So, who will wear the cowboy hat and shoot blanks from a six-gun in Victory Lane on Sunday? I am not going to say because I am a major jinx. On my Chase grid I had Earnhardt, Johnson, and Kyle Busch in this round, and Johnson making it to the final at Homestead. Obviously I am not good at picking winners. I do have a favorite in mind, and unlike Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski, this driver could wear a white hat because he is one of the good guys.
After watching the movie ‘Rush’ a few times on HBO this week, I actually wouldn’t mind going to an F1 race. I do remember Niki Lauda, but I had to ‘Google’ James Hunt. He was certainly an interesting individual. He was a European version of NASCAR’s Tim Richmond.
To be honest I used to watch F1 racing years and years ago, no doubt on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. It was glamorous long before the NASCAR Sprint Cup series caught the attention of the corporate world. Put the race at Circuit of the America’s in Texas on my bucket list if I win the lottery. It would take a lottery win to be able to afford tickets-COTA tickets run from $139 to $550. I suspect hotel pricing is at least as steep as the arm and leg hotels near NASCAR tracks charge during race weeks.
Actually the F1 race I always wanted to go to was the Grand Prix of Monaco. F1 may be glamor, but the Monaco race is glamor to the nth degree. After I win the lottery and go to the American F1 race at COTA, I am sure I will want to see another event. Maybe one day seven of my friends and I will climb aboard a Bombardier Global 5000-I do my homework; this plane is capable of flying from Chicago to Paris in 7 hours, 15 minutes-and fly into the airport at Nice, France. From there a limo ride to the Hotel Metropole for a week’s stay, living like a prince in the tiny monarchy on the Mediterrean Sea. If you are going to dream, dream big.
That is definitely out of my league though sans a Powerball win. No, COTA this year either. I’ll have to settle for NASCAR Champions Week in Las Vegas in December.
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