May 11, 2015

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With their schedule being so busy it is very rare that Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando get a chance to take time out to take in the sites of cities they get to race in. But recently, d’Orlando Racing took some quality time out to visit some of NASCAR’s biggest and most successful teams, as well as Charlotte Motor Speedway, while they were in Mooresville, NC also known as Race City USA.

Their first stop was to Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in Mooresville, NC. Busch is not only one of NASCAR’s biggest stars but a very successful team owner. Since running its first race in 2010 KBM has earned over 40 victories in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck, Xfinity Series, and late models. Michael and Nicholas got to see up close one of the most state of art shops as well as all the race vehicles, awards, and trophies on display.

The next stop just down the road from KBM was Penske Racing, one of the biggest race facilities in the Charlotte area. It houses all of Penske Racing’s teams from NASCAR, Indy Car, and Sport Car teams. As they walked the Fan Walk at Penske, the young drivers were amazed to see, draped around the shop walls, the many pennants of race wins, championships, and history of Penske Racing. Like a fine oiled machine, it was an incredible site to look down below from the Fan Walk and witness the teams hard at work getting the cars ready for their next races.

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From Penske it was off to Concord, NC to the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway. Michael and Nicholas got a big surprise when they thought they were just going on a tour of the facility, instead they got to have lunch at the Speedway’s own ‘Speedway Club’, a restaurant that overlooks the entire race track. They got to have lunch were some of NASCAR’s biggest names go for lunch, dinner, and special events.

After the fantastic lunch at the Speedway Club there was one more stop to make before heading back home to New York. At the complex of Hendrick Motorsports, Michael and Nicholas got to see one of NASCAR’s most successful teams and home to 6-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmy Johnson, 4-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne. They even got to witness the NASCAR media at work as Marty Snider, a NASCAR reporter for NBC Sports, were doing a stand up and took time out to meet both the young aspiring drivers.

“It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to come back and see more” said Michael and Nicholas. “We liked all the race shops and we got to see a lot of what it takes to be successful in the sport at its highest level. It just inspires us more to want to be successful and get to this level of racing. This was a great experience.”

Next stop for d’Orlando Racing will be on May 15-17 at Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, TX as Michael & Nicholas take on the Mini Max and Junior Max ranks in the inaugural event of the Rotax U.S. Open with their team Koene USA.

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