Alright. So, I’ve never understood the whole fascination behind NASCAR. I mean seriously men and yes women going ‘round and ‘round a track at crazy speeds? Some might say the same about the athletes who run track but at least the chance of them getting killed is what…non-existent?
Anyhow, after more than two years of living in Southwest Virginia, I think I’m kind of changing my tune about NASCAR. With the recent spring race at the Martinsville Speedway, I had a chance to interview the headman in charge Mr. Clay Campbell. Afterward, he decided the interview would only be complete with a spin in his car. It wasn’t a race car per se but that Lexus went mighty fast! I think we got up to 80 maybe 85 miles per hour before I told Clay I was about to wet might pants. Take a listen for yourself. I forgot to turn the microphone off but oh well, even I got a kick out of my reactions. So did my photographer Lynn Eller. As scared as I was, I must admit it was exciting. But listen here…150-160 mph for me is completely out of the question! To all of you who do it, may the angels be with you.