ryan and i spent saturday at the bojangles 500 nascar race in darlington, south carolina. it was my first race EVER and let me tell you – i loved the experience. did you know at nascar races you can bring in your cooler filled with BEER? why don’t more sports let you do this? its a genius idea.
after getting over the excitement of BYOB, we settled into our seats. being that it was my first race, i wanted to sit close to the track. bad idea. we were so close, rubber from the tires was literally in my hair. next time we go (because there will be a next), we’ll sit higher. then you can see more of the track and don’t have tire hair. but we were right in front of pit row which was cool and we had front row seats to the fight at the end of the race! (and i may or may not have been yelling, FIGHT FIGHT and egging the drivers on.)
while it might seem obvious that the cars are traveling at speeds of 150+mph, tv doesn’t do it justice. the cars were driving by us so fast, that you couldn’t even read the number on the car. i had no idea. i mean, i knew they went fast, but they were really FAST. i have a whole new respect for the drivers. it really is a dangerous sport. here’s a quick video i took to really show you what i’m talking about.
ryan was especially happy because his favorite driver, jimmie johnoson #48, won the race. this photo was taken before the race….don’t you like my new shades too? target.
we had such a good time. i’m already thinking about attending another race this year.
charlotte, atlanta, richmond? anyone want to come with?