Wednesday, March 5, 2008

NASCAR

A fun and exciting weekend at the track. Poor Jimmie Johnson didn't do so well. He's our guy and he normally dominates Vegas, but this year his car was having some problems. To quote what he told his crew chief Chad Knaus "I'm going to crash this **@@* car!" Not such a good day for him, but at least he didn't have a horrible wreck like teammate Jeff Gordon with 6 laps to go.

Before I got married I swore that I would never marry someone who liked cars driving around in a circle for hundreds of miles and someone who liked dirtbikes. Never make those kinds of promises to yourself. Bryan likes both!!! I've actually joined the millions of fans who love NASCAR. Never thought I would, and I've come to realize it's a lot more than just a bunch of cars driving in circles.....who can't enjoy a good wreck (when all drivers are ok of course), the pit strategies, the cautions, the drafting, the speed, the sound and the thrill of split second finishes.I have more than one favorite. Bryan thinks I pick the drivers based on their looks, come on, I know a little more about this sport then to just go around checking out the drivers. Wait, what color car does Jimmie Johnson drive? Actually for the most part all NASCAR drivers are pretty cool. I definitely can think of a few exceptions. Some of my favorite?....Jimmie (for sure), Mark Martin, Casey Mears, and the Vegas winner Carl Edwards. This picture was taken before the race...I guess I just knew Jimmie couldn't keep up his streak, sorry honey!
We braved the wind and the cold...yes it does get cold in Vegas! Once we got inside the stadium it was a lot better. Not so windy and the sun kept us warm. We had a great time and thank you to Clint and Megan and Nathan and Lauren for watching our kids.

2 comments:

Brueggemans said...

Looks like you guys had soo much fun. I wish we lived closer so we could do things like that with you.

Heather said...

Lucky...we are soo jealous. We would love to go to NASCAR. We just watched it on TV. And I agree w/ you, I told myself that my husband was never going to like a sport where cars went around & around in a circle...how boring. But actually I'm getting more into it now.