Arkansas Football Team Got Taste Of NASCAR At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Tue, Dec 27, 2016 1,565

The vast majority of college athletes don’t end up competing at the professional level. For those members of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team who won’t move on to the NFL, they might start getting job offers in a different pro sports series: NASCAR.

Arkansas’ team visited Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday to get an up-close look at stock car racing by participating in the Richard Petty Driving Experience, and also visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The Razorbacks are in Charlotte, N.C. to face the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Belk Bowl on Thursday, so naturally the best way to spend their free time was going 170 mph in a race car.

Of course, they first had to learn how to get inside the car.

Players weren’t the only ones who got a turn inside the cockpit, either.

At the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Razorbacks put their teamwork to the test by trying a simulated pit stop — and recorded an impressive time while doing so.

Considering major NASCAR teams often recruit former Division I athletes to work in the pits, we wouldn’t be surprised if these players were trying out for a job without even realizing it.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/Razorback Football