Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday in Sonoma: NASCAR!
What a blast! I am a new NASCAR fan!
I went into this weekend totally ignorant about NASCAR as I had never been exposed to any events--and I leave with a great appreciation for the sport.
In the “behind the scenes” video (which I'll upload soon) I mentioned the number of laps that a car can go on a set of tires. I found out they last about 30 laps—I said 2. That is how little I knew going into this. They also cost about $1,700 per set!
I was able to stand right next to the Tony Stewart team and talk with their crew during the race. They were all so nice and obviously had a great performance!
As you'll see in the video, I was so close that my foot nearly got hit by a new tire they were putting on Tony’s car. They changed the tires in a flash!
Here are a few photos from Sunday's race (won by Kasey Kahne). Check back for the video!
Here I am talking to a TNT reporter.
Here you get a general sense of the excitement surrounding the race.
Lots of activity going on in the pits.
Here I am talking to members of Jimmie Johnson's crew before the start of the race.