MINUTIAE

Smokey Yunick’s Basketball In The Gas Tank

 Smokey
By installing a basketball — yes, a basketball — inside the fuel tank of his race car, Smokey Yunick’s car was able to pass tech inspection with an oversized and out-of-regulation fuel tank. After tech inspection, Yunick and his team would deflate the ball, allowing them a fuel capacity advantage throughout the race.
May God rest his brilliant, cheatin’ soul.