NASCAR Next: Behind the scenes
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The nine new members of the NASCAR Next Class of 2017-18 converged on Charlotte Motor Speedway in late April for some advance photo and video production, plus orientation into the sport's young driver initiative. On and around the track, here's a behind-the-scenes look at their day.
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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader Harrison Burton ready for his close-up.
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Defending NASCAR Pinty's Series champ Cayden Lapcevich takes cues from FOX Sports' John Luzzi.
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The NASCAR Next class assembles for a low-angle group photo at Charlotte's Sunoco gas pumps.
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During a break in shooting, Harrison Burton has something humorous to share with the rest of the class from his phone.
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The productions team makes use of the Charlotte Motor Speedway garage to film Chase Purdy.
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The personalized helmet of Hailie Deegan is captured in a rainy reflection on the Charlotte Motor Speedway grounds.
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Testing the limits of golf-cart occupancy, Justin Swilling of NASCAR's driver marketing department gets the class to its next production appointment.
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Fans in the stands: The 2017-18 NASCAR Next class takes a break in the Charlotte Motor Speedway's frontstretch seats.
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With Harrison Burton perched on the SAFER barrier, the rest of the Next class awaits their turn for photos.
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From left: Ty Majeski, Riley Herbst, Todd Gilliland and Chase Cabre share a laugh.
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Hailie Deegan and Harrison Burton await further instruction during a photo shoot.
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NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader Todd Gilliland smiles for photos during NASCAR Next production day.
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The class congregates for more photos in Charlotte's Turn 3 tunnel.
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A look through the lens into the shadows of the Turn 3 tunnel at Charlotte Motor Speedway.