Monday, June 21, 2010

Still On Cloud Nine!

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!


Missy aka Birdy said...

I too love racing. I love to stitch and watch. I have never been in person but I would LOVE to. My uncle goes every year to the Indy 500 and he is on a first base name with many of the crews. I love listening to his stories after the race.
Did you visit the "shops" to buy any merchandise? Viewing what my uncle buys they sell the best T-shits at the races. Now we need one that says something about how fast our needles can go. LOL


Patti said...

Hi Missy!

If you ever get the chance to go to a race, jump on it. I was not prepared from just how exciting it would be. It is so much fun, so you should really try it!

By the way, I love your blog! I especially love the name of it. It is so clever!

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment!