Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Living It Up: Miami Homestead Speedway
Talk about the need for speed. Jackie's putting the pedal to the metal and Living It Up in the fast lane. Tonight she's taking a road trip to the Homestead Speedway and learning to drive a NASCAR racecar.
(WSVN) -- We're Living It Up at the Miami Homestead Speedway, where I'm getting on the firesuit, getting ready to get behind the wheel to learn what it takes to become a NASCAR driver.
Jackie: "Okay and what are you going to show me today?"
Kelly: "You're going to take a ride in a real Winston Cup car, here at The Dale Jarret Racing Adventure, one of the premier schools in the country."
Jackie: "And so how fast do these go?"
Kelly: "Well these cars are capable of going upwards of 185 miles per hour at some of the larger tracks."
Jackie: "I got the need for speed."
Jackie: "Well I'm about to take my first ride, a professional here is going to drive me, they say we are going to go at least 150 miles per hour. Kinda scared but we'll see what happens."
Kelly: "Put your left foot up first and then you're gonna put your right foot up and you're gonna sit in the window seat, then you're gonna slide your feet down towards the floor."
Jackie: "I've seen the Dukes of Hazard"
Jackie: "If I were to go get one of the classes, come out here, how do you think I would do?"
Kelly: "Believe it or not the ladies are better drivers than the men."
Jackie: "Alright...Now that i've seen what it's like to go about 155 miles per hour, it's my turn to drive, my turn behind the wheel. let's see how fast I can go."
Track: "Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines"
Jackie:"The power is amazing with these, when you first take off and the engine's roaring, it's addicting."
Jackie:"That's what it's like Living It Up NASCAR racing. A big thanks goes to The Dale Jarret School Of Racing and to Ford. We had a great time.
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