Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Trip to Dover

This past Saturday I was at Dover International Speedway as a guest/sponsor of Derrike Cope Racing.  Here’s some pics!

Kasey Kahne's (still) throwback
scheme in the garage

15 Reasons Why Bubba Wallace is Racing This Car
Danica's car in the pits, going pink
for Breast Cancer Awareness
Pretty cool pit-board for Ryan Reed, in
the style of his "bullseye" patch on
his firesuit where he is to be
injected with insulin
Matt Kenseth in the garage
Cale Conley's car, post-wreck
Pretty weird to see Jeff Gordon's car,
knowing it's the last time it'll
be in Dover with him in it

Stanton Barrett's car, pre-wreck


Fun fact: Nathan's has a qualifying event
for their 4th of July Eating Contest
at Dover the morning of the fall race

Pretty cool "vent cover" on
Dakoda Armstrong's car

The biggest tangible issue the 54 team
had that day--his pit board pole
was bending over

Joey Gase's car, unharmed from his hauler's fire

The 70 car going through inspection

On the track!

In the pits (I was up on the "war wagon")

The legendary Timmy Hill

Dale Jr's car being worked-on in the garage

Rico Abreu getting ready for the K&N East Series race

A perma-tribute car in the K&N race

Paint on the back of Morgan Shepherd's car

Air Force pilots crossing the crossover bridge

Denny Hamlin testing the seat in his Xfinity car

Denny & Rico

"Look Smithers--Garbo is coming!"

Glenn Jarrett

HiSense (sponsor of the race) had a huge
contingent there, almost all of them from
China.  Morgan Shepherd let a few of
the ladies in the group sit in his car.

Kelli Stavast and Ty Dillon

Random guy with a REALLY random diecast car

Chase Elliott leaving the drivers' meeting

Eric McClure in the drivers' meeting, just days
after being released from the hospital

Daniel Suarez & Chris Buescher leaving the drivers' meeting

Mike Harmon

Mike Massaro

The wall

Parade laps, part 1

The ageless Morgan Shepherd clowning
around on his bicycle

Parade laps, part 2

My logo!

Where a chunk of seats have been removed

My logo! (Post-Race)

The 70 car post-race
Miles watches over the start-finish line

Victory Lane set up for the K&N East Series race

A wall post-scrape

The 88 Xfinity car wrecking in front of me

Stanton Barrett's car gets chopped-up