Sure, we know driving a race car is tough. But when you’re watching a parade of cars battling it out at 190-plus miles per hour, it’s hard to remember there is more involved than just the drivers inside the cars.
In fact, let’s take a moment to appreciate how important spotters are to a driver visiting victory lane every race weekend, but especially those at Daytona and Talladega.
Twitter user @Salzano14 recorded the spotter radio audio from Josh Williams to his driver Ryan Blaney over the final two laps of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona and synced it to the race broadcast footage.
Simply put, it’s incredible!
Watch and listen here as Williams calls Blaney home to the win amidst the chaos that unfolded on the final lap at Daytona:
— Grant Salzano (@Salzano14) August 29, 2021
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.