When I got to work yesterday morning I was informed that Jeff Burton and the #31 Caterpillar car would be making an appearance at work.  All of the NASCAR drivers are in town for Daytona Speed Week and the Daytona 500 , which is Sunday, February 26.

I’m a NASCAR fan, so I was excited to see the car up close. 

I was even lucky enough to see him up close and personal for an autograph and picture.  (I met him one other time in 2009)

My friend Jen was nice enough to do a side by side for me. 

On the left with Jeff Burton Feb '09. On the right with Jeff Burton Feb. '12.

 Seeing pictures like that really puts everything into perspective for me.