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2011 Nationals. NASCAR

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I have been thinking about including the Nascar race in my trip. Anyone else considering this?
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400
Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Been there--30 years ago! Went to both races in 1981 while I was going to school at Great Lakes with the Navy--had a lowly Chevette (1979 4-door hatch) to drive at the time.

Went again to the June 1985 race, might be interesting to go again, but mostly I've been going to Indy (Brickyard 400) off & on since 1994.
Yes Bill I am definitely interested in taking in some NASCAR.

I wasn't sure if the trucks were there, and thought they may be racing Friday nite. You not mentioning them tells me they aren't.

Anyway,looking forward to the option, thanks for bringing the topic up.
I wasn't sure if the trucks were there, and thought they may be racing Friday nite. You not mentioning them tells me they aren't.
Trucks will be there!!
VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

August 20, 2011 1230pm

Sprint Cup race August 21 1 pm, Michigan

Nationwide race will not be at MI.

Much as I like NASCAR, especially trucks (Go #33 Hornaday!), I'm tempted by this event in the same general part of the country:

Road America ALMS weekend

Road America, Chevrolet. Road America and Chevrolet have announced a multifaceted marketing partnership that will make Chevrolet the Official Vehicle of Road America. "As we celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday, it's fitting that two icons of American racing, Chevrolet and Road America, join forces," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Road America has played a prominent role in Chevrolet's racing programs for more than 55 years, and we look forward to even more success at this magnificent venue in the future." The magnificent 4-mile, 14-turn track known as "America's National Park of Speed" hosts events that span the spectrum of motorsports, including the American Le Mans Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, AMA Superbike, SCCA June Sprints and National Championship Runoffs, and historic car and motorcycle events. "Road America is proud to renew a partnership with Chevrolet," said George Bruggenthies, Road America president and general manager. "Chevrolet’s significant mark on the circuit over the past 55 years will make it a pleasure to promote not only their brand but their successful presence in the American Le Mans Series, GRAND-AM, NASCAR Nationwide Series, vintage racing and club racing. The return of the Corvette Bridge will be a great landmark for our fans at the track and our TV audience." A ceremony will be held to rededicate the famed Corvette Bridge, which spans the track at Turn 6. The Corvette Bridge was a signature landmark at the track from 1963-81, and the Corvette logo reappeared on the crossover in 1992. The Corvette World Tribute, to be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, following the seventh round of the ALMS, will include a Corvette racers reunion, club and pro series races, a concours, parade laps and other activities. Road America is working with the Registry of Corvette Race Cars (RCRC) to coordinate the Corvette World Tribute. "Our relationship with Road America provides an opportunity for Chevrolet to showcase its entire motorsports portfolio and to connect with current and prospective customers in an exciting and engaging way throughout the year," said Campbell. "Chevrolet will activate its sponsorship with trackside displays and promotions in cooperation with Chevrolet dealer organizations at many of the events on the Road America schedule."

Hmmmm....looks like I'm going to be selling the Brickyard tickets again this year, or I'll be on extended vacation in the upper Midwest in July & August!
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Sorry Fred,I should have searched.

Good thread,nice to see far enough in advance what options are available.

I agree Bill, 33 is the last of the drivers who weren't hired to sell razor blades:)

My friend here met him last year. Ron had all of them over to his house, he said all the drivers definitely respect him.

Never met him, but when I lived in SoCal, I did see him race at the bullrings of the day (70's & 80's)--Saugus (1/3 mile flat & figure 8)--defunct and now a swap meet venue, Mesa Marin (1/2 mile banked) - Bakersfield--defunct and covered with homes, and where Harvick started, too, Orange Show (1/4 mile stadium in San Bernardino), and a few others.

Saugus is the place that I would imagine RH learned the most and is the reason his style is so distinctive (& aggressive). He's not as young now, of course, but he can still get the job done--older, wiser, and craftier is how I look at it.

Anyone interested on Sunday?

Hey Fred
I know of 2 memebers of NJ BEASST that will be going to the MI race.
Marco B. & Rick M.

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