We got an invite to the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway by our friends at Chevrolet. Although the race was rained out and the conditions were not the best, we managed to have a great time just hanging out with the folks from Chevy and some NASCAR greats!
We started the day in the Village of Champions where Chevy had set up shop. We played some fun games and checked out the cars even getting to race some laps of TMS – okay in a simulator. Next, we were treated to a small personal Q&A with three NASCAR drivers including Jamie McMaury, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart. After the Q&A, it was time for a quick bite to eat, provided by Chevy. Then, the long journey to the pits! Not much was going on as it was drizzling the whole time. Everything was covered up and the only thing on the track were trucks trying, hopelessly, to dry it off. Walking up and down pit lane was still a cool experience though, as we got the opportunity to see cool sights like the Wall of Champions and the Garages behind the pits. After our exhausting journey back the the Chevy tents, we sat down and relaxed and talked with a few others fans out there until we heard the inevitable news that the race would be postponed until tomorrow.
All in all, we had a great time and this was my first time to visit TMS. Can’t wait till my next opportunity and hope to actually get to watch the race!
Live Updates from Twitter: http://twitter.com/txgarage
Headed to TMS hope the rain stops at some point … #ChevyTMS
So close yet so far! #ChevyTMS @GMTexas http://twitpic.com/1gkr6r
Made it in! Ready to get crackin! #ChevyTMS
Yup me too! RT @1wisechick I want to take this home with me! #chevytexan #chevytms #tms #NASCAR http://yfrog.com/0d5ouvj
#ChevyTMS the Traverse cargo challenge! We got a free hat! http://twitpic.com/1gl1ux
#ChevyTMS did ok a the race Simulator 33.6 sec around TMS! Fun times!
@SuzukiAuto got the #Kizashi out at #TMS … If NASCAR won’t race I’ll take this on the track! http://twitpic.com/1glvwl
RT @GMTexas LOL! RT @mikedmerrill: Dear 8lb 6oz baby Jesus, don’t let it rain out NASCAR 2day! #ChevyTMS (via @garf)
#ChevyTMS Jamie McMaury on the stand! http://twitpic.com/1glm5b
#ChevyTMS Ryan Newman is here! http://twitpic.com/1glmb6
#ChevyTMS tony stewart coming up in a few!
#ChevyTMS Tony Stewart is here! Cool guy! http://twitpic.com/1glqz3
#ChevyTMS having lunch. About to hit the pits
#ChevyTMS in the pits at The Wall of Champions http://twitpic.com/1gmrow
#ChevyTMS the drizzle won’t stop… Having fun but doesn’t look like we’ll be racing. http://twitpic.com/1gmrnh
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