SYesterday, I went to Dover, DE to see a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. I went because my dad wanted to go to a race before he moved out of the country. It was a lot of fun to actually be at a race. It's easier to see it on TV and a lot less noisy, but there is something about being a sporting event, which is more memorable.
We got up super early to meet my dad's friend who was driving us. I am not a morning person at all. If I could, I'd sleep till 11 and work from noon to 8 pm. I slept in the car though. We drove down in a sports car and had that top down for part of the time. I think I got windburn from my hair hitting my face. It was about a 4 hour drive down there.
It was a very fun day. We did some shopping, eating and cheering for the drivers. My dad got me a Dale Jr. visor and sparkly lanyard. I bought him some beer and part of dinner. He was trying to make it so I didn't spend all my money. I also took a picture with my dad in front of the Jr. merchandise truck.
The race was very loud and very exciting. I didn't bring ear plugs nor did I want to buy any while I was there. My hearing has fully recovered. There were 2 red flags for debris and my dad's most hated driver wrecked. That driver is very arrogant, so I can't say that I feel bad about it.
I had a corn dog for lunch, which made me happy. I love corn dogs and I don't have them too often because I'm trying to cut down on meat. It was just a day to go off my diet and celebrate. My dad is most likely working on Father's Day, so this was like Father's Day for us.
I'm glad that I went to a race with my dad. I think this will be the only one that we get to go to because he is moving in September. Also the tickets were a bit expensive, but it was worth it. Even the ridiculous amount of sunburn that I got.
I got some good pictures because I was by the start finish line. It was really cool to see the flags and be so close to the cars. I was in row 37, but I could see everything. It was a great experience and something that I will never forget.