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Jon Smith Went to Nascar Weekend. Here's What He Saw! DAY 2!

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So I spent the entire weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR WEEKEND!  As soon as I signed off on Friday, we hit The Kobalt 400 on Sunday, and even though it’s hard for some to believe, I’m actually a huge Nascar fan.   So in case you missed Day #1, click here.

All caught up?  Good because we’re on to DAY #2!  For those outside of Nascar fandom, there are actually TWO races on each weekend. There’s the Xfinity series, and the Sprint Cup series. The Xfinity race is the one we saw Saturday and features many of the same drivers on Sunday, but is also considered a sort of “minor league” race for newer or crappier drivers.

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The Sunday race is the big daddy.  The Sunday crowd is about three times bigger than Saturday, and this is the race that gets all the attention.  So our day started early, and I took my trusty iPhone with me to capture all the excitement!  Hopefully, this will give you a better look at why I like Nascar, even if my day started with tragedy.

 

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DAMMIT. I broke my glasses. Luckily I brought a back up pair.

 

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Good Morning! I should start painting my lawn at home. I think that would be badass

 

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I have declared myself “THE DUKE OF PIT ROW” Carry on

 

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I wonder if Jimmie Johnson is playing Candy Crush.

 

insert video HARVICK BACKING OUT OF THE GARAGE

 

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Nuke Em likes trains. So I took this pic.

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I’m really not sure I’m allowed to be out this far. But I’ll stay until they tell me to leave.

 

 

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This is Mike Helton, the President of Nascar! As you can see, he was very excited to meet me.

 

 

 

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This green stuff is called grass! It’s not brown and dead like it should be this time of year.

 

 

 

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I had a hair contest with these guys. I found out later that they’re called “Rascal Flats”

 

 

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Before the race, people are allowed to sign the start/finish line! I like to go the extra mile.

 

 

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Almost time to start! As I was taking this, a guy yelled “YEE HAW MOTHERF***ER” for no reason whatsoever.

OMG PLANES!

OMG PLANES!

I got this from Brigadier General Chris Short.  Super SUPER nice dude, and oversees the USAF Thunderbirds

I got this from Brigadier General Chris Short. Super SUPER nice dude, and oversees the USAF Thunderbirds

Everyone in this area was taking pictures with $3000 cameras.  I had an iPhone.  They were not as amused by this as I was.

Everyone in this area was taking pictures with $3000 cameras. I had an iPhone. They were not as amused by this as I was.

I'm probably not in the way...  Probably.

This shot was taken by my Pop. You can see my mad iPhone skills in the top left corner. I’m probably not in the way… Probably

My favorite driver Kevin Harvick won!  Probably because I was in the pit box "helping"

My favorite driver Kevin Harvick won! Probably because I was in the pit box “helping”

Victory lane! There was lots of yelling and stuff. So I went to get some nachos.

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Mmmmmm naachos. Ooooo a corn dog too!

After the race the car is inspected by Nascar.  The crew is not even allowed to remove the victory lane confetti before it's checked.

After the race the car is inspected by Nascar. The crew is not even allowed to remove the victory lane confetti before it’s checked.

Hey man, you're in my shot!  DOWN IN FRONT

Hey man, you’re in my shot! DOWN IN FRONT

After the celebratory "burn out", Harvick shredded both rear tires and made a mess of his car.

After the celebratory “burn out”, Harvick shredded both rear tires and made a mess of his car.

Jimmie Johnson did not have a good day in Vegas.

Jimmie Johnson did not have a good day in Vegas.

Jeff Gordon decided the front of his car needed a remodel.

Jeff Gordon decided the front of his car needed a remodel.

We stuck around for the post race interviews.  I asked if Kevin Harvick likes nachos.  (He does.)

We stuck around for the post race interviews. I asked if Kevin Harvick likes nachos. (He does.)

 

And there you have it!  Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of why I dig me some Nascar.  If not, maybe you have a better understanding of why I dig me some nachos!  Now we’re off to the RV where we’ll drive back to SLC.  We got home at 4am Monday morning.


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