Wallenda Family Performs Sky Walk At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct 12, 2013; Concord, NC, USA; Nik Wallenda (left) and his sister Lijana Wallenda as they perform a wire-walking stunt 140 feet above pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500.

High wire artists Nik and Lijana Wallenda performed one of the most dramatic pre-race stunts in Charlotte Motor Speedway history before Saturday night’s Bank of America 500. 

The brother-sister duo attempted a duel sky walk high above the frontstretch grass with no wires, no support cables, and no safety net below. Starting from opposite sides of the tight rope, the pair met in the middle, with Nik stepping over his sister before they continued on. 

Prior to the start of the race, the stunt had fans, media members, track officials, and drivers looking on with astonishment, anticipation and fear. 

Oct 12, 2013; Concord, NC, USA; Nik Wallenda (left) steps over his sister Lijana Wallenda as they perform a wire-walking stunt 140 feet above pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500.

Oct 12, 2013; Concord, NC, USA; Nik Wallenda (left) steps over his sister Lijana Wallenda as they perform a wire-walking stunt 140 feet above pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500.