NASCAR Road Trip - September 12 - September 19">

NASCAR Road Trip - September 12 - September 19, 1999

We (Dave and his brother Dan) began the first of several of our NASCAR stops by visiting the Darlington Raceway, the first super-speedway and home of the Southern 500 and the Transouth Financial 400. They about 20 NASCAR Winston Cup cars going to the late 40s.We were surprised how small of town Darlington, SC was.

Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway Museum

Dan in Dave's truck at Darlington Raceway

Lowe's Motor Speedway

Entrance of the Petty Driving Experience school at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Our NASCAR stop Lowe's (Charlotte) Motor Speedway, home of the Coca-Cola 600 and the Winston Select. We were able to walk freely about the stands and took the guided tour. The guide was informative and really enjoyed her job. We were able to ride around the track in a tour van as well


Dave & Dan in the Winner's Circle during our tour of Lowe's Motor Speedway



We visited our sister Lori and her husband Chester while we were in Charlotte, NC. It had been about 10 years since we had seen them. We had a great visit.

Chester, Lori, Dave & Dan in Charlotte



5 Winston Cups at Hendick's Motorsports race shop in Charlotte area

Jeff Gordon's side panel from battle with Jeff Burton for the million dollar bonus at Darlington on display at Hendick's Motorsports 

Jeff Sprague's NCTS truck and hauler at Hendick's Motorsports  preparing for their trip to Las Vegas. Sprague won the 1999 NCTS championship shortly after this picture.


Dale's 7 Winston Cups on Display at the race shops of Dale Earnhardt, Inc.


Driver photos of the entire Dale Earnhardt Inc, racing family. Left to right: Steve Park, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Ron Hornaday

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. accepting the 1998 Busch Grand National Championship

Dale Earnhardt, Jr's 1998 Busch Grand National Championship Car.  Little E also won the 1999 Busch Grand National Championship and move up Winston Cup for the 2000 season.

Our last stop the NASCAR road trip was at the New Hampshire International Speedway in  Loudon, New Hampshire. We had decent seats for race thanks friend of John Tasse's who works for Budweiser. 

The 1.5 mile layout at New Hampshire International Speedway at Loudon, New Hampshire offers good visibility around the entire track. The Loudon portion if our trip would have been better if had been for the fact that it took over 2 hours just to get 100 yards to exit the parking lot. 


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