CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Some NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers traded in their steering wheels for a Tuesday out on the water. Some young passengers had an experience they will never forget.
"It's a thrill they don't get to experience a lot, so to get them out there and see the smiles on the kids faces when the tubes jump over the waves and they about fall off, it's a really neat deal," said Todd Bodine, a former truck series driver who is now an analyst for FOX Sports 1.
Joining drivers out on the water was visually impaired and blind children. At times, drivers were having more fun than the campers themselves.
"I got wet! We flipped over a kayak so that was interesting. The lifeguards were looking at me a little funny afterwards, but that's ok," said driver, Ross Chastain.
"People don't understand you can be out on the boat having other people have fun behind my boat without having to be in the water," said driver, TJ Bell.
On a typical day, TJ Bell would be sitting in an office at the team shop, but on this Tuesday he brought his own speed boat to give campers a taste of NASCAR on the water.
"Sometimes we take the life we live and the lake we live on, especially in the summer, for granted. Taking these kids out on the water was worth every penny I paid for that boat," said Bell.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck series drivers will enjoy another few days off before heading to Eldora Speedway on July 19 for the Eldora Dirt Derby. That race airs at 5:30 p.m. on the FOX Business Network.