Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NASCAR, I Can't Drive 55

99-Year Granny Drives Pace Car. 

« 99-Year-Old Nascar Fan Drives Pace Car At NH Speedway « CBS Boston:

"Rachel Gilbert (photo credit: Jonathan Stallsmith)
BOSTON (CBS) – A die-hard Nascar fan got to live out her fantasy at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Tuesday.
Rachel Gilbert, who is approaching her 100th birthday, got to take a few laps around the track.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports.

Gilbert, a Nascar fan since she and her husband went to The Daytona 500 50 years ago, sounded a little bit overwhelmed. She was aiming to hit 100 miles per hour.
“I wish I could have (reached 100 mph), you know, but I went up to 53 or 54,” said Gilbert."

1) A Granny after my own heart. I could sit with her and Mrs B every Saturday and Sunday. 

2) I hope I get this chance someday to drive a pace car. It would be ......... 

well what can I say.

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