We camped on the infield, right at turn 1 at the Daytona 500. Friday night was the Truck series race, we ended up walking out to the boat dock at Lake Lloyd and meeting Sheldon and his crew who run Destination Yachts. They had a big boat in the water and graciously invited us onboard to join them in the revelry of watching the race. They were part of the sponsor group for Chris Buescher and the #17 Ford (He did great, finishing 3rd in the 500 and is our new favorite driver!). We ended up rejoining Sheldon on the boat after the rainout Sunday and a good time was had by all! Thanks a ton! Saturday was the Xfinity series 300 mile race which we watched from the Fan Zone. Sunday the President showed up, took a pace lap and then…IT RAINED!!! (Coincidence? We think not!!!) The race was postponed till Monday so we had an extra day at Daytona. All the Trumpers left Sunday, the stands were about half full and we sat above the entry to turn 1. It turned out to be a really exciting race, Denny Hamlin won by a couple hundreths of a second. Unfortunately, the weekend was marred by the horrible crash at the end when Ryan Newman’s car flipped, was hit head on and then caught fire. It was REALLY SCARY and happened right in front of where we were sitting. All the best to Ryan and his family.
The Fan Zone on Saturday
The view from our seats on Sunday.
That’s Foxy in the Orange Circle inside of turn 1.
The Thunderbirds provided the pre race flyover. It was awesome watching them take off and do their thing!
Kyle Busch’s car in the garage.
The concourse shortly after it started raining.
Us in the seats on Sunday.
Our neighbors brought a video game machine!
Foxy camped in the loudest, brightest campground ever!
Wheelbarrow races in the campground on Saturday night!
The Destination Yachts crew!