Just got back from Ft. Worth this afternoon after 4 days of NASCAR immersion on behalf of one of my clients, who is the title sponsor for IROC (International Race of Champions). Lemme tell ya, this is a different world. Bigger than any other sport in the U.S., and the fans are utterly rabbid. They loooooooooooooove to race!<br><br>The Texas Motor Speedway is something to behold. 250,000 capacity. It just sprawls. <br><br><br>And sitting in the stands watching cars go by at nearly 200mph is a chest-crushing, ear-splitting, one-of-a-kind experience. Here are some pics.<br><br>And now I gotta get some sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...<br><br>
i agree that it's an experience. i am not "into" nascar, but i did go to the opening of the chicagoland speedway for a nascar weekend about 2 years ago. it was an interesting experience to say the least and those fans are as rabid as it gets. wow! it's certainly a different world. <br><br>i was at the in-law's house this weekend and my wife's brother had your nascar race on...if i had known you'd be there, i would have tried to pick you out of the crowd of 250,000. <br><br>----<br>"even if we get bin Laden or Zawahiri now, it is 2 years 2 late. Al Qaeda is a very different org now. It has had time to adapt. The administration should have finished this job." Leverett, former Bush Natíl Security Cncl staff specialist.
#155718 - 04/06/0404:11 AMRe: As advertised.
LOL. Dunno a/b becoming a car freak. But I had forgotten that Texas wrote book on Hospitality. And while the race goes by at 200 mph, the pace of life there is more like 5 mph, and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome.<br><br>(I still prefer MacWorld Expo ó I like my speed measured in ghz's) <br><br>
Loc: Louisville, Ky
Great pictures! I have been to several NASCAR races. It just amazes me every-time I go how fast those cars can go and how quick the crew can work on them. I noticed you seemed to have had pit and garage passes. Did you get to meet any of the drivers? <br><br>
As someone who has driven 180+MPH around an oval track in a NASCAR stock car, let me tell you that it's all about challenge. Challenge of control, stamina, wit, guts and strategy - let alone the challenge of the pit crew to keep the car running.<br><br>I don't care for watching it, but don't knock it til you try it buddy, cause I can say from experience that even 10 laps will knock you on your ass for the rest of the day!<br><br><br> My uptime is longer than yours, therefore my e-penis is longer.
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