After the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, the fans waited for the celebration of the race winner, Carl Edwards. And they knew what was coming. Or did they?
Carl got out of his car, stood in front of the crowd at Texas, and did his back flip. Just like normal.
There was a little extra surprise waiting for the fans.
Edwards proceeded to the flag stand to pick up the checkered flag, and then it happened.
He went through the gate and into the stands.
Not only did he just go on the other side of the catch fence, he walked up the stairs into the grandstands, high fiving members of the crowd, even giving hugs to others.
He also said he should probably do that more often.
There's a marketing strategy for you Bruton Smith.
What Carl did was amazing, and he deserves as much credit as he can get for it. NASCAR is in an era where attendance isn't all that great, but if more drivers did things like Edwards did today, I wouldn't be surprised at all if more people sat in those seats.
Fans are what make NASCAR live, without them there would be nothing. So it is important those fans get some thanks, even if it is just a high five.
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