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Tasler only comes to Darlington Raceway

September 2, 2018
Leonard Tasler, right, stands with his daughter Jennifer Evers. He is from Statnam, Georgia. She, however is from Denton, Texas. The family and friends make the trek to Darlington Raceway every years as they have for the past 10 to watch the Bojangles Southern 500.

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Leonard Tasler, from Statnam, Georgia, travels to only one track – Darlington Raceway.

He lives 13 minutes down the road from the University of Georgia, fondly referred to Ug-ah

He started out 10 years ago with just a single trailer in the infield, now he has four sections.

“I love the infield,” he said. “I have a site down between turns one and two, so I’m right on the track. I see all the excitement. That’s where all the wrecks are at.”

“I love Darlington,” he said. “I watch the other races on TV every weekend. But Darlington is my favorite.”

He is migrating into the newer generation to find a favorite driver.

“Right now, after all the boys have retired, it’s got to be Chase Elliott,” he said.” Gotta go with the young boy. “

Tasler remembers when Chase won the Xfinity three years ago, and he is a hometown boy from Georgia.

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