Wordful Wednesday-Nascar Racing

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

There’s a whole world out there foreign to me, and it’s called Nascar.  American’s who watch and follow Nascar are devoted.  And I mean devoted.  At least if my dad is any indication.

A grateful customer gave Jeff four tickets to the races recently and he took the boys.  He said the energy was remarkable, and they had a good time.  I’m glad.  I still don’t get it though.

What about you? Are you a Nascar fan?  Who is your favorite racer?  How much time do you spend watching/attending Nascar races?

Don’t forget to hop on over to my co-host  Amanda’s place to see what she has to be Wordful about today!

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Comments

  1. 1
    genny
    Twitter: GennyHeikka
    says:

    I don’t get it either, but my son would sure have fun! 🙂

  2. 2
    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees
    says:

    So not a Nascar fan….

  3. 3
    By Word of Mouth Musings
    Twitter: ByWordsMusings
    says:

    LOL, all that around and around …
    but great pics 😉

  4. 4
    Runnermom-jen says:

    Angie-I definitely do NOT get Nascar either, but I’ve heard it’s really fun to go to the races. My husband watches them once in a while on T.V., personally I think it’s like watching paint dry.

  5. 5
    Lolli @ Better in Bulk
    Twitter: 1momof5
    says:

    Nope. Don’t get it at all. And I’m ok with that. Cute pictures, though!!

  6. 6
    Allison@Slice of Heaven says:

    Yeah, not a fan, myself. I guess I just don’t get it. I can’t imagine the noise level!

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    Have a great week!

  7. 7
    Buckeroomama
    Twitter: buckeroomama
    says:

    I don’t get it either. Cars chasing cars around a circuit… hmmm. Not my cup of tea.

  8. 8
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails says:

    Hubby is a big fan. I watch, but am more in & out of the room! LOL. we like a home state driver from WI. Matt Kenseth, we belong to his fan club & they have an annual party where he signs autographs & they have door prizes. He is very low key, approachable & sweet. Nascar is family friendly & very patriotic. they have an invocations, pledge of allegiance & usually a military fly over before each cup race. strict rules about behavior on & off the race track.

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    T Rex Mom says:

    I’ve never watched a NASCAR race nor had any interest. But I’ve seen the Disney movie Cars about a million times since it’s my little guy’s favorite movie.

    I am glad they had a great time.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: naptimemomtog
    says:

    How fun. Great photos!

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    Mrs. Weber says:

    I have to say I’ve never watched a Nascar race and I don’t think I ever will – at least on TV. I do think it would be fun to try the whole redneck camping thing at the track for the weekend…if only for the mullet and people watching 😉

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    debi9kids
    Twitter: debi9kids
    says:

    I don’t get it either and thankfully, none of my boys (kids) have gotten into it either.
    Not sure I could deal with them watching cars race around in circles on the TV (although I’m sure it’s more fun in person…)

  13. 13
    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
    Twitter: debmomof3
    says:

    I don’t get it either, and neither does my husband. I just can’t see the draw in watching cars driving around in circles… Then again I don’t see the thrill in football either – but my husband is obsessed with that particular sport!

  14. 14
    Erin
    Twitter: ErinsMiracles
    says:

    How fun!! I would love to take the boys, but it’s just WAY to loud for them right now. I was a huge NASCAR fan when I was younger, when Dale Sr. raced. Kinda lost it for me when the Intimidator passed!

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    Elaine
    Twitter: elainea
    says:

    My boys would faint if they were able to go to an actual car race, Nascar or not. Glad they had a good time! 🙂

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    Tabitha Blue
    Twitter: tabithablue
    says:

    Hahaha, I can’t keep my chatter box closed either… my WW is with words! Love the Nascar pics too, I don’t know that world either.

  17. 17

    How fun! I can imagine how exciting it is to be there!

  18. 18
    dysfunctional mom says:

    My ex husband was a big fan, but I never understood the appeal. I do, however, LOVE monster truck shows!

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA
    says:

    I know less than nothing about Nascar but I suspect the whole noise and pollution thing would be a pretty big turnoff for me. Glad your kids liked it though :).

