March 15, 2017 02:43 PM

Mark Zuckerberg went for the ride of his life on Tuesday.

Donning a blue fire suit, the Facebook CEO sat shotgun in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race car as the NASCAR star took him for a spin around a Charlotte, North Carolina, motor speedway. The unlikely pair averaged 175 mph during the ride.

“Holy s—!” said Zuckerberg as they zoomed around and around the track. “Woahhhhhh.”

Zuckerberg’s multi-lap expedition was filmed for a Facebook Live video posted Tuesday, and now seen by more than 2 million people. It’s part of Zuckerberg’s “year of travel,” in which he aims to learn more about different communities and subcultures across the country.

“This is amazing,” said a grinning Zuckerberg in the middle of the ride. “You can really feel the grip.”

At one point, Zuckerberg tensed up: “It almost feels like you’re drifting around those edges!” he exclaimed, and at another point admitted he was “terrified.”

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But the experience ended on a positive note.

“How amazing!” he said. “There are millions of people who would die to do what I just did.”

For good measure, Zuckerberg hopped into the driver’s seat to drive around the track himself — with coaching from Earnhardt Jr., of course.

“Looks pretty good!” Earnhardt Jr. told a grinning Zuckerberg through an ear piece. “You could probably run as many laps as you want, Mark!”

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