NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.
A joke by some is that it stands for…Non Athletic Sport that Centers Around Rednecks, or Non Athletic Sport Composed of Amused Rednecks.
Today it boasts of more than 75 million fans.
The driving force behind the establishment of NASCAR was William “Bill” France Sr. (1909-1992), a mechanic and auto-repair shop owner from Washington, D.C., who in the mid-1930s moved to Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Daytona area was a gathering spot for racing enthusiasts, and France became involved in racing cars and promoting races. After witnessing how racing rules could vary from event to event and how dishonest promoters could abscond with prize money, France felt there was a need for a governing body to sanction and promote racing.
He gathered members of the racing community to discuss the idea, and NASCAR was born, with its official incorporation in February 1921. France served as NASCAR’s first president and played a key role in shaping its development in the sport’s early decades.
In the early days, the drivers raced down the beach of Daytona then turned and raced back down the road until they turned back onto the beach to come around again.
NASCAR held its first Strictly Stock race on June 19, 1949, at the Charlotte Speedway in North Carolina. Some 13,000 fans were on hand to watch Glenn Dunnaway finish the 200-lap race first in his Ford; however, Jim Roper (who drove a Lincoln) collected the $2,000 prize after Dunnaway was disqualified for illegal rear springs on his vehicle.
In the early years of NASCAR, competitors drove the same types of cars that people drove on the street–Buicks, Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, among others–with minimal modifications. Today, the cars are highly customized.
In 1950, the first NASCAR-based track, the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, opened. More new raceways followed, including the Daytona International Speedway, which opened in 1959.
Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500, which was run on February 22 of that year.
The Daytona 500 became NASCAR’s season opener and one of its premiere events. Lee Petty’s son Richard, who began his racing career in 1958, won the Daytona 500 a record seven times and became NASCAR’s first superstar before retiring in 1992.
NASCAR roots are from Bootlegging moonshine across the South. Many drivers started out by tuning up their cars and hauling illegal liquor around the South.
Their fast cars helped them outrun the law. Then someone got the bright idea to cut a racetrack into a cow pasture and, as they say, the rest is history.
Today, NASCAR drivers race on multi-million dollar tracks in cars costing over $140,000, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans watching it live at the tracks; and millions more watching from home on TV.
Before we get started with the tour, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. I worked in Motorsports for 10 years.
During that time I had many responsibilities. One of them was that I was a NASCAR Tour Guide.
I would escort VIP Guests into the Pit and Garage Areas and explain to them all the things about racing that they needed to know to enjoy the race that day better.
I traveled to a different racetrack every week and enjoyed giving these tours very much.
When I started out, I knew very little about NASCAR but I did my homework. I interviewed people and asked many questions.
I kept very good notes and made my own manual on how to give a NASCAR Tour.
I taught other employees in my company how to give tours also and they were very successful with my notes.
I won’t say I was the best tour guide ever but I will say that I was so good that I had other companies asking me for a copy of my Tour Notes.
I was told by my boss not to give my notes to anybody. It was our competitive edge on the competition that we gave the best tours on the circuit.
Below, I am explaining that the teams put tape in the shape of an L on the cement in their pit stall so the driver will know where to put his front left tire when he comes to the pits for changing his tires and getting gas.
They want the left front tire here so then the car won’t be too close to the wall for the Jack man to be able to use his jack to lift the car to change the left side tires.
The Chi is for Chicago. There’s a camera above recording the Pit Stops and the Chi tells the team later what track they’re at.
I enjoyed teaching so many of our VIP guests about NASCAR and racing.
Many times they would videotape my tour so they could watch it again when they got home.
I was videotaped all across the U.S. giving my tours.
It was a job I was very proud of because I had done the research and learned all about the sport myself.
For knowing nothing when I started, I became quite an expert on NASCAR and the racing that goes on almost every weekend of the year.
I learned quite a lot from spending so much time around the racing teams.
During my racing career, I was able to drive NASCAR racecars many times.
I drove the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they host the Indy 500 every year, as well as NASCAR’s Brickyard 400.
Charlotte Motor Speedway was fun and it’s in the heart of NASCAR territory with most of the race teams in the area.
I also drove the Daytona International Speedway, twice. They host the Daytona 500 and it was a really exciting experience to drive on such a big racetrack with so much history.
