NASCAR Donuts in Infrared Slow Motion Are Mesmerizing

Last time we checked, baking donuts didn't involve a thermal imaging camera. Then again, what we see here aren't your average parking lot shenanigans, but a piece of well-executed NASCAR hooning.
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Yes, this is a rather unconventional recipe for the cops' stereotypical snack and while we try to stay off the extra-topping donuts during Cars and Coffee time, the ones we get here are simply irresistible.

How this footage came to be

What you can't see in this clip though is the sponsorship deal behind it. Flir, the company that likes to play with temperature vision, is backing this apparently-fire-breathing Chevy, and when the results are this spectacular, we can only clap and share them with you.

In other words, you can look at this as the New Hampshire Motor Speedway helping Jamie McMurray's #1 machine showing is its new sponsor. The slow motion take is added for the extra drama. And let's face it, you do need some extra time studying this view.

My experience with such a gadget

Yours truly has had the occasion to play with an Flir add-on camera for the iPhone and while it appeared to be a massively entertaining gadget, using it quickly became less fun. I simply ran out of things to thermally check.

Then again, I was inside a hotel lobby, with other people, laptops, and cigars, which is not exactly the same as attending a tire-shredding event.

While we're not Predators, our human brains have allowed us to come up with such developments. So next time when you're racing somebody at the track, try to visualize everything it would be a heat-seeking hunting situation. Until that happens, you can check out a more human approach to the matter in the clip below.

PS: in case this seems familiar, it might be thanks to last year's similar stunt, which involved an F1 car.

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