Homestead, Florida - November 20, 2011 (4:02pm)
Thanks to my good friend Janet Stonehill Mondshein who was kind enough to give me two free tickets to the Ford 400 NASCAR race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, I got to go to a car race for the first time since I was a kid. The loud roar of the NASCAR race cars created lots of excitement and the atmosphere was festive. The race had to be stopped several times due to the rain. Tony Stewart won this race, as well as his third championship with an epic victory over Carl Edwards. This win puts Stewart in the NASCAR annals with some legendary names such as Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip as three time champions.The number 21 car that I’m standing next to is a 2011 Motorcraft Quick Lane Ford Fusion and was driven by Trevor Bayne in the NASCAR spring cup series. It was the winner of the 2011 Daytona 500.
(Photo by Rick Ibarra, Nikon D50)