Monday, August 18, 2008

the speedway

I can't explain it, and I'm not sure he can, either. But Bill loves car racing.

Sorry, but I don't know the difference between Nascar and sprint cars and dragsters. But Dan and Jenny live just 10 minutes from the LOWES MOTOR SPEEDWAY in Charlotte and this is a very big thing for car racing fans like Bill. Lucky Saturday! The gates to the speedway were open so we strolled on in and took a seat.

Wow. The place is gi-normous. I can't begin to guess how many race fans can fit inside. Down by the track was a big sign: "Ride in a car for just $109." Which means you pay to ride along with a driver who zips around the mile-long track. Fast. Too fast for me. I think I'd rather scrapbook than get in one of those cars.

But it was pretty neat to see Bill take it all in!