Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bristol at Night

Tonight is my favorite NASCAR race of them all, the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway:

The track is just a half-mile, but the extreme banking in the corners (now 28 degrees after resurfacing) allows the cars to carry a huge amount of speed around the track. The G-forces holds the cars down. It's wild! Add to that tempers flare at the rough track and it's a mix for some great action.

The late Dale Earnhardt got into a few scrapes with Terry Labonte here over the years. In 1995 (skip to 5:00 mark):

and again in 1999 (skip to 1:40 mark):

Wow.

Even if you hate NASCAR, you may want to check tonight out, I think it will be worth it.

Have a good night.

6 comments:

Jake said...

Not a huge NASCAR guy, but may have to check it out.

Be safe this evening!

getyourselfconnected said...

Hey Jake, yeah this is one to watch even if not a fan. Take care!

CT-Hilltopper said...

GYSC,

I just started a running blog re: the hurricane at my site. i thought you might like to checck it out.

BTW,,,I've missed you guys. Been busy...

getyourselfconnected said...

C-T will take a looky loo. Glad to see you too!

GawainsGhost said...

The overhype on this hurricane is a joke. First it was a category 3, then a 2, then a 1. It's basically nothing more than a big tropical storm by now, just I predicted.

People don't understand meteorology. Wind patterns follow water currents. The warmer the water, the more intense the wind. The colder the water, the less intense the wind. The waters of the Atlantic off the east coast are cold. So naturally the storm would lose strength as it moved up the coast and encountered land.

Will there be damage? Sure, as with every other major storm, but it won't be catastrophic.

I've been through a category 4 hurricane. Irene is a pussy fart.

Watsonvivr said...

Hey Jake, yeah this is one to watch even if not a fan. Take care!