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?


Driver introductions








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...


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