We started out a little late this morning but we finally got to the track. The drive down from South Boston took a little longer then we expected. As we were walking to get our media credentials we passed by them starting filming NASCAR Raceday and everyone was yelling for Kyle Petty and he gave them a nice hello salute. We settled in and got our media passes and headed for the press box. Everyone at the track was very helpful, we even got a ride from our new friend Gunner. The trucks were already on the track for practice and the sun was shining.
After finding our way to the press box we settled in for a minute and then headed down to the infield media center where the cup drivers were being interviewed. This seemed to be the place to be as the room was packed with media. We stayed for a little while and then ventured out to the garage area. We took what seemed like a million pictures as the drivers were getting out of their cars. We almost walked right into Tony Stewart as we were both a little overwhelmed with all the action in the garage area.
We started to feel some rain drops so we headed back to the infield media center as Greg Biffle was being interviewed. He talked about getting some speed up in the car and he sounded happy with the way the car is performing so far. He also talked about how critical it is for the team to communicate to work together and how they have been so much better as of late. Next up was Paul Menard who talked about his good relationship with his crew chief Slugger Labbe and how they have been working real good together lately.
We left the media center and went back out to get some more photos before the rain started to fall since it looked like it was coming as the sky was getting darker. They were lining up the cars for pre-qualifying inspection and the rain started to come down a little heavier. We escaped to the press box as we are waiting for the rain to stop so we can get qualifying underway. And with that the rains have canceled qualifying, we will line up based on owners points.