Nate Ryan


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The magnificent Arcade Fire, y'all.

Rainy day in the round at Martinsville Speedway. #nascar

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Live look-in at the Martinsville Speedway driver motor home lot. #nascar

Why yes, that is your six-time #nascar champion signing countless autographs after a run.

So as not to disappoint Gonzo fans, here's a better photo. #nascar

This is the first Muppet news conference I've attended in #nascar.

What's better than Gonzo? Gonzo with Mindy Kaling. #nascar

David Ragan outside top 24 in quals but did media anyway being good guy he is. #nascar

How Sprint Cup qualifying looks on a scoring monitor (a lot like practice). #nascar

Love this Fontana media center photo. Two late titans of SoCal motor sports: Shav Glick and Les Richter. #nascar

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Interesting twist: Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano parked side by side in Fontana garage. #nascar

A TRD engine on a machine I'm completely unqualified to operate (think it has to do with the valve train). #nascar

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When TRD engines are disassembled, the parts are placed on the cars in this hallway to await rebuilding. #nascar

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The "winner's wall" at TRD keeps tabs on victories by the company's engines in various series. #nascar

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The receiving department at TRD where engines arrive from Sprint Cup teams in silver crates like that one. #nascar

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The engineering department at TRD's engine headquarters. Looks a lot like any office. #nascar

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Main room at TRD's engine build shop. Its walls sport a photo of Bristol Motor Speedway's grandstands. #nascar

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The aptly named Daytona conference room at Toyota Racing Development. #nascar

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Remover when FedEx sponsored a series, and it raced in Vancouver? #cart

A special: TRD conference room has helmet he wore in 2000 Indy 500. #indycar