Saturday, June 25, 2005

NASCAR faithful gather in their RVs

The stock car faithful who have gathered at Infineon Raceway for tomorrow's big race worship their sport and its drivers with what can best be described as religious fervor.

In the treeless, 50-acre RV park across from the track, fans in motor homes began setting up camp on Thursday, flying flags honoring NASCAR's Holy Family: the dearly departed Dale Earnhardt, a deity in racing, and his only begotten son, Dale Jr.

In the subculture of the RV lot, the campers compete to see who has the tallest flagpole with the most flags.

In a reference to their 50-acre temporary home, one group has printed up T-shirts that say, "What happens at 50 acres stays at 50 acres." Full Story...

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