“Elite Fleets!” is a new weekly article about the best of the best, the cream of the crop, those that no one can do the job better (insert Randy Savage meme here).
Today we look at the mighty NASCAR car hauler driver. Yeah, we all know about the guy that took the wrong turn and went into the car tunnel in Atlanta last month. And we pay our respects to Steven Stotts, who lost his life in Texas in an accident transporting the No. 17 ARCA rig. But this week, a video from good ol’ Bristol Coliseum, when the big rigs went dirt track racing!
For those that don’t know, Bristol had the steepest banking of all the tracks. At 36 degrees, it made the mountain grades we travel on look lean. That’s about 75% according to the protractor. When the track was resurfaced in 2007, it was lowered to 24 to 30 degrees. Not as tall, but still steeper than anything we drive on. So in the video from @chris8video on Twitter, we see these big fellas needing quite a running start to climb the side of the track. For those that could not make the ascent, luckily there was some heavy equipment to help them make it to the summit.
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