Thanks to Gateway International Raceway‘s Director of Public and Media Relations Brandon Mudd, my husband Kevin and I were able to spend a great behind-the-scenes weekend at the track for two NASCAR races. The temps were well above 100 degrees and a power outage (outside the track) delayed the truck race to the next day, and we didn’t mind at all. It still amazes me how much access NASCAR allows the fans to have with the drivers, their crews and cars/trucks before and during races. I can’t imagine this happening in another sport.
Here are a few of the 200+ pictures I took before and during the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Races. I’ll post the video of my pace car ride (as the field went to green in the Nationwide race) later today.