10 Superstitions In Motor Racing
Here we share some commonly known superstitions in Motor racing
- Lucky charm-Some racers think that a lucky charm brings good luck for them. There could be any kind of good luck charm like lucky key chains or coins, or a picture of catholic saint or even a family photo. Sometimes, racers wear some kind of pins, as a lucky charm. This way they just want to bring comfort during those moments. Sometimes, clothes or a hat proves to be a lucky charm.
- Mismatched racing shoes-This less known ritual is not widely adopted. But some of the racers think that it brings good luck.
- Getting dressed-Most of the racers get dressed the similar way before each race. They believe that it makes a difference between their failure and success. Even, some of the drivers do not shave before a race.
- Enter the car from the same side-Car drivers believe that, by entering the car from the same side before each race brings good luck.
- Talking to the car-It sounds strange, but most of the car drivers talk to the car before the race. They believe that, this helps them to prepare for the challenge.
- Number 13-Number 13 is assumed as an unlucky number everywhere. But in the motor racing, some racers choose to wear 13 number jersey.
- Peanut shell-Most of the racers assume that peanuts are unlucky. There is reason behind this odd superstition. In 1937, race drivers died in two different incidents and the rumor is circulated that peanut shells found in their car cockpits, which caused their death.
- Eating in a particular restaurant-Motor racing drivers eat at particular restaurant just before the race.
- $ 50 bills-Motor racing drivers avoid $50 bills, as they believe it is unlucky. This superstition has begun, when NASCAR champion Joe died in 1964 race. It is said that $50 bills found in his pocket
- Green car-Green car superstition has begun, when race driver Gaston Chevrolet was killed while racing green car. Lots of drivers prefer not to race behind the green car.
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