Race pics and experiences

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's one of the hardest things to try and explain to a non racing fan.
     
  2. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Get out there and have fun, aunty. :)
     
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  3. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Nice!
     
  4. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    So the mrs is on board? No excuses now :D
     
  5. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    My fiancée captured the final restart from Dover with a special guest appearance from yours truly

     
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  6. RCM88x

    RCM88x Crew Chief

    Got to two races this year, so thought I might as well post a couple pics. Kentucky and Fall Dega, both races were pretty much snooze feasts, well at least until the last lap at Dega. Took advantage of the 24$ student ticket discount for the Dega race, was an awesome deal, seats were solid enough and made the day super cheep (glad I didn't play $175 per for better seats). Got the Kentucky tickets for about $80 per seat, which is a pretty solid deal I think.

    Both facilities were pretty great, I guess they were both built up for larger crowds than they get now so it never felt too packed. Would have been great to see a Dega race 10-20 years ago when the track was in its prime, all that action would have probably worn you out by the end of it.

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    Glad I was able to get to events this year, haven't been since Michigan in 2006 when I was much younger. Though its sort of ironic I finally get to a race again the season after Jr. retires, as has was always my favorite driver. Hope to go again sometime soon.
     
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  7. Joe Pisciotta

    Joe Pisciotta Gasman

    More pics of 2017. If you don't go to races in your area please go, support your track. Have to go at least once in your lifetime. It's a totally different experience.

    Dale Jr's last race.

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    At the time Kenseth's last race. Well his last race for JGR.

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    The Championship 4.

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    We had great seats, sit up high in Turn 1 under the awning so we don't roast.

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    Here is the difference between roasting in the sun for a few hours or buying tickets smart. Dale Jr fans packing the stands.

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    The sun set and the racing changed, Truex's car woke up and he passed the 18 for the lead and never looked back.

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    Look at this sky, what a great day.

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    The 2017 Champion, Truex.

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    Fan Zone

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    Big Ass Daytona Trophy.

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  8. Joe Pisciotta

    Joe Pisciotta Gasman

    What an interesting weekend.

    My two boys (13 & 19) and I had Friday night truck tickets. We got there around 2:45 to see other events (Xfinity practice, Truck Qualifying, Cup Qualifying, etc.).

    After we watched Truck qualifying we were walking around and my youngest son says "Clint Bowyer and cash are in the Ford area." We role up and I snap a few pics and we're about to leave when the announcer says Clint is giving away Garage / Pit passes if you can answer a trivia questions. Both my boys are walking NASCAR trivia Wikipedia pages. So Clint asks the question (you can see it in the YouTube Video 2:48 of the video below). The question was asked and of hundreds of people there my oldest son Joseph raises his hand. I'm like Clint is in for it now. Well in the video that wasn't the original question, he had asked a different queston about the Taladega running order by my son said, "after Kurt Busch ran out of fuel on the last lap or before?" Clint was like oh yeah, he did. Then he rephrased the question to the one you hear in the video.

    Then the night changed with those Garage passes. All of sudden we're walking the garage running into drivers. I bumped into Matt Crafton literally 3 times, seems like he was looking for attention. Reddick I also ran into and when I say that I mean it. People have to stay behind the yellow line including drivers so we're all jammed into a little area. Algier, Poole and a few others are in the video.

    My son got a picture with the Truck Champion literally minutes of him climbing into the truck and winning the race plus Championship.

    My son got a picture with Natalie Decker, he's got a thing. She was very nice.

    We bought Dale Jr's book on Friday and those who did got a guaranteed signature from Dale on Sunday so we went back for that.

    You can see all of the above in the video.



    Here are just a few pics for those who are at work.

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  9. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    AWESOME! :punkrocke
     
  10. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I do not remember a time when Dale Jr was able to sign from the merchandise hauler. I am sure he loves it.
     
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  11. Joe Pisciotta

    Joe Pisciotta Gasman

    Funny you say that because I told my son there is no way he's going to be basically in the parking lot in plain view of everyone signing your book.

    I was wrong, this trailer was right at the main gate, the line for the signing was 2 miles and the crowd in front of the trailer watching him sign all those books was probably 3 or 4,000.

    He walked up to the trailer by himself (well with two security dudes trailing 12-15 feet behind, white t-shirt and backpack) and jumped right in. He didn't look up at all the people (mostly drunks from the parking lot) screaming to him about Dale Sr. mostly.

    I was very impressed, he got to sign everyone's book in that 2 mile long line in about 55 minutes. He then walked away by himself (security trailing) and as people tried to get his autograph while walking he said he had to be in the booth in 15 minutes. Most respected that and backed off.

    It was a great weekend, sorry that it's over. Both my boys said they had the best weekend of their life. It's a very proud Dad moment to hear that. I got teenagers that want to hang with their parents, it's a rare sight so I'll take it.
     
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  12. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    That's what it is about right there. I'm glad all had a great time.

    3-4000 sounds like what I would expect. They didn't show the line in the photos.
     
  13. Joe Pisciotta

    Joe Pisciotta Gasman

    The line is in the video I posted above all those photos, it's at 10:05 while I'm walking down the row with all the Mustangs. I point out how long the line is.

    Thanks man!

    EDIT - By the way, my son Joseph tagged Natalie Decker on Instagram, he posted the picture. She replied with hearts. Haha, he's smitten.
     
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  14. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Ok I see it now. It was behind all the cars.
     
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  15. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Awesome Bud!
     
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  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    A dad and his two young son's first time experiences going to a Nascar race. It is really good.

     
  17. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott appeared at the Chevy display in the morning before the Fall Cup Series race at Talladega race this year (1000Bulbs 500). Afterwards my youngest (Isaiah) got this picture with Jimmie Johnson.

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  18. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    This was also from the Fall race at Dega - guns for sale at a car race - all I could think of was #Murica!!!!

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  19. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    This is from the Spring race at Dega this year (GEICO 500). It's my youngest (Isaiah) and my oldest (Laila). Our first trip to Dega.

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  20. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    Here is my youngest at the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Feb. 2018. This was his very first race.

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  21. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    Also at Atlanta - they had a USAF Thunderbird on display and my boy was excited.

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  22. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    @Jeff Turner welcome to the board. Hope you will stick around. Good looking kids too... actually gorgeous.
     
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  23. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Oh wow. I am sorry I missed that!
     
  24. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Gasman

    Thanks Lew! I have a another daughter too - my middle child - haven't gotten her to a race yet because she's a bit of a whiner/complainer, but hopefully she grows out of that and we'll get her to come along soon.
     
  25. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Great Video. Kind of interesting the young boy picked the M&M Car, my guess is, because he could relate to it, way cool.
    40/700HP cars going by at speed and the little one crashes on Dads lap, LOL. I swear kids can sleep anywhere when they finally let go.
    I see lots of kids this size at every Nascar Race I attend and all are excited and happy, gotta love the good ole USA. :punkrocke
     
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  26. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Luke the dad has a Catfish and Carp YouTube channel in addition to the Outdoor Boys channel.. He takes those kids out fishing in the snow, rain, other countries you name it. They catch some big ones and are always into something. Yeah, you see sponsorship at work with young Tommy.
     
  27. Joe Pisciotta

    Joe Pisciotta Gasman


    The best line in the video from one of the kids..."I love this Place!!!!!!!!"

    Me too kid, me too.
     
  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    His ol man is a hell of a fisherman. Pretty amazing what his oldest boy has learned how to do

     
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  29. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Damn.
     
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