Daytona 500 Weekend - Feb 2008
Saturday's Nationwide Race
After a long drive (in time, not miles) we set up to tailgate at the Daytona International Speedway
You can all thank me for navigating
Good thing the van actually had a tailgate!
We took a shuttle from the parking lot around the airport (not the commercial one) to the track
These fellas are queued up for today's fly-over
Shuttle buses took the racegoers from the parking lot to the speedway
Here we are behind the Superstretch (as opposed to the Frontstretch) of the Speedway
It's a pretty exciting place to be
Marcia and John seem happy to be here
As do Pete and Shalan
And Tom and Leila
Shal with one of her buddies (Bud-dies, get it?)
In case you didn't know it, Dale Jr is driving the GoDaddy car in some Nationwide races this year
They look alike, don't you think?
Nope. They don't look alike.
Inside the track... Camping is intents
Although it doesn't look like it, Tom was enjoying his pre-race snack (fried bologna sammitch)
Great seats on the Superstretch. Are those mini-beers they're selling??
Boats cruised around the small lake within the track
Wouldn't it be nice to be staying in one of those campers?
Before the green flag
Two happy campers (so to speak)
We had a good view of the jumbotron
Is that a car or a boat?
The BoSox-NASCAR fan
Marcia trying to figure out when she'll see Dario Franchitti - maybe on the pole??
This one could be Junior
Hey Tom, you're in the wrong row
The race winner was Tony Stewart (this is not him)
Looking toward the back of the grandstands, toward the airport and parking lot
The line for the bus shuttle to take us back to the parking lot
Lined up for tomorrow's fly-over...