Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nascar 2010

(Photo credit:, via the Internet)
This was my year to become a Nascar fan. I'd never watched any kind of racing before, didn't know what it was all about when the season started back in February.  Got involved when a couple of friends at work who are big fans started getting excited about the new season.  I tuned in to the first race just to see what they were talking about and boom, I was hooked.  Don't know what it is about stock car racing, never really thought of myself as a redneck before but here I am, still enjoying it 10 months later, especially after watching the very exciting final race this afternoon, won by Jimmie Johnson, his 5th straight championship in a row.  Maybe it's because a lot of the drivers are cute and look totally hot in their fire suits, maybe it's because it's fun in a "watching the gladiators fight to the death" kind of way to watch the cars drive so fast around the track and risk life and limb with crashes and flips and, as happened in today's race, the occasional fire (luckily, no one was hurt).  Maybe because it's easy to have the race on the TV while I'm beading or doing something else at the same time.  :)  Whatever it is, I'll be looking forward to the start of next year's season in February.


Jo-Ann said...

I have been a fan for a few years. I also love to bead as I watch everything on a race day. Only 91 days until Daytona!!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Joanne, I am almost as surprised to find out you are a Nascar fan as I am to admit that I am too! :)