Our favorite content, curated in one amazing hour of radio. This week, the science behind J.K. Rowling's unmasking, a guy who played Mr. Darcy at a Jane Austen Summer Camp, the Libertarian festival for Seasteaders, a new telescope technology that will send balloons into space, regular folks drive NASCAR cars, and a musician who writes songs based on the New York Times column, "Modern Love."
On July 14th, Brian Vickers led a group of professional NASCAR drivers to take the sprint cup at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Less than a week later, a group of men and women with absolutely no racing experience took to the same track, in the same six-hundred horsepower stock cars, in hopes of hitting the same high-octane speeds as the pros. The Richard Petty Driving Experience is a payed sports adventure that lets NASCAR fans get a taste of life in the fast lane… Producer Taylor Quimby was with them in Loudon last Friday, and brought us back this audio postcard.
This past weekend, thousands of people braved clogged roads and crowded parking lots to watch NASCAR racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. But a small group of fans pitched tents in a grassy parking area for the duration.
Today is the big day for racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR drivers will compete at the Loudon track this afternoon in a Sprint Cup series race. While thousands of people have been taking in events all weekend, a group of hardcore fans is camping at the track. Dennis Joyce is a Loudon regular. He says he prefers NASCAR over all other sports.
Fondly described as TalladegaNights meets Catcher in the Rye, the new film Racing Dreamschronicles a year in the life of three 'tweens' who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. They compete in the "little league" of professional racing, the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series.