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A "living statue" amazes the crowds attending the 2009 Speed Street festival in downtown Charlotte, NC. Event organizers shut down sections of the Charlotte Center City for the 15th annual family-friendly event, which includes music, NASCAR show car appearances, autographs from NASCAR drivers, games, food and fun. Key sponsors include Food Lion, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite and Chevrolet. Photos by Charlotte photographer Patrick Schneider of Patrick Schneider Photography. Food Lion Speed Street runs in conjunction with the Coca-Cola Classic 600 NASCAR race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in nearby Concord, NC.