Pages

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Scenes from NASCAR


72 hours. How much can you fit into that timespan? Let's see.

First twenty-four hours:
A 5:30 a.m. flight through Phoenix to Atlanta. The world's most competitive game of Cranium on the flight, which I still believe I won. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. A 115+ mph adventure to find Cracker Barrel for breakfast in the evening. Learning that driving that fast with the top down on the convertible might cause you to lose your sunglasses. A cool country-western themed dinner at the Hilton (complete with pulled pork and hush puppies) hosted by Bass Pro Shops, featuring Richard and Kyle Petty. And a sweet little race track that you could drive remote control cars around...and yes, I won the race. A few guys from Kentucky, who while pretty amusing, didn't think anything of calling later that night at 4:00 in the morning, just to see what was going on. Finally falling asleep around 3 or 4 a.m. - depends on when you switched the clocks back for daylight savings!

Second twenty-four hours:
Making it back to the Hilton by 7:30 a.m. to take the police-escorted motorcoach to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Breakfast and a cool pit tour (see the slides above) of the race pits. Seeing all kinds of drivers, mechanics, and cute team members preparing for the race. Creating our own pit tour and hanging out there until after the start of the race. Seeing all these drivers and teams that I'd only read about in my Nascar For Dummies book...right up close! It was loud. So very very loud. Sometimes, you wished for a crash so the yellow flag would slow things down. (How horrible is that?) Watching a whole race (3+ hours!) in the sunshine with over 125,000 other people, actually starting to understand just what was going on...seeing Carl Edwards win in the last few laps...and his backflip out of the car to celebrate...

In the slideshow...a few cool things:

  • The pic of me smiling with the checkered background is me IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE! How sweet is that?!?
  • Michael Waltrip is stretching out before the race (in the NAPA racing gear)
  • Seeing lots of peeps from Enumclaw boy Kasey Kahne's family...
  • There's a cool pic of me with the US Army car (props to my cousin Zach, who is in the Army ROTC - this photo's for you!)

The third twenty-four hours:
Sleep. Lots of sleep. Lots and lots of it. I was tired. Lunch at Panera! Oh so yummy! A drive-by tour of the Martin Luther King Historical Park. Flying standby coming home, and offering prayers to Our Lady of the Airways, so I could get home earlier...and I did, by nearly six hours!

6 comments:

yanmaneee said...

supreme hoodie
vapormax
supreme shirt
stephen curry shoes
curry 5
kobe shoes
nmd
off white x jordan 1
supreme clothing
christian louboutin outlet

pheeshus said...

replica bags turkey replica bags canada replica bags online uae

tysmeteau said...

find more Recommended Site index original site their website have a peek at this web-site

dasheash said...

find more k0g65l0v01 replica designer bags replica bags in uk e7y01p9r94 replica radley bags Learn More s7e54i5k56 replica bags australia view publisher site i4q59r3u32 louis vuitton replica replica bags turkey

bistee said...

replica bags india navigate to this web-site i4l19l6h72 7a replica bags philippines company website w9u35e0i56 louis vuitton fake replica zara bags visit this page k6u21t1j73 bags replica gucci replica bags and shoes

lousat said...

o4c65f4t70 h3z51t0c89 i5s92z0m72 n8m38u0l93 t2s55j6e83 u5x38m1f50

Link Within

Blog Widget by LinkWithin