Monday, April 27, 2009

Race Weekend at Talladega!

This was the 22nd time I have spent a weekend at Dega, and it was definitely one of the best! I went to the track both Saturday and Sunday. Lance couldn't come (Dega races are always the middle of either plantin' or pickin' season!), but look who came on Saturday in his place!

His mom! When she told me that she wanted to go, I don't think I would've been any more surprised if I had seen Elvis. I didn't even know racing was on her radar screen. At the race track with my dad and my mother in law, talk about strange! haha. Anyways, she seemed to enjoy herself!
This was our view of pit road during the Nationwide Series race on Saturday.



Sunday I got to visit with my favorite driver, Brian Vickers, while he was waiting to be interviewed on the Speed stage!


This is Brian (white shirt in the middle) posing with all his fan club members who were at his autograph session!


Overall, this was one of the best Talladega races I have seen! Of course, they are always pretty good when your driver doesn't wreck and gets a top ten (which is pretty rare at Dega)! Here is a video I shot from our front row seats!

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That was 43 cars, only a few feet away, flying by at over 190 mph in 2 seconds!

Unfortunately, sitting on the front row also seems to be pretty dangerous!

This is a picture from www.al.com (I didn't take a picture because my mouth was hanging wide open, and I was a bit googly eyed) of Carl Edwards' wreck at the finish! This was about a hundred or so yards down the track from where we were sitting (we actually used to sit on the front row down there!). Fortunately, no one was seriously injured! Anyways, vacation is over, back to the real world of chickens, tractors, and work!

7 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you got to go and you got up close and personal with Brian Vickers!! Do you mind if I steal a picture to show one of my Vickers-obsessed internet buddies? What did your mother-in-law think? Did the wreck freak her out?

    BTW...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new "bloggy dress"! It is so cute and SO YOU!

    {{{HUGS}}}

    Robin :o)

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  2. Looks like you had fun.I get to see the first local trevling series race this weekend in Wenatchee,wa. It's finally warm enough for some racing out here. yahoo.

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  3. Go ahead and steal! My mother in law didn't go to the Sunday race, but as soon as it happened she called me to see if I was injured, but I was walking to the car and didn't hear her so she started panicking! haha.

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  4. I know nothing about this...but it looks like you had a blast! Were you and Robin at the same place?

    Love your new blog background....SOOOOOOOOOOOO C.U.T.E!!!!

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  5. Love the pic of you and Brian. :)

    You had great weather to enjoy the race, too.

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  6. I thought of you when that horrible wreck happened but I figured you probably sat ALOT higher. Alot of people think those first 10 rows should be taken out for safety's sake. What do you think? That is the scariest pic of the wreck I've seen and it's easy to see why fans would get hurt. I'm glad you had a great time and got to meet Brian! I luv him too!! Surely he has more fans then that doesn't he? LOL!

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