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NASCAR Wedding! Couple Gets Hitched in 10 Second Pit Stop Ceremony

Published Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 2023

Photo (cropped): Promotional photo created by Busch Beer to announce the #BuschPitstopWedding

Officiants: Would you officiate this lightning-fast NASCAR wedding in Las Vegas? 


Ok, we thought we’d written the shortest wedding ceremony script possible, but this couple just shaved a few seconds off our time!


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Newlyweds Tori Lindsay and Nick Brendel were married earlier this month during a 10-second pit stop at the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race, held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (via 



Newlyweds Tori and Nick kiss following their fast wedding ceremony during a NASCAR race in Las Vegas in October, the Officiant raises his arms excitedly, behind them is a stadium filled with fans

Photo: Screenshot from NASCAR's video of the event

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The fan-fueled ceremony was sponsored by Busch Beer after the bride and groom won a special social media giveaway. The couple both wore NASCAR gear to take their vows, with the bride's fire suit in traditional white and accessorized with a taffeta skirt, and the groom in stylish black. The bride’s bouquet was a kitschy-cute mix of roses and Busch Light beer cans.


Actor and official ‘Busch Guy’ Gerald Downey served as the couple’s wedding officiant. 


According to this article in People Weddings, Officiant Downey quickly guided the couple through a simple declaration of intent and pronouncement in the pit box during driver Kevin Harvick’s pit stop, getting the couple to the first-kiss finish line in under 10 seconds flat. 


Fast work! In fact, the declaration of intent and pronouncement of marriage are the only wording needing to make a marriage ceremony legal. Click the link below to learn more about what an officiant is required to say at a wedding ceremony: 



groom prepares before his wedding ceremony

Bride prepares before the wedding

Photo: Screenshot from NASCAR's video of the event

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'Busch Guy' and ordained Officiant Gerald Downey helps the happy couple get ready before the wedding ceremony. 



Officiants, what do you think? 


Would you officiate these unique NASCAR nuptials? Wonder what happens if you run out of time...


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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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