NASCAR Spotting

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When NASCAR rolled into Sonoma, I spent a couple days spotting for a coworker of mine, Dave Smith, running in the K&N Pro Series West

 Tech Inspection

Tech Inspection

A lot of our time was hampered with a broken sway bar, brake failure, among other issues. But come race day, we ran with what we had

 Turn 12 Spotter Tower

Turn 12 Spotter Tower

Dave started 17th out of 30 cars and battled with a cracked header, suspension issues, and even a shift knob that went flying mid-race

 The 'ME' car from Talladega Nights!!!!

The 'ME' car from Talladega Nights!!!!

Even without a perfect car, Dave was able to bring the car home safely in 17th position

 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Watching him all weekend from the spotter tower, what I really saw was a true professional earning his pay. To put it frankly, the car looked like a royal nightmare to drive but to make some passes, finish where he started, and to be able drive both the #30 car and his family safely home was nothing short of inspiring

As with all NASCAR races, the fanfare and entertainment value the show put on was great 

 what a hot weekend. so much water was drunk

what a hot weekend. so much water was drunk

You're a hero and the people's champ Dave. Thanks for the great time. On to the next one!

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