Daytona


Hooray!
I am excited. The race season officially starts for me first thing in the morning.
I head off for Daytona bright and early. It will take me all day to get there from California but it is something that I look forward to every year.
Daytona is something that every race fan should experience once. At least once!
This year I am taking two new comers to the track. One, is a good friend of mine who will come in late Thursday night. We’ll spend the next three days living and breathing NASCAR. She is a great new fan.. got hooked in the middle of last season and is now attending our biggest race for her very first race. I’ll show her what’s left of the beach course and the Streamline, the Best Damn Garage and the little pockets of racing history that linger all through Daytona Beach.
The second person who I am bringing along won’t actually be “with” me. It is the Tax Assessor with whom I happened to strike up a conversation with at dinner party for my day job. Since I talk racing and NASCAR all the time, the subject eventually came up.

He was so excited! Apparently, his personal bucket list consists of the major sporting events around the World, and I could help him navigate one big one, the Daytona 500. đŸ˜€ I helped him get seats that I thought would make him enjoy the race the most, and will meet up with him and the folks he is travelling with at the Nationwide race grandstands.

I truly believe that the way to get new fans involved in NASCAR is to show them our sport. Our fast, heart pounding, history filled, fast and beautiful sport. I am thrilled to bring two new fans to our stands.

If you happen to be at the Daytona 500 you can find me hanging out at the ISC Archives, the Tweet-up, the Duels, the Truck race, the Nationwide Race and the very tip top of the stands in Turn Four for the 500. Come say hello!

 

I have been accepted to speak at my first conference. I am excited beyond explaining in my little blog here. Well, excited and of course terrified! Whatever will I say!?

Ah. Of course I do know what I will be saying. Not exactly, but I do intend to do my best- with a short presentation and a lovely power point- to let them all know how important the history of stock car racing is to American history.

The conference is in May. It will be held at the very nice looking Disney World Coronado Springs Resort. On the fun side, apparently there is a free shuttle between the conference and Disney World.

I am really looking forward to it. I need to revisit my proposal for the conference and begin to develop a lovely and concise presentation.

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In other news! It is almost time for the Daytona 500! How excited am I for that? So excited.

I will be spending a lot of time at the ISC Archives. I am looking froward to that for the sheer number of people who come through there. It is walking history every minute. And I will be attending the Living Legends of Auto Racing Banquet again this year. I enjoyed my time there last year so very much. Unbelievable to sit at a table with men who were there when NASCAR was still ripping it’s way through the sandy turns instead of cookie cutter tracks. Pictures and updates coming- I’ll be there from next Tuesday through Monday the 16th.

I will also be posting over at SkirtsAndSkuffs which you should definitely check out if you haven’t yet. Even more gals writing about racing. We’re quite the bunch.