For anyone who knows me, what follows will make perfect sense. That's because I'm a NASCAR fan. And not just a fan of the sport, I've followed Jeff Gordon, specifically, since he entered the Cup Series.
Jeff lives in the Charlotte area. He drives for Hendrick Motorsports which is headquartered in Concord. My wife and I drove to the Hendrick complex to tour the garages for Jimmy Johnson (#48), Dale Earnhard Jr. (#88), Mark Martin #5), and, of course, Jeff Gordon (#24).
They were preparing Jeff's car for Darlington on the day we stopped in.
Shirley, the receptionist in Jeff and Mark's garage, turned out to be from the same area in Northern Illinois where we live. We had a nice conversation with her.
Here are a couple of pictures from the two garages.