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May 09, 2017

WATCH: NASCAR revs up for big race in Center City

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As part of an event to promote an upcoming race, a handful of NASCAR race cars rolled through Center City on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

NASCAR came to the streets of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Seven, colorful race cars cruised around Center City to promote the annual race at Pocono Raceway on June 11.

The event, dubbed the Pocono Raceway/Xfinity Philly Takeover, gave racing fans and passersby the opportunity to see the speed machines up close. The vehicles drove Market Street to City Hall, then to the Comcast Tower, providing brief demonstrations.

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Crowds look on as a handful of race cars drive by the Comcast Center, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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Crew members sit on the tailgate of a support vehicle for one of the race cars that rolled though Center City on Tuesday.

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After a brief demonstration near the Comcast Center, a few race cars head South on 17th Street.

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A driver steps through the window of a race car on JFK Boulevard in Center City after a brief demonstration.

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Spectators that attended Tuesday's NASCAR event in Center City look on as the cars prepare to depart Center City.