Well it’s All-Star week in NASCAR. What does that mean? It means that this weekend the race is the All-Star Race , the no-points- all about the bragging rights” (and money I am sure) race. Also because both this weeks race (the All-Star Race) and next weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 (the longest NASCAR race of the series) are both in Charlotte a lot of the race shops have fan appreciation activities going on the in the area. If you happen to be in the area I suggest you check out “Things To Do In Charlotte During Race Weeks” by The Nascar Insiders. I only hope that there is a great list of activities like this available for when I am out there in Charlotte one of these years for Race Weeks. It will happen one of these days I am sure of it!
I love the All-Star race because the format is a little different and the drivers that participate seem to enjoy doing so (of course maybe that is because it’s in Charlotte- close to home for many of the drivers). I really hope they show the burn-out competition again this year- because it’s something fun and different to watch…plus my dad and I like to bet on who will win (also would it kill them to have Tony be in the competition? Maybe he doesn’t wanna play but it would be fun for me!). But my favorite part of this week actually takes place on this Thursday night! It’s the Pit Crew Challenge! There are many reasons I love to watch this event but one reason is that the spotlight gets to shine on the crew for a while instead of on the drivers. Watching the challenge really gives you a feel for the athleticism and choreography involved in a pitstop and I highly recommend you watch it if you have a chance. The Pit Crew Challenge will be on SpeedTV at 6:00 Pacific.