Dad and I got another chance to visit Kentucky Speedway yesterday [thanks Randy]. This time we had pit passes for the Meijer 300 qualifications. As a kid, the only racing I was familiar with was the open wheel Indy Cars and this was naturally because I'm a hoosier and very familiar with the Indianapolis 500. Over the past few years, the NASCAR marketing machine has left open wheel racing in the dust but yesterday's trip validated that there is still a big following for Indy Car.
As we ended the day, they drivers were sitting outside their respective garage areas signing autographs. As I watched Danica Patrick's line grow to riduculous size I thought to myself, there is something wrong with this picture. Kids and adults (mainly adult males who have the hots for Danica) alike, waiting an hour to have another human being sign a piece of paper. Does that sound odd?
Note: I'm struggling to upload photos so I will add some when Blogger is not being so cantankerous.