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We're raising a couple of big time NASCAR fans, and this summer NASCAR came to our area for a race at the Chicagoland Motor Speedway, so we decided to take the boys to Pole Day. 

The kids had a blast, as they often do when watching cars go very, very fast and when there is a chance, however small, of someone going into the wall. 

Carolyn and I were duly impressed as well, though the kids had a muchbetter time.

Bailey and Cody know every driver, every sponsor, every car, and every race track. I don't, but here are a few that I do know:

1. Jimmy Johnson

2. Mark Martin, who almost won at Daytona

3. Jimmy Johnson again

4. In so far as I have a "favorite driver" it would be Tony Stewart

5. Dale Earnhardt, and again.