Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway

So stop #2 for us on Russell's must- see sights is in Charlotte is the  Charlotte Motor Speedway. I just asked Russell how he came to love auto racing and all things Nascar and his response was his bonding with his brother-in-law Tim. Tim is a regular aficionado on all things Nascar.
So we paid for a tour. We loaded up in a van and headed out to the track.

Maybe you can sense a little of the incline. Here it's 24 degrees.

I won't bore you with a bunch of pics of the racetrack (Tim, I can email you). I know most of you are interested in what the girls thought. I can only speak for Sophia but she LOVED it. We got to go around the track in the van at 75 (which the actual race cars go about 175).

That explains the blurriness of the pics. We were going 75.
Here's Richard Petty's Penthouse suite.

Here the girls are in Winner's Circle.

Then we headed out to the drag racing lanes.

And yes, we got to go down the lane in the van at 75.

Here's "The Tunnel".

Don't get me wrong. I don't love Nascar. I'm not a big racing fan. But Russell is (for whatever reason), so for that reason, I LOVE Nascar. Just like I love college football.:) But really, I just love Russell. So that pretty much says it all.


Anonymous said...

Awwww...I love the way you ended this post. And what a fun experience!

Allison said...

Ditto on Tricia's comment. :)

kristy said...

Aww! You are such a good wive. For 8 years I wanted to go there... not to see a race, but they have a mini canton once a month. Maybe Russell will return the deed :)