Wallenda Family Performs At NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway, Plays Chicken [Video]

The Wallenda family performed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with Lijana and Nik Wallenda tightwalking 150 feet over the race track.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Wallenda family performed at a gorge near the Grand Canyon, with Nik Wallenda crossing a section suffering from 25 mph winds.

Nik Wallenda, who is a seventh-generation member of the famous Flying Wallenda family of acrobats. Only a few family members of the Flying Wallenda family have ever died in a tightrope or acrobatics accident. Nik’s great-grandfather died while attempting to tightrope between two tall buildings without any safety equipment.

The stunt at the Charlotte Motor Speedway involved two members of the Wallenda family performing at the same time. Nik’s sister, Lijana Wallenda, joined him for a pre-race show on the 460 tightrope but going in opposite directions. This led to a little bit of Wallenda family chicken since Nik had to step over his sister Lijana at the halfway point.

Nik says it was great to work together as the Wallenda family again:

“It was exciting to perform together again. 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.”

Nik says the race crowd was “very quiet” and “respectful” to the Wallenda family’s tightrope performance. Even though the performance went off without a hitch, NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer gave Nik Wallenda a warning about cables at Charlotte Motor Speedway, referring to how a cable snapped and hurt several fans earlier this year.

What do you think about the Wallenda family and their performance at NASCAR’s Charlotte Motor Speedway?