Yes folks, I will be blogging from the California Speedway next weekend for the Nextel Cup Series Sony HD 500. I will be there with bells on. There are about fifty great things about going to this race in particular, but the two biggest pieces are that it’s the second to last race before the Chase begins and it’s a night race.

Hopefully the drivers will be extra motivated to fight for a place in the top ten, which will lead to a way more exciting race. The added bonus is the night, which is awesome because you can literally see the sparks fly and the red glow from the brake rotors as they drive into turns.

In other news… NASCAR has released the 2007 Nextel Cup Series schedule. There aren’t any changes as far as the tracks go, but there are some changes to the order of things.

2007 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Site

Feb 10 — Budweiser Shootout at Daytona � Daytona International Speedway*
Feb 18 — Daytona International Speedway
Feb 25 — California Speedway
Mar 11 — Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mar 18 — Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mar 25 — Bristol Motor Speedway
Apr 1 — Martinsville Speedway
Apr 15 — Texas Motor Speedway
Apr 21 — Phoenix International Raceway
Apr 29 — Talladega Superspeedway
May 5 — Richmond International Raceway
May 12 — Darlington Raceway
May 19 — NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge � Lowe’s Motor Speedway*
May 27 — Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Jun 3 — Dover International Speedway
Jun 10 — Pocono Raceway
Jun 17 — Michigan International Speedway
Jun 24 — Infineon Raceway
Jul 1 — New Hampshire International Speedway
Jul 7 — Daytona International Speedway
Jul 15 — Chicagoland Speedway
Jul 29 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug 5 — Pocono Raceway
Aug 12 — Watkins Glen International
Aug 19 — Michigan International Speedway
Aug 25 — Bristol Motor Speedway
Sep 2 — California Speedway
Sep 8 — Richmond International Raceway
Sep 16 — New Hampshire International Speedway
Sep 23 — Dover International Speedway
Sep 30 — Kansas Speedway
Oct 7 — Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 13 — Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Oct 21 — Martinsville Speedway
Oct 28 — Atlanta Motor Speedway
Nov 4 — Texas Motor Speedway
Nov 11 — Phoenix International Raceway
Nov 18 — Homestead-Miami Speedway

*Non-championship points events Tentative-Subject to Change

Looking ahead to this weekend I will be at Infineon checking out my first ever IndyCar race. I’m excited and curious about the race and its fans. Make sure to check back for photos and updates throughout the weekend. :)