February 11, 2008


If you haven't visited the infield at Daytona International Speedway, you owe it to yourself.

I dropped by on Saturday to do a story about cooking among the people camping out before the Budweiser Shootout. It was a full-on party with lots of good food, and this was for a race that was pretty inconsequential. Wait until the Daytona 500 cranks up this weekend.

My favorite moment came while strolling through the Sprint Fan Zone just behind pit row.

Human aquarium. Fans gather around a window into a garage bay where a crew works on a car.

The people were all gathered around one of the windows that allows fans to look into a garage bay and watch crews work on cars. Occasionally a driver will step in and check things out. That's what was happening here. Hence the crowd.

A closer look at the young lady in the back of the group revealed an interesting detail:

Confederate Butterfly Back Tattoo with matching confederate flag in the back pocket.JPG

A back tat of a butterfly with confederate flag wings. And a flag in the back pocket just to drive the point home.

Stay classy, Daytona.

Anyway, here are some photos I shot on Saturday. And here's a video I put together (If the image of people drinking and having fun offends you, don't click):

Posted by Jeff at February 11, 2008 08:07 AM | TrackBack
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