All is picturesque, scenic and tranquil during most summer afternoons in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. But for one weekend a year, 43 cars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with fire-belching exhaust pipes and roaring engines stampede the quiet countryside at Watkins Glen International Raceway.
The drivers bring their dramas and prerogatives using four-wheeled machines as their paint brushes leaving behind images of wafting tire smoke, crunched metal and spewed internal liquids.
For most, dreams of taking a checkered flag remain little more than fleeting optimism. Sunday, Kyle Busch finally made his dream again a reality.