Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This past weekend we spent much of our time at the Talladega Super Speedway for the races! We had a lot of fun...and the kids (well, Jenna at least) loved it. Our friends Scott & Sue went with us on Friday along w/the 3 oldest kids. Then on Saturday, just Jenna and I went. She did really well! We had some really good seats Saturday since it's general admission, and we only needed 2 seats! We sat pretty close to the start/finish line & we were up in the upper level seats where you can see almost the entire track. On Sunday, just Tom and I went since we got free tickets through his work. We had babysitters lined up for the kids so that we could enjoy the "real" race by ourselves! It was a beautiful day, and we had good seats once again. Not real close to the start/finish, but closer to the 4th turn where we ended up with a good view of the wreck on lap 8! With about 12 laps to go, my man Matt Kenseth was in the lead! I was so excited! But then some more cars behind him ended up wrecking & he headed to the pits. Not sure why, but that put him at the end of the pack. Bummer! I was ready to leave, but luckily we didn't....did you see the wreck that happened at the end of the race??? Carl Edwards flipped his car & smashed into the fence. It was CRAZY!!! Kinda unreal to see it in person & we weren't even that close!
Ok, so here's some pictures from the weekend:

Our friends Scott & Sue from Pennsylvania....

There was a crash during Friday's race on turn 4 & 2 of the cars ended up right in front of us!

Tom down at the fence w/Camden on his shoulders watching the clean-up

The view from our seats on Friday

Camden was so tired that he fell asleep on Tom's lap! Even with all the noise!

The view from our seats on Sunday....a look down by pit road....all the cars lined up & getting ready for the race
My favorite car #17 - Matt Kenseth as they were getting ready for the green flag (The yellow car)

The crash on lap #8 that took out a bunch of cars

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