Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jr. Nation

Jr. Nation is what the people of NASCAR respectively call Dale Earnhardt Jr's fan base. He has the best and biggest fan base every year! I dare you to tell me otherwise... haha. 10 years ago I would have never guessed you would be able to include me in that group, but I am proud to say you can!

I was friends with my husband's little brother in high school. I knew who my husband was, but we never really ran with the same group. He was a couple years older than me and his brother was a couple years younger than me. The girls I hung out with had adopted some younger girls into our group and therefore some younger guys got added as well. That's how I first met my brother-in-law. We became friends and stayed in touch when I left for college. When I moved back home before Christmas my sophomore year (due to being too homesick... I never saw that coming! haha) , BIL and I had made plans to catch up. I was in town because I had gone to a friend's baby shower and went over to his house after. Hubby still lived at home and he was there, also. He was in his room watching the Daytona 500 and I made some smart response when I walked past his bedroom about NASCAR being for hillbillies. We laugh about that now.

BIL and I made our way over to hubby's room and out of nowhere we started to hit it off. We all sat there and watched the Daytona 500 and I continued to bash him for being a NASCAR fan. Shortly after that encounter, we had scheduled our first "date". From there it was all downhill, I'm now one of the oddest NASCAR fans you will ever meet. I follow it closely and completely love it! So lesson learned... Don't knock it until you've tried it! :)


  1. My hubby watches all the time, but me not so much. Never have really gotten into it. Love the story about how you guys ended up together. Yeah BIL.
    Enjoying A to Z!
    until next time...nel

  2. Cute! I've never gotten into racing, but if I did, I'd be the one behind the wheel. Isn't it amazing how life changes, how we change because of love?

  3. Nice post, and I have never gotten into car racing either, but my brother in law sure does...he owned one at one time and I don't know if he just owned it and someone else drove it or he did...he was not a race car driver that I know of, but he had a good time putting a lot of money into it!!