User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Wallenda, sister do dual walk at Charlotte

New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

   

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Clint Bowyer sent out a warning on Twitter to daredevil Nick Wallenda before his tightrope walk Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Advertisement
``Hey Nik Wallenda! This track doesn't exactly have a good track record with cables,'' Bowyer wrote.

Bowyer was referring to the Fox TV cable wires used to support cameras that fell on the track and caused damage to several cars during the last Sprint Cup race at CMS in May.

Wallenda had no such issues with cables though.

Wallenda and his sister, Lijana Wallenda, successfully completed a dual walk across a 460-foot wire 150 feet above the race track Saturday night. The siblings started on opposite ends, and crossed in the middle with Lijana crouched on one leg and Nik easing over the top of her.

``It was exciting to perform together again,'' said Nik Wallenda, who earned worldwide attention when he crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge and Niagara Falls. ``We don't perform like this very often. We've never performed this high and this far apart before and this was the first time in many, many years.''

This was the second straight year Wallenda has performed at CMS, but the first with his sister.

``It's always exciting to perform in front of race fans, for one, because they're such an outgoing audience,'' Wallenda said. ``And to have them so quiet while we perform - there's a lot of respect there.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure
Rosberg expects another tight race
Sponsorship woes put Swan in doubt
IndyCar drivers calmer after tempers
Wallace showing improvement in Trucks
Safety Highway to sponsor Nationwide
IndyCar driver Saavedra fined $10K
Red Bull appeal rejcted for Ricciardo
Hendrick up front, even without wins
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!