If you’re a NASCAR fan, you know this past week’s race was for autism. But what you might not know is how much stuff goes on before the race and what they do to raise money for this cause.
Check out my friend MI’s blog. She was in charge of the golf outing as well as being at the race on Sunday.
I was stunned when Sadler’s car, (The Autism car) was taken out in LAP 16!!! I’ve been a Sadler fan for a long time and loved the M&M car (won’t talk about who’s driving it now). Thing is, Sadler is a great driver, he places high in the polls most weeks, but he just can’t seem to get a break. It’s almost like his car has this magnet that pulls the other cars into him.
The other cool thing is Harlequin hopped on board the NASCAR fast lane over a year ago and the books have been great. It was a very smart thing, IMVHO, for both NASCAR and HQ. People (woman mostly) who are NASCAR fans, but don’t read romance are now buying and reading these and the readers of HQ NASCAR series who weren’t race fans are now becoming more interested in the drivers and the race.
For me, I love it. I know some people don’t get it. How can you watch cars go around a track on TV no less for several hours? Really don’t have the answer, except once you’re hooked, you’re hooked. You know the driver’s, sort of. You know who races clean and who doesn’t. (Not talking about that here on the blog, since it’s very opinionated.)
Of course they’re real people, but it’s the glimpse into their normal lives that makes it so cool. That and all they do to give back.
So go check out MI’s blog, it’s pretty cool. How about you? Do you watch NASCAR? Do you read the NASCAR HQ books? Are there other sports you like and never thought you would? And does it cause your muse to talk to you when you watch them? Maybe think about writing one?