NASCAR: Speeding To Read & Texas Motor Speedway

The last couple of days were very busy and all about NASCAR:

“Speeding To Read” is a NASCAR and INDYCAR–themed reading program created by Texas Motor Speedway in 2011 to encourage elementary school students to read more frequently during the school year. Sara’s school is one of the 25 schools which participate in the “Speeding To Read” competition this school year. Hers and another school are tied at 100 percent. On Thursday was a big day for these children. NASCAR had a surprise visitor/race car driver, a race car designer and Die-cast for the children in store. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace came to the school to talk about him becoming a NASCAR driver. Brendan Droppo creates the design for Jimmie Johnson’s car. And Die-cast is the company, which makes it possible to get the designs on the cars.

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Darrell “Bubba” Wallace is speaking to the children at a local elementary school.

Since Kevin always gets our tickets for the Texas Motor Speedway months ahead, we had nice seats close to the starting line, today. We usually watch the qualification race, on the day before the big race. That way, we avoid the big crowd. And we can enjoy the race, not feeling like being sardines in a fish can. It was Sara’s second race (Last year in Spring was her first NASCAR race.). She was very excited that Bubba was driving in today’s race. And she enjoyed cheering him on. Unfortunately, it was very warm this afternoon. And the heat started getting to all of us. Since we wanted to make sure, she’s not getting heat exhausted, we packed up and left way before the race ended. On the way home, I kept an eye at the race on Kevin’s phone. Bubba made it to Rank #6, again. He seems to be very steady with that rank. In the first five major races, he was in 6th place as well. And he drives the car #6. 😉 Erik Jones, #20, won the XFINITY race today.

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