If you guessed England you’re correct! I know, how random right? Well it was all a part of a yearly event called Festival of Speed held this weekend at Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England.
The three day event, hosted by none other than an actual Earl, the Earl of March to be exact, celebrates all forms of racing. This year the festival featured a 1.16-mile hill-climbing competition for all classes and types of race cars and motorcycles, plus a 2.5-kilometer course for historic rally cars.
Four NASCAR teams made the trip across the pond to show their stuff — Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Team Red Bull and Rusty Wallace Inc.
20-year-old Taylor Earnhardt drove her father’s No. 3 Richard Childress Racing chassis, the car that he drove to his last career win in October 2000. Teresa Earnhardt was on hand as well.
I completely understand why a mother would be there for her daughter at an event like this, but I don’t quite understand why you never see her at an actual NASCAR race when she owns a NASCAR race team. I’m just sayin’.
The other NASCAR drivers included Landon Cassill for Hendrick Motorsports, Rusty Wallace for Rusty Wallace Inc and Mike Skinner for Team Red Bull.
(Left to right) Taylor Earnhardt and Teresa Earnhardt share a moment before Taylor drives the famed No. 3 GM Goodwrench The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on Friday in Chichester, England. (Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images for NASCAR)
(Left to right) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace, Hendrick Motorsports driver Landon Cassill and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Mike Skinner talk during The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on Friday in Chichester, England. (Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Driving the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports T-Rex car, Landon Cassill takes on the hill climb Saturday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England. (Photo Credit: Ed Heuvink)
Taylor Earnhardt, daughter of seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, drives her father’s famous No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet at The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on Friday in Chichester, England. (Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Mike Skinner, driving the No. 83 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Red Bull Toyota Camry, steals the show with a 400-yard, smoking burnout that thrills the crowd. (Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images for NASCAR)