Laidback Racing & LaidbackRacing.com 2002-2006 are not affiliated with any of the following: NASCAR, their sanctioned tracks, drivers, series or teams. In fact, we are affiliated with no one. LAIDBACK RACING & LAIDBACKRACING.COM are copyright & trademark protected. All rights reserved. The official site of NASCAR is WWW.NASCAR.COM
How LaidbackRacing.com came to be
Whenever we would return from a race, the first thing I would hear is "tell us the stories". Even my friends who have no clue what banking, drafting, qualifying or race ready means wanted to hear race fan stories. If you are a real race fan, you know what I mean by race fan stories. We all have them and tell them over and over, year after year, while we are tailgating around the track. They are as interwoven in our weekends as much as the race itself. Some stories are older then members of your group. Some were born on the trip to the track on the same weekend you tell the story. Some stories are about people you have been racing with for over 20 years. Some are about people you don't know and will never see again. The common element is they are all about the fans.
One day a friend of my suggested that I write a book about all the race fan stories that we tell or have heard over the years. After being laid off from my job of three years, I had the time on my hands to begin this endeavor. LAIDBACKRACING.COM is the result. While we started out to simply collect stories and recipes for a book, the website took on a life of it's own. We realized that much of the information we have obtained from our years of chasin' racin' was invaluable to the new race fan and even for the long time fan going to a track for the first time.
I started the site right before the 2003 season. We started with 5 pages and have grown to over 300 pages with many more added every week. This site is all about the most important part of motor sports...THE RACE FAN.
Our sport's history is extremely colorful & important. The "suits" would like to sweep it under the carpet but we won't let them. To see a story from the Ole Days click The Ole Days. Click Rule Book to see LAIDBACK RACING'S RULE BOOK.
Wonder what fans are talking about when they say All Bubba'd Up?
Click Little Brown Truck to see the photos & read the story as to why people whom are not 88 fans even have a Little Brown Truck! REAL RACE FANS can't help but give their opinion. To read some of our past articles (nice word for opinions & rantings) click 2007 RANTING
Can't go to the track but want to read about the race fan adventures? Go visit
You have to know what you are in for when you are going to spend the whole weekend at the track. What are the camping conditions, weather, directions? Where are the local tracks, golf courses, bars? During race season, Race Recon is where you need to click for this information, as well as track information including seating, best seat, ticket packages, concession review and more. When the series is at a track that we have been to, we will give you our viewpoint of the track. Please email Race Mama JoAnn here if you would like to give us your opinions & information about tracks that you frequent. What will we need to be comfortable, happy and have fun at the track? Click Race Ready which is invaluable source for what you need to do even before you go to the track. We have been to 12 of the tracks so far and are working on the rest.
As you see by our mission statement at the top of the page;
WE ARE ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN.
We attend between 8 and 10 races a year. No we are not rich. We give up other activities so we can go to the races. We only upgraded from tents to a motor home a few years ago. I love our Race Wagon and would not trade it. HOWEVER if you look for us at the track, look for us either in the oldest & smallest Tioga Arrow or "Da Small Bus". We will be the ones having all the fun. UPDATE 2006: The racin' gods have smiled on us and we are now the proud owners of a much bigger, newer and nicer RV but we are still just a bunch of bubbas!
Media Outlets where we have been featured:
Tommy Praytor Radio Show, 2003
Fayetteville Observer, Darlington's Future, May 2005
A Race Website Dedicated to the Fans, Elissa Burnell,
Tri-Cities.com and News Channel 11, August 2005
Meet the Queen of Relaxed Racin' Richmond.com 2007
Enjoy our website and please give us your comments.
Jo Ann & Jimmy Hlavac & Frankie Meadows
AKA Queen Bubbate & Both Bubbas