What’s more American than NASCAR? At 12 noon on Sunday the 9th of October the Bank of America 500 rumbled at the Charlotte Motor Speedway having been delayed by hurricane Matthew. It was meant to be a night race starting at 7 pm on Saturday evening but rain and wind postponed it until noon the next day.
By Sunday Matthew had weakened and pulled out to sea leaving bright blue skies and a glaring sun and weather perfect for 334 laps of the 1,5 mile long oval track to total 500 miles in about 3 hours.
Accompanied by Mr Palming and Mr Hallung, colleagues from work, we took a pre-race tour to see the race car inspections, team workshops, driver briefings and the pits area, and we got to see some of the drivers close up. Once the race was on it moved at nearly 300 km/h and was almost impossible to capture with a camera.