NASCAR Racing - Rusty Wallace Stuff
I'm pissed. Now that Rusty's retired - I don't know who to follow now. Let's see... not Gordon, not Johnson, not Busch (either of them), not Newman (since he sucked as a teammate to Rusty), not Junior (because I'm not a band-wagoneer), and not Martin (because he's a flake and didn't retire when he said he would). I really, really wish they would've put McMurray into the #2 car, instead we get the older of the wuss-boys, Kurt Busch.
I guess the only right thing to do is become a Tony Stewart fan. Go Orange #20!!
Thanks a ton, Rusty.
Auto Parts 500 - Martinsville Speedway, 18 April 2004
Victory # 55:
8th in the Nextel Chase for the Cup in 2005
FAREWELL RUSTY!!! The career is over! YOU DA MAN!!!
And now, here's my lame-ass tribute to my favorite driver.
Unfortunately, Rusty's done, so now I have to find a new driver to support.
Sorry it still sucks, Rusty... but you're retired now.
I think my Rusty Wallace collection is done now. I just wish they would've changed the shape of the #2 on the car after he retired or something. It's weird, I actually found myself rooting against the #2 car during the Daytona 500.
I was hoping to have some cool pictures from the Texas Motor Speedway on April 1st, 2001. My Buddy Ron Stevenson invited me to come along to what was to be my first LIVE NASCAR Race!!! Woo-Hoo!!! I was also hoping some of those pictures of Rusty crossing the finish line in first place, and maybe a few of he and I together in the pits signing my T-shirt, or maybe even one of us in Victory Lane after he invited me to celebrate the win with him. Yeah, right...I know - you were expecting me to have a couple of blurry "in the pits" shots and the backs of a bunch of sunburned heads...but I let you down even more than that. After all the walking we did from the South Forty Tent City - 2.5 miles to the infield gate, couple trips around the infield, back out to the souvenir vendors, then back around to our seat (dang near half a mile away from the gate)...we blew off going all the way back to the car to get the cooler, seat pads, and yes - the camera. Did I mention this was a good-sized track?
This shot is from the Texas Motor Speedway website, and although we were on the 5th row from the wall, this might give a fairly good idea of where we were sitting.
The following year, March 31st, 2002 - I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to afford to go, since I had just switched companies right when the tickets went on sale in Nov. 2001. So I didn't purchase the tickets early enough. I found out about a 3 weeks before the race that I was going to Dallas for A+ certification training the week following the race, so I got on e-Bay and bought some front-straight tickets (section 101, row 29) which were awesome seats! The only problem is that it was raining like a b!tch the whole way up, and never let up while we were there. So, we paid $400 to sit in the rain for 3 hours, after 7 hours of driving and getting a parking spot in the saturated grass - which the wife's Z-24 got stuck as well. I also went to my class the next day to find the instructor suggesting that I should just go to the race, since the class was going to be mostly review for me - but my wife had already driven back to San Angelo by then - DAMMIT!!! Oh well...
Forgot to buy tickets in Nov 2002, when they went on sale for the 2003 race, but we'll get 'em next year.
Meanwhile, I'll just keep swiping the pictures from wherever I can find them.
But I did get a new, official hat from the souvenir trailer, as well as some #2 decals to make my truck go faster, a 'Thriller from Miller' T-shirt, and a 2001 1/24th Die-Cast #2 Taurus to add to the collection.
Here's some pictures of my Rusty collection... which is really only just getting started. I'm also working on a 2002 #2 Miller Lite Taurus computer... yes, computer... that will be my new webserver. I'll post pics later.
And you can even see that I've got Rusty on the computer
desktop as well.
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