I am still coming down from all of the excitement of yesterday. I still find it hard to believe that I was there. The day just flew by and was so memorable. I still can not believe how close I was standing near THE Jimmie Johnson, four time champion! I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that when he won, he did burn outs at a couple of places on the course. One place was right in front of our section. It was SO COOL!
Here are some more photos I took yesterday:
I tried to get a photo of Tony's car as it was wheeled out to go into the lineup, but his car was the one car that was mobbed with people! He got a lot of cheers and applause during driver introductions. I also got to see the back of his head as he exited the driver meeting. It was a big moment! LOL
Now I think I have to see a race at an oval someday. My dream is to go to Talledega though. Maybe when I retire I will go to all of them.
What is really funny about all of this is that I really got my love of racing from the cross stitchers on a message board several years ago. The ladies would be chatting about the races with such enthusiam that I had to check it out. I soon realized that I could stitch for several hours to a race, and you do not have to look up constantly. Then I found myself putting down my stitching more and more. While I appreciate the talents of all of the drivers, Tony Stewart really is the man!
I am so glad that I went yesterday!