It's that time of year again, tailgating, grilling, and hanging out with friends. I happen to live in Concord, NC, where the speedway is. That's right, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is in Concord, NC. Not many people know that. I also take my son with me. Before even getting to the race we began with the preparations. This includes drinks, chips, suntan lotion, chairs, camera, video recorder, cooler, ear plugs, jackets, and ponchos. I also had to buy what I was suppose to bring to the tailgate for the food, which this year was 30 some hamburger buns and around 40 hotdog buns.
It did eventually start to rain after we were there about 3 hours. Luckily the rain was pretty light. We just moved our seating to the canopies. When the race was nearing we took a bus to the track, we hadn't did this before. While we were on the bus (standing due to the crowdedness) there was a 21 year old (I'm guessing by his looks) that was not feeling well at all. He wanted to know how he could feel better. My friend told him to stop drinking, lol.
|Our view from turn 1.|
|Nicolas and I. Taken with my phone (doesn't do well at night.)|
|Oh no. My son is sleeping.|
Pre-race - 1st and 2nd place move to final race.
Fan Vote - Danica Patrick won.
1st Segment - 20 laps - Kurt Busch won
2nd Segment - 20 laps - Kyle Busch won
3rd Segment - 20 laps - Kyle Busch won
4th Segment - 20 laps - Kurt Busch won
Final Segment - 10 Lap Shootout - Jimmie Johnson won - Million $$ Winner
Another successful year! It was fun hanging out with friends and grilling. We'll be there again next year!