Denny Hamlin, a Nextel NASCAR driver, 11 (his car's number, not his age), has been test driving his newest engine on Drill Field Drive, the road which circles the Virginia Tech campus's large open space. Hamlin, a native Virginian and Hokies fan, drives a FedEx-sponsored vehicle for the Joe Gibbs racing team.
A least reliable source says university officials were okay with the popular driver's car, as long as Hamlin displays a visitor's tag somewhere in his window.
Staff and employees are advised to yield for the car which will be driving close to 200 mph in the 15 mph zone. All students are advised any oblivious-to-traffic-cell-phone/texting-ipod-zombie-ambling should be altered if they wish not to die in crosswalks. Bicyclists -- stay home!