Nightly News   |  October 31, 2013

Atlanta driver wins Cannonball Run

Ed Bolian of Atlanta has broken the record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles by completing the trip in 28 hours, 50 minutes. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> do you recall anybody driving past you really fast in the past few days? one of the great events for motor heads just concluded. every year this event goes on without most law abiding civilians finding out about it. it is called the canon ball run. it is a race from new york to l.a. whoever arrives first wins no questions asked. this year's winner made the drive in 28 hours. think about that. it is 2,800 miles. average speed 98 miles per hour. he did it in a tricked out 2004 mercedes with extra fuel tanks, good radar detectors and range extenders otherwise known as bed pans in the business, not pretty just fast.