spring 2011, north park, talladega, alabama updated 04.25.14
this year, i drove up to the race. the bus had the five other guys in
this year's group. sure, the bus is fun and all, but sleeping on it with
a handful of snoring farters is less desirable than my tent.
we had more degabus fans then all previous years combined and we thank
each and every one of you for stopping by and spending time with us.
special shout-out to our new canadian friends and those LSU guys that
stopped by. it was somewhat weird to be spotted everywhere we went.
friday night brought us about 15 guys on the bus when the tornado sirens
went off. with 50,000 campers without shelter, all we could do was hope
for the best and party on. luckily, there were no storm related
incidents. saturday was a nice cool day that gave
us an excellent opportunity to use our pit/garage passes for an up close
look at all that entails. we would like to thank mike f. again for all
he did to give us such a great time. saturday night was somewhat low key
for a party night, at least up where we were, but we managed on our own.
sunday's race had the drivers holding hands in pairs. not as exciting as
previous years, but there was that excellent finish. not that i'm overly
excited about a jimmy johnson victory, but it did garner me $50 in the
the mounted troops are great
people, just don't give them a reason to ride up on you.
breakfast in work.
high tech charging station.
obviously, not an art major.
yes, the joke got old real fast.
ain't that right, dean?
you think this guy has a pit in
we know nothing of what this is
or where it came from.
this is chris martin on his
bachelor party weekend. he claimed he "had" to use this bizarre can accessory,
but he seemed to be enjoying it a bit too much.
red is sportin' her camel toes.
hockey isn't the only thing on
the minds of our canadian buddies. chris sent in a couple pix of
this device in action.
red apparently didn't appreciate being asked, "doing woman's work?".
ready to hike to the pit area.
all the drivers have these
awesome trailers. hey, there's Brad Keselowski.
a playground for the driver's kids.
i hope they brought a few extras for the #14.
Casey Mears signs some stuff.
i had to scoot out of the way. the front of this car was gone by the end of the
race on sunday.
inside the #1.
Martin Truex Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale's helmet on top of the #88.
Tony Stewart gets fueling advice
from Ryan Newman.
It looks like y'all had a good time, and it was fun looking through your images.
Thought I'd share one from my perspective at the end of the nationwide race.
I'm the guy in this image just over Stewart's shoulder with the tan vest, and a camera in my hand.
Will be there again in a couple of weeks to shoot the spring race. Have a good trip and be safe.
Joey Logano's nationwide car.
Carl Edwards' nationwide car.
Michael Waltrip's nationwide
Jesus' nationwide car.
mitch with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s
Kyle Busch's tire bits after his
nationwide victory burnout.
the start/finish line
on the track.
two degabus fans pull up and here i thought we were in trouble.
l to r: bill, john, red, gary,
mike, mitch, jay, dean.
chris canuck drives the
canadians back north.
we burn up all the wood.
and mitch's chair.
i caught up with the bus on i65.
a work conflict, matt was not with us this year and he was well missed.
hopefully, he will be there next year. this image was stolen from matt's
facebook page and may or may not indicate his feelings about missing out on
dega this year.