Was the best race I’ve ever been to.
It was great to see regular people who were truly outspoken about the heritage of the sport, the history of NASCAR and what it meant to them. I loved every second of it.

It rained Friday, but it was a truly awesome experience to get to be part of the re-birth, if you will, of the Southern 500.

By the way, Mr. Harold King down there in the gallery? He’s been with the track for the whole 60 years! Can you believe it? These days he gives the invocation. He is a truly amazing gentleman, and I was honored to interview him for my thesis research.

By the way, (who am I, DW?!)  if you are in the area this fall, be sure to check out the Darlington Historic Racing Festival. I was so sad not to be able to go this last year, the drivers and people from the history of stock car racing who show up? Well, just about leaves me breathless. Information can be found on the Darlington site: http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/

Your hostess, parked in a friendly neighbor's yard.

Your hostess, parked in a friendly neighbor’s yard.