As part of the lead-up to next Tuesday’s Belk Bowl in Charlotte between the 13th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and 20th-ranked Louisville Cardinals, both teams are getting a taste of the fast life today at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In one of the more unique team functions of the college football bowl season, each Bulldog and Cardinal player (along with their coaches) is receiving a three-lap ride-along in a NASCAR stock car on the 1.5-mile oval.
We like to think that in terms of thrills, that beats a roller coaster any day.
The Twitter accounts for the bowl and the teams are filled with photos and Vines of today’s high-speed adventures…
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”