'Dega is all about the racing and the partying, and 2017 was no different. 5 days of partying (take that, prissy Kentucky Derby!) takes 5 days of recovery, so here we are almost through recovery week and able to be coherent somewhat. While some of y'all were dressing up for the Derby, others of us were baring all for NASCAR's fan-fun Talladega GEICO 500 race.
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Yeah, you can pretty much take it all off at Dega, but leave your ankle monitors on please. House rules and all.
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The Talladega Tire Man was there as always clad only in his customary tire. The toilet seat look below illustrates not only a bold fashion statement, but also hands-free practicality. You can eat while standing up,hold your drink, AND eat. Genius.
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The Big One on the Blvd is the mother of all tailgates. Here's what happens after dark.
Everyone got into the Cinco de Mayo spirit and Mexican-inspired fashion statements were everywhere. Last year's pools of barbecue sauce were replaced this year with tubs of queso for contestants to swim through.
The Camopools were out and put to use, a Dega staple of the past few years. This trend is pretty timeless, really.
Alas, there were a few questionable fashion choices like this dude here. The old dad bod is so 2016.
Of course the race failed to disappoint. All was quite calm until an 18 car crash ten laps to the finish caused by a Chase Elliott spinout.
The view from the infield looked a bit like this.
Danica Patrick's car was in the 18 car crash, but she crawled out and puckered up when her man Stenhouse won the race and took his victory lap. That's Dega for you, giving you all the feels.