So what if Lightning and Cruz took morning drives for warm up and fun and all in Radiator Springs. They’d take a few laps at Willy’s Butte, than they’d go on flat roads outside town under the huge, doming blue sky around all the dusty tan and warm earthy stone. It’d be completely sunny and a bit breezy. Cruz would playfully tease Lightning a bit and race ahead. And in those moments, Lightning would just kinda realize how lucky he got to mentor her. Cruz Ramirez. She was beautiful, talented, smart, and such a great person. She had so much potential for a great racing career-she had a speed and a hunger for the adrenaline. He wanted her to have so much better he ever had.