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Daredevil to walk tightrope at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted on: 6:46 pm, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 10:15pm, August 29, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nik Wallenda, best known for his daring tightrope walk s across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, will be making his way to Charlotte next month.

Wallenda announced Thursday that he, along with his sister, will perform a sky walk at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in October during the Bank of America 500.

The pair will start on opposite ends of a 500 foot rope, and meet in the middle, he explained during a demonstration during a demonstration in uptown Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

“It’s a walk we’ve never done before, the height is higher than we’ve ever been before, the distance is longer and it just makes it more exciting,” he said.