Bristol: Froze My Ass Off

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Time for the big race. No snow predicted for today so it should be better, right? No! Its freezing cold. No sun and some wind don’t add up to good spectator conditions. I have no clue how the Green Bay Packer fans (or other cold weather teams) do it. It was a nice muddy walk up to the track through the campground.


Bristol – meeting place for 160,000 crazy NASCAR fans!


Not an empty seat. Everyone is bundled up and trying to get through the race. Most are just drinking cold ones to dull the pain of the cold.


I swapped in my longer lens to see how much range it has. I can zoom in on anything.


Time for the race! Hopefully, the cars will warm this place up. The concession stands were selling hot food and hot chocolate like you wouldn’t believe.


It was a good race. Near record cautions. Some good bumping. However, my man didn’t win so boo hoo. Time to head back to Colorado tomorrow — where I can get warm again!

  • B-, I just watched ESPN’s breakdown on this race and appraently there was TONS of drama. Did you see Gordon push that guy while he kept his helmet on? Smart man.

  • I didn’t see the push live. We were on our way down the stairs. You need to get a jump on the 160,000 fans rushing to their cars. I did see it on TiVo. Hilarious that he did it with the helmet on…either he was so pissed he didn’t have time to take it off or he left it on so he wouldn’t get hit back. Genius.

  • Amy

    I was there too! We camped and froze our asses off!! Can’t wait for the August race and some warm weather. Will you be at that one with Herb & Carole?

  • Good to hear from you. Probably won’t be there. It takes me all day and night to get there. I wish Bristol had a bigger airport!