Thursday, August 30, 2012
The location of this small victory was Kentucky Speedway. No it wasn't because a Dodge ended up in victory lane but because something DIDN'T happen for the first time in a long time. That would be, "chub rub", chaffing, or whatever you want to call it. Those going whats chub rub let me explain. It would happen to me when it was hot and I would be outside for extended periods of time. Normally when I wore jeans or jean shorts but it could happen while wearing anything. I would sweat, then add that I was in jeans and the inside of my thighs would get raw from rubbing together. After the 2011 Cup race at KY, my thighs hurt for 2-3 days. TMI probably, but most folks know exactly what I'm talking about. Now its 2012 and we are in the garage area at KYS. We walked from the parking lot, all around the front of the track (1.5 mile speedway), back to the car, then through the tunnel to the infield. While inside you basically do numerous loops and my guess we do anywhere from 4-6 miles of walking. It's very possible we did more when we walked out on the track for driver intro and the pre-race concert. We left before the finish of the race since people were still stuck in traffic from last years race. I sit down in the car and noticed my legs didn't hurt. I'm down around 90 lbs compared to last years race and in extremely better shape also. The first thing that popped in my head was, "wow, no chub rub!" Sad but it was. That was the first time I've been down there, (it was over 100 deg in the pit area with the track being 130+ at times) and not hurting at all. I will take every victory I can get along the way. My thighs also agree with me there.