Just got back. Great weekend except for one stupid goober in the 97.
We went to eat at Bailey's Friday while waiting to check in to the motel.
I over heard a few guys at the bar that were at the truck race Thursday.
Thay said turn 4 was the place to sit. So it being a Busch race, you can pretty much sit where you want. I picked turn four about 15 rows up. Those guys at the bar were right. two cars backed into the wall during busch and cup qualifying. Truex's wreak was something else. I was watching the cars going down the front stretch, when I saw it start out of the corner of my eye. Next thing I know I was looking at the big 8 on the roof instead of the side of the door.
I have never heard so many people say "holy ****" at the same time. The sparks were incredible. I have been to a lot of races, and I have seen a lot of wrecks, but nothing like that. Live anyway.
We were watching the replay on the Jumbo Nextel vision thing, and I was thinking wow, I can't believe I just watched that. The thing I love about Richmond is that you are right on the track. They only have about a 5 foot area roped off from the wall to where you can walk. So the cars going past, I would say, are less than 20 feet from you. So I am guessing that everybody walking down in turn 3 to go take a leak, just went and tossed out there shorts when they got to the restroom after that was over.
Nickelback played a concert before the cup race and they kicked azz.
So the only downside was the goof ball winning the race, then again everybody booing him was nice to hear.
MM77, the American Chopper guys (OCC) had a souvenir trailer there.
I don't know if you watch the show, but they had the "I Robot" bike on display (behind glass). That this was awesome on the show but when you can see it up close, it is unreal. I would suggest taking a look at it if you can. Thats all for now. I will try and get a few pics up soon.