Behind the Scenes with NASCAR's Weekend Workhorses

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Behind the Scenes with NASCAR's Weekend Workhorses

We're all used to seeing our favorite driver either in or around his car, and we're used to seeing the haulers that transport them from venue to venue.

What most people never get to see, or see only very infrequently, are the true workhorse vehicles of a NASCAR event weekend.

Of course, I'm talking about the golf carts and the driver motorhomes.

You'll never see one of these make a lap around the track, but without them, each race weekend would be far more difficult for the drivers, for their teams, for the media, for the track personnel, and for various vendors and VIPs.

While covering the Pepsi 500 weekend at the Auto Club Speedway earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to get a look at the driver and owner motorhome lot as well as the carts parked in and around it.

With a little help from some friends (and some pretty big clues outside), I was able to figure out who owned a few of the motorhomes.

Figuring out which cart belonged to which team, driver, or vendor was a much easier task, although oftentimes the drivers used different carts than those shown here.

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