Illustration for article titled A Salute To Fan Man, Unsung Hero Of Car Racing

This man — Fan Man — has the most important job in racing right now. It’s hot and humid as balls outside at this test day, and all I’m doing is walking around grabbing some photos. Inside a car probably feels like a sauna when the car is off.

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Illustration for article titled A Salute To Fan Man, Unsung Hero Of Car Racing

There are many crew members out today, running many different tests and set-ups on the cars ahead of their race here next weekend, but the most important one may just be the fan guy.

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Illustration for article titled A Salute To Fan Man, Unsung Hero Of Car Racing

Keep holdin’ that fan, dude.

Illustration for article titled A Salute To Fan Man, Unsung Hero Of Car Racing

Contact the author at stef.schrader@jalopnik.com.

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