It’s been said that when racing in the rain, you drive where you can find grip. Well, in the opening laps of the American Iron race at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, AI racer Jeff Lindstrom had to find the grip and find enough room on track to put the hammer down.

Lindstrom, who won both qualifying races in Daytona, finds his way clear after a lap or two and then puts his head down to finish second in a race shortened by lightning storms nearby.

“The weather looked a little crummy, but we had a nice clean battle up by us. The three of us, we checked out,” Lindstrom said. “I saw the lightning. About two or three laps prior to the caution, I could see lightning over NASCAR Turn 1 out to the west. I knew it was probably coming. I was just hoping it was before I got passed for the lead. It was a lot of fun. The track was fast. Two out of three races. I’ll take that.”

Image courtesy of Jeff Lindstrom

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