Is NASCAR the new singles meeting place?
Having worked in NASCAR for many years as a beat reporter, I am apt to say no -- it’s more like a playground for singles to hook-up, girls to trade booty for hot passes to get into the garage, and a place for unhappily married men to have a reprieve from life at home in the arms of equally shady chicks.
However, my opinion aside, if you’re looking for love at the race track -- this is the place for you: www.meetmeattheraces.com, the first dating website dedicated to racing and romance has launched just in time for the beginning of the racing season.
The site describes itself as being for “racing enthusiasts who want to meet like-minded singles may be surprised to learn that throughout the nation, on weekend days and nights, stadiums are packed with eligible fans – many of them single – cheering on their favorite auto racing heroes.
offers singles many ways to identify and make contact with each other.
The site’s low $30.00 charter year membership fee entitles members to
search the year’s race schedule for others who live near any of the 30
major auto race tracks in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Members
can also indicate their interest in attending any of 90+ major
scheduled races during the 2008 season, including: the NASCAR Sprint
Cup events, NASCAR Nationwide races and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Here’s how it works: Users can search for people who live near or who indicate an interest in attending the same events. Once you find people you can contact them electronically and sort by the nearest race tracks and determining interest in particular races, members may search for compatible soul mates using dozens of additional criteria and personal preferences.
Meetmeattheraces.com has teamed with Hotels.com to offer a special listing of NASCAR cities for those traveling to the races who need a place to take that special someone after hooking up at the racetrack.
With over 75 million fans, almost equally split between men and women; meetmeattheraces seems like a logical solution for race fans looking for love. Other sites have tried this over the years, and failed miserably, but MeetMe is hoping that their formula is a winning one.
Even though tracks aren’t on the deal with MeetMe, their press release describes that “NASCAR stadiums provide countless opportunities for members of meetmeattheraces.com to pre-arrange a rendezvous. Live audiences flock to such stadiums as Indianapolis Motor Speedway (capacity 314,980); Daytona International Speedway, Florida (167,785), Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina (167,000), and Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan (136,373). Network television carries the events widely for those who want to watch from home or from sports bars.”
So, if you’re a really big Dale Jr. fan, and looking for love – check out the website.
No guarantee of adequate dental work supplied to potential dates.
by Linda Przygodski