Pattie Dietz, left, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Dan and Mona Cummins of Paris, and Venus Lanman of Sabina, Ohio, relaxed with Lanman's dog, Lilly. The friends met by chance at Kentucky Speedway years ago but remain close. They attend races, Christmas parties and dinner together.
Pattie Dietz, left, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Dan and Mona Cummins of Paris, and Venus Lanman of Sabina, Ohio, relaxed with Lanman's dog, Lilly. The friends met by chance at Kentucky Speedway years ago but remain close. They attend races, Christmas parties and dinner together.
Pattie Dietz, left, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Dan and Mona Cummins of Paris, and Venus Lanman of Sabina, Ohio, relaxed with Lanman's dog, Lilly. The friends met by chance at Kentucky Speedway years ago but remain close. They attend races, Christmas parties and dinner together.

Fans become family at NASCAR events

July 09, 2011 12:00 AM

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