PACE CAR DELIVERED BY CHINOOK HELICOPTER

I love Texas. They do everything big there. For example: the pace car for the Dickies 500. It wasn't driven to the track. It arrived by Chinook helicopter, whose crew treated the end of pit road like a hot zone. The pace car driver? It wasn't some washed-up TV actor. It was U.S. Marine Col. Doug Hurley, a space shuttle pilot who is a season ticket holder at Texas Motor Speedway. Credit TMS president Eddie Gossage for keeping things interesting. The helicopter landing and pace car entrance were c ...

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