I haven’t watched a single race on tv this season. I hoped the abstinence would make the in-person experience more special. Plus, cancelling cable saves me about $55 a month. I’ve tuned into MRN and PRN for coverage this season. Saving $55 a month allows me to stash a little $ aside for race tickets & travel costs.
The Nationwide was terrific. The Cup race was a 500 mile Cup race. I won’t watch anymore races this season and I doubt I’ll attend another Cup race this year. I will certainly attend the Nationwide race at Atlanta but that’s about it. Plus, my ticket $ is going towards revisiting COTA for the F1 race Halloween weekend :) General admission tickets are something like $200 and bus/airfare is about $350-$400. I’m frugal so food isn’t a big expense. Last time I bussed out to Texas for the F1 race I took a bag of fruit and a water bottle. I lost a ton of weight from walking around Atlanta, Nola, Houston and Austin. Plus, just eating fruit and drinking water is wonderful detox. So, that trip was spiritual on many levels: eating well, not sleeping, meeting new people, seeing old friends, lots of thinking and solitude, reading, the rumble of F1 cars for days on end. So, I’m looking forward to that this Fall. How about you, anyone attending races this year?
Future bucket list:
Indy 500 (not this year, sad I’ll miss Jim Neighbors last visit)
Talladega again (perhaps next Spring)