It's February 14th and love is in the air. But so is burnt rubber, Sunoco fuel, and the Rrrring of forty-three 750 horsepower engines. So not only is it Valentine's Day; it's also the day of the Great American Race, the Super Bowl of NASCAR, THE DAYTONA 500.
I know what you're thinking. For real Sarah? An artsy, crafty girl like yourself loves NASCAR? Yep. That's right. I was raised a race fan. You could say that it runs through my blood. I'm a part of the huge American Family that loves its NASCAR.
We love the track.
We love buying souvenirs.
We love our drivers.
We love seeing that green flag wave.
We love 12.5 second pit stops.
We love the wrecks.
We love the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
We love celebrating with our favorite drivers.
We love burn-outs.
And we love our country.
So while many people exchange boxes of chocolates and roses, my Hubby and I are spending a romantic afternoon relaxed on the couch, eating home-made fried chicken and waiting for those 4 beautiful words in motor sports:
"GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!"