You know, bowling is an interesting sport, and now that I took part in the USBC US Open at the Cashman Center on Thursday I understand why I do it once every three years with a beer in my hand.
I've got to tell you, I was impressed with Del Worsham, Robert Hight is just awesome with all that mental stuff, and Jeff Arend is a killer on the bowling alley. And, thank God, because Matt (Hagan, Don Schumacher Racing teammate) and I certainly didn't bring the team average up.
But it was cool because we actually won amongst the NHRA teams out there. And it was fun. It was not something I would normally have done and it was an opportunity that NHRA opened up for us and I'm really glad I did it.
Now I have my own bowling ball and I have no excuses next time I go out with my buddies.
This week I showed up in Las Vegas Tuesday, and on Wednesday I did the NHRA media luncheon, then we went over to Cashman Center to register for the bowling tournament , then I went to the Nellis Air Force Base hospital and did my usual tour there when we're in town for the NHRA races.
We then participated in the bowling tournament for three hours on Thursday and went straight from there to the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino for the DSR autograph session. Next it was to the Palms for the NHRA autograph session there.
This busy schedule this week makes the racing almost seem like a vacation part of it. It's actually less hectic now that I'm at the race track getting ready for the qualifying sessions today.