The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car.
Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey's trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.
The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet.
While NASCAR’s on-track activity has been postponed through the weekend of May 3 to align with CDC guidance, drivers and fans are turning to the virtual world to see some of the best racing competition around.