I have a confession to make. Although I’m into classic cars, I love me some modern machinery. Especially NASCAR. People that don’t follow stock car racing just don’t get it…
“All they do is turn left,” they say. Uh, yeah, at speeds in excess of 200 mph! The crazy thing is that you can feel the horsepower in your chest when you are watching a live race. Which, brings me to my March 2017 plans.
I just booked my trip to Sin City complete with a sick Las Vegas limo reservation. March 10-12, 2017 is NASCAR weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Motorsports Complex and I’m stoked to have tickets in hand for the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Stratosphere Pole Day. You can bet on me spending some time at the Neon Garage enjoying some live music. I can’t wait to hang out with my favorite drivers and teams while they prepare the cars for race day. I think the coolest thing about the weekend is the fact that the event is held in a place that is so focused on fun. People go to Las Vegas to have a fun time and that makes the overall experience so much more worthwhile.
What many people do not know is that NASCAR is second to the National Football League among professional sports franchises in regards to television viewers and fans in the United States. Another fun fact, NASCAR was founded in 1948 and currently sanctions more than 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 of the 50 US states in addition to Canada. Races are broadcast on television in more than 150 countries.
Enough facts about stock car racing. Did I mention that I’m going to be in Las Vegas? It’s like an adult Disney World. There’s so much to do and see when you’re there. I’m trying to decide just how much extra time I’d like to spend there. The problem that I find myself in is that I’m often walking a fine line between not enough and too much time spent there. There is such a thing as too much time in Vegas. I have no idea how people can live there year-round. Pretty sure I couldn’t survive calling Vegas home for longer than 6 months.
On another note, I’m kind of a reality TV junkie. Well, some reality TV anyway. On of my current favorite series is Counting Cars. Danny Koker’s team does some seriously sick restorations and customizations. I was checking out his website and I saw that you can take tours of the shop and have the opportunity to watch the airing of the show at Danny’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill with celebrities and cast members. Transportation is courtesy of one of the Count’s custom rides. Sign. Me. Up. Maybe someday I’ll have the geniuses at Count’s Kustoms work on one of my rides. I guess a guy can dream, right?