|January 12 – 13, 2012 – Daytona|
By Sheri Albritton
I would not have it any other way.
If you ever have the opportunity to do this take it, you will not be disappointed.
Starting the day with a walk up on the fan deck, which overlooks the garages,
there are all our boys in their glory getting set for another year of “Boys have at it.”
You can see the excitement in the garage with loads of
high fives, fist pumps and hand shaking.
Butt slapping only happens in the #14 garage,
but you can see that everyone is ready to be here.
|Clint Bowyer in his firesuit with a new sponsor 5-Hour Energy|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Paul Menard walking in the garage area|
|Brad Keselowski in his Miller Lite Dodge|
|SPEED Reporter Wendy Venturini on the job|
|Kevin Harvick with crew chief Shane Wilson and crew|
|Crew chief Bootie Barker talking with his driver, Casey Mears|
|Champion Tony Stewart with Clint Bowyer|
This is your chance to see your favorite driver and get their autograph.
They also do a Q & A session.
and what I thought was best!!
|Q&A session from left to right, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton|
Clint Bowyer as a teammate?
|Q&A session from left to right, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip|
Pre-Season Thunder to your bucket list!!
|Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart driving in the garage area|
|Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards looking on as Kurt Busch drives by…|
|2011 Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart walking past
2011 Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne
|2012 Pre-Season Thunder in Daytona – Testing Pack Racing|
|Jeff Burton on the sidelines while #31 car is repaired by his crew|
|Caterpillar crew works hard to get the #31 car back on the track|
|The first tweetup of 2012 with organizer Jeff Gluck, from SBNation and Miss Sprint Cup, Kim Coon
By the way…Bob Pockrass is there too…do you see him?
Do you recognize anyone else?
|Q&A session from left to right, Steve Byrnes from SPEED, Marcos Ambrose,
Aric Almirola and Jimmie Johnson
|Q&A session from left to right, Steve Byrnes from SPEED, Greg Biffle,
Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears, and Michael McDowell