It’s Not Every Day
…that you become a NASCAR driver.
But I did!
Eight laps around the Charlotte Motor Raceway. Average speed of 137 MPH. Fastest lap of 148 MPH. I can still hear the fans screaming as I come out of turn 4. The announcer says, “He’s taking the inside line and passing Jeff Gordon and the fans go crazy.” Well that last part I made up. I feared I would stall that big honking machine at the start line but that didn’t happen. On the last lap I push the gas pedal to the floor trying to overtake the car in front of me and finish 1st. I wasn’t quite fast enough and finished second.
Being the good sport I am I went over to 1st place finisher and congratulate him. Holy molly the first place finisher was: