NASCAR Fans: What To Do for the Next 83 Days?

Lee FraserCorrespondent INovember 23, 2009

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, holds his daughter Ella Sophia, as they talk with actress Anika Noni Rose before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2009 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Now that the season is over, NASCAR junkies like me wonder what there is to do for the offseason?

There are a number of things to do. But nothing that compares to NASCAR.

You can start up your own silly-season sheet, and follow along with the silly season, and put everyone in the right places, that's what I do. Although it is indeed silly, it's fun.

You could watch football.

Don't get me wrong, I love football, and played it all four years of high school, enjoying every second of it. But sorry NFL fans, it doesn't even come close to NASCAR.

You could also spend time with your family.

If you're like me, you're blessed to have a great, fun family to spend the holidays with. Up here in the Appalachian Mountains of New Jersey, we shovel snow and build fires to keep the family warm.

I spend every Sunday of the long season in front of the TV for every NASCAR race, so I owe it to them to spend time with everyone.

But as soon as the holidays are over, and we start to get back to the real world and return to work, I find myself hungering for the sounds of a racing stock car.

I miss it in the offseason. All the hype trying to beat Jimmie Johnson and the struggles in the life of a Bobby Labonte fan; it is so much fun, and we're anxious for Daytona because we know anything can happen there.

So now it's 83 days and counting.

It's only an hour out of the season, and I'm looking forward to the Budweiser Shootout. Speaking of which...what the hell are they going to do with that?

That's just another thing to keep us busy in the most hectic and brutal offseason in all of sports.

Thanks for all the hard work by everyone on this website, and in NASCAR, for making this season another awesome one for me, and for making me crave more in 2010.


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