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We've been there twice. Once for the Thursday qualifying races and once for the 500.  Both trips turned out badly!  The first time we went, we were walking under the grandstand and Mama twisted her ankle.  Off to Halifax and a nice big bill!

The second time, it was so cold and windy we were miserable.



And I found this old pic too.  Leah was always Mama's girl!



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I'm excited!  I pulled the trigger on the Culver's Colby Jack Pub Burger.  Like usual, the real burger looks nothing like the picture I posted.  They smush down the patties and cook them fast over high heat.  I may dissect it before I eat and take a pic. Tongue

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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm excited!  I pulled the trigger on the Culver's Colby Jack Pub Burger.  Like usual, the real burger looks nothing like the picture I posted.  They smush down the patties and cook them fast over high heat.  I may dissect it before I eat and take a pic. Tongue

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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I know that there are not a lot of NASCAR fans here.  The Busch Clash did not disappoint, sort of!

It's the first competition of the season at the iconic track in Florida. For this 'exhibition' race, it's only about the money. No points are paid for this race.  To be eligible, you must have won a pole position last year.

Won another Clash event, won the pole for the Daytona 500 or the race.

They started with 18 or 19 cars...

6 cars finished the race!

^ Please notice the banner on the left side of the picture, Monster Energy is no longer the Title Sponsor.

It takes a group effort!  That would be a mouth full if the announcers had to spit that out.  More signs of the decline of NASCAR!  Look at the winning car when aerodynamics is so important!


I swear, those NASCAR drivers are getting younger and younger all the time!!!!



If you love NASCAR you should come on down for the race some time.

Get some infield tickets, rent or borrow a van, pack up your sleeping bags, lawn chairs, coolers full of food, drinks and "party supplies", etc, etc.

A pair of good binoculars....

Spend a couple of days camping out in the center area of the track.

Sit on top of the van with a pair of binoculars and watch the race in 360°. 


That is exactly what we did several times at Riverside Raceway in Southern California in the mid 1970s. Friday evening through Sunday evening for $12 per person.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm excited!  I pulled the trigger on the Culver's Colby Jack Pub Burger.  Like usual, the real burger looks nothing like the picture I posted.  They smush down the patties and cook them fast over high heat.  I may dissect it before I eat and take a pic. Tongue






LOLLOLLOL  That's just sick, man!




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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

That is exactly what we did several times at Riverside Raceway in Southern California in the mid 1970s. Friday evening through Sunday evening for $12 per person.

My late BIL got an infield pass and rented a U-Haul box truck one year. 

Got a few people together, loaded their camping gear and supplies in the back, and headed on over.

Took a ladder so they could put their lawn chairs up on the back of the box.


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

That is exactly what we did several times at Riverside Raceway in Southern California in the mid 1970s. Friday evening through Sunday evening for $12 per person.

My late BIL got an infield pass and rented a U-Haul box truck one year. 

Got a few people together, loaded their camping gear and supplies in the back, and headed on over.

Took a ladder so they could put their lawn chairs up on the back of the box.


We also did the U-Haul. Great minds think alike!Wink
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I was older and wiser and 'WTH MARRIED' when I went to Daytona!  I remember some wild times in the in-field at Indy.

Bringing Some Decadence and Depravity Back to the Indy 500


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t’s brutally hot five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis and the smells of cheap beer, gasoline, fried foods, failing deodorant, overflowing Porta-Potties, and a little bit of reefer fill the Georgetown Road air. Yes, it’s Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and while the Baby Boomers in the city like to say the Indianapolis 500 isn’t quite what it used to be, the guy in his twenties doing keg stands with his jean shorts around his ankles and wearing a shirt that erroneously reads, “You’ve seen a lot of penises but you haven’t seen mine” refuses to give in to that notion.

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Mama is guilty of being TOO nice!  Not to me, either.  She was calling herself crabby today!  Poor timing.

She has a pretty bad cold or maybe the flu yet we have this dog here that needs stuff.  I told her, I won't be much help.  Not because I don't want to, because I move around the house on crutches. 

I go get her food and anything she needs. Play with the dog, give her food and water. She is resting now and so is the dog. Did I do anything right today! Confused
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Indiana native Ryan Newman is in serious condition after a frightening  crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. His hometown is South Bend, he received a BS degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Few details have been released other than his injuries are not life threatening.

The first hit into the wall likely did not hurt him, it was the second hit from another car while he was upside down. The impact was in the drivers door/window area. It appears the 'A' pillar and 'B' pillar were bent allowing the roof part of the roll cage to collapse.






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Yeah and you can bet your ass they've been covering the hell out of that story on the news around here.


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I'd like to know the extent of his injuries!

You are probably tired of hearing about it. Wink
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We don't know anymore about his condition than you do.

Not something doctors talk about publicly until they know what they know and don't know.
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The latest report says Ryan is awake and alert and speaking with family and doctors.  That kind of rules out a serious brain injury.  Good news!  His wife of 15 years filed for divorce a week ago!  Ouch
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In a statement Wednesday, Roush Fenway Racing said Ryan Newman is walking and “continues to show great improvement” following his last-lap crash in Monday’s Daytona 500.

The team also posted a picture of him standing and smiling with his two daughters, Brooklyn Sage and Ashlyn Olivia.



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We just got another pleasant surprise from our former health insurance company Common Ground.

A check for $261 and some change.  I LOVE IT! I guess if you don't make a lot of claims they are required to refund a portion of the premiums.

It's official!  Now, I'm sick with the crud that has bothered my wife for the last week.  Runny nose, fever,  sore throat and a nagging cough.  I told her that I didn't feel up to a trip to the grocery store.  She looked into placing an online order.  It was a PITA plus they want to charge us an extra 10 bucks for our convenience!

Screw them!
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It's a strange day in the neighborhood when there are 3 cop cars just a few doors down from here.

Most of the people back here are older, empty nester's like ourselves. Very strange!

Our house is the third one down on the right.  Confused


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Quote Most of the people back here are older, empty nester's like ourselves. Very strange!


"Cops raid secret swingers club in aka ron's neighborhood!  Film at 11!"


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^ LOL  And we weren't even invited!  We are anxious to see what happened. They publish a police report in the local paper, it comes out on Thursdays.
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Given all that white stuff all over everything, it must've been one hell of an orgy!!!! Shocked

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LOL
Now, you're just getting nasty!  That's my job!




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