Since becoming a writer and creating my other Instagram page @lastlapinsider, this last year has been a series of ups and downs but thankfully more ups are on the way.
A few weeks ago, I was invited by @CharlotteMotorSpeedway to come to the race track and race around the 1.5 mile speedway at 165 miles per hour in a ride along, a dream of mine since I was a kid! Of course my answer was yes. The night prior to the event I checked my email and the truck that was carrying the stock cars for the ride along broke down. Unfortunately the ride along was postponed until May but because of the inconvenience, I was gifted two tickets to this Sunday's Bank of America 500!
So the day of the ride along I still went down to Charlotte and hit a few race shops. I live in North Carolina so I like to go down at least once a year and visit some of my favorite places. First there was Stewart-Haas, followed by Roush Fenway, Chip Ganassi, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs, JR Motorsports, Martin Truex Jr Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing and lastly Team Penske.
I was lucky enough to be at JGR at the right time. @daniel_suarezg was about to go live on a podcast when he walked through the gift shop. Although he was in a hurry, he was nice enough to sign an autograph and take a picture. Thanks Daniel!
Because of @lastlapinsider, there're some drivers who follow me, one of them being @kaseykahne. So before my recent NASCAR adventure, I took a shot and asked Kasey if it would be possible to meet. Well, they do say a pictures worth a thousand words. Thank you Kasey for following my writers page, meeting with me, chatting for a bit and signing far more than a few autographs. I hope Tanner is enjoying his gift! Until next time.
Now, on the eve of tomorrow's Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, I pray the rain holds off for a few hours so that the race can commence.
What a few weeks! 🙌😃