Race pics and experiences

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Was the race fun in person? I never been to a road course before, anything exciting happen in the area you was in?

We were up in Turn 1 all weekend, but did a fair share of walking. My watch showed basically 10,000 steps per day for Saturday and Sunday.

The whole weekend was fun. I hadn't been to a NASCAR road course before. I went to COTA a couple years after it opened for a sports car race, and I went to TMS for many years.

Today we watched a Duluth/Stihl sponsored lumberjack competition and went on the Ferris Wheel.

COTA has a fairly "relaxed" ruleset compared to events we have been to at AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, and similar venues. We could bring in sealed food and drinks plus an empty liquid container. The official concession stands have unlimited refills after you empty your wallets for $5.99 each. Lots of food trucks and independent vendors booths as well.

The action is good, lots of door banging and dive bombs. We had a video screen in front of us, so we could keep tabs on the very few areas we couldn't see.

The hike up to turn one is no joke at all.

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No idea how this is the only picture that has survived over the years, but after looking through each and every flash drive and memory card I have, this is the only remaining photo I have from my 2008 Bristol visit. I guess if there's one picture I'd choose to have kept, this would be it.
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Sorry for the delay but my mom lied about her health so I could spend 1 last seeking without worrying about her. She died from cancer a few days later. I won 2 garage passes and 2 paddock tickets for Sunday. I saw most of the drivers and met Skeet Ulrich from scream. I saw Steve Sarkisian and wow he loves his louis vuitton. He was decked out from head to toe in lv. I did the tower for the first time and you can see the whole track from there. Great view but since you're 250 ft in the air it was very windy. Highly recommend it. The food in the paddock lounge was a major upgrade. Ribs, short ends, mac and cheese, beans and banana pudding. A company from Dallas that sells churros was there and they were excellent. The racing was good and enjoy watching the crews up close and all of the texting and different views that the crew chief has.
 

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Went to my first F1 race last weekend when they were in Miami. I took the brightline from Orlando to Aventura which was a breeze. Kinda expensive and next year I'll just parking at the Aventura parking lot and take the bus. At the train station they had sponsor activations and Heineken, Jack Daniels, High noon and a craft beer were giving out free samples. The bus trip from the station to the track was 20 minutes. From the parking lot to the gate was a 10 minute walk. I sat in the yacht club and that section had sand to make you feel like you were at the beach. Lots of sponsor activations from Mercedes, Ferrari, Google, Dolphins, High noon, Coke and many more. Reminded me of the early 00's in Nascar. Multiple tents to buy merchandise from but hats were $110 and tees $135. The stadium was open and lots of people were in the stands watching the teams and drivers have meetings in their tents. At the yacht club I had grilled short ribs which were amazing, grilled shrimp, rigatoni, salmon, cookies, cheesecake and fruit. The star of the show was the caviar which was amazing! The race was great and lots of passing in the back of the field. Only negative was for $1500 there were no chairs to watch the race on the 2nd floor. They had tables but no chairs.
 

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