Charlotte Motor Speedway Dwarfs the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina

While politics is on the mind of current visitors to Charlotte, North Carolina, more than a million visitors to this region every year come to watch NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing at the nearby speedway.

Speedway attracts 1.5 million fans every year. The next big event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals September 14, 2012 to Sunday, September 16, 2012.

According to Democratic officials, they are moving President Barack Obama’s convention speech Thursday from outdoors at the Bank of America stadium to indoors at the Time Warner Cable Arena because of the possibility of severe weather. Obama had planned to accept his party’s nomination in a football stadium before a large crowd.

According to a DNCC spokesman, about 65,000 people with community credentials already activated their credentials, but only 21,000 will be able to attend at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

President Barack Obama ditched plans to deliver his speech at an outdoor stadium, citing iffy weather for Thursday. With a chance of thunderstorms on the horizon, Obama will accept his party’s nomination at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Republican pundits are claiming that the decision to move from the larger venue, was really due to a fear of low turnout that leave the stadium embarrassingly empty.

National Weather Service Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina as of Wednesday at 1:45 p.m.

Thursday
Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.