Gavin DeGraw. Put on a pretty good show, for someone I had never heard of before and whose music I don't especially like. As part of our TWC free tickets, we got fed and watered and entertained.
This place is the pits.
At Mark Martin's pit stall. Martin, who just turned 104*, is Bryson's favorite driver.
*He's actually 54 (not to mention about 5 foot 4).
Another bonus: stunt drivers.
Stunt driver 'Spanky' (the second one was 'Spanky Jr.').
Spanky was supposed to land on the white cars but instead just did a belly-flop on the pavement.
I felt like my arm hairs were getting singed.
Here comes Spanky Jr.
He sticks the landing.
'Panky is Oh-Tay!
Just following the crowd to the start/finish line. Don't think we had the proper pit passes, but nobody stopped us.
Getting a little bored awaiting the driver introductions.
Drying the track after a few showers earlier. Another shower during the race meant we didn't get home until 1.30am.
Rockin' the Mark Martin T-shirt ...
... on the big screen (the world's largest HD TV, the PA announcer said over and over again).
Bryson plays photographer.
Bizmack Biyambo in the house.
Danica Patrick, during driver introductions. Not her best night (though, predictably, she was voted into the main event by the fans).
JP, representin' Colombia (and Target).