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TONO and Sunshine: Doodle White Overlook Park

TONO and Sunshine: Doodle White Overlook Park

Drive to Boone, NC from Bristol  August 21, 2009

On our first day traveling toward Boone, North Carolina, we noticed this lookout point to take a picture.


TONO with Bristol MotorSpeedway at distance

TONO with Bristol MotorSpeedway at distance

Before the Nationwide race on the 394  August 21, 2009

I had to jaywalk, cross the street, right after a police officer made a U-turn and was parked 20 feet from where I took this picture.


TONO at NASCAR on Speed set

TONO at NASCAR on Speed set

The Before NASCAR experience  August 21, 2009

I always have to take a picture when I go to a NASCAR race on the Speed set. Remember in Dallas?


Sunshine next to Sprint Experience Car

Sunshine next to Sprint Experience Car

Next to Sprint Experience  August 21, 2009

I thought that my Sunshine had to get the entire NASCAR experience this time. ;-)


TONO with Sharpie-Pepsi background logo on Bristol

TONO with Sharpie-Pepsi background logo on Bristol

Facing Thunder Valley  August 21, 2009

You know I have to take a picture of the World's Fastest Half-mile.


TONO overview of Experience

TONO overview of Experience

Looking at the World's Fastest Half-Mile  August 21, 2009

How the ground looked over my shoulder ...


Sunshine overview of Experience

Sunshine overview of Experience

Looking at the World's Fastest Half-Mile  August 21, 2009

Almost same view ... different person: Sunshine!


Bristol Motorspeedway Military Flyover

Bristol Motorspeedway Military Flyover

Inside World's Fastest Half-Mile  August 21, 2009

This was our view of the military flyover right after the National Anthem.


Bristol Nationwide David Regan Winner Circle celebration

Bristol Nationwide David Regan Winner Circle celebration

View of Winner's circle  August 21, 2009

This was the end of the Nationwide race. ...


TONO at north position of Bristol MotorSpeedway on 394

TONO at north position of Bristol MotorSpeedway on 394

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

This position was one of the first I saw the complete overview of the MotorSpeedway in the day light.


TONO at south position of Bristol MotorSpeedway on 394

TONO at south position of Bristol MotorSpeedway on 394

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

I walked south on the 394 to take this other position of the Speedway.


TONO at Bristol South Entrance on Highway 11

TONO at Bristol South Entrance on Highway 11

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

There is a story to this picture. The length I had to go through to get it! And there was an easier way which I later found out!


TONO at Bristol MotorSpeedway: Earnhart Terrace

TONO at Bristol MotorSpeedway: Earnhart Terrace

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

Bristol MotorSpeedway, Sprint and Sharpie! What else do you need for excitement, communication and colors! ;-)


TONO at the Bristol Experience at Burton Smith Building at the MotorSpeedway

TONO at the Bristol Experience at Burton Smith Building at the MotorSpeedway

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

Surrounded by all blue and white!


Sunshine at Burton Smith Building

Sunshine at Burton Smith Building

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

Sunshine under the blue skies!


Sunshine at Bristol Experience Lowes Car

Sunshine at Bristol Experience Lowes Car

Pictures before the race  August 22, 2009

This was taken at the Bristol Experience inside the Burton Smith building.


Mark Martin's 1000th career start at Bristol

Mark Martin's 1000th career start at Bristol

Pre-race ceremonies  August 22, 2009

Mark Martin has always been a class act. It would have been the icing on the cake if he won the race. He won the pole, he led the most laps ... he just placed 2nd, not first! My Sunshine and I was cheering for him!


American Flag twice at Bristol, TN

American Flag twice at Bristol, TN

Pre-race ceremonies  August 22, 2009

This was a salute the men and women in uniform who fight for our freedom, and opportunity to enjoy the evening that we did. God Bless America!


Sharpie 500 Start of Bristol

Sharpie 500 Start of Bristol

During the race  August 22, 2009

This is special. The start of the Sharpie 500 in Bristol on the Sprint Cup series!


Bristol Sharpie 500 Red Flag Lap 492

Bristol Sharpie 500 Red Flag Lap 492

During the race  August 22, 2009

The rain and an accident stopped all the cars on the track! I still hoped that Kyle Busch wouldn't win!


Sharpie 500 restart lap 496

Sharpie 500 restart lap 496

During the race  August 22, 2009

It didn't look good. Kyle Busch was leading and his car has been good on the restarts. No one has been able to stop him.