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Each May and October, the top-tier Monster Energy Cup series makes its descent on Charlotte Motor Speedway. The squealing tires, the ear-piercing sound of air guns and teams decked out in fire suits are part of the flashy display that makes thousands of fans flock to the track to watch racing. Yet despite the ceremony and ostentation, each element is also part of a carefully choreographed strategy to win races, and more importantly, championships. For drivers, pit crew and teams, NASCAR races are their jobs and their livelihoods, and they take their work just as seriously as anyone else.