The Great American Race:


Since we moved down to Florida, there are a lot of people that are really crazy about NASCAR.  Since my sales area includes Daytona Beach, the home of the Daytona 500, otherwise known as the Great American Race, I felt I had to join along.  It took me about a year to get into racing and this year I decided to attend a race.

Now, to be honest, as the pictures will tell you, I did not actually attend the Great American Race.  This is the moral equivalent of the Super Bowl for racing and I felt it may be a little much for me to take the kids to for our first race.  So we started instead with the Craftsman Truck race.  The Craftsman Series are F150 pick up trucks and  they race on Friday nights.  We were at the actual Daytona International Speedway, but the crowd is smaller and the race is shorter.  They go 100 laps instead of the 200 for the Daytona 500.  However, the trucks are just as fast as the NASCAR or Busch series.

What follows are several pictures we took at the race.

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A picture of Parker, Jasmine, and Trevor outside the monument to Dale Ernhardt.  Dale Ernhardt died on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2000.

The sun was facing us so I got the best picture I could.

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The kids checking our the vintage stock car as well as the Goodyear tires.

Continue on for more pictures:

Great American Race #2