We were right by Turn 1 so we saw the first accident between Jeff Greene and Kasey Kahne.
I have a slideshow up on my MySpace page (click to see it) but here are some of my favorite pics including one of me with Kyle Petty.
I apologize for the number of pics - I have about 550 to choose from and it's REALLY hard. :)
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I've never been to a race before. My birthday is on August 15th and Watkins Glen is only about a 4 hour drive from me... so I've decided to go and see my first ever cup race as a birthday present to myself! Yay!
Anyway... Since I've never been before, and actually don't know anyone who's ever been, I don't really know what I do now. I checked out tickets online and everything, but I guess I don't really understand what it means.
Can you guys help me out with some advice? I kind of want to do it pretty cheap (funds are a bit of a problem right now) but also don't want to skimp on the fun.
So yeah, thanks!
I went up to Loudon on Saturday to watch the Whelen Modifieds and the Busch series race. The modifieds as usual, were just awesome. 3 and 4 wide going in the corner...whew! I only wish Stewart ran the modifieds again this year instead of the Busch. The Busch race was kind of a snooze, but there was a red flag, so I was able to get some great camera shots.
It was interesting to see the COT - or should we just call it car ;). This was the first time I've seen it and I have to say, they look way better in person. And the passing is much improved. So maybe Nascar knows what it is doing. Maybe!
Congrats to Harvick for the Busch win and to Hamlin for the Cup win. It was only a matter of time before a Gibbs car found Victory Lane. I just wish Stewart hadn't made that mistake on pit road.
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This year for my dad's birthday, i got him the Nextel Fanview. So the Busch race and the modified race were the first chance we had to play with it. My verdict?
This is the coolest toy I have ever had. We found listening to the broadcast distracting, but we loved playing with the camera angles (including switching to different in-car cameras); checking the leader board; seeing who had the fastest lap, etc. Really really awesome.
There is no reason to call it the "COT car". The word "car" is built right into "COT".
"Car of Tomorrow car" sounds pretty stupid, eh? Well so does "COT Car."
Good luck today in your COTs.
p.s. A Toyota on the pole? Crazy!
Now this did not come as a huge surprise to me as this seems to be the precedent Nascar has set for itself, but did they really cheat? I know I am a Jeff Gordon lover (not so of Johnson or Knaus) but the cars fit the templates. Nascar has always been about following the rules to the letter (or at least appearing to!) while exploring any area not covered in the rule book.
The rule infractions were as follows:
12-4-A - The old standard - Actions detrimental to stock car racing
(I wish Nascar could vague that up a bit for me. I hate specifics!)
12-4-Q - Car, car parts, components and/or equipment used do not conform to NASCAR rules
20-2.1E - Parts or components of the car not previously approved by NASCAR that have been installed or modified to enhance aerodynamic performance will not be permitted
20-2H - Fenders may not be cut or altered except for wheel or tire clearance which must be approved by the Series Director
Ok, so 20-2H is what killed them. But what do you think?
Did the crews of the 24 and the 48 cheat?
Now - do you think Nascar came down so hard because Chad Knaus was involved?
Anyway, here's my problem: I'm a vaguely hip 20-something living in Brooklyn New York, where NASCAR fandom is not only non-existant, it is also heavily looked down upon.
Basically, I really want to meet some New York racing fans. Anyone here?
Congratulations to Juan Pablo Montoya and his first win yesterday at Sonoma road course. What a win. Of the drivers at the front, the two drivers that were concerned about the fuel running out was Jamie and Montoya. And it looks like Montoya had enough for the win. So congrats. later. :)
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This is a Car of Tomorrow race, so expect a tough penalty on Tuesday.
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Earnhardt said he got a new digital camera out of the deal.
"The cash is great, but the product is good, too," he said.