The Husband and I were out late last night, which is very unusual for us. We went with friends to watch the NASCAR race in Richmond, and we didn't get home until after midnight.
I love NASCAR ... especially being at the track in person to watch the race.
The whole crowd is standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
We were sitting in Turn 1, right in front of the exit of Pit Road, and I was able to snap a couple of telephoto pics.
Ahhhh ... sunset over Richmond International Raceway ... accompanied by the roar of 43 race cars.
I have been to more than my fair share of loud concerts in my life, and I can say this without reservation ... sitting in the stands during a race in Richmond is THE loudest place I have EVER been. Hearing protection is NOT optional. Turn the sound up on your speakers and take a listen to what one lap sounds like.
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After leading for most of the race, Kevin Harvick's car faded away. Kurt Busch passed him and seemed to have the race in the bag, until Denny Hamlin made a late race charge. Hamlin almost had enough to overtake Busch and win the race ... but he lost traction at the exit of Turn Four on the final lap, and Busch beat him by inches. What an exciting finish!
Lots to do today, so I should get up from here and get to it.
Have a great weekend, Everyone!