|I'm ready for NASCAR!|
Oh. My. Gosh! It’s February, Super Bowl 50 is officially completed, and NASCAR arrives with a bang on the 13th. Daytona International Speedway has a fresh new look and fans have booked far ahead to be part of the annual kickoff to fantastic driving! It’s speed week as drivers and teams shake the kinks out of their vehicles while preparing for the Daytona 500.
The West Coast round of races is much easier for me to drive to. Las Vegas greets the powerful engines on March 6. The action moves to Phoenix on the 13th and on to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on February 20th. Sonoma sees the action on June 26, and Phoenix gets a return visit on the 13th of November.
The excitement around the track is a thrilling experience! NASCAR celebrities like drivers, crew chiefs, and team owners move among the fans and sign autographs as much as they can. There are racing games for the kids. Vendors hawk shirts, jewelry and other racing memorabilia. Rent a set of headphones and listen to the chatter between driver, crew, spotter, and team manager during the race. Your heart will be thumping as an alert about debris ahead comes over the airways and the driver attempts to move safely through a cloud of dust.
Sonoma 2016 has my attention this year. It’s a perfect time of year for a drive over Donner Pass, through Sacramento, and into Northern California’s beautiful wine country.
Have you been to a NASCAR race? Do you have a favorite driver?