My dad and I flew down to Charlotte, NC this past weekend to attend the Bank of America 500. The race sucked pretty bad until a mysterious caution late in the race stacked up the field and changed the outcome. It did produce the best racing of the night between Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski battling it out for first, with BK2 coming up with the win. We got there early, to take in the carnival type atmosphere which was a lot of fun.
Danica Patrick was running a special car paint scheme for this race to raise awareness for breast cancer charities. They had a deal on at her hauler, if you bought one of her special items, you could come back and get it signed. They only gave out 100 bracelets to allow you to get an autograph. So, I bought this die cast car to get signed. You couldn't really get a picture with her as she was pretty rushed.
If you are ever down that way, go and check it out. What drew us in to going up there was we had heard about a driver signing there that day. It was well worth the trip.
Bobby Allison (brother of Donnie) was signing there. Again, I didn't have anything so I took the free postcard they were offering. Bobby officially won 84 races over his career and another 2 races that are still being contested. He seemed like a cool guy in our brief conversation.