Race fan takes a drive around track for her 100th birthday

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    In a year that's already seen the youngest-ever winner of the Daytona 500, it's only appropriate that we hit the other end of the spectrum with what has to be the oldest driver ever to take a spin around a NASCAR track.

    Meet Rachel Gilbert of Laconia, N.H. She's approaching her 100th birthday, and she's a NASCAR devotee. And as a birthday present, New Hampshire Motor Speedway gave her a chance to drive around the track in a Toyota Camry pace car.


    And she wasn't in the shotgun seat. She was driving.


    One other note: This was Gilbert's first time behind the wheel in about five years. So it's probably good that there was only one kind of turn involved.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/blog...e-fan-takes-a-drive-around-track-for-her-100t
     
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  3. Charlie09

    Charlie09 Former Member

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    I think this is terrific on so many levels. Good for her, good for whoever let them know it'd be a dream come true, and good for the team at the speedway for honoring her thta way. I love it!
     
  4. AnotherGladysKravitz

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    Happy Belated Birthday, Rachel. You Go Girl!!
     
  5. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Great for her! Maybe when I turn 100 I'll finally get a chance to drive a Formula One car. Bernie Ecclestone will be 115 years old then and still in charge. :great:
     

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