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NASCAR is Coming !!! Run for the hills, or beach or where ?

NASCAR is Coming !!! Run for the hills, or beach or where ?

May 25th, 2006, 12:42 PM
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NASCAR is Coming !!! Run for the hills, or beach or where ?

Being a loyal Charlotte resident, I of course leave town when the NASCAR hordes arrive. I am headed to the Beach tomorrow until Wednesday. Where do other Charlotteans & residents of towns w/NASCAR facilities go when the NASCAR hordes descend on their place of residence ?
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May 25th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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If I were a resident of Charlotte I would head straight for the track! but you run....save yourself.... I'll have to settle for the sofa. ;-)
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May 25th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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Actually that race will probably start before I leave tomorrow & I'll be able to see the finish when I return on Wednesday, talk about a long race...
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May 25th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Charlotte is a great track--one of my faves! Having sat in race traffic in other cities I understand how you must feel about the hordes descending on your city. Enjoy a great weekend!
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May 25th, 2006, 01:05 PM
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Thanks very much, we will...everyone here has been laughing about all the traffic all day, it is comical...they need to hand out free GPS units for anyway entering the state this week.
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May 25th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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Charleston of course!
 
May 26th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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SAnParis,

as a Charlottean, I expect that you know to avoid Myrtle Beach this weekend . . . unless you want to witness the unofficial ninja bike racing that Bikefest generates for about 3 straight days on virtually all of our roads.
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May 26th, 2006, 07:34 AM
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We typically go to Holden (sometimes Oak Island)...I saw there were 8 fatalities down there for the prior 'Bike Week'. You should be leaving town also...
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May 26th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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Considering Daytona had 19 fatalities for bike week, all things considered, Myrtle Beach did a pretty good job.
 
May 26th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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I'll just stay on my side of town!! This is a biggie this year with the premiere of Cars. They are showing it tonight to 30,000 people.
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May 26th, 2006, 11:07 AM
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My brother and SIL are having people in for the weekend and are going to the race (and probably some of the festivities in downtown Charlotte).

At times like this, I think he wishes he still lived in Harrisburg, just a mile or so from the track.
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May 26th, 2006, 02:47 PM
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When NASCAR comes to Vegas we "go with the flow" and also go to the track. Maybe one day we will get out of the stands and get a spot up on "Hollywood Hill" with the luxury RV's....our travel trailer would look silly sitting next to them, but I would love to take it to the infield on year....nothing better than BBQ, beer and the smell of racing fuel and burnt rubber!!!
signed a #20 & #38 fan!!
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May 27th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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SAnParis,

We just hunker down and endure it usually. Nearly all of the Harley fatalities were a result of left-turn failure to yield at intersection.

Bikefest just claimed its first fatality yesterday (Friday).

We stock up, drive during the day, and get off the roads before happy hour begins. Better safe than sorry.

And I do have to say, except for the noise of customized pipes, the harley riders seemed fairly unaggressive this year. Same so far for the Bikefest folks--mostly fairly slow riding, although every once in a while I've seen extremely outrageous accelerations in residential streets: e.g., 60-70 in a 35 zone. Oh well.

Sorry to hijack your thread--hope you're having a good beach weekend just north and out of earshot!
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Sep 27th, 2006, 07:02 AM
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I thought this an appropriate time to revive this thread (& yes, I'll be headed to the beach again)...
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Sep 27th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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I grew up close enough to Michigan that the race traffic "trapped" us on our road, and we usually just stayed in for the day. In high school I worked at a small ice cream stand on one of the few roads leading to the track (I took back roads to get there), and a local or two would park at the edge of our lot and offer to show people stuck in stopped traffic the back way to the track for $20 a pop. Worth it when you consider they were still 10 miles away!
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Sep 27th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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How about Winston-Salem,SA? The Deacs are in town, the Dixie Classic Fair is going on, and there are always a few wineries to check out.
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Sep 27th, 2006, 10:28 AM
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I'm an Ohio State fan but thanks for the invite...we frequently head up that way (W-S) in the Fall.
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Sep 27th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Buckeyes welcome!
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Sep 27th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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When NASCAR arrives at Infineon in Sonoma County, the general rule of thumb for the weekend is not to go
South on Hwy 101 past Novato, definitely not the time to go in to SF, and a trip East over the hill into the town of Sonoma is out of the question. Going West to the beach is a plan !


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Sep 28th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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SA,

have you worn out the NC mountains yet? I was thinking Ashville, Hendersonville, Chimney Rock/Lake Lure, Cashiers/Highlands.
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