I learned quite a bit about racing from driving these cars so fast.
I’m about to share some of that knowledge with you now on a virtual NASCAR Tour.
I hope you enjoy reading the rest of my article and maybe you’ll learn some things you didn’t know about NASCAR and racing before.
To begin, each NASCAR team has a merchandise hauler and some have many.
It is here that the fans can buy hats, jackets, race cars and other memorabilia of their favorite drivers.
At the races, you’ll see many corporate sponsors set up displays to interact with the fans. Below is the Pepsi booth, where you can taste their newest beverages.
Crown Royal is a sponsor of a race team, so they also do promotions for the fans.
Pepsi is a big NASCAR supporter and always has a big set up to entertain the fans.
AOL has their mascot at the races to promote their services.
You’ll see many mascots at the races. I feel for them… it’s gotta be hot as hell in those costumes.
I gave out banners at these races like I did for drag racing and the Indy 500.
Sometimes our banners came in handy as a clothesline, lol.
The fans in the infield of the tracks were usually the liveliest.
They would arrive days before the race and party all the way through, until the end.
They would get on top of their buses and motorhomes to get a better view of the cars going around the track. I’d be scared to fall from that height.
Having a railing around the top deck was much safer.
I had no problem getting people to cheer for a photo. They loved doing it.
For some, this is their big vacation from work for the year and they make the most of it.
Look how high they built this scaffolding! It’s a workout just to climb up there.
Some believe in ‘Truth in Advertising’, lol.
You will see some funny sights at a NASCAR race.
Now he is totally chilling out. Not a care in the world.
This photo was taken at the campgrounds; where they know how to have a good time.
Race fans are very supportive of the drivers they follow and will wear their favorite drivers’ shirts and jackets all the time.
I thought this BBQ pit was pretty awesome.
What a great way to show some love to your favorite driver of all time, Dale Earnhardt. May he rest in Peace.
There’s always limousines around the tracks for the VIP’s.
The Pace Cars always look nice.
Especially this one.
Here’s another cool one.
A look at the hood.
Now here’s a funny looking car.
What a massive vehicle. I bet it only gets about 2 miles to the gallon, lol.
There’s always many carts at a race for people to get around the tracks quickly.
It saves time and also a lot of energy because these tracks are huge.
Some carts are very cool. Like this one.
Others are designed to carry a lot of people.
This one was very unique and I bet it was expensive too.
Here’s one with a nice paint job and a lift kit on it.
This cart was to carry around VIP’s.
The Fire and Safety Crews had carts to do their jobs.
The race fans rode around in all kinds of vehicles.
This little truck was very cool.
Here’s another fan showing some love to the deceased Dale Earnhardt. He was, and still is, loved by many millions of fans.
I thought this jeep looked good.
Check out those rear seats on this jeep. Probably for hunting.
I really like this old jeep. I wish I had one.
This race fan followed Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.
And once again, more love for the old number three of Dale Earnhardt.
At all NASCAR races, the corporations will have Hospitality tents to entertain their invited VIP guests.
The guests would be given hats and gifts as they entered in the morning. They would be served breakfast and lunch and drinks all day long.
The drivers will come by the tents and speak to the guests about the days race and answer questions. Sometimes they would stay and sign autographs.
The guests would be brought to the Pit Area or Garage Area for tours before the race started. This is where I would come into the picture.
After my tours were over, I’d help out in the Hospitality tent by doing the raffle for prizes.
Some races we had a suite as well as a tent. The suites were nice because of the air conditioning on hot summer days.
Here, the guests could eat and drink throughout the race. The people from the tent had to go into the bleachers to find their seats.
The view from the suites was always awesome. Here is a look at the Garage Area early in the morning.
Once the race starts, the suites were packed with fans.
Here’s the view of the start of the race from a suite.
And here’s looking in the other direction.
During wrecks and crashes, the cars on the track slowed down, so we would give out raffle prizes to pass the time.
Now let’s take a look at the Garage Area.
All of the teams are let into the Garage Area at the same time each morning so no team gets an unfair advantage of more time to work on their cars.
The haulers are parked in order of how the drivers are in the points standings.
Each hauler carries 2 racecars. A Primary and a Back Up.
