A reporter's speedway vaccine experience: Feeling safe with world's largest pit crew

CONCORD, N.C. — At 10:15 a.m. Friday, I turned right through the front gate of Charlotte Motor Speedway and faced something familiar and startlingly new. A traffic jam. My first since March, when the pandemic put the work lives of thousands of us on home detention, atomized our social calendars and further stress-fractured our country. Now hundreds of cars — five wide in NASCAR parlance — crawled through the vast speedway parking lot in a rolling testament to the common good, arriving en masse for the opening day of Atrium Health’s COVID-19 vaccine weekend. It was all so … Charlotte. Sprawli…

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