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