Race under three hours? It can be done
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I left Knoxville, Tenn., at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, stopped for lunch about an hour out, took a wrong turn that cost me 10 minutes and approached Asheville, N.C., at about the time the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway started at 2:16 p.m.
By the time I reached the outlet mall in Gaffney, S.C., for a shop-'n'-go for my son, 121 of the 200 laps were in the books. Before I reached the outskirts of Charlotte, N.C., they were well into the postrace interviews.
Read full story