April 28, 2011

Road Trip Endeavour-Day 7-Daytona International Speedway

After we refueled at the Lighthouse Landing,  we were ready for another adventure. Since I have three boys and a car nut for a husband, these are the kind of things we do -- Nascar, go carts, and now Daytona International Speedway.  These aren't the type of things I would normally pick out, but the boys all love it. I go with it and it usually ends up surprising me and actually being fun.  The best part is  just watching the boys faces.

the tunnel the cars drive through
William H.G. France and
Anne Bledsoe France
--tribute to the founders of Nascar and the
 builders of Daytona International Speedway

The very first Daytona 500 took place on February 22, 1959.  The history of Nascar is actually pretty interesting (check out their web page for the history).  Since we visited the Nascar Hall of Fame on the way to Florida, everyone was excited to see the actual track.  The tour was really fun. They take you out on an open air tour bus through the tunnels and the garages, they tell you all about the history of the track, then they stop at pit row.  At pit row you get out and can watch the cars race by and come in for tire changes or whatever else they need.  There's just a short little cement wall between you and the race cars -- pretty cool!  The tour takes about a half hour, but you can stay and watch the cars longer.  They also have the cars available to drive around the track.  I'm sure, if we didn't have the kids with us, John would have been all over that.

the stands

on the tour bus
the cars were a little to loud for Lincoln

pit row

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