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  20. 20
    Galit Breen
    Twitter: galitbreen
    says:

    Never been, never watched, EVER. But I do know what it’s like to feed off of our children’s energy! So very priceless! Y’all are good ones! XO

  21. 21
    Wayfaring Wanderer
    Twitter: wayfarinwandrer
    says:

    I love going to the races, it’s so much fun! I bet it’s an absolute blast for the kiddos 😀

    WW

  22. 22
    Cori
    Twitter: corisbigmouth
    says:

    looks like you guys had a wonderful time!! I’ve never been to a car race before, but it looks fun and exciting!!

  23. 23
    Jessica
    Twitter: mytimeasmom
    says:

    I have never watched Nascar at all but I bet the kids had fun at the event.

  24. 24
    Sorta Southern Single Mom says:

    Not a fan so much as aware of it because my uncle’s are huge fans. I’d love to go to a race, though. It looks like so much fun. My fav: Dale Jr.

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    Toni @ A Daily Dose
    Twitter: tonipatton
    says:

    Right there with you, I definitely don’t get it either 🙂

  26. 26
    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto
    says:

    My dad is a HUGE Nascar fan. He actually believes it is the only real sport. And that, my friend, is a direct quote from him on the matter!

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    Jenny
    Twitter: irishbymarriage
    says:

    I’m with you on this one. By marrying Irish I have to put up with soccer, but I think that is much better than racing!

  28. 28
    Mommy's Paradise
    Twitter: mommysparadise
    says:

    If it has to be cars, it should be a Car Ralley. At least you can see something there, and if it’s only gravel in the air. 😉 But my little one would definitely go for Nascar. He’s into ‘the world of cars’ right now, quite similar, isn’t it?

  29. 29
    Teresha@ Marlie and Me
    Twitter: Mommy2Marlie
    says:

    I’m not into NASCAR, but I met Danica Patrick once at a charity event and that was awesome

  30. 30

    Hi joining in again, this is my second week, would love to have some visitors. Karima.

  31. 31

    Hi this is the first time I have linked my craft blog, I hope to see some new faces, please pop by, love Karima.

  32. 32
    Amethyst Moon
    Twitter: Amethyst_M
    says:

    I love Nascar, but only when I’m there. The energy at the races is so high you can’t help but get into it.

  33. 33
    Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree says:

    We’re not big Nascar fans. The hubs will watch it if it’s on somewhere (at a friends or when we’re out to eat) but other than that, not really.

    I really don’t “get it” either. But then, I’m not really a huge sports fan in general.

  34. 34
    Susie's Homemade says:

    We are TOTAL NASCAR fans here!!! I think the appeal for us is that it is just all American good fun:-)

  35. 35

    I do not get the whole nascar thing.

  36. 36
    shelly
    Twitter: atticgirl76
    says:

    I’m not into Nascar either but I know a lot of people who are. My hubby will turn it on now and then to see who’s winning but he knows if I’m around that it won’t fly. lol

  37. 37
    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick
    says:

    LOVE all the shots!!

    I’m not a NASCAR fan – I used to be a member of the SCCA and got to hang out in the pits for Formula One racing…I even got to ride in the pace car and direct the cars onto the track before the race. Your hubby’s right – the energy is awesome. But us Formula One fans used to tease the NASCAR drivers about leaving oil on the tracks – you know, because their cars looked like beaters compared to the Formula One ones… 😉 Some friends of ours are huge NASCAR fans and attend all the races on the East Coast – total fanatics! 🙂

  38. 38
    Jessica
    Twitter: TheMamaChaos
    says:

    Looks like fun! Can’t wait till my boys are old enough to enjoy days like that.

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie
    says:

    Yea Nascar….makes me yawn!

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    cat@juggling act says:

    I too miss the point. Glad the boys gad a good time.

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves
    says:

    DO.NOT.GET.IT. Never will. I’m sure Noah would love it though. Big CARS fan. 🙂

  42. 42
    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen
    says:

    Yeah, I don’t get it. They turn left continuously. Woah. (lol)

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    Anti-Supermom says:

    I’ve gotta respect a good ol’ Nascar fan 🙂

    Happy WW~

  44. 44
    Casy Schweickart says:

    I have to say that I am totally a Nascar fan. We even have a pool going…so far I am in the lead!!

