Monday, May 3, 2010

Off to the Races!

Yippee! It's time for the 2 NASCAR races held in Richmond this weekend. For those that are interested in attending a NASCAR race, here's a tip - do not buy your tickets ahead of time. You can get better seats cheaper by buying them from individuals selling them around the track.

On Friday, we got seats right behind the Start/Finish line for the Nationwide race, the "Bubba Burger 250."

Do you think they have enough tires???

And they're off! Since these were evening races, it was too dark later to get any good pictures.

The eventual winner was Brad Keselowski, not exactly a crowd favorite. (Picture courtesy of

On Saturday before the big Sprint Cup race, we walked around the outside of the stadium, where there are alot of vendors, plus the broadcasting team from Speed, including Kyle Petty(C) and Kenny Wallace(R).

Now, who should I root for? I think Kasey Kahne is awfully cute, but I REALLY like Reese's Peanut Butter cups!

Before the race, the drivers got driven around the track by members of the local Corvette Club. This is Dale Earnhardt Jr, a crowd favorite.

The pole position was won by Kyle Busch. Here he's autographing his hat for his driver - what a nice guy!

Time for the flag to come out of the sky!

And the jets to fly over at the end of the National Anthem.

And of course, the fireworks.

The DirecTV blimp is here.

Again, all I got a good picture of was the start of the race. Kyle Busch dominated the race, passing car after car, and eventually winning a rather boring race.

For this race, we had seats coming out of turn 4, right in front of the pits.

The eventually winner, "nice-guy" Kyle Busch. (Again, photo courtesy of


  1. Well, I like M&Ms. You're really getting into this sport. I think one race would be enough for me.

  2. Looks like you had a great time. We went to the Martinsville race at the end of March. This was my first NASCAR race. Had a great time.


  3. Im not a nascar fan but I really enjoyed looking at the pics they really go all out before the race starts, thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a good week!

  4. I enjoyed the "tour" since I'll never see it in person. Glad you're enjoying the sights. ME? I'd need to get back WEST!!

  5. Looks like you had great fun... Have a fun filled day & travel safe

  6. Thats def a mountain of rubber--and no wonder our satellite bill is so high-- A BLIMP omg--
    Great Photos of the event--Happy Trails-

  7. I loved the pix. I have never been to NASCAR race before. But i remeber my grandpa was so into them. On Sundays we go to his house after church and the races would be on. I like be out side better at the time :)


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