Well after a years gap we are back in the US. Travelling around. Yesterday we travelled from Atlanta to Charlotte (well Concorde).
For the Coke 600 which is the longest Nascar race of the Season. Not to be confused with the biggest which is the Daytona 500 at the start of the season. We walked from the hotel which is about 2 miles to the circuit to collect the tickets. Only to get drenched in a storm, so by the time we go to the Circuit all the people attending the Xfinity Series race were leaving, although there was still 30 laps to run. We head back this lunctime when the gates open for what will be a long afternoon/night with hopefully few rain delays.
This will be the 4th time we have attended the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motorspeedway (previously known as Lowes Motor Speedway), also attending a race at Pocono (where Justin Wilson Sadly died a few months later in Indycar) and Talledaga in Alabama. Last time we were over in the States we attended the 100th running of the Indy 500. So today I guess is considered by the Americans at least as the tripple crown day, Monaco F1 GP, Indy 500 and Coke 600 - we have attended two of them. Europeans really conside it to be Monaco, Indy and Le Mans.