I got together with a friend on Saturday night to go out to a nearby dirt track to catch some local racing. Unfortunately, the weather during the day was crappy with several heavy showers throughout the afternoon. So, by the time we were getting ready to go, a last check on their website revealed the races were all canceled due to the rain. It was a bummer but we thought no big deal, we’ll just hang at my place and watch the Nascar race in Bristol, Tennessee, instead.
So we got settled in and turned on the race. The first thing we see is a weather radar screen that was littered with hundreds of green splotches. Sure enough, it was raining in Bristol as well! They tried several times between showers to dry the track, but no sooner would they get it dry and it would begin pouring even harder than before. They eventually postponed the race to the next day, but it wasn’t until late in the afternoon when all the rain moved out of the area and they were able to finally get the race in. In the end it was Kevin Harvick who took the checkers. And in tribute to his boss and friend, Harvick invited Tony Stewart to help celebrate his win and commemorate Stewart’s final race at Bristol, with a tandem burnout. Very cool!
A somewhat soggy weekend but I enjoyed it none the less!
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