Job interviews as quick as a pit stop replaced the usual blur of race cars at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where thousands of people turned out for a job fair.
Garages on the track's infield were packed Thursday, with more than 170 companies, agencies and organizations represented.
Some job seekers hunched over mechanics' benches to fill out applications, while others used gas pumps outside as makeshift desks.
In April, more than 10,000 job seekers overwhelmed a similar event in Manchester, forcing organizers to cut off admission after just two hours. But that wasn't expected to be a problem at the speedway, which has a crowd capacity of 100,000.