These two. There’s so much about that 2015 team and the experience that I look back on and smile. I think the newness of it all was something that made it special. No one, and I mean no one had an idea of what it’d be like really. We saw Ragnar Relay as something that was a daunting physical challenge that if we could get in shape for it, it’d be great. We noticed something though, in pictures leading up to it, we noticed a ton of costumes. It just seemed like it was a bunch of adults acting like kids, all while running 200 miles.
Adam and Artie provided that level of entertainment for us. The cool part of it is that neither one of them had ever met before the race…ever. When they both comitted to driving for us, I told them if they wanted to do something, it’d be a lot of fun.
The next thing we know, Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton, Jr are driving our van. They were immensely popular with the other teams and had quite a few pictures taken with other runners. They even ended up in the post from Ragnar showing pictures.
In all, having those guys around just made the whole experience a lot better. There were certainly a lot of nerves and they helped take the edge off and for that, they make the list.