NASCAR Overload

7.21.2014
as her christmas gift, i got tara tickets to nascar.  the race was this past weekend so we decided to make a whole day of it that saturday.  which means we started cocktail hour at 10:30 am.  the day started pretty typical.  we took the train to the speedway from downtown chicago.  began the day with two bottles of champagne and some oj, made friends, watched a woman take so many selfies she failed to notice her baby chewing on her lighter, the usual.  hopped off the train in joliet and took a cab to the track.  the best part about nascar is that you can bring your own alcohol.  this is meant as "soft sided 6 pack coolers with beer" but we decided it actually meant "pop bottles full of vodka."

no one questioned it. as we found our way into the pit and garage area, we quickly learned that absolutely no one was going to say no to us today.  so we wandered as far as anyone would let us go and if we weren't afraid of dying, we probably could have gotten onto the track or into a car.  the guys outside the viva racing trailer invited us in to check it out and basically we just never left.  parked ourselves in their chairs in the shade, enjoyed out beverages, and laughed when they shooed all non-nascar personnel out of the area.  jamie dick racing?  #dicktowin?  obviously, we couldn't leave.


oh and i decided i'm going to embrace being a car model now.


and just when we thought the fun was over and we might actually have to find our seats in the stands, the nice men in the photo below asked if we wanted to follow them to pit row.  obviously, we did.  they brought the chairs and cooler and everything.  i can never sit in the stands again.


who knows?  maybe next time tara and i will be driving.  thanks for all the fun, viva racing!  we'll be back.

16 comments:

  1. Um, so when are you taking ME to a race? My little brother is OBSESSED (might be an understatement) with Nascar... therefore I am obsessed with it. I'd be one of THOSE fans.

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  2. You are so freaking cute as a model. YOU GO GURL.

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  3. That is so awesome and so much fun! What a perfect way for your day to end up going!

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  4. how awesome that you got to go to the pit (row)! the indy was on this past weekend and my girlfriend did the same (got tix, pretended to be a model etc) and then was asked to enter some kind of fun contest where if she mounted one of the tires right and under a certain time, she'd get free tix to next years indy. she didn't quite make it (we saw the video) but it was fun.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. That sounds like so much fun! One of the grease monkeys looks pretty cute so clearly I am doing something wrong.

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  6. Love love love racing! I am one of those girls who would be more excited than the boys for this!

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  7. That is so awesome that you got to sit so close! I'm glad you had a great time!

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  8. That looks awesome. I never got to see nascar, maybe one day i'll check it out, is it true they change those tires super fast.

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  9. You girls did it up. I love that you got close! Not a fan of the NASCAR but I'd totally go for that experience.

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  10. Seriously you have no idea how jealous I am. I don't even have my tickets for Bristol yet. I didn't even like Nascar until I went to a race. I can only imagine what sitting pit row would do to me. I'd probably have to become a Nascar groupie.

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    1. I forgot to add. I always take Jager in a Dr. Pepper bottle. No one cares. That's what makes it so awesome.

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  11. Last time I went to Nascar I was like 14. It was in Daytona. You should come here! We have the NMRA drag races! Those are waaaaaaaay better! Speaking of... I have a post scheduled to go up about them!

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  12. If you're going to go NASCAR you have to go the right way and you did! Looks like a great time!

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  13. Looks like you guys had fun and did it up big!

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  14. NASCAR totally reminds me of home (Missouri). Looks like you had a great time. Love the photos.

    I recently sent my husband out for a NASCAR driving day, he loved it. It was hilarious to see an Englishman driving a NASCAR! You should do it sometime!

    V @ Life+1

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  15. It helps being the pretty girls in a dude's world, right?! :-) I'm not a NASCAR fan but I do know a lot about the sport and let me tell you, you had great seats! Good for you guys!!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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