Hot dogs: check
Liquid refreshment: check
Fast cars: check
T-shirt with favorite driver: check
Flag with favorite driver: check
Kitchen sink: check
Ferris wheel: check
Yep, there is at least one pool at NASCAR. It’s popped up during the last few years at the 50 acre lot. These enterprising campers know that having a pool in their bivouac is the ultimate in NASCAR one-upmanship. No sooner was the pool inflated when a water truck arrived carrying the 25oo gallons needed to fill the portable reservoir with clear, cool H2O. The “Hairy Legged Guys”, a group of friends from California and Oregon, know that 90 degree days in the 50 acre lot is better with a dip in a kiddie pool.
To add to their collection of a pool, a band, a sixteen foot bar and every consumable libation known to man, the Hairy Leggeds’ also brought in a huge balloon to float above their party compound. The last time I saw a balloon that big was when I shot an assignment in Texas while National Weather Service employees lofted a weather balloon into a thunderstorm.
Alas, the gentlemen were given an impromptu lesson in physics when the balloon exploded under the hot June sun. No one was injured.