|Texas Motor Speedway|
|Written by Susan Hollingshead|
|Monday, 22 March 2004 00:00|
The coach had to go to Buddy Gregg's today to have some work completed on it, so we were up early in order to be there in good time. Poor Rick has a nasty cold and I am sure he would much rather have been able to sleep in but he is a trooper.
We were also taken on a tour of the private VIP Suites where companies entertain their clients when the races are on. These suites can accommodate 64 people and rent per season from $60,000 up to $100,000 on a three-year contract!! The renters cannot bring in their own food or drinks; they must use the catering service offered at the track and there are only three big races per season, of those only one is NASCAR, so that is expensive entertaining!! There are even condos available with the one-bedroom units starting at $300,000 for the real enthusiasts. What a race fan's dream!
We came back to Buddy Gregg's at around 3:00 PM, hoping they would be done, but they weren't so we went around the back to the campground reserved for their customers and secured a site for tonight. We'll be here until the morning when we head for Houston and hopefully, after a good night's sleep, Rick will feel a lot better.