The Primary is the only one taken out unless it wrecks and they have to use the Back Up car.
The haulers are a good place for the teams to watch the practice sessions.
I’ve heard team members say that the most important man on the squad is the truck driver.
That’s because he is usually the cook also.
Each team will have autograph cards near their hauler for fans in the Garage Area to take one.
Each team has a different designed autograph card holder.
But they are all for the same thing.
To display the cards for the fans to get them.
It’s in the garage area where the teams work on their cars, getting them ready to race. Now let’s talk about the cars.
A NASCAR racecar can cost between $150,000 and $175,000 dollars.
There’s no air conditioning, no headlights, no brake lights and the doors don’t work.
They don’t have a gas gauge or a speedometer. They do have a tachometer. They use this to check their speed when coming down pit road so they don’t getting caught speeding.
There’s only one seat and it’s molded to fit each driver’s body exactly.
The steering wheels come on and off to make it easier to get into the car because it is so cramped for space.
The engine size is 358 cubic inches and can cost between $45,000 and $80,000 dollars. The teams build their own engines and they take 100 hours to complete. It can generate over 700 horsepower.
On the two largest tracks, the teams are required to use “Restrictor Plates”. These plates go on the carburetor and restrict the flow of air so the cars can’t go as fast as usual, which is over 200 miles an hour on the other tracks.
On Sunday, race day, the teams will tape ‘Check Lists’ to the car, so nothing will be forgotten.
After a team member completes a task, they are required to mark it off and initial by it so everyone will know it was done and who did it.
This ensures accountability for the jobs done on the race car.
As you can see, some teams have longer lists than others.
All of the jobs are equally important and key to the success of the team on race day.
Prior to the race, Pit Road is packed with race fans.
Some are on Pit Tours while others are just walking around taking pictures.
It is during this time that the cars are undergoing there final inspection of the weekend.
The cars are checked for all the size dimensions and the weight is checked across all 4 tires.
Here, they are checking the weight and wheel base of this car.
Here are the scales used to check the weight of the car on each tire. This is done to ensure that the car is evenly balanced and not with more weight on the right side, which would make it easier to handle in the curves.
One of the cooler things about race day is when the Pit Crews line up for the National Anthem.
It’s always neat to see them all in matching uniforms, lined up in a row.
They do this at every race across the country. Below, is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400.
It’s easy to compare the teams’ uniforms when they are lined up like this. This team is sponsored by Cingular Wireless.
You can tell the Tire Changers because they have knee pads on.
This next photo is from the Phoenix race track and shot from the suite for our VIP guests. It’s one of my favorite photos that I am most proud of because it just looks so cool to see the teams lined up around the curve of the track.
The State Troopers at Indy especially line up for the National Anthem… and it looks great!
During the race, Pit Road can get very crowded with race fans.
They all must have special passes to be here and watch the race from this location.
It makes it hard for the teams to do their jobs. Especially the gas men who have to cut through these crowds pulling the gas cans on a small wagon.
I always enjoyed running into models from all of the companies involved in racing. Here are the Harrah’s Casino models.
At the Texas NASCAR race, I ran into these beauties in the pit area.
I met Jennifer at the Daytona 500 one year.
You will always see the military at a NASCAR race.
It’s good to see out Troops enjoying themselves after all the hard work they do for our great country.
You can always see the Fire and Emergency crews at every race.
Now I’ll talk a little about Pit Road and race equipment.
NASCAR has a speed limit on Pit Road for safety reasons. The speed limit varies from track to track. Since the cars don’t have speedometers, the drivers gauge their speed by using their tachometers and by what gear they’re in coming down Pit Road to their Pits.
Below you will see the large tool boxes each team has. They call these tool boxes ‘War Wagons’. They are brought from track to track by a third party company. Why take up space on your hauler bringing these back and forth to Charlotte, NC each week.
Besides, they are heavy as hell and add to your GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) and decrease your gas mileage because of the added weight on your hauler. It just makes more sense to pay someone to bring them from race to race for you and put them in position every week.
Seeing a race at night, under the lights, is always a very cool experience.
Below is a typical Pit box for a team. From here the team can monitor the race on their screens and laptops.
These Pit Road set ups can be very expensive.
This set up for Jimmie Johnson has a cover in case of rain.
