NASCAR at Dover - June 1, 2008




John, Marcia, Steve and Tammy went to the Dover Speedway for the NASCAR race.


The mile-long heavily banked track is known as The Monster Mile


This monster is new for 2008--BTW, the car is life-size!


An entertainer keeping the crowds happy before the race


Here we see the Mummers getting ready for their pre-race concert


At the SPEED TV broadcast stage, fans crowded to get in front of the camera.


Another example of anti-Kyle sentiment


The life-size sand sculpture was truly amazing




Tempting seat cushions...


Our seats were opposite the fuel station, where small containers were filled and hauled (by cart) to the pits


Blurry picture, but it shows a guy pulling the fuel towards the pits


Navy parachuters dropping into the track




Landing right on target!


Driver introductions -- here's Jeff Gordon


The flyover. Oops...missed it!


Finally, they're off, with Greg Biffle on the pole. He led the most laps, but eventually Kyle Busch took over and won, despite the ill-wishers. Boooooooo


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