Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A short intermission...

...since I have always posted at least one scenic shot in my "travel" entries, I'll break away from the Porsche photos and show you what the dominant "scenic" view (the track's start/finish line) was for me between Thursday and Sunday...



I can't imagine sitting up in the nosebleed seats in the stands. Oddly enough, I remember when the track had "Daytona USA" painted on the wall...I liked that better, somehow. And I might note that this photo was taken from the *coughs* exclusive VIP lounge, for which only a handful of people had access passes. If you consider 2-300 a "handful...."

And if anyone doesn't believe racin' is expensive, note that high-octane racing gas is only $6.30 per gallon at the track. No credit cards or checks accepted...



Okay. Back to cars next time. I didn't even see the ocean or any of the city of Daytona Beach until Sunday night....

5 comments:

DAL said...

I never thought that there would actually be a price on the pump, I thought that the fuel was just "there". I guess the track can't really supply fuel for free.

MrScribbler said...

dal -- considering the amount of fuel burned up in a race weekend, I suspect the Sunoco folks are quite happy to charge for it, just as the Speedway is happy to receive its cut....

lowandslow said...

At that price do they at least wash your windshield or check your tire pressure? :)

MrScribbler said...

l&s -- Nope. The teams have people who do that....

Anonymous said...

I love Daytona! Yep. Racin' sure is expensive.

Gill