Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Wow I can't believe that after this entry I am going to be caught up with catching you up!  I feel like I have accomplished something huge! 

The race was totally awesome!  There are so many people there though that it is kinda crazy.  I do have to say that I was impressed with how quickly we got in and out of there.  I thought we would be sitting for hours to get out but that was not the case at all.  In fact there was never a point when we were just sitting, they kept the traffic moving along, yes it was much slower than you would normally go but it was going!

The biggest down fall of the day was the heat!  It was so amazingly hot in those stands that you couldn't sit up there for more than 20 or 30 laps without going under the stands to get out of the sun for a few minutes.  I really wanted to watch as much as possible though.  I LOVE hearing them pass by.  The cars are really close at MIS and you they are loud!  That is my favorite part!  Oh  yea that and the crashes!  We didn't have any accidents in front of us but we did have one spin out right in front of us.  Ours seats were just down from where they enter into pit row.  We had a great view of the start finish line. 

When we got there we were all sitting out in the parking field and having a tailgate party, eating and talking.  It was to early to start drinking beer, at least for me, but there were some that were drinking by 10am.  I never did drink that day except for water and gatorade. It was just to hot.  But we all put $20 bucks in the pot and we each got to pick drivers out of a hat.  Most of us got 5 drivers but there were two people that only had four.  I was one of the ones that only got four.  But I had Martin Truex so I won 2nd place!  Mark had Carl Edwards so he had first place.  Mark and I took home all the cash that day!  It was over $200 combined.  We are going to have to go out and celebrate but not sure what we are going to do yet to celebrate!  Yippe for us!  Here are a few pics of the day.

here they go!

Hello DALE!!!!!  I love Dale!!

This is so awesome when the jets fly over!!

Mark and Colin before the race in the parking field.  As you can see they were part of the group that started early!


Well I feel better now that I am all caught up.  We are staying at the camper for the next two nights but I will be able to be here during the day so I just might be able to stay caught up for a few days, at least until they let me go back to work! 


my3gifts said...

Wahoo you're all caught up! It looks like you guys had a great time and really great seats at the race! My brother LOVES Nascar and would love to go to a race. A few yrs ago when they opened the track in Kansas City he called to see if he could get tickets to any race and they were all sold out for the next 4 years!!!! I think the track's been opened about that now. I know he calls every year to just SEE if there's any tickets available. One day he'll get to go! LOL

imgr8phil said...

Man, no picture of Tony . . . I'm so disappointed!  LOL  Glad  you had a great time.  We went to CA Speedway a couple of years ago and the temperature was over 100 in the beating sun.  That wasn't all that fun.  


pixiedustnme said...

my dad & brother went and my stupid brother got SO burnt!  (of course he admitted after that he only used a 4....because that's what he always uses....men are SO stupid!)

jckfrstross said...

love the race pictures:) Dale Sr and JR fans here:) but my heart is still with Mr September Harry Gant:)


ekgillen said...

Woo-hoo on the cash!!!  That will pay for an awesome evening out!! :)

princesssaurora said...

I loved the pics!!!  A good day... you came home with money!!  lol

be well,

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Hope you enjoyed the celebration!  Have agreat weekend!  TerryAnn