  45. 45

    I haven’t been to a race since I was 8 or nine (which is like 40 years ago), but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was so much fun and so exciting.

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    noelle
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09
    says:

    Love it!!!!
    But, to really experience it, you have to go… TV is just not as fun!!!
    (As I say this, I have only been 2 times! ha ha!
    Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson are my guys…
    Well, JJ not so much anymore…

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    A Mountain Momma
    Twitter: amountainmomma
    says:

    I loved Nascar when I was a teenager. Minus the bits of tire you find in your hair afterwards…

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    Self Sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity
    says:

    Nice set of photos! Reminds me of the days when we used to go to the ball games.

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    Colleen says:

    I wouldn’t consider myself a devout fan, but I do occasionally watch and I’ve been to a race. My husband sucked me in.
    I do have my favorite…Jimmie Johnson #48!
    He’s an incredible driver…and he’s really cute too!

  50. 50

    Not a NASCAR fan, at all, but your photos are great and it looks like a great day for making smiles and memories! Thanks for the chance to link up on Wordless Wednesday!

  51. 51
    Vanessa @FrenchFoodieMom
    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom
    says:

    So funny! We’re headed to the Iowa Speedway at the end of June for our first racing experience. I cannot wait! Great pictures.

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    kelly
    Twitter: according2kelly
    says:

    have to admit – NASCAR bores me. but I love the pics

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    Tranquility, Tantrums, & Tiaras
    Twitter: SincerelyJazie
    says:

    I don’t know anything about Nascar or racing. However my daughter would enjoy the experience because she does love cars more than dolls. =)

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  54. 54

    I used to be a fan of Nascar but haven’t watched in awhile. Bet the boys had fun though!

  55. 55
    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama
    says:

    What? WHAT?

    I went to one NASCAR race. Even with earplugs firmly in place, I swear it took a week for my hearing to return.

    I’m not a fan, and would never bother to watch on TV, but the actual race was fun. I’m sure the kids were excited to tell you all about it.

    Christy

  56. 56

    I am a North Carolinian, so Nascar kind-of runs in our blood. I’m not “into” as much as a lot of people, but since my husband watches it and I have attended a couple of races — I do have some favorite racers. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of my favorites, but now DayStar Christian TV has a car and driver!

    Loved your pics!
    Beth

  57. 57

    Fantastic Pictures. I have never been to a Nascar Race. I have been to a Bush Race before. We use to get tickets from Budweiser to go. It would be fun to go to the pre parties. Meet the drivers. I tried very hard to get Nascar Tickets but no such luck. I love Nascar. My favorite is Earnhardt Jr.

  58. 58
    Heather O.
    Twitter: eatherhaelo
    says:

    My dad used to take me to the Nascar races in Charlotte, NC twice a year and we’d camp out in the infield for a weekend. As a child, I thought it was the most exciting thing in the world. As an adult, I know that it was the father/daughter time and not the cars driving in circles endlessly that got me so excited. 😉

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    Carissa
    Twitter: CarissaRogers
    says:

    TOTALLY DO NOT GET NASCAR. Make fun of it every chance I get!!

    I have no idea.

    Maybe it’s like Hockey? You only really enjoy it when in person where you can see the fans make jacka– of themselves. (can I say that?) sorry.

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    Jo Schaffer says:

    I know nothing about Nascar– other than what I may have picked up from the Cars cartoon. Ermmm.

    I miss doing these WW posts–I should take it up again. (=

  61. 61

    Yeah I don’t get it either. I bet it was a neat experience for your kids though!

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    jennyleite says:

    So funny. Nascar fans ARE super devoted. Tony said a few weeks ago he wanted to start watching Nascar. I just laughed, like we have enough time for another sport LOL

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    Krystyn
    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn
    says:

    I don’t get it, either! But, I bet the boys had a GREAT time. How fun they got to go.