My husband and I attend several races each year. We've been to most of the tracks within a day driving distance of us - Charlotte, Atlanta, Darlington, and Bristol, but one track stole my heart. Martinsville. From the first time we went to this track and there were neighborhoods of people sitting in their lawn chairs to "greet" the race traffic coming into their small town, I knew it was like no other. Martinsville is the oldest track on the circuit and it sits right smack in the middle of a neighborhood. So quaint and cute! And, not to mention the BEST side-by-side racing around!
For years now, we've attended both the spring and fall races at the track. They should just go ahead and put our names on the seats because I plan to be there every year! We also buy garage passes so that I can pretend to be racing paparazzi...trying to get up close and personal with some of my favorite people in the sport. Here are some of my favorite pics from this year...
Jimmie Johnson, 5-Time Champion and today's race winner!
Chad Knauss....soooo nice and one of the smartest guys in the sport! ;)
Martin Truex, the hubby's favorite driver.
Brian Vickers - LOVE this guy! So glad to see him back...healthy and happy!
Richard Childress - car owner
Jeff Gordon, my favorite driver, but a hard man to catch! ;)
The King, Richard Petty, always takes the time to talk, sign autographs, and take pictures.
I'm always so surprised at how up close and personal they let you get with the cars right before the race. I was looking for an opportunity to climb in! ;)
Well, that's what I've been up to this weekend! Hope you've had some time to relax and enjoy something you love. Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY for some handmade goodness from Grace and Lace!