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Lynn Berry's Need for Speed: NASCAR style

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  • Lynn Berry takes a NASCAR race car for a spin at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Editor’s note: Lynn Berry is the anchor of HLN News Now. She is on Twitter.

A need for speed…that’s how we roll at HLN News Now

To prove it to you, I got behind the wheel of a race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience

First, I’m a terrible driver…if you see me on the road, exit. Surprisingly, I’m much better at driving race cars! 

What a thrill!

To get my feet wet, a pro took me on what’s called a “ride-a-long,” but we use the term “ride” loosely. 

You’ll see in the video, it’s a rush. 165 mph feels like… well, just watch. 

See McDreamy turn into McSpeedy as Patrick Dempsey takes us out on the track

Then it was time to actually learn how to drive a race car (a very important part of the piece). After that, blast off.  I had set a goal of three digits for a best speed. Honestly, I just wanted to beat 80 mph, which I was told is what an unnamed rapper clocked…

So, off I went…

How’d I do? Take a look at the video above and tell me what you think in the comments below. 

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