About NASCAR Napper
Racing is cool. I've always loved racing and started watching NASCAR as a kid with my dad and brother. Cars were part of the family as we lived in the Motorcity of Detroit and my dad worked for Ford. Despite growing up in Detroit, I rarely had anyone to talk NASCAR with outside of my family. I always had to defend the sport and had to enjoy it on my own when I went to college. Now I live in Minnesota, which is about as far removed from NASCAR as you can get.
Thus the need to start a NASCAR Blog, something I've pined for but never really found.
To me, NASCAR doesn't get any better than napping on the couch on Sunday afternoon. Some may take that as condemnation of NASCAR's penchant for turning left, but isn't that what sports are for? Naps? If you're not participating, you might as well be napping. Waking up of course to watch the cycle of pit stops and see the final 20 laps.
(First pic: This is me in middle school when the Mark Martin Valvoline car came to our local K-Mart. Being the obsessive Mark Martin fan that I am, I decked myself out in every bit of Martin paraphenilia I had and biked to K-Mart where I spent the entire morning taking pictures and annoying the poor guy who had to babysit the car. My persistence paid off and he eventually took me back to the race car hauler that was loaded with Martin merchandise and I quickly spent whatever was left of my allowance.)
(Second pic: In 2002 my wife and I were contemplating a move to Charlotte, N.C.—a virtual NASCAR Mecca. I talked my wife into visiting Charlotte Motor Speedway (sorry Lowe's, but I just refuse to call it by your sponsored name) and we got to watch a few cars go around the track as part of some racing school. We never did end up moving to Charlotte.)
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