Here's a huge thank you and a shout-out to the fine folks at Hendrick Motorsports who gave up a sizable portion of their Tuesday afternoon to meet with the UNC-Charlotte motorsports class. Being located in Charlotte gives the MBA program access to motorsports teams of all kinds that are available nowhere else in the world.
I want to especially thank Scott Lampe, CFO at HMS, for setting up the visit, as well as Steve Letarte, Doug Duchardt, Pat Perkins and James Andrews who provided a true inside glimpse of what it takes to run a top-flight business and race team. They were open and honest about their roles in creating a successful technical and business. It's hard not to be impressed with the organization, and also hard not to be optimistic about the future of NASCAR.