All I Want For My 100th Birthday Is…To Take Out The Pace Car!

Rachel Gilbert of Laconia NH has been a life long fan of stock car racing. She has been following the sport since 1960, and was hooked on the sport when she attended the  Daytona 500 and watched guys like Richard Petty and Bobby Allison run side by side and battle their way around the track.

So for her 100th birthday her family and Jerry Gappens from New Hampshire Motor Speedway set up a birthday celebration that would surely excite any hardcore race fan.

As part of her birthday celebration package presented by NHMS, Rachel got to drive the tracks pace car around the speedway with Gappens riding shotgun and showing her how to drive around the track.

She was also presented with a race car cake, a Lenox Industrial Tools Hat, and a NHMS jacket along with a birthday card. She said that Carl Edwards was her favorite driver, so Edwards sent her a signed official crew shirt.

Rachel says that she never misses a race on TV.

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