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Hurricane Dorian Jeep coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted October 14, 2019 4:57 a.m. EDT

— The Hurricane Dorian Jeep that stole the hearts and Facebook feeds of the internet is coming to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday.

The red Jeep Grand Cherokee that Hurricane Dorian battered with Category 2 winds, brutal waves and sand is now a "must-sea" attraction at the Pennzoil AutoFair from Oct. 17 through 19.

The Jeep will be parked in front of the speedway's Victory Lane during the three-day show to raise money for victim's of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, according to WXII.

"Our insurance wanted to total it, but they wouldn't let us buy it back because of health reasons," Nick Feliciano said to Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We explained the role it played in the hurricane coverage and that our goal was to help the Bahamas through the Jeep's popularity, so the company gave us a year's grace period to use it for that. We are taking the opportunity handed to us to raise money for the families in the Bahamas."

Before it was rescued from the ocean, curious onlookers waded through the surf and jumped onboard the unsteady vehicle to pose for photos. Later, a man showed up to play Amazing Grace on bagpipes as he walked beside the stranded SUV.

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