NASCAR came to Atlanta this weekend, and this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution totally cracked me up:
Atlanta NASCAR Fans Start Race with “I Do”
Excerpts from the article include:
The start and finish line of a racetrack could be the most appropriate place to start a marriage. The sport is a lot like being wed — hours of monotony in which participants try and keep everything together until crossing the finish line, punctuated by wrecks, drama and occasional public spectacles of embarrassment.
On Sunday, five couples vowed to find out if the metaphor applies to them when they said “I do” on the black-and-white checkered line at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton— two hours before 43 drivers thundered across it for 325 laps at the Kobalt Tools 500.
There were signs of potential marital trouble ahead as brides — and grooms — advertised their loyalty to another man, donning numbers like “88,” code for Dale Earnhardt Jr., or the name “Jeff Gordon” brazenly spread across a blouse.
But the newlyweds said men like Gordon and Earnhardt or even Kyle Busch would never come between them.
So, I would say that this could only happen in Georgia, but I also know that NASCAR is the second most popular sport in the U.S. Personally it’s not for me, but I do think that getting married at the speedway is pretty hilarious. Anyone want to try for next year?!