The tires are leased to each team every week, then returned to Goodyear after the race, where they are recycled.
A NASCAR team will use between 9 and 14 sets of tires in a weekend, depending on the length of the race and the type of track.
After a race team uses all of the tires that they need for a race weekend, the cost can exceed $20,000.
The tires weigh about 24 pounds and each one costs about $449.
The average life of a NASCAR tire is about 100 miles.
Here, two team members carry tires around the track. I’ve seen people run over by the guys hauling tires like this on Pit Road during a race.
You’ll notice in this picture that there are 5 yellow lug nuts on the rim of this tire.
The teams will glue these lug nuts into place prior to the race using a special type of glue. The generic nickname for this glue is called ‘Gorilla Snot’.
The lug nuts are always a bright color so that if brake dust covers the tire, the tire changer can still see the brightly covered lug nuts.
Here, you see the finished job. This is done so that it is quicker to change the tires during a pit stop. Should a lug nut fall off during the Pit Stop, the tire changers carry extra lug nuts on their hips for a quick change.
After the lug nuts are glued on, the teams cover the tires for protection.
Each team has their own tire covers.
The tire covers will usually be color coated to match the cars’ paint scheme.
Some teams have really nice tire covers.
After a Pit Stop, the teams will put the tires in little trays on the ground. They set up the tires just the way they were on the car.
Here is a new set of tires. They call new tires ‘Stickers’ because the sticker is still on the tire. You can see a sticker on the back right tire in the picture below.
The other type of tires are called ‘Scuffs’. These are tires that have made a few laps to get scuffed up with better traction. A team scuffs the tires during practice then takes them off of the car and sets them to the side to be used during the race.
These tires just came off of the car. You can see how the hot tire picks up bits of rubber as it comes into Pit Road.
Here, you see a team member using a small blow torch to burn away that built up rubber on the tire.
The teams do this so they can get down to the part of the tire that shows wear and tear on it.
After the debris rubber has been scraped away, a team member uses a small depth gauge to measure how much rubber is left on the tire.
This is done to determine how the car is handling on the track by looking at how the tires are wearing out.
This is important information for the Crew Chief to know before the next Pit Stop, so he can make adjustments.
Here is a tire after it has been measured with the depth gauge.
The teams use abbreviations to label the tires. RR means Right Rear, RF means Right Front, LR means Left Rear and LF means Left Front. The 4 is for the forth set used.
Sunoco provides all NASCAR teams with Sunoco Green E15 – a 98 octane fuel blend specifically engineered for high-performance engines.
It’s called Green E15 because the fuel is actually green in color.
This specialized NASCAR fuel also contains 15% ethanol by weight, making it very important for teams to avoid getting moisture into their fuel filler cans or racecar fuel cells.
Now I’ll talk a little bit about the race.
On race day, there is always a big celebration prior to the start of the race.
Many times you’ll see celebrities.
Here is Ben Affleck, the new Batman, at the Daytona 500.
There is always a Blimp at the race for aerial coverage for the network broadcast.
Before the start of the race, the teams line their cars up on the track in their starting positions.
They will plug the cars up to a small generator.
This generator powers heating pads in the car that keeps the engine fluids warm and ready to race.
The picture below is at the Brickyard 400. This is the view from our suite for VIP Guests.
It can get pretty crowded on the track before the race begins.
Here you can see the generator better, that heats up the engine fluids.
The drivers will take a lap around the track to wave to the fans before the race starts.
The fans love this and cheer wildly for their favorite drivers.
The Pit Crew members are starting to become recognized for the Professional Athletes that they are.
They will stretch out so that they are ready for the Pit Stops.
Crew members will fill up their gas cans.
Here we see a team member hauling gas back to his pit area. You can imagine how hard this is to do when Pit Road is full of spectators.
Finally, the pace car leads the racecars out onto the track for the start of the race.
The race fans go crazy when the cars pass in front of them.
Every Pit Crew member that goes ‘Over the Wall’ on a Pit Stop is required to wear a helmet.
I like seeing all of the different colors and paint schemes on them.
This helmet is for a Gas Man because it has a breathing filter on it.
Pay attention to the red can this member is holding.
When the teams are getting close to a Pit Stop they get prepared and stand on the wall, waiting to go over and service the race car.
