Never in a million years did I think I’d fall in love with NASCAR. Like most of you, I’d always say “why would I watch cars drive in circles for 4 fucking hours”. That preconceived notion has been buried after attending the United Rentals Work United 500 in Phoenix this past weekend. To say that my expectations were exceeded would be a vast understatement.
Why NASCAR Rules
I could write a 10K-word blog on why NASCAR is the shit but no one wants to read that much and I don’t want to work that hard.
However, I will highlight a few major reasons why you will eventually attend a race in the future. No doubt in my mind, you’re going to be adding it to your bucket list. If not, you’re probably a starfish in the bedroom and if you don’t get that joke, you’re a starfish.
You Can Bring Your Own Booze
Now I’m not 100% sure that you bring your own adult beverages into other venues but you could at the Phoenix Raceway. I tried to take a picture of someone who brought their own cooler but I bitched out. The guy was with his family (read: his small children) and I looked like this.
How could I explain that I was just trying to take a picture for a blog while looking like Kid Rock’s pedo cousin, Trent Rock? Not a confrontation I was willing to have. From my understanding, your beverages have to be in the original packaging inside a cooler that can fit a 12-pack or less. Hell yeah, brother!
Since this was my first time, I was obviously unaware that it was BYOB. Now that you know, when you eventually go to your first NASCAR race come ready to drink, heavily. Now they did serve 12oz beers but that was outside the stadium. A different story once you got inside. Every beer was MASSIVE.
You know you’re at the right place when they serve 25oz beers called “The Big One”. That’s fucking awesome. It wasn’t just the beers, every other beverage you could purchase was this big besides water, even mixies.
It’s LOUD (in a good way)
I’m going to have a hard time explaining how loud it was inside the Phoenix Raceway but I’ll give it the ole’ college try. First of all, I can say with 100% certainty that I’d have to learn sign language because I’d be deaf if I didn’t bring ear protection.
Remember the last concert you went to and how loud that was? That was at volume level 3 out of 10 and 10 is NASCAR. You could literally feel the vibrations in your plums. It’s probably similar to what women must feel like when they sit on top of their washing machines.
If you’re still not convinced check out this TikTok I made and you’ll change your mind. Fellow blogger Renz wrote a sensational blog on why you should watch NASCAR and he is spot on. The people watching rivals the State Fair. Absolute creatures.
Enjoy. I’m now a lifelong NASCAR fan. See you there!
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