18 Days

Until I leave the sunny shores of Florida and head to my hometown Atlanta to spend the weekend immersed in Nascar.   Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Tournament Friday morning,  festivities at the Track Friday night, Saturday ohhhh my volunteering with Speedway Children’s Charities, Qualifying (Nationwide and Cup) Nationwide Race.   Sunday, Sunday, Sunday… Track Walk, getting to visit the pits (have I told you all I HAVE A PIT PASS and I’m so excited I can’t stand it) and then the big event Sprint Cup Racing under the lights.   Then Monday morning breakfast at the track on Bruton Smith.   So with 18 days to go I must post a picture of Kyle Busch and tell you my personal tale of Kyle.   I hated Kyle Busch.  Hated, despised, deplored, booed him at the track, wished him to crash (not get hurt just wreck the car).    I did not like him here or there I didn’t not like him anywhere.  But knowing it was wrong to hate someone sooooo much I prayed that God would help me not hate Kyle Busch and it worked.   I’d still be hard pressed to say I’m a fan but I don’t cringe everytime I see him or hear his name.  I actually hope he wins a race now and then and was glad to see him win the Nationwide Championship last year.  Love him or hate him you’ve got to admit the boy will flat sure drive the wheels off a car to win a race and as I am fond of saying to my son, not only would he (and he has) put his brother into the wall he’d put his own mama in to the wall to win a race.   So here’s a picture of Kyle at Atlanta Motor Speedway the year of the Snow, 2008. 

45 days until

I’m in Atlanta for Race weekend.    I have my tickets.  I’m sitting in section 233.    Had to move a few sections from the start/finish line to get an aisle seat but I like the aisle.     I still think the thing I am most excited about is the pit pass for Sunday.    I’ll take lots of pictures to share.

So for Day 45 I give you the King and Kyle.   Richard and Kyle Petty with the #45 car that Kyle drove. 

47 Days ’til

the annual road trip to Atlanta for Racing begins.   This year will be my 4th year and every year seems to get better.    This year I’ve got pit passes for the first time and that’s very exciting for me.   I can’t wait.  Be prepared for lots of pictures when I get home.

So when you think of Nascar you think of a lot of different places, Talladega, North Carolina, the South in general.    One of the last places to come to mind may well be Tasmania but that’s exactly where the driver of the #47 car comes from.  Marcos Ambrose is driving in his 3rd season in the Nascar Sprint series and is more than holding his own.  He’s currently 28th in points and had a great run at Sonoma finishing 6th.   It’s great to have an  international flair to Nascar.   Go Marcos:

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