When we arrived at Kansas Speedway Sunday morning, it was raining, and the parking lot was mud. I was starting to wonder what we got into, to be honest.

Once we got into the media center, we dried off and were able to talk with the fantastic staff at the speedway. While we were sitting, the sun popped out, and we knew it would be a good day.

(Got to talk with legendary writer and Fox Sports analyst Bob Pockrass.)

We left the media center and followed some of the Kansas City Chiefs’ players into the garage to meet some drivers before the race.

Being a lifelong NASCAR, I had never been in the garage area for a race, so I was beyond excited.

(Talking with Tyler Reddick, driver of the RCR #8 Chevy.)

(Alex Bowman, driver of the Hendrick Motorsports #88 Ally Chevy)

A fantastic moment in the garage area was when I turned around, and Coach Andy Reid was standing there. Coach Reid was incredibly friendly to chat with and is excited about the upcoming season.

After leaving the garage area, we headed to pit road to hang out before the driver intros. I got some selfies (I know, I know) with some of the drivers!

Michael Waltrip

Race winner, Kurt Busch

Chase Elliott

Ross Chastain

Daniel Suàrez

Kyle Larson

Ryan Blaney

After all the excitement on the pit road, we headed to our seats for the race, and WOW, what a race it was.

The race at Kansas Speedway had it all. Lots of passing, drama, and excitement. It was one of the better races so far this season.

Kurt Busch was in a league of his own all day. It looked like either Kyle Larson or Kyle Busch may pull out the victory, but Kurt was able to come from third place to pass both of them and claim the checkered flag.

If you’re a NASCAR fan or are new to the sport, I will highly encourage you to attend the Fall race this year. I will be there and looking forward to being back at the wonderful Kansas Speedway.