Sunday, October 11, 2009
IRL on a sunny day !
We had a great time at the IRL race on Saturday in Homestead. Plus, we have connections and credentials that allow us to roam around the track in a golf cart. We also have a pass which allows us to access the garage. Mark told Danica it was fine to help herself pass in front of our cart since people were starting to follow her. Her crew allowed me to enter the garage and Mark took this picture of me next to her car. Another fan asked me to take his picture next to #7 Danica’s car as I started to walk away and I said “Sure.” I'm kicking myself for not curling my hair for this picture. This was the first IRL race I can remember ending without any cautions. The only fender bender (which was NOT Danica's fault), was when #4 Dan Wheldon's spotter told him to leave the pit when she was turning into her spot for a quick tire change. My heart sank. “How on earth,” then I remembered I was in the press box surrounded by important people. Quietly, I expressed my “It’s not fair" tantrum. We believe since there are two cars orange and black, it confused the spotter. I was confused during the race which one was Danica’s car since they look so much alike. The picture I took inside the press boxes looks neat and you can even see the track through the windows. The AC felt wonderful, and I so grateful that we have several of the best seats on the track.