One Hot Night and Lightning Strikes
When NASCAR, Humpy Wheeler, and R.J. Reynolds Corp. created a 70 lap shootout for $200,000 in 1985, they created a NASCAR staple that has forged some of the sport’s greatest moments. 20 years ago Jeff Gordon’s Hendrick Chevy, the infamous “T-Rex” No. 24, was so fast it was outlawed after it dominated like few cars ever have. And who could forget the “Pass in the Grass” – 30 years ago this year. (Click the video below and enlarge to relive the classic moment).