Breaking Records - 96.80 MPH

Driver Randy Moore and his Aaron's monster truck broke a world speed record at zMAX Dragway on Saturday, March 17, NOS Energy Test-N-Tune. Moore wheeled the truck to 96.80 mph, breaking the previous unofficial world record of 93 mph for a monster truck.

Did you know monster truck tires must be 66 inches high and 43 inches wide, and are made by Goodyear and Firestone. The average monster truck team will go through eight tires in one year. Tires are made special and hand cut for different track conditions. Cutting one tire takes about 50 hours. Average cost: $2,600 each. With tires that big a monster truck weighs 10,000 pounds. That’s as much as an elephant!  Click here to read more about the record-breaking event!

 

Less than 2 weeks remain until the NHRA 4Wide Nationals
Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15
Click here to read more about the NHRA 4Wide Nationals.

 

Fantastic Fair Food at the Food Lion AutoFair
Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22

The deep-fried cupcakes that will be served at Charlotte Motor Speedway events this spring include three mini cupcakes fried in tempura batter, covered in chocolate sauce and dusted with powdered sugar, at the Food Lion AutoFair April 19-22, the Sprint All-Star Race May 19 and the Coca-Cola 600 May 27.  Click here to read more about the deep-fried cupcakes.

So, come out to the World's Largest Automotive Extravaganza April 19-22. Kids 13 and under get in FREE with a paying adult!

 

Cooking with Lug Nut
Hot Dog Race Cars

Get ready for the race at home with this fun recipe! Ask a parent to help.

Ingredients

•  8 green onions with roots
•  Mustard and ketchup
•  40 toothpicks
•  8 hot dog buns
•  32 large pitted ripe olives, halved
•  16 slices process American cheese
•  8 hot dogs
•  8 radish slices

Directions

•  Cut root end of onions into 2-1/2-in. lengths; dip roots in mustard. Insert a toothpick into opposite end; set aside. Place buns on plates. To fasten wheels, insert four toothpicks in each bun, two on each side. Place an olive half, cut side out, on each toothpick. Cut cheese slices into 3-1/4-in. triangles; set aside.

•  Cook hot dogs according to package directions; place in buns. Insert green onion, using a toothpick, into the center of hot dog for driver. Cut a small widthwise slit in hot dog in front of driver; insert a radish slice for the steering wheel.

•  Place one cheese triangle in front of steering wheel and one behind the driver. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with ketchup. Pipe numbers on front cheese slices and sides of buns. Pipe eyes and mouth on driver. Yield: 8 servings.

 

NASCAR Terms with Lug Nut

Interval - The time or distance between two cars.  Referred to roughtly in car lenghts, or precisely in seconds.

Spoiler - A strip of aluminum that stretches across the width of a race car's rear of the vehicle thereby increasing traction.

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