Gallery: Speedway Gala

For 36 years, Speedway Charities has benefitted local charities by hosting a star-studded night of racing, music and glitz. On this May 25 evening at the Ritz-Carlton uptown, Coca-Cola 600 pole winner (and eventual champion) Martin Truex Jr. sat at a table with Carolina Panthers star Luke Kuechly, while Rick Hendrick, fresh from that afternoon’s induction into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, chatted at another table with Speedway president and Charities founder Bruton Smith. Tony Stewart was honored by Speedway Charities for his philanthropic work, then gave way to Darius Rucker and his band.

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