Castles, rodeos and more: How NASCAR drivers spent their off-weekend
With no Sprint Cup Series action this weekend, some of the sport's biggest names took time to vacation with their families, others hit the links for the American Century Championship, and some spent their time behind the wheel either in the Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway or at some local dirt track.
Kurt Busch and his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll spent some time touring some of the more historic parts of Germany and Austria.
On a castle hopping/history your through Bavaria & Austria - here's Hohenschwangau pic.twitter.com/TQVsRHf4L2— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) July 19, 2014
Beautiful castle we stayed in for a couple of days in Bavaria. Kurt said life's a vacation w/him- this wk absolutely! pic.twitter.com/dLSzomtH1j— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) July 19, 2014
One of my fav Ludwig II castles- Linderhoff. 3 castles in 1 day- walked 10 miles pic.twitter.com/EqclCbk4v5— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) July 19, 2014
Dachau concentration camp- proud of 20th div USARMY 7th for liberating these people pic.twitter.com/u8jfMY0Obd— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) July 19, 2014
Visited Dachau Concentration camp a few days ago in Bavaria. Terrible what humans can do to one another pic.twitter.com/hvM1CSBexu— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) July 19, 2014
Jimmie Johnson also took his family overseas, heading to beautiful Italy.
Jeff Gordon used the off-weekend to head to the tiny, exclusive Ibiza island in the Mediterranean Sea, where he was able to spend some quality time with German World Cup hero Mario Götze.
Fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently just took it easy and spent some quality time with girlfriend Amy Reimann.