NASCAR Race Week

It’s race week here in Fontana, CA. Not sure if you were aware of this, but the Auto Club Speedway is just down the street from CAPD headquarters. It’s pretty awesome when there’s some racing or qualifying going on, we can hear it at our offices. Nothing like the smell of burning rubber in the air. I stopped by the Auto Club Speedway Administration office the other day and saw this awesome statue/plaque in their lobby. It was very nicely done!

Then I noticed the Woody looked very familiar. Yes it is… a 1:18 scale Maisto 1948 Chevrolet® Fleetmaster™ “Woody!”

this woody had a trailer with the famous Jimmie Johnson’s ride in tow.

Whenever race week comes around, I see so many NASCAR big rigs heading to the track on the freeway or side streets close to headquarters. So here is today’s Freeway Foto of Digger and his buddies shot on I-15. They were lookin right at me!

So I will be attending my very first ever NASCAR event this Sunday  for the Pepsi Max 400! I’m looking forward to it.

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Ring of Fire!!!

So my buddy R2B2 texts me this morning…”Hey guys, we had to evac our home last night, woke up to someone banging on my door screaming “Fire!”, looked out my bedroom window and saw a great wall of fire! Literally yards away from my backyard wall. I’ll send pics soon, we’re barely getting back home now and are on standby in case the fire comes back”……yadda yadda….expletives…yadda. I thought to myself, this guy, he’ll do anything to get out of a meeting with the bosses… you know? No seriously, I was like whoa! That’s craziness. I hope him and the family are OK.

It was then that I realized, I was barely going to bed last night at 2am cause I was trying to prepare for this meeting today, and he was getting rudely awakened? Hmmm. What’s up with that? Anyhoo I’m glad R2B2 and the fam made it home safely and everything was still there when they got back. And after seeing these photos, which tell quite a story, I’m amazed that nothing was damaged. My hats off to those Firemen that kept the flames at a distance!!! You Guys Rock!

and it looks like the fire brought out a nice little visitor! hey friend…I’m just gonna pet you, I’m not trying to harm you little buddy, just gonna take a….OUCH!!!!