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Guess Where I’m Going On Sunday?

By Wyatt Earp | May 29, 2009

Wait, let me show you . . .

Yeeaahh, baby! Wyatt will be in the stands at Dover International Speedway for the Sprint Cup Autism Speaks 400! Here’s the story:

A few weeks ago, Randal called and asked me if I anted to go to the Dover race. It was kind of short notice for a day-long trip, but I said, “Sure!” And then he hit me with the news. One of his connections got us tickets to the race, a pit pass, and a garage pass. Apparently, this deal is so primo that we had to get a background check before our garage passes were approved. Freakin’ awesome!

Oh, and did I mention that the tickets are absolutely, positively free?

Yeah. I thought you would call me that dirty word.

So, we are in the midst of readying ourselves for a day at the track. For those of you not in the know, a NASCAR race is a daylong event, consisting of tailgating, the race, then more tailgating. It is the world’s biggest block party, and you are almost guaranteed to come home deaf.

That is especially true in our case, as we are sitting in the 21st row.

Of course, it will be a working vacation, as I will do my best to get some really close-up photos in the garage area, as well as some pics of the day’s events. My gain is your gain. Hell, if we’re lucky, I’ll land another picture of Randal wearing his pink “Racing Girl” bucket hat.

Mmm . . . fast, loud American cars!

Admit it, you’re jealous.

Topics: Racing |

9 Responses to “Guess Where I’m Going On Sunday?”

  1. Eric T Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm


    Have a blast.

  2. kaveman Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I’ll send you a whole dollar if you bring your old ticket book with from your patrol days and threaten the drivers with it.

    Ya, you heard me, a whole dollar.

  3. Code Monkey Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “that dirty word”? Shouldn’t it be “those dirty words”? ;)

  4. Bitter Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Have fun!

    The only memories I have of a Dover race are of the traffic. Because of the increased traffic for a Dover race a couple of years ago, some guy inadvertently hit me. It was my first accident and the first time a car I bought myself was damaged. Needless to say, it mean I’ll stay off the major roads. :)

  5. bob (either orr) Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Ya won’t catch me anywhere near Dover for race weekend. Working in Del., i know the traffic all too well. Too many blinkin’ idiots… beach weekend + race weekend = insanity on the roads.

  6. Jeffro Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Don’t sit with Digger!

  7. K Says:
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:17 am


    Thats awesome, maybe I will see you there. I am doing a promotion for Tylenol so you will probably see me handing them out or something.

    At 5′9 Ill likely be the second tallest female doing the Tylenol promotion after my best friend who is 5′11 so I probably wont be all that hard to spot.

    You should come find me as after all I do kind of owe you a hug. (See waaaayyyy back to Sept 22nd under your blog entree ‘Australian Hippie Donates Kidney’ Im not insane by the way I used the search feature to find that post by searching ‘free hugs’ Ok maybe Im a little insane but it has nothing to do with that, haha.)

  8. RT Says:
    May 30th, 2009 at 7:41 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you both have a ton of fun!

    Your mission is to get a picture with Junior (well, at least his car or a life-sized cut-out).

    Have fun, take sunscreen, and charge the batteries for your camera. :)

    If it was a night race, then I’d be jealous.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 30th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Eric T - Thanks sir, I’m really psyched!

    Kaveman - Ooo, a dollar!

    Code Monkey - Heh. You have your track, I have mine.

    Bitter - Randal is driving, so I’ll let him and his huge, gas-guzzling, earth-polluting truck get us by.

    Bob - Yeah, we are leaving at 0530, so I have to be up at 0345. Ugh.

    Jeffro - Never. He has fleas!

    K - I’ll look for you if I see the Tylenol people. If you check out my Family Security Matters article this week - it’s on the front page of the site - the article has my photo.

    RT - That was last year at Richmond. Night races rule.