DRIVING FORCES | THIRD OF THREE PARTS
For NASCAR pit crews, training is contact sport 
On pit road, it isn’t as important to hire car experts as it is to recruit superior athletes who can become car experts.
(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

DRIVING FORCES | THIRD OF THREE PARTS

For NASCAR pit crews, training is contact sport

On pit road, it isn’t as important to hire car experts as it is to recruit superior athletes who can become car experts.

(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

DRIVING FORCES | SECOND OF THREE PARTS
At Hendrick, they build victories 
Work is almost never done at the North Carolina headquarters of one of NASCAR’s most successful teams, where the racecars are constantly retooled.
(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

DRIVING FORCES | SECOND OF THREE PARTS

At Hendrick, they build victories

Work is almost never done at the North Carolina headquarters of one of NASCAR’s most successful teams, where the racecars are constantly retooled.

(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

FIRST IN A THREE-PART SERIES
Work is never done for crew on NASCAR teams 
These unsung heroes enable NASCAR to seamlessly locate then relocate its Sprint Cup teams for sanctioned events at race tracks from coast to coast.
(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

FIRST IN A THREE-PART SERIES

Work is never done for crew on NASCAR teams

These unsung heroes enable NASCAR to seamlessly locate then relocate its Sprint Cup teams for sanctioned events at race tracks from coast to coast.

(BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

Excitement building in soap box racers’ world 
- Your daddy’s Oldsmobile may be out of production, but your grandfather’s motorless soap box car still pokes along - especially in Arlington.

Excitement building in soap box racers’ world

- Your daddy’s Oldsmobile may be out of production, but your grandfather’s motorless soap box car still pokes along - especially in Arlington.

24 Hours of LeMons
- Why would someone knowingly buy a lemon, and then enter it into an endurance race? We’re not talking about a demolition derby. This is legitimate weekend-long racing against clunkers worth no more than $500 apiece. This is the 24 Hours of LeMons (not to be confused with LeMans, the famous French racetrack).

24 Hours of LeMons

- Why would someone knowingly buy a lemon, and then enter it into an endurance race? We’re not talking about a demolition derby. This is legitimate weekend-long racing against clunkers worth no more than $500 apiece. This is the 24 Hours of LeMons (not to be confused with LeMans, the famous French racetrack).

NASCAR fueled by power of corn
- NASCAR has long been a marketing powerhouse, tapping the loyalty of stock car racing fans to boost sales of whatever brands adorned drivers’ vehicles - be it soda, laundry detergent, or cars - and earning the unofficial slogan: Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.

NASCAR fueled by power of corn

- NASCAR has long been a marketing powerhouse, tapping the loyalty of stock car racing fans to boost sales of whatever brands adorned drivers’ vehicles - be it soda, laundry detergent, or cars - and earning the unofficial slogan: Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.