5.05.2014

A City Girl's First NASCAR Experience

This past weekend the husband dragged me to my first ever NASCAR race. I was terrified, uncertain, and a bit skeptical of the idea, but I did have a really cute outfit planned out so I was ready to head out and show it off! In fact, when Steven told me a few months ago about having tickets to the race the very first words out of my mouth were "Oh, I have the perfect outfit I can wear!" Priorities, people.
So Sunday morning I put on my super "cute" and super NASCAR inspired outfit and we headed for Talladega. We got to the raceway early enough to walk around and people watch for a bit. Let me just tell you, a NASCAR race is the perfect place for people watching, especially Talladega. People joke about Talladega being the biggest redneck party of the year, and you know what, I would have to agree. We saw grandmas in bikini tops, beer belly galore, and more confederate flag tattoos than I care to admit. It was quite a sight for the eye. 
Despite the extreme amount of rednecks packed into one venue, we had a blast! Our seats were only a few rows up from the track and in prime spot to watch the famous Talladega super wrecks. The weather was gorgeous, but incredibly hot. Thermostats read temperatures reaching around 90 degrees, and we were sitting right in the middle of the sun. I did, however, get myself a nice little tan! 
In the end, Denny Hamlin pulled out the win. Don't ask me what number he drives or anything else about him. The only driver I really know much about is Dale Jr. (thanks to the husband), so naturally I jumped on the bandwagon to support him (hence the #88 drawn on my shirt).  

Talladega is definitely an experience that everyone should check off their bucket list. I'm really glad that we went this year to experience it in all of it's glory. Next year, however, I think I'm going to convince the husband to swing for the Kentucky Derby... 

Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! 
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16 comments :

  1. My favorite part about this was that you were excited because you had the perfect outfit to wear and yes those shorts are perfect!!

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  2. Looks like an awesome day!! I love good people watching- and I did realize at the country concert I went to a few weeks ago that that was one of the best places. I'm sure a Nascar race was even better!!

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  3. I'm not a huge NASCAR fan...aka I never watch it... but I feel like being there in person would be a totally different experience. I would love to go to Talladega at least once in my life. I love the shorts.

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  4. I have been to my fare share of NASCAR races back in the day in Atlanta and Talladega. It is certainly a site to see haha! You look adorable and appropriate for the race! Glad you guys had a good time.

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  5. Ahh my husband was there. This one was a boys trip, but normally I get drug to all of them with him. I have learned to enjoy them and just embrace my redneckness!

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  6. We are a big time Nascar household!!! Like it rules our weekends. LOL Super jealous that you went to Talladega... That's like a holy grail of tracks!!! =)

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  7. i have a deep love of NASCAR, Denny is #11 fedex (its sad i knew that off the top of my head but some friends of ours are on his pit crew) the hubs worked in NASCAR when we met. Carl Edwards is my main love. Those shorts were the best choice, rednecks love 'Merica

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  8. Love Nascar!! So jealous you went to this one!

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  9. Love nascar and I love that you got a pic of my man #48. Denny Hamlin use to drive the car for fedex. Seen his crew when I was eating at taco bell one day when i went to a race in Atlanta. :D They are the best. So glad you got to experience them. I also love Carl Edwards and love the outfit although i'm not a fan of 88. never have been any kind of earnhart fan. ever!!!! how far from talledaga are you? j/w

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  10. It's all about the outfit!! The beer belly are a sight to see for sure!! Looks like fun!!

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  11. Love those cowboy boots!! NASCAR is definitely a culture in itself lol Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I went to my first race two years ago and fell in love! It's so cool to feel the vibrations of the cars! Your outfit was spot on :) If you ever come to the NASCAR race in Bristol, TN let me know!

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  13. bahahah, guy without the shirt, really needs the shirt.

    but you look amazing! :)

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  14. First of all, you are way too adorable. Second of all, the 3rd picture from the bottom OWNS me. omg DYING laughing!!

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  15. Morgan, I don't know how I found your blog, but you have me laughing. Talladega is a unique place to people watch. Just think of all the people who were watching you in your very cute outfit, all wide-eyed at the sights and sounds of your first NASCAR race. Love ya!

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