Yes, I said NASCAR. You can't get any more southern than that, right? lol. Did I mention that Jake and I went to our first Nascar race? This blog is totally a day late and a dollar short (or more like a month late...) but I wanted to share the experience with you.
Every now and then Jake gets tickets to various things from work--usually it's a hockey game (seriously, we've had center ice and like 8 rows back seats) or some other sporting event (we haven't gotten football or basketball tickets yet...) but this time it was Nascar. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is about an hour to hour and a half south of where we live (south Atlanta) so it's kind of an all-day thing. Although, if you want the real experience of a Nascar race, you've got to go and spend the day there. There is so much going on before the actual race!! Food, contests, concerts, shopping, drinking (beer), and just, all sorts of things. It's similar to the atmosphere of a sporting event (football, hockey, basketball, etc.) but it's so much different too. It's amazing how many people actually love Nascar and all the left turns that they make (I couldn't resist!). And, I've never seen so many rednecks/southerners congregated in one place. Definitely a culture shock...
|Yes, we were this close to the track...|
Let me tell you, there is nothing like actually being at a Nascar race. The rumbling engines are so loud that you can't even hear yourself scream ... or think. And the cars are going soooooo fast that you can barely focus on them as they pass by. It's pretty amazing. Anyway, I know we'll be going back. Jake was super excited about it and I can't deny that it was a lot of fun.
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