May 19, 2011

I Want To Go Fast!

Here it is ladies!  The long awaited NASCAR post.
I have been busy doing random things and getting my bronze on that I have not really had the time to sit down and blog.

I went to my first NASCAR race when I was probably in middle school, so 12ish we will say.  I have been to several since then.  I even went to the July Dayton race for part of my 16th birthday.  No shame.

Few things about races, everyone should know:
1. You need to pick a driver.  It will be boring otherwise.  You need someone to root for.  There are 43 drivers in a race.  So it is like having 43 different teams competing at the same time.
2. Don't be concerned with your attire.  Anything goes at a race.  You will see every creed, color, and lifestyle represented at the race.  We all went as "redneck" as possible, but when it got chilly halfway through the race we all pulled our our North Faces and Patagonias.  Everyone then knew we really didn't "belong."
3. You get to bring in a cooler.  So pack your beverages of choice and a sandwich for during the race.  NO need to spend money at the concession stand.
4. You must know who Dale Earnhardt, Sr. is.
5. Bring earplugs.
6. Lastly, come with a good attitude and be ready to have fun.

We left Charleston at 9:30 and got to Darlington at 11:30.  We got tailgate set-up {right beside a tractor trailer} and the festivities were underway.

Brent, Elizabeth, and I
J. Spitz
We were trying to be "green," so Sara crushed all our cans.

Graham is ready for the race...scanner and all.

They handed out American flags to everyone.
Wardrobe change.  I had to rep my driver, Dale Jr.

Cars coming off Turn 1.

We all had a great time.  One of the girls that went with us had never been to a race before.  She loved it!  I wish I could have captured her facial expression the first time the cars went by at full speed.  Priceless.  If you have never been to a race, you need to go just to experience it.  Put it on your bucket list!



  1. I haven't been to a race in FOREVER!!! I've been BEGGING someone {anyone} to go with me this year ... So far there's been no takers!
    xo:: Lauren @ tickled.

  2. Yay NASCAR! I'm going to the All-Star race on Saturday and I'm pumped.

    One of my favorite things is going with people who have never been before, since they end up loving it way more than they expected.

  3. Love your American flag tank!! Sounds like a blast!

  4. hahaha I love this!!! I need to go to another one. I espcially love your #4 rule, it's def a must!!


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