Notice the red can again in this picture?
On a Pit Stop, a team can change all four tires or just the right side tires… or just come into the Pits for fuel.
The teams will use a sign on the end of a yellow pole to help the driver see where his Pit Stall is located.
Here is the L I mentioned earlier in this article. The driver must attempt to put his left front tire on this spot to help out his Pit Crew.
A Pit Stop should take between 14 and 16 seconds. Any longer and there was a problem.
In this picture you will notice a pole higher than the others. This pole has a camera on it to record the Pit Stop.
Afterwards, the Pit Crew will watch their Pit Stop to see how they did before the next Pit Stop.
Here is that red can again.
He is the ‘Catch Can Man’. When the car is full of fuel, the overflowing fuel will come out of a spout at the rear of the car and he will catch it in his red can. I’ll explain more later on.
A team uses two cans of fuel to fill up the race car. The cars’ fuel cell holds 22 gallons of fuel.
Here, you can see the Pit Stall sign better.
Now I’ll talk about the ‘Catch Can Man’ and his little red can.
The race cars do not have a fuel gauge, so it is very important to know how much fuel goes into the car.
Before the Pit Stop, the team will weigh the fuel cans that are filled with fuel. They can weigh about 95 pounds when full of fuel.
After the Pit Stop, they pour the ‘Catch Can’ fuel back into the main gas can and weigh it again. Then they subtract the weight of the can and they have an ending weight of how much fuel they have on hand, thus knowing how much fuel went into the car.
They are then able to decipher how long the car can run without needing another fueling session in the Pits.
Here we see them burning off the rubber again. I think these are great pictures.
In this next photo, you can see how hard it is to find your Pit Stall without a sign helping you.
In these next shots, I’ll show you the Pennzoil Team, just one of the teams I worked with during my career in NASCAR.
The Pit Crew actually leaves the wall before the car gets to the Pit Stall, so they are in position to work on the right side of the car first.
In this picture, you can see all of the Pit Crew easily.
You have the Front Tire Changer, the Front Tire Carrier, the Jack Man, the Rear Tire Changer, the Rear Tire Carrier, the Gas Man and the Gas Catch Can Man. 7 total that go ‘Over the Wall’ for a Pit Stop.
You’ll notice an 8th man working on the windshield. This is allowed by NASCAR if asked of an official prior to the Pit Stop. He cleans the windshield or removes a ‘Tear Off’ sheet which then reveals a clean, new windshield that is free of oil stains and debris that could have built up during racing.
In this photo, you get a good look at the Front Tire Changer and his tire carrier. You can also see the 8th man reaching out from the wall to clean off the windshield.
Look at where the jack is lifting the car. You’ll notice a piece of orange tape on the side of the car. This is there so the Jack Man knows where to place his jack to lift the car properly.
Here we see the Catch Can Man holding the first Gas Can that is empty, while the Gas Man turns to grab the second can of fuel.
The Front Tire Carrier also cleans off the front grill of the car. Debris blocking the grill can cause the car to overheat.
The Front Tire Carrier is handing a ‘Sticker’ tire to the changer in this photo.
This next photo is of the Rear Tire Carrier doing his job. Remember, the tires weigh about 24 pounds, so working out with weights helps him do his job better.
In this shot, you can see the Jack Man has hit his mark on the side of the car with this jack.
The jack is made of aluminum and weighs about 45 pounds as opposed to a regular shop jack that weighs about 75 pounds. Weight lifting and training helps him out as well.
Notice the Catch Can Man holding his catch can in place with his leg while he also holds the first fuel can while it finishes draining into the car as the Gas Man grabs the second full can of fuel.
The teams have a Pit Wall built at their shops in Charlotte and they practice every afternoon after working in the shop all day.
They can never practice enough to get as good as they can because Pit Stops are so important to the outcome of a race.
The Tire Changers use Air Guns to get the Lug Nuts off and on so quickly.
Because NASCAR air guns are so powerful and used under stressful conditions, they need special attention. In fact, most crew members rebuild their impact wrenches after every 60 uses.
This is a good shot of the Gas Man and the Gas Catch Can Man in action. Notice the Catch Can being held in place by his leg.
You may not be able to see them but each car has two roof flaps that raise up and catch air if the car gets turned sideways or backwards.
