Saturday, February 21, 2009

NASCAR Race Mom Heads To The Auto Club Speedway

So yesterday, I get a phone call from my daughter. We were suppose to meet for lunch, but she got hung up. Just off the hand she mentions, "when I get home, I have to hurry, 'cos I am going to the race at Fontana." My response, "$%^&*^%$#!"

Surprised by my outburst, my darling daughter adds, I have extra tickets if ya want to go . . . . She immediately became my favorite child. So I have to make this post brief because I am in the car and on the way to watch stock cars and trucks drive around a two-mile "D" oval very fast!

I will be keeping my eye out on Gabi DiCarlo in the truck race. She and Moses raced Speed trucks together. The DiCarlos are a nice family. This will be her first attempt at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and she qualified a very respectful 23rd out of a field of 37. Go Gabi!

Brett Thompson is another driver I will be rooting for. He is a semi-regular in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. His mother is super nice. Go Brett. He will be taking the green flag in 31st.

I already announced that Michael McDowell will be the driver I watch in the Nationwide race. It is good to see that the media gave him some nice coverage for his Raybestos Rookie of the Race award finish last week at Daytona.

Well, signing off for now - I will take plenty of photos and hopefully have an interesting story or two to relate. Thanks Mary Sherry!

7 comments:

Firecracker! said...

"z",

This is turning out to be quite the fun year for you...Way to go!! And how cool to share this experience with your daughter!! I guess she just scored some extra brownie points! ;)

I watched the truck race on TV...Go Kyle!!! :) I was also watching Ricky C. He did very well! 8th place and a rookie!

After the race, I had 2 hrs. of my second job to do, now I'm back home and waiting for the Nationwide to start.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.....Yeah, like that will be hard. :) :)

Firecracker!

Firecracker! said...

WOW!! Michael just had a 'HOT' time is the ol' town tonight!!

Glad he is okay! It was good to see him out of the car as quick as he was!!

Firecracker!
...(I had nothin' to do with it, honest! :) )...Go KYLE!!

Firecracker! said...

KUDOS to the Fire Crew!!!

They were really quick!

z. Smith said...

Yes, Michael qualified well, but his car did not run well in the race. The fire looked kind of awesome in the dark - got a photo of it - hope it turns out good.

It has been a great start to the 2009 season; I can't wait for the Camping World Series West season to begin.

By the way, you have some super comments in the contest comment section. U Rock.

Kristin said...

Awww! How sweet of your daughter to invite you. I hope you have a blast!

Firecracker! said...

'z',
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By the way, you have some super comments in the contest comment section. U Rock.
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:) And Moses Rocks! :)

BellaRide760 said...

Hey Mom! I am so glad you made it this weekend! What a wonderful time! We plan to do it again in October! Hopefully you can make it! By the way, let me know what day is good for lunch!
I love you :)
M