Walked through the front gates, mouths open and eyes wider than ping pongs and we pointed and stared and bounced on our toes breathless in the adrenaline in the moment.
In the early light we stood in line with fellow fans with our passes ready when they swung the gate wide and welcomed us in.
Giddy, we ran in, everyone too excited to stand it and smiles ready for many photos to come.
We were there- The Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway.
As one big excited 12 person parade we ran to the grandstand and gasped at the early morning light reflecting off the bleachers to be filled with 82,000.
We were the only ones out there at that moment and it seemed unreal.
Many many many thank yous to my Grandpa for getting me in to see Kasey Kahne!
He signed my hat, we snapped some pictures, then back to the tent I skipped with my best friend L chattering with me the whole time.
After a while they started calling tours to go and see the pit area where they change tires and the garage where they take the cars if something goes wrong.
They were really working hard down there! :)
(actually, our tour was right about 1 hour before the race started, and those pit crews were buzzing! Tires rolled, semis were unloaded and drivers prepared for the big race in their fancy RV's. It was totally fantastic!)