world doing what he loves: Racing. Sao Paulo. Hong Kong. Montreal. Monaco. Those are the perks that come with being the first American to land a Formula 1 ride since Michael Andretti in 1993. But after two years of F1 racing, Speed came back home to America.
Jul 23, 2014

Former F1 and NASCAR driver @scottspeed finds a home in Global Rallycross Read more here: charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/23/506…

Blow up 2015 NASCAR schedule? No one can light match

charlotteobserver.com — My two cents In the not-so-shocking news department, NASCAR Chairman Brian France confirmed on Monday what has become apparent in recent weeks - next season's Sprint Cup Series schedule will not look all that different from this year's. The bulk of the schedule - outside an occasional date swap between tracks - has remained the same for nearly a decade.
Jul 23, 2014

Blow up 2015 NASCAR schedule? No one can light the match Read more here: charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/23/506…

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

charlotteobserver.com — TAIPEI, Taiwan A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said.

Another Charlotte job announcement today

charlotteobserver.com — One day after announcing that a New Jersey-based company will bring 250 new jobs to Charlotte, the Queen City apparently is due for more good news Wednesday. Gov. Pat McCrory's office has announced that a "major economic development announcement" is coming later this morning. The announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Jul 23, 2014

My story today: Sealed Air Corp. moving headquarters to Charlotte, bringing nearly 1,300 jobs charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/23/506…

Jul 23, 2014

Sealed Air Corp., a Fortune 500 company known for making Bubble Wrap, will bring 1,262 jobs to Charlotte. bit.ly/1kbSH5W

Jul 23, 2014

Another big job announcement for Charlotte this morning. I'll be there at 10 a.m. bit.ly/1kbQfwe #CLT

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