Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NASCAR Sightings!!!

Good morning ladies! Monday was such a busy day I didn't get to post, but I did catch up on some of my reading I missed last week. But I have lost hope that I will catch up on four days of missed blog reading so I am moving on! I have a list of things to blog about but first things first... my NASCAR race trip was so much fun! We went with my best friend from home and her husband (J & J) and we had a blast!! Fun, interesting and many other words describe some of the things I saw... allow me to share a few!

- Oh Mr. "400 pound man without your shirt on"... eating nachos and two hot dogs simultaneously, please, PLEASE, at least put your shirt back on. I am aware you were sitting in the sun, but it's the end of October and it wasn't hot outside.

- Miss "I need to wear stilettos to the NASCAR race"... I bet your ass was regretting that after you had to walk 2 miles to get to the track and then another 300 yards to get to your gate and then up 50 stairs to get to you seat! Come on, I love me some stilettos too, but a NASCAR race is not the place for your Jimmy Choos!

- Mr. and Miss "We gotta get sloppy drunk & make out the entire race"... thank you for that lovely view. You were two rows in front of me and several times I was afraid we were about to see soft porn! Next time, please try to refrain from grabbing each others ass inappropriately and sticking your tongues down each others throats. Some people are there to enjoy the race not watch you slobber all over each other!

- Mr. "Drunk man that stomped his feet repeatedly"... I understand you have a crazy/psycho love for Mr. Jeff Gordon. And hey, who am I to judge (you're stupid for that by the way), but come on. It is not necessary for you to stomp your feet as loud as you can every time he passes the Grand Stands. You are quite annoying. Just drink your Budweiser and pass out in your seat. You were doing a good job at that from what I could tell.

- Mr. "Mullet Man"... I understand that you are probably from Backwoods, AL or GA, but come on, you know you don't look good. You look ridiculous and YES people ARE making fun of you! A LOT! You look like an idiot! Cut that crap and look like a normal person!

- Mrs. "Mullet Man's Wife"... SERIOUSLY, you let your husband walk out of the house like that. WOW! You know he looks like an idiot and YES people ARE making fun of him... AND YOU for being married to his mullet loving ass!

- Mr. "Dale Jr. tank top wearing Man"... Yes, I understand that you are a Dale Jr fan (as am I) however, it isn't necessary for you to wear a snug tank top to show off your "man-love" for him! Although you did provide lots of entertainment for my husband and I!

- Mr./Mrs. "Atlanta Motor Speedway Engineer"... Although we appreciate not having to sit in the sun for 5 hours, that metal roof thing you have over the top 25 rows, is painful for my ears. Because AMS is such a long track the cars get so spread out and the loud roaring cars never stop it's like a constant ringing in your ears. And forget any conversation you might want to have. And FYI-We can't hear the announcer man due to all the metal vibrations. I realize this can't be fixed as there is no telling how much it cost to put that up. But maybe on the tickets that are in that area, make a suggestion for ear plugs. I have never had that problem at any other track!!
I could really go on and on, we saw some funny stuff over the course of 5 hours. We had a blast making fun of people. It's just one of those things you have to do at a NASCAR race :) And man at the food they had available. Like an Arby's sandwich for $8, a tiny little Papa Johns pizza for $8, Hamburgers for $6... Turkey legs (puke) for $7!!!! It was over priced obviously! I wanted some yummy nachos soooo bad, but before we left home I packed me some Reduced Fat Cheez Its to munch on instead! I did however have some boiled peanuts... yum! Love them! But I was surrounded by people eating up the yummy goodness that a NASCAR race provides... Thank goodness you can take your own beer in to a NASCAR race. Beers were $6... for a can! CRAZY!!! So I enjoyed a few Miller's too! Although I don't LOVE beer, at a NASCAR race it's just necessary to have a few! :) But not too many because to get to the bathroom we had to walk down like 50 + steps no lie. So coming back up, it was rough on the lungs and legs!!
My driver, Dale Jr, finished 11th. A little disappointing because for most of the race he was in the Top 5!! But oh well... Here are some pictures that we took before and during the race! ENJOY ladies!! :)

Before we left... our day to be "red"!!!

Dansby and Daizy wanted to go to the race too!!

We're here... (see the metal roof thing I was talking about?)

There's my driver. We were almost right in front of his pit stall! Whoooo

After driver introductions they put them in a truck and take them around the track. That's Jr in the back of the truck!!

Let's go racin' boys...

There he goes... #88!

Let's go green!!!

I just aimed and took a pic... they were going about 200 mph!! Lucky me! I got his car :)

Jr was running 7th here!

Carl Edwards was the winner. He always does a back flip off of his car. I caught the landing :)

20 comments:

d.a.r. said...

I am just absolutely peeing my pants at your "observations". Totally hilarious! I love people watching :)

Lindsey said...

Such a funny post! And I love the pictures! So cute.

Shelley said...

Haha thats awesome...I'm so going next year :)

So...who finished in front of Jr?? Someone that was a rookie last year...someone I always get made fun of for loving...his name just escapes me....


Ragan 4 Life :)

Mojito Maven said...

1. LOVE you....simply hilarious
2. You look beautiful in your photos!
3. SO GLAD you had an excellent time!

Kari Beth said...

Welcome back! Sounds like y'all had a great time...I love all your descriptions of all the "fun" things you witnessed!

morewineplease said...

those people are too funny! I so wish you had snuck some pics of them!
Looks like a great time.....

Amy said...

Ha! Hilarious! Been to Nascar and have definitely seen all of the people you mentioned!

Cute pics!

New Girl on Post said...

OMG! I'm pretty sure I snorted reading those observations.

I love people watching/making fun of people at events like that. I'm sure nacho man without his shirt was such a delight to see in person.

You are too funny!

Nicole said...

Ha that's so funny! I have been to so many Nascar races in Daytona and you pretty much described 99% of the people there! HI-LAR-IOUS!

SassyEngineer said...

It sounded like so much fun! I absolutely love people watching, so thanks for sharing - it made me feel like I was there :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

It sounds like you had great people watching! I people watched a lot in San Fransisco and Mr. Guru informed me that it was rude to stare. My exact words were if you make a fool out of yourself in public anything is fair game!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

haha! glad you had a good times. those stories are hilarious.

Tracy's Porch said...

I am cracking up. this was fun. You look cute going "red".

BTW...I love boiled peanuts. I have family in Alabama and I always have to get some when I make a road trip there...yum! We don't have them in Texas :-(

southern daze said...

Hilarious! You totally nailed the description of people we've seen at most races. How come they can't be "normal" like us? No wait, that would mean we wouldn't have great people watching stories to tell!

Glad you had fun!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

HAHA! These observations are hiiiiiiilarious! I am the biggest people-watcher out there, so together, I think we would have a grand ole time!

Megan said...

There will always be entertainment at the races..I am not sure what is more entertaining, the race, or the people watching the race. My favorite was the 400lb man without the shirt...eeeeek!!

Mrs. Forever said...

Okay so I need an email from you telling me all about Nascar. I'm going to the race this weekend (doing a pit tour, meeting the drivers, the works!) and I've never been before! I loved reading your observations and I hope I get to see such great things!! Tell me what I should expect!

P said...

I can just imagine all the characters you can see at a race track!

Britni and Justin said...

Glad you had a great time! I enjoyed the pics!

Kitty Cat said...

Even with all the weirdos, (fat dudes, mullet man and stilleto girl) it sounds like you had a great time!