It’s Not Every Day

…that you become a NASCAR driver.

But I did!

DSCN0743Eight laps around the Charlotte Motor Raceway. Average speed of 137 MPH. Fastest lap of 148 MPH. I can still hear the fans screaming as I come out of turn 4. The announcer says, “He’s taking the inside line and passing Jeff Gordon and the fans go crazy.” Well that last part I made up. I feared I would stall that big honking machine at the start line but that didn’t happen. On the last lap I push the gas pedal to the floor trying to Β overtake the car in front of me and finish 1st. I wasn’t quite fast enough and finished second.

Being the good sport I am I went over to 1st place finisher and congratulate him. Holy molly the first place finisher was:

DSCN0750My wife!

17 thoughts on “It’s Not Every Day

  1. Andrea February 23, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Go aunt C!!!

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    • Danny James February 23, 2014 / 1:59 pm

      No big deal for her. She drives that way on I40.

      DJ

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  2. Anja February 23, 2014 / 6:02 am

    hahahaha Yay for her!!!! The only place you see me aggressive is on the road. lol I need to go to this place.

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    • Danny James February 23, 2014 / 9:22 am

      I think I saw you doing at lease 90 on I-40 last week.

      DJ

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      • Anja February 23, 2014 / 3:21 pm

        no comment πŸ™‚

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  3. Aileen (Eleenie) February 23, 2014 / 4:54 am

    My husband had a go at this, in Florida a few years back. He thought it was an amazing experience too and I know he’d love to try it again πŸ™‚

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    • Danny James February 23, 2014 / 9:20 am

      Must have been at the Homestead track? It was on my bucket list items.

      DJ

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      • Aileen (Eleenie) February 23, 2014 / 9:26 am

        It was at the Disney track, is that the same? Excuse my ignorance, we were on holiday from the UK. It was only a small track, a mile or 3/4 mile I can’t recall, but he loved it all the same. His top speed was 122 mph and his certificate is proudly framed for all to see πŸ™‚

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        • Danny James February 23, 2014 / 9:31 am

          I’m not sure if it is the same track. I too have my certificate framed.

          DJ

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  4. Kelly February 22, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    That’s cause women can drive! πŸ™‚ Very nice.

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    • Danny James February 22, 2014 / 11:01 pm

      Yup! She’s always been the aggressive one in the family. 😎

      DJ

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