Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Rain Delay

Yesterday while hanging rafters on an addition I'm building one of those nuisance summer storms suddenly opened up on us and all of my tools. After the scramble I took a ride to cool my jets and ended up getting an oil change in my high mileage van which happened to be just up the street from Victory Lane, our local NASCAR outlet. This is a cool place to hang out whether just to browse the thousands of things or shoot the crap with Ted, the owner. I did a little of both and walked out 30 minutes later with Martin Truex Jr.'s 2005 Busch Champion diecast. Ted sold it to me cheap, but probably because I looked like a drowned rat and he knows me well, plus he used to be a contractor. He sometimes complains that he misses building things and I ask him if he'd like to trade places for a week. What a cool way to spend the hot summer days... in an awesome air conditioned NASCAR retail store with wall mounted TV's showing replays of races. I almost bought the #31 AT&T car and after reading this mornings headlines I'll probably pick it up today. My little way of telling NASCAR to shove it and it is a cool looking diecast.

I've made the decision to go to Loudon on 9/15 and 9/16 without tickets in hand. Pattyjo loves the idea of buying tickets from someone on the street and although I tend to be a bit more conservative, Ted and a couple of fans in Ted's store convinced me it's the thing to do. It should be fun and knowing me I'll talk to 10 different sellers before making a decision. That's the 1st race for the Cup, so I'm sure the tickets will be pricy.

4 comments:

vroom said...

I ordered my #31 AT&T vroom yesterday....a hood with a story!

Starla said...

Sweet diecast and I hope you get a good deal on tickets.

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

The 31 AT&T car might be worth something down the road...Have fun at Loudon..

Steve said...

Good luck with the tickets ... Loudon is a great race.