Yes, I love NASCAR! Can you believe it? Me! A girly girl from the pit of hell, loves NASCAR~I didn't know I loved it until my husband took me to a race about 5 years ago, when we first started dating, and I didn't want to tell him I didn't "do" NASCAR....you remember those days right? When we want them to think we are just so "fun" and "perfect". HA! Reality has reared it's head alot since then, but I did discover that I LOVE NASCAR!
My first race ever.....
Well, we go to the race, me and Steve and about 200,000 of our closest friends! We do Talladega, cos it isn't far from us and it is a HUGE draw around here. HUGE! Steve gets tickets from his vendors at work, the people who sell them machinery, so they are REALLY good tickets, and that helps, ALOT! We are front row, second level, in front of pit row! We have to walk about 2 miles to get from the car to our seat, that part I do not enjoy. But, once we got in I LOVE it! I love it when the planes fly over, I love it when they sing the national anthem...nothing like thousands of patriotic drunk people singing at the top of their little lungs with their hats over their hearts. So moving....
I LOVE it when they say "Gentlemen, start your engines" and I hear this roar like nothing I have ever heard before! I just get CHILLS! The first two laps around are warm up, then that pace car exits, that checkered flag waves and Baby it is ON! When those cars blast past us at about 178 miles and hour, the power and the expertise that it takes to maneuver these cars that are literally bumper to bumper BLOWS MY MIND!! I had no idea I would get so excited and have such a good time!!! I am a Dale Jr. fan, just because I think he is a nice guy. He always loses though. Poor Dale Jr.! That number 88 car!!
(I sound like a NASCAR fan don't I?) lol
And when there is a wreck!!!! OMG!! I FREAK OUT!! We have had so many happen right in front of us!! The first time I saw one, the cars were just all crashing into each other and flying through the air and one caught on fire!! I burst into tears and thought, all of these men have just been killed right in front of me!! Steve, said no, no, no, they are so protected, give them a few minutes, they are fine. And they were! They just pop out the windows and start yelling at whomever started the whole thing, which is a whole nother NASCAR favorite! Hilarious!
We stay to the bitter end honey! The final lap, the final flag, when the winner burns rubber right in front of us! (Wonderful smell....really) And then we walk two miles back to the car, parked in a field with 200,000 of our slightly drunker closest friends...that, too, is a show, let me tell you! I laugh alot!
This Sunday...I will be there! Cheering, waving, getting caught up in all of the excitement! I can't wait! Cammie Pie is going this time. It will be his first race, my 10th! He will LOVE it!
GO DALE JR! (he won't win~Bless his Heart)
Have a great weekend!
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