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The Oakland Raiders have wrapped up their offseason workouts and won’t be on the field again until training camp later this summer.
Instead of practicing one day last week, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio decided to have the players focus on team bonding. The team went to an indoor go-cart track and had a competitive race in which Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finished first.
The entire experience can be seen below, thanks to Oakland’s official Twitter account.
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Our players recently hit the racetrack for some friendly competition and team bonding. Take a look at who took home 1st place. pic.twitter.com/5KsriYIPiN
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) June 16, 2017
The video starts out with Raiders wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson narrating the race and adding his excited input.
Carr just beat out Raiders running back Taiwan Jones for first place and decided to rub it in to his fellow teammates, including Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack.
Carr even decided to run a victory lap after holding up the checkered race flag.
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In the end, it was a smart move by Del Rio to take the day off. People often overlook how important team bonding is to success and it is not a mistake that Oakland won so many closes games last season.