|This iPhone panoramic photo ain't too shabby. Good work, me.|
Saturday night, courtesy of @MaloneHugo, I attended my first NASCAR race, the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. I had a fantastic time, and would happily go to another race in the future, specifically a night race, because oh my god would I melt and die if I had to sit in the stands during a day race (albino Teej and the sun's deadly rays don't play nice together).
[This post was mainly composed yesterday, when I was not massively hungover, but now I am, which means, even less text than I anticipated. OOOH PRETTY PICTURES.]
Richmond is 90 miles from where I live. It took us three and a half hours to get to a tailgate spot - in an industrial park. Hugo wasn't fucking around, and had the tailgate table below up in less than two minutes. He even brought me ketchup. #Bromance #Swoon
|Hugo did not mess around with this tailgate, even though it was just the two of us.|
|Just call me Teej Heston.|
|Fans just chillin with the drivers, an hour before the race. Absurd.|
|I took two pictures of pit row. No, I don't know why.|
|Our seats were pretty phenomenal, 15 rows up between the Start/Finish line and Turn 1.|
|This is not Weenie. But he did this exact same thing Friday night at the Nationwide race.|
|I'm pretty sure it is a requirement to have a flyover at a NASCAR race. However, folks were very disappointed these were simply bomber planes, not jet fighters.|
|Yeah, the guy in front of me was rockin' this Duck Dynasty shirt. proudly.|
|It's hard to see, but that is an inflatable Cheez-It sombrero. I was quite jealous.|
|Girls, you're missing half your shirts.|
|Longest line of the night, which I gleefully stood in while pounding a Bud Light.|
|Deep fried cookie dough is still the top dog, but these deep fried Oreos are a solid #2 seed.|
FAN OF THE NIGHT
|It's a shame I didn't get a better pic, because this dude was fan of the night. That "hat" actually lit up.|
IT'S REALLY LOUD - this was my attempt to capture the loudness of the race. Seriously, when those cars first fly by, your entire body shakes. I eschewed ear plugs for a walkman, attempting to listen to the race on the radio. I could barely hear the broadcast. My right ear has still not recovered.
Sorry this post was delayed. And that it lacks substance. I'm tired. I've forgotten half the shit I wanted to include in this post.
Anyone have some Advil?