a love letter to talladega

Kevin Harvick celebrates winning the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, his first victory since the 2007 Daytona 500. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)Dear Talladega Superspeedway,

I love you. I just do. You make me crazy and mental and while I always feel like I need a brown paper bag to breathe in just to make it through one lap, I still freaking love you!

Kevin Harvick’s amazing pass just before the finish line to take the win away from Jamie McMurray was one for the highlight reel. This win was HUGE for Kevin since he hadn’t won anything in the Sprint Cup Series in 3 years. I’m still shocked it’s been that long. I loved how his wife, DeLana, couldn’t watch the last lap. I don’t blame her, you’re such a nerve-wracking track! I’m so happy for them. We always expect such great races from you and you never fail to deliver.

Yes, I wish you could of gathered up some of that Native American burial ground mojo and used it to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. get the win instead but I’m okay with how things turned out. He’s still in the top-12 in points.

Oh! Before I forget, thank you for throwing another wrench in the relationship between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. I know I shouldn’t get excited when one person is mad at another person but it’s so freaking fun to watch Jeff Gordon get so pissed off. I wonder why it fascinates me so. I can’t get enough. I’m loving this season so far.

I can’t wait to see you again at Halloween! *JUAD* (that means I’m jumping up and down)

xoxo,
Valli


Kevin Harvick beats Jamie McMurray to the finish line by .011 seconds, the eighth-closest margin since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, to win the Aarons 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Sooo freaking close! :)
Kevin Harvick beats Jamie McMurray to the finish line by .011 seconds, the eighth-closest margin since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, to win the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Carl Edwards updates team owner Jack Roush after the first practice for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards updates team owner Jack Roush after the first practice for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ryan Newman inspects the damage to his car after an accident in the final practice for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ryan Newman inspects the damage to his car after an accident in the final practice for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig is joined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray in announcing the track will repave the track surface before the 2011 Daytona 500. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

They’re repaving Daytona, but I’m posting this because I think the little tractors on the table are so cute. :)

Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig is joined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray in announcing the track will repave the track surface before the 2011 Daytona 500. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fans look on as a 9-car accident in Turn 4 caused the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway to go to multiple attempts at a green-white-checkered finish. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fans look on as a 9-car accident in Turn 4 caused the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway to go to multiple attempts at a green-white-checkered finish. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski celebrates winning the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway, a win that gave him the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski celebrates winning the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway, a win that gave him the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images)

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