NASCAR 'fanatics' set up camp at NH Motor Speedway
By DAN SEUFERT
Union Leader Correspondent | July 10. 2013 8:54PM
They are NASCAR fanatics, and this is the place to be.
"I have a need for speed," said Dori Collins of Swansea, Mass., a fan of Joey Logano, as she helped her fiance, Steven Simcock, also of Swansea, Mass., plant more than a dozen racing flags atop his camper.
For the past several years, his week at the race has been dedicated to his sister, Florence "Tootie" Brown, who died of cancer three years ago at 55. Tootie Brown was such a big fan of driver Carl Edwards that she has an image of his car carved into her gravestone, her brother said.
"We're here for the race, but we're also here to honor my sister," said Bill Brown, who has a Carl Edwards flag among several others hanging from his camper. Brown and hundreds of other RV and camper owners have been arriving since Sunday. By the weekend, there will be several thousand RVs and campers in the speedway lots.
"We have a prime spot. Saturday night we sit here and just watch all the people go by," he said.
"On Saturday night, it's a party animal kind of thing, watching all the people go by enjoying themselves," he said. firstname.lastname@example.org