Endgame features some interesting sound effects throughout the record. Frontman Dave Mustaine told Rolling Stoneabout the ones on this track:: "I learned a very valuable lesson about music and how to take everything I learned from [1997's] Cryptic Writings and [1999's] Risk, and working with Jeff Balding and Dan Huff, and how to put stuff in the background - little "ear candy" that makes things sound better. Like the song "1,320," we were struggling trying to find the sample for the drag racing, because I told Andy [Sneap, who co-produced Endgame with Mustaine], "Nitro Funny Cars." So he got a Top Fuel Funny Car [makes sound of a weak car], and I went, "That ain't a Nitro Funny Car, bro! When you hear a Nitro Funny Car, the world stops around you." When we got that sample, it made all the difference in the world. I said, "See! This is what I'm telling you about!" And in the background, I said, "When [Shawn Drover] is doing that kind of punk rock/Sex Pistols drum beat in the verses of the song, man, we need a clap track in the back." And he's like, "They've got those little pieces of wood that are all stuck together, you shake it together, and it sounds like people clapping." I said, "I don't want that. I want three people clapping, then double it. Make sure it's underneath the snare, so it gives is that little bit of sex appeal."