Saturday at the Pocono Raceway brought qualifying times, driver autographs and more of pit row.
The drivers had to “race” against the clock to see where they would line up for Sunday’s big race.
When the drivers come out to go to their cars, some of them stop by pit row to sign some autographs.
However, they didn’t spend a lot of time signing autographs at this point. They all seemed to have their game faces on. In the afternoon their would be more opportunity for autographs when the drivers show up at the haulers truck. The haulers truck is where you go and buy merchandise. And as I said in my previous post, it seems to be all about the merchandise.
Red Bull Race Car Driver Kasey Kayne Signing Autographs
David, not being a huge Nascar fan, seemed more interested in all the technology of the whole thing.
The tires lined up were just calling to David to touch them. Not that they weren’t right there for everyone to touch. But people seemed more interested in getting autographs and pictures. David wandered around pit row and watched the behind the scenes action and found some interesting things.
This was quite an impressive up-link dish that came out of the back of a semi.
After we were done stalking the drivers for autographs, David and I went back to the motor home for some lunch and Joe and Lynn went to the haulers to buy stuff.
Their was another race on the track in the afternoon. It was the ARCA race, which I guess is one step below the Nascar circuit. People were already getting rowdy in the infield. While David was out taking pictures, a guy was on top of his rv throwing a football at passer-bys.
David was not immune. He spotted David taking pictures and threw the football to him. Oh well. Here is my disclosure: No one was harmed in the taking of these pictures.
The ARCA race was stopped not even half way threw because of fog and rain. Can’t race in the rain. It eventually got cancelled. So no winner. No race. No fun.
Fog, fog and more fog. It settled in for the night. Raining on and off. I think, for us, this was the best case scenario. It mostly kept people inside their rigs. So the rowdiness was at a minimum. From what I understand, that is a good thing. Things can get pretty crazy in the infield.
Fog So Thick You Can Barely Make Out The Bleachers Across The Race Track From Us.
So after a nice nights sleep, because no partying was going on outside, we woke up on race day to overcast skies. But no rain. Cross our fingers the rain stays away for the race.