A Nascar Race Isn’t Just For Boys!
I recently had the opportunity to take my daughter to her first Nascar Race. She has asked to go for several years but I wasn’t really sure that she was ready to go. I have always taken her older brother with me but this year he decided he didn’t want to go. My daughter quickly took his place and started preparing for her big day with dad.
Going to a Nascar Race means getting up early and spending several hours exploring all the fun at the track before the race even begins. My daughter was not daunted by this task and was up and dressed in mere moments.She was full of excitement and couldn’t wait to get there. I thought she would fall asleep on the way to Michigan International Speedway (which is about a 90 minute drive from our house) but she was so excited she stayed up the whole time. She has been watching Nascar with me since she was a baby and would often take her Sunday naps on my lap while the race was going on. She was very amazed by everything going on and declared Fan Plaza to be the favorite place of the day. She even earned her “Rookie” Stripe while changing a tire on the Go Daddy car in 20 seconds. She was impressed with the fact that a “Girl” can even drive in Nascar. She is always saying her mom drives better than me but that is still up for debate.
Once she had taken in all the excitement of Fan Plaza we headed to find our seats. Our seats were located in Turn 3 and provided us with an excellent view of turn 4 and the race. My wife had spoiled us by ordering cushioned seats so we would be comfortable while watching the race. I made a point to tell her that is a must have for every race I attend in the future.
As the day went along and the temperatures rose,I was sure we would be headed back to the car early but she hung in there and was determined to see her first Nascar Race thru to the end. She made it the entire time and watched as Joey Logano took the Checkered Flag. He is the youngest Sprint Cup winner at only 23 years of age.
She was already making plans for the 2014 races before we even made it home. She made sure to tell her mom that she needed to buy tickets for the June Race and the August Race because she couldn’t wait to go back.I am not sure if she even cares if I can go with her as long as she can go. This adventure made me realize that Nascar isn’t just for boys but even girls love to get it on the fun.
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