Needless to say, pulling up to the Speedway, I felt myself getting jacked!
|Right outside the Speedway|
|Kayla and Kent inside the speedway|
|Kyle and I inside the speedway|
It was time for our tour and we didn't really know what to expect. Needless to say, it was the best $20 we had spent in a l-o-n-g time!!! I was so glad we went by the speedway. I had no idea racing could be so much fun! We're now planning a trip back to Charlotte for the night race in October!
Our tour guide was really nice and gave us a great tour. We knew that we were supposed to take a lap around the track, but what we didn't know was that our guide was going to pull up the bank going around Turn 1 and scare us all. He pulled onto it and we literally felt like the van couple topple over at any second. It was definitely a HUGE thrill!!!! As he came off of the turn, he floored it and before we knew it we were heading around the track going 80 mph. After that, we knew we HAD to do the driving school. I could only imagine the thrill going around the track twice as fast!!
|Entrance into the administrative part of Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|The largest tv in the world. It contains more than 9 million LED lights. I can't remember the exact measurements, but it was HUGE!|
|Inside the winner's circle|
|zMAX Dragway - this is the only 4 wide drag strip in the world. |
Our tour van and the other van raced against each other.
We lost. :(
|The dirt track at Charlotte - they were getting it ready for monster trucks|
|Kyle in Heaven...|
|#48 and #88 share a garage|
|Smiling bigger than I've seen in a LONG time!|
|View into the #88 and #48 garage|
|5 time Champion|
|#88 was a bit overshadowed being in the same building as #48.|
All these trophies belong to #48
|Trying to fit into this mock - up car was hilarious!!!! I'm almost positive people over 5'9" aren't supposed to squeeze into them, but Kent and myself sure did. We struggled to get in and out, but we fit!!!|