April 15, 2012

My own Ricky Bobby

For Christmas, I gave Chris a driving experience with the Rusty Wallace Racing company. They were coming to Memphis, and I knew he would love it. Today was the day of the event!

The suits were pretty cool looking

And I was especially happy to see these

Here's Chris in his official racing suit. 

He got the green car, and it was easy to spot him on the course. He had to climb through the window, just like the real racers. 

Then came Brandi. Oh Brandi. 

I'm sure there was some very official business going on here. 

He's just about ready to go!

This is the part where I realized I will never be a race car driver. This guy comes over, and he started strapping Chris in, pulling cords, securing his helmet and lowering the netting. 

My claustrophobia almost made me turn away.

  But then it was real racing time!

I took a lot of photos, but when I got home, I realized they all pretty much looked the same at this point. There was just no way to capture how fast Chris was driving. But here are a few of him going around the track. 

Thankfully, all 15 laps were green flags. That means no wrecks or issues on the track. 

This video is a little loud, but you can see him drive!

All great things must come to an end, and here he is pulling back into the pit. (I learned very official words like that today.)

Here he is with his green car.

One of the racing company guys let me hop the wall to get a photo with Chris and the car. 

I think it was a pretty good day.


  1. Wow that looks fun!  The video really puts it into perspective.  Did Chris spend the rest of the day yelling?

  2. Fun!  You always find the best gifts!


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