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nascar 2010

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Like the NASCAR tailgate itself, I think I might have over done it with this blog post.  I’m constantly trying something new but this time it is possible I might have gone into over-kill mode.  Though I suspect, if there’s ever a time to do anything in excess, it’s when the situation involves NASCAR.

On Memorial Day weekend – I spent Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with hubby and 17 friends.  We met at our friends’ Katie and Mike’s house at 10:00am sharp.  We loaded into our 15-passenger van, packed 2 SUVs with supplies, and headed up to Concord.  With my secret route in hand, we arrived at our lot at 10:30am.  Time roared passed us like a stockcar rounding its last turn and before we knew it, a crackling voice came over the loud speakers for the drivers to start their engines.  We didn’t make it into the race until sunset.  The video will illustrate what we did to kill time and contains the much-anticipated definition of the portmanteau: yupnecks.

preview race

Monday, May 31st, 2010

One of my favorite events since moving to Charlotte is Speed Week.  For my group of friends and me, it means a week of activities – culminating with Sunday night’s big race, the Coca Cola 600.  I’m working on my Race Week blog post.  It will include some fun surprises including the definition of “yupneck,” a portmanteau we created.  That post won’t be ready until midweek due to travel back to Boston and work.  For now I give you a preview.  This is video of our neighbors at Charlotte Motor Speedway setting up camp.  It’s 8 minutes of video condensed into one minute.  Enjoy!