T&D World Magazine

Drivin' for Linemen: NASCAR Race Honors Utility Workers

More than 18,000 fans packed the stands at the Madison, Illinois, racetrack June 13 for the American Ethanol presents “Drivin’ for Linemen 200.” During the race, MAKE Motorsports Car No. 50 sped around the 1.25-mile oval course to honor all lineworkers nationwide. Following a rain delay start to the race, the competitors raced 160 laps (200 miles) around the down straightaways and around tight turns. In the end, 17-year-old Cole Custer of JB Motorsports celebrated his first victory of the racing season by being the first to cross the finish line. 

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