Watch Mark Zuckerberg Ride in a NASCAR Race Car and Freak Out

by Monica Hunter-Hart
Photo via Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg is terrified of many things. Losing court cases. Being called out by Avril Lavigne. Needing to live without the help of an A.I. toaster. If imagining all of that doesn’t satisfy you, just wait till you see this video of him taking a joyride with famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

On Tuesday, Zuckerberg hosted a Facebook live event from Charlotte, North Carolina, where one of the NASCAR headquarters is located, as part of his ongoing project to visit every state. At around 11:30 in the stream, he gets in the passenger seat of a car with Earnhardt (wearing a suit to match the NASCAR legend’s own) and takes a wild spin around the track.

“So we’re going to start slow and ease our way into it, here?” Zuckerberg asked. Earnhardt assured him, “Yeah, we should,” after which Zuckerberg also assured himself: “Alright. Just going for a little stroll.”

Not quite. Once they get going, Zuckerberg lets some expletives roll, and it’s difficult to tell whether he’s only trying to mask terror, or is also having the time of his life. “It almost feels like you’re drifting your way around those edges, but uh… I don’t think that’s quite right.”

“There would probably be millions of people who would die to do what I just did,” Zuckerberg said afterward. Very true, Mark. But watching you go through it is an entertaining start.

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