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Disabled veterans experience thrill of NASCAR


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 3:14pm

G. Connor salter

Jatáya Taylor practices burnouts at Pikes Peak International Raceway on Aug. 10. She is one of four mobility-challenged veterans who practiced in the Chevrolet Camaro, specially adapted for drivers without hands or feet.

On Aug. 10, a group of four military veterans sporting prosthetic limbs or with other disabilities met at the Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) to drive burnouts in a NASCAR Cup car with adaptive tech inside. The event was a practice run for their appearance at the upcoming 2020 Hot Rod Rock & Rumble, a rockabilly festival hosted at PPIR on Aug. 28-30.

The car, No. 78, was previously owned by Furniture Row Racing and driven by several NASCAR drivers, including Kurt Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. Falci acquired the car and many members of Furniture Row's team after the team folded in...

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