You can see them better in this photo. They catch air and help to hold the car to the ground instead of letting the air get underneath the rear of the car and lift it off of the ground and flip it in the air.
It can reach 140 degrees in a race car during the race and a driver can lose as much as 5 – 10 pounds of weight from sweating for over 3 hours in a racecar.
By the floorboards of the car, it can get as hot as 170 degrees, so the drivers wear additional foot protection attached to the outside of their racing shoes.
When a race car is involved in a wreck or crash, usually the car is totaled.
It is reduced to a pile of rubble.
When a driver wins the race, he drives his car to Victory Lane to get the trophy, pose for photos and celebrate with his team.
It is a great time for the whole team.
They will stay in the Winner’s Circle for a while after a victory.
Most of the time, a driver will do a burn out after he wins. The fans love this.
At the Brickyard 400, the team and car are elevated and it makes for some great photos.
At the Brickyard 400, the whole team kisses the famous yard of bricks. At the Indy 500, only the driver kisses the bricks.
Here they are smooching away. You can see where the driver did his burn out earlier.
Afterwards, the team climbs the fence and the fans love it.
At the end of the racing season, NASCAR has an Awards Banquet in New York every year.
I enjoyed going to these Banquets. Riding around in limos and going to nice parties is always fun while in New York.
I usually try to attend the Texas NASCAR race every few years, if I can.
I always spend time around Jeff Gordon’s Crew.
Here I am with a NASCAR Spokesmodel, Miss Sprint Cup.
I’m with Gordon’s car as it goes through inspection in this picture.
Many won’t remember that I drove in NASCAR for a short time until injuries from a crash caused me to retire early. Here I am qualifying for the Daytona 500 in my car.
Got ya! Hahaha. I was never a driver in NASCAR. I made this car by putting my logos on a real car with photoshop, lol.
But if I had ever been a driver, I would have loved to race in this car.
This article would not be complete without me mentioning a few names.
The first person I’d like to talk about is Richard Petty. King Richard. He has won the NASCAR Championship 7 times in his career and has 200 victories over a 35 year long career.
The second person I’d like to mention is Dale Earnhardt. He also had 7 Championships in his racing career. He was known as “The Intimidator” for his aggressive racing style and many other racers feared having him coming up behind them.
He died from injuries in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001. A little bit of NASCAR Nation died that day as well. He is still sorely missed by millions of fans.
The season he died, his hauler still went to the races and fans wrote notes to Dale all over it. It was covered with love for a great Champion.
They put up a statue of Dale at the Daytona International Speedway. The creator of the statue has him holding the trophy from the Daytona 500.
Another driver that I have to bring up is Jimmie Johnson. He is still driving in NASCAR and has the best chance to catch Richard and Dale’s 7 Championships, and maybe even pass them. He currently has 5 and is always a strong competitor, so he just might make it.
Last but definitely not least is Jeff Gordon. Jeff is a 4 time Champion in NASCAR and has always been a very successful driver in the series. Jeff helped make NASCAR a little more mainstream with his model good looks and his well spoken demeanor. He is great at commercials and has had a lot of success off the track with marketing and business endeavors.
He’s retiring from racing after the 2015 season and may go into the broadcaster’s booth to cover the races for television. He’s had a great career and his fans will love seeing him on T.V. although they will miss him on the track.
Sometimes if you’re lucky, you can get a photo with him, lol.
The photo below is of the Rings of my Career.
College Graduate, Lifeguard Champion, NASCAR Championship Team Ring, Brickyard 400 Winner Team Ring and IndyCar Championship Team Ring.
I was fortunate to get a NASCAR Championship Ring for my work on Jeff Gordon’s team and also a Championship Ring for my work in IndyCar with Sam Hornish, Jr. Not many in Racing can say that. I’m probably the only VIP Tour Guide with rings from both major series in Motorsports.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Virtual Tour of NASCAR racing. Maybe you learned some things yo didn’t know before.
I guess you could say this tour was 10 years in the making, lol.
You should check out my other Blog Article about the Indy 500. It’s an exciting article about the ‘Great American Race’. And also my article about Drag Racing and the NHRA Funny Car.
I have some Motorsport videos on my site that you might enjoy seeing. The walk down Pit Road during the Texas race, in particular.
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