Monday, May 17, 2010

Today starts 2 great weeks

Starting today the area I live in becomes the center of the NASCAR world until Memorial Day. I live in Concord/Kannapolis North Carolina and work in Charlotte where for the next two weeks the entire focus will be auto racing. Now this area is already the center of the NASCAR world (Not Daytona contrary to what you might think) because all the drivers and team members live here and all the cars are built here. These two weeks when the races are here though it's just crazy. With seating capacity of almost 200,000 people and infield area room for plenty more our little town becomes the 3rd largest in NC for a couple of weeks. The campers/RVs alone that move in for 2 weeks are something to see. They make their own little city.
This Saturday night is the Nextel Allstar Race and we will be going to it. We have pit passes and infield hospitality passes to give us access to watch Creed in concert as well as watch the race. We even have a designated driver! Should be lots fun. (Thanks to my buddy Rick!) Next week is the Coca-Cola 600. The grandaddy of them all. What I refer to as the longest day of the year. We aren't going this year but will be set up to celebrate in our backyard. I look forward to when my son gets older and we can take him.
Well as I said this is the biggest time of the year where I live. I wondered what the biggest thing that happens where you live is?

-Doc

11 comments:

The AbsolutGator said...

The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party....Florida/Georgia weekend in Jacksonville, FL.

Matt-Man said...

That's all impressive n'shit but I just found out thet Tommy Tutone will be appearing at a local Bagwine bar. Top that, mister!! Cheers Doc!!

Disaster Chick said...

I've gotten a behind the scenes tour of the Kansas Speedway. Very impressive. I'm not a race fan, but I do have a bit of appreciation.

I was looking at our Topeka Tourist Book and found this is going on in August: http://www.hpt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1316&Itemid=113

I'm planning on going to at least one day - it should be interesting.

Mrs. D said...

The biggest thing of the year where I live? LOLOLOL, I guess the homecoming football game. I live in the middle of nowhere.

Disaster Chick said...

Mrs. D the town I graduated from has an annual community homecoming and we have to play Eureka - it doesn't matter if the Homecoming game is a home game or not!

Earlier in the week a Queen and Princess (surrounding communities in the county)are crowned - and there is not Homecoming King. The Queen candidates must perform a talent too.

Monkey's Mom said...

Biggest thing in our town is Toad Suck Daze. Just happened the beginning of this month. We now have an entire year to wait for something else to happen. We live in the south, nothing cool happening here. :)

I was in Charlotte two weeks ago. Fantasticly charming city :)

Jay said...

We just had the biggest weekend of our year here. It was Crawdad Days. Two days of great food, carnival fun, classic car shows, burnout competitions and all of it topped off with The Kentucky Headhunters and Black Stone Cherry in concert!

I didn't go. ;-)

Just me... said...

The AbsolutGator already listed the big event from back home.. :):)
Here, it's a German festival, held outside, tons of beer, in freaking August!! (Guess it cuts down on the port-o-potty usage)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

We constantly have little "fairs" and "festivals" around here. We don't really attend any of them...

Dana said...

In Podunk, it's Coon Creek Country Days (no, I'm not kidding), but out here in the country, there is a small town festival just about every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

And one of these years I'm going to get myself out your way for the Coca-Cola 600 ...

terri said...

That sounds like SO MUCH FUN and bigger than anything we have here in Minnesota. I would say that our biggest event is the Minnesota State Fair. It is pretty big and there are some pretty great concerts during the two weeks it is held. We've already got our ticket to see Carrie Underwood this year.