So, let me tell you a little bit about my visit to "The ROVAL" at @charlottemotorspeedway!
First I picked up Kyle Larson's Richmond raced win diecast at one of the vendors and then we had to wait in the credentials line for about a half an hour. That was one long line but the wait was worth it to get our HOT PASSES and enter the pits/garage!
Just minutes after entering the garage area I started running into some awesome people! @coreylajoie, @rayevernham, @bobpockrass, @briscoe_5, Todd Gordon, @pkligerman and @gregzipadelli were all nice enough to pause for a photo. I also bumped into Larson's crew chief Chad Johnston and Jimmie Johnson's crew chief @chadknaus. Johnston autographed the back windshield of my No. 42 diecast and Knaus sign his name on the back of my No. 48 car! Then on pit road I met Bill Elliott, @colepearn, @jordan10taylor, Leonard Wood, @jhnemecheck, @chipganassi and Rick Hendrick. I even got Chip to autograph my Larson car and Mr. H to autograph the roof of my Dale Jr. Daytona 500 diecast!
Although Larson had a good day turn sour, I was still able to get his autograph on my diecast! I could tell that @kylelarson42 just wanted to get out of there after a rough finish but for him to still stop, say hi and sign something for me was really appreciated.
While most fans were leaving the racetrack we stayed behind to watch @ryanblaney10 celebrate! As the No. 12 team celebrated, one of the champagne corks literally flew out of Victory Lane and landed right at my feet! After picking up the cork and some confetti, I got to take a picture with Dave Burns and his crew who were all super nice. Then it was time for the No. 12 guys to take the winning car back to their hauler. It was an honor shaking hands and fist-bumping the winning crew members. One of the guys even handed me two of his hats!
We ended up waiting it out to see if Blaney would come out to say hi but officials escorted him out the back. However, Mike Wallace and @kylepetty were walking by so I was able to snap a few shots with them before finally walking across the front stretch to exit the track.
Can't wait to do it again! 😃
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