It’s a hot Friday afternoon at the New-Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the Nascar Sprint Cup teams' garages, tension is high. With less than 10 minutes remaining to the last practice session before qualifying, every team is rushing to release the car one final time for a few quick laps with the final setup.
It’s loud. It's crazy. Engines start, cars leave pit road almost on a drift. Only 5 minutes left... One of the last cars to go on the track is Landon’s Cassill number 38. The 27 year-old driver was almost born racing and has now made it to the Sprint cup, the pinnacle of American motorsports. At this level, every team is fully-committed to win the battle in these modern coliseums known as racetracks, where the smell of oil and burned tires remind you that no compromise is being made to get to the checkered flag first.
Relax? What's That?
At first, you may think that Landon likes to relax when he leaves the racetrack. Not at all... When practice is done, he leaves for a run. Stock car racing is not enough for him. Landon is also racing triathlon during some of the 12 weekends of the year that he is not racing his car.