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While tens of thousands of people pack the grandstands at raceways, thousands of others drive pickup trucks, vans, campers and school buses right into the infield - the inner circle that cars race around. To get a better view, many vehicles are equipped with homemade observation decks.

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Fans pack the infield at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2015. However, if you look closely at the stands, there are empty seats.

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Fans stand on top of their trucks in the infield during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Getting a better view of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Relaxing and cooling off during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans set up observation decks on the top of their trucks to watch the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans relax outside a camper during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans take in the action during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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The scene at the infield during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans watch the racing while standing on trucks during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans watch the racing while standing on trucks during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Beer can litter the dirt as fans take in the action from atop their trucks during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans watch the racing as the sun sets during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans bike around the infield during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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A fan drinks beer while biking around the infield during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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A fan poses for the camera during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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A fan poses for the camera during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Cars race by makeshift living rooms set up in the infield during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans pose for the camera during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Fans atop a school bus take in the racing as the sun sets during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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