The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things Drivers Like About Racing In Texas by Mistie Bibbee -- Tuesday April 12, 2005

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Top Ten Things Drivers Like About Racing In Texas

Mistie Bibbee · Tuesday April 12, 2005

 

10. It’s the one race where you are allowed to substitute your helmet for a 10 Gallon Hat.

9. Tumbleweed makes great “debris cautions”.

8. Longhorn horns attached to the hood of your car. (They help aerodynamics.)

7. Braking in the corners is so much easier in cowboy boots.

6. It’s the only place where you will ever hear the announcers call a pack of cars coming out of turn four a stampede.

5. Roping the competition is considered legal and encouraged.

4. Unlike the race in Mexico City, they can drink the water.

3. Pulling out your six shooter to take out a competitors tire earns the team bonus points.

2. There’s no armed guard required to escort them to the track.

1. All seatbelts must be fastened and adorned with large belt buckles proudly displaying the drivers’ names.

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