Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Fast Lap with Shannon Spake

We would like to introduce you to ESPN Pit Reporter Shannon Spake. Shannon is a fellow Florida girl and we had a great time chatting with her. We also follow Shannon on Twitter and you can find her @shannonspake.

What have you recently put on your iPod?
Black eyed peas. I just recently saw NIN in concert so I downloaded songs I didn't recognize before the show. I also follow them on Twitter now!

Speaking of Twitter, we are huge Twitter fans and think it is great for the sport of NASCAR. How do you feel about it?
So many reporters stay up to the date with Twitter. So if they interview a driver, I can go on and see what is going on before waiting for the press releases. Twitter is a great resource.

What is the last movie you saw?
I saw Angel and Demons in the theater and rented Revolutionary Road

What are your favorite TV shows?

Greys Anatomy, House, American Idol and I will continue to admit this until the end of the earth, The Girls Next Door! My Husband watches the Deadliest Catch so I will watch that with him as well

What other sporting teams do you follow?
I am a HUGE Miami Dolphins fan! I also follow college football, Notre Dame is my team. I also grew up as a swimmer so I will stop and watch swimming anytime of the day.

Do you get to go to any of the
Miami games?
The Dolphins will be in Charlotte this season playing the Panthers for a Thursday night game. That week, the race is in Homestead and I already asked my boss not to schedule me on any shows on Friday! I try to go to at least one game a year.

What is one personal item you can not live without?

My eyelash curler.

Well, between my eyelash curler and my computer. I love my eyelash curler. If I was stranded on a desert island, I would bring my eyelash curler. There have been times where I brought the eyelash curler into the media center. After messing with it I look up and the guys are staring at me like WHAT IS THAT?!

What is your favorite place to visit?
My Husband and I travel a lot. We got married in Ireland and it was beautiful. We also went to Italy and Venice. We are going to Amsterdam and Germany in the off season. As far as racing goes…my favorite track is Talladega.

What is your favorite clothing brand?
I love 7 for all Mankind Jeans. They are all I buy and I love the way they fit. Other than that, I'm a big Marshalls and TJ Maxx shopper so I am not attached to one brand. I also love Jessica Simpson shoes.

What is your favorite book or publication?
I'm a runner so I read Runners World every month. I am also a big Stephen King fan and read anything he writes.

What is your favorite activity in your off time?
Along with traveling with my Husband, I love to work out; running, some kind of boxing or gym.

What is your favorite cuisine
I can eat sushi for breakfast lunch and dinner.

What advice would you give other females looking to get into the sporting world?
The only thing that can stop you is yourself. Dream big and you will accomplish big things.

Ally, Megan, Shannon & Darlynn

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