Surviving 3 Laps In A 2-Seat McLaren F-1 Car, Courtesy Of Mika Hakkinen

As a hobby, I regularly give 170-mph stock car thrill rides at Daytona International Speedway to customers of the NASCAR Racing Experience. The oval track is 2.5-miles around and banked at a daunting 31 degrees. We get around it in less than a minute per lap, pulling about 3 G’s, or three times one’s body weight, in the corners. What I most enjoy about giving the rides are the stunned looks and smiles on the faces of the participants at the conclusion of each three-lap run. They get to experience at a fairly representative level the forces that real racers endure regularly in competition.

But right now, I

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