Speaking of which, in the Weaver car, the new strategy that's emerging is just to get in and get out of Talladega as soon as possible. Better than expecting to stay in the car, I'd say. When they get there and read the clue (ahead of the Gaghans again...how does that keep happening?), Mama reads the part about the Super Speedway, and Rachel immediately yells, "No! Mommy, we caaan't." Interestingly, Mama has the same reaction at first, shaking her head and saying, "No." Same with Rebecca. The question of whether they would go through with it or not, of course, would be a little more suspenseful if last week's previews hadn't shown them walking along the track.
Commercials. Oh, Walt Disney World. Indeed, you are the world's greatest synthetic mouse-related entertainment complex and cheerfulness indoctrination facility.
When we return to the Weavers, we see their initial dismayed reaction to the clue again. But the next thing you see is all of them running for the speedway, and while there's a bit of "I don't want to go there" going on, there's also Mama saying, "We can do it." It's nice that they protected us from plot points like how they got from "No" to "We can do it!" Because I don't like it when they provide me with too much exposition about, like, what happened and why people did stuff. As they walk, Mama tells them, "You guys, I want to tell you something. Your daddy liked racing. Just let it go. You're above all this." It's so rare that "you're above all this" is an acceptable thing to say to your kids, but I think she means "above" in more of a "numbness" sense than in an actual sense of superiority.
The Schroeders, meanwhile, are bearing the cross known as Mark, who wants to stop pedaling long enough to adjust the seats. No one else on the team wants to stop, but he insists. Because he's the leeeeader. The Linzes complete their lap and get their "Southern Colonel" clue. They high-five the pinks as they're leaving and the pinks are arriving. The Schroeders then finish their lap and get going. The Weavers continue pedaling, along with the gabble-gabbling pinks. The Gaghans get the speedway clue. As the Weavers finish up, Mama reports that she saw the visit as "a victory" for her family, because they're leaving behind all their sadness and so forth. Frankly, I don't much care for her, but I think she handled that as well as she probably could have, in what had to be pretty difficult circumstances. They take off, making the same mistake as a lot of other teams by referring to the "southern Colonial."