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Better late than not at all!

16 °C

Yesterday I did a bit of laying around and not much of anything and let John go out to the Speedway and check it out on his own....sorta like women shopping right?? Well, I sent the camera with him and look at the pics he comes back with

John

John

Actually, he had a few more:
Under the hood of a corvette

Under the hood of a corvette

Last evening, we headed over to MGM for John to watch the Canada hockey game...when in the states, you cannot get Canadian hockey and CTV has blocked all the Olympic internet feeds and CNBC (American channel) is a cable station which most hotel TV's don't carry. Rather than watch hockey, I tried to double my money...didn't happen but did have fun trying!

Today dawned overcast with a forecast for rain between 10 a.m and continuing! Well the weatherman was nearly all too accurate...had a rain shower at the speedway about 12 and delayed the start of the race while the cleaning crew dried the track for about 1.5 hours. After I found a rain poncho (5.00 worth about 1.00), it decided to stop raining but the plastic did help to keep the legs warm anyhow. Had sun for about 15 minutes later then about an hour later, the sky again threatened to drown us. With such a cold wind blowing and having seen 2 crashes (nothing too much), we decided to pack it in like thousands of others did too. We had purchased shuttle tickets to the Speedway and after the shuttles experiencing so many delays in traffic yesterday, today they had made arrangements for the shuttles and taxis to travel through the Nellis Air Force base. That was wonderful as the ride out there without any delays is about 35 minutes anyhow! Arrived back to our room cold and hungry.

We rented headphones to listen to the race and block out some noise and good thing we did as there is no way you would have heard the announcer without the headphones. The race today was busy but I can't imagine what the crowd will be like tomorrow as I heard it is a sellout. Today's race was the up and coming racers where tomorrow is the seasoned competitors.

But I think I got some great pics today...forecast for tomorrow is sunny, can't wait although I have no expectations of much more heat.

Kyle Busch's car

Kyle Busch's car

Pace Car - Ford Shelby

Pace Car - Ford Shelby

Our view of 4th turn

Our view of 4th turn

Back Stretch

Back Stretch

4th Corner

4th Corner

Helpful push out of the pits

Helpful push out of the pits

Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Across the field

Across the field


I just heard on the TV coverage that those motorhomes on the bank have been nicnamed "Snob Hill". Can't imagine how much they have to pay to park there.

And the worse Mullet I have every seen..............
Worst Mullet I ever saw

Worst Mullet I ever saw

Posted by Bada Bing 19:19 Archived in USA

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