Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
They are kicking off the racing season a month early by running 4 hour-long specials this month, featuring Danica: The Early Years, The top 10 Closest Finishes, Crashes & Conflicts and The 2009 IndyCar Series World Tour.
You can read the press release here and check out their on-air talent here.
This is exciting news for IndyCar fans. While we don’t watch the series that closely, we are fans of Danica Patrick and follow her career. Do you follow IndyCar? If so, who is your favorite driver?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We will be surrounded by many celebrities, including jazz & blues superstar Stacy Mitchhart, NFL star Randy Moss, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, award-winning singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, daredevil Robby Knievel, Betty Jane France, and NASCAR drivers A. J. Allmendinger, Boris Said, Rick Crawford, Ron Hornaday and Steve Park.
Amazingly enough, admission is only $10, children 12 and under are free. It includes “A Taste of Daytona,” a food extravaganza presented by area restaurants and there is a auction.
We will blog about our experience and post pictures tomorrow so come back and visit us!
If you find yourself in the Daytona area tonight, here is the schedule & tickets are available at Gate 40.
6:00-7:30 PM - Gatorade Victory Lane Photos With Mike and the #5 Exide Toyota Tundra
7:00-9:00 PM - Silent Auction
9:00 PM - Celebrity Introductions and Live Auction!
7:30 – 11:00 PM - Live Concert With Jazz/Blues Entertainer Stacy Mitchhart
All proceeds benefit the Council on Aging, Greyhound Pets of America, Halifax Health Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare.)
Q. What music have you recently put on your iPod?
A. Anything by Avenged Sevenfold
Q. What was the last movie you saw in a movie theatre?
A. Haven’t been to a theater in forever, watched Batman the Dark Knight in my house the other
night though....it kicks A!
Q. What are your favorite TV shows, or something you must have in your DVR/Tivo recorder to watch when you return home from the track?
A. 24, Fringe, and Carolina Hurricanes games
Q. What other sporting teams/events do you follow?
A. Carolina Hurricanes Hockey!
Q. What is one personal item you can not live without?
A. iPhone, I sent these answers on it
Q. What are your favorite places to visit?
A. Colorado Mountains to snowboard
Q. What is your favorite clothing brand?
A. I love True Religion Jeans
Q. What is your favorite book or publication?
A. Playboy...for the articles of course ;)
Q. What is your favorite activity to do in your off time?
A. Snowboard, watch hockey and be at home
Q. What is your favorite cuisine?
A. Can't beat a great steak.
Next week we will feature Crew Cheif Richard Slugger Labbe
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
We may as well call it The Busch Series. The Busch Brothers have been on fire for the 2009 season. Every track that NASCAR has visited has resulted with one or both of the Busch brothers being in Victory Lane. In Daytona, Kyle won the 2nd Gatorade Dual - In Fontana, Kyle won the Nationwide race - In Las Vegas, Kyle won the Sprint Cup race & the Truck race - In Atlanta, Kurt won the Sprint Cup race and Kyle won the Truck Race. That's right...Kyle has won at every track that they have visited this year.
- Kurt Busch is currently 2nd in points, with 1 win, 1 top 5 and 1 top 10.
- Kyle Busch is currently 5th in points with 1 win and 1 top 5 (his Dual win doesn't count). Kyle is also 3rd in the Nationwide Series with 1 win and 1st in the Truck Series with 2 wins.
Monday, March 9, 2009
What is that one thing that you have always dreamed of doing? The first thing that comes to my mind is to do the coin toss at the start of a Florida Gators game. As long as I have known Darlynn, to deliver the most famous words in racing is on her bucket list. She is certain that one day she will get to be the Grand Marshall at a NASCAR race.
For a pretty penny, she can have that opportunity. We were checking out The Jimmie Johnson Foundation and came across an auction on eBay which ends in 2 days.
If you win this auction, you have the opportunity to deliver the most famous words in racing, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” at The Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway. Wait, that's not all. Once you deliver the command, you will get into the Pace Car, driven by Jimmie Johnson and lead the field to the start of the race. This auction is quite the package and worth bidding on, click here for all of the details.
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is dedicated to assisting children, families and communities throughout the United States. By donating to needy and worthy causes, the foundation will strive to help everyone, particularly children, to pursue their dreams.
Here are the results of our Digger poll, which 139 people voted on.
Diggers gotta die!
Awww he's cute!
I could care less!
For those of you that didn't get a chance to vote, tell us what you think of Digger? Darlynn loves him.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tickets can be purchased for only $9 each, by calling 800-870-RACE and proceeds from the raffle will be distributed to qualified youth groups in Sonoma County.
Even Talladega is sensitive to this economy. Talladega Superspeedway announced it is rolling out a monthly payment plan for customers, when tickets to the November AMP Energy 500 race went on sale to the general public on Saturday. The payment plan can be used for race tickets, including specially priced $40 AMP Energy 500 tickets, hospitality packages and overnight parking spaces.
The monthly payment plan allows race fans to make automatic payments for their ticket purchases with a debit or credit card, until August 1, 2009. The earlier race fans make their purchases, the more time they have to spread their payments out at lower monthly installments. After the first initial payment, each monthly installment will be automatically charged to the customer’s debit or credit card on the first of the month until August 1.
To begin a payment plan, guests should call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. As a reminder, this race is three weeks later than normal, for race number seven in the chase. Tickets to the AMP Energy 500 and the upcoming Aaron’s Dream Weekend, April 24 -26, are available at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA.(TSS PR)(3-7-2009)
There is room for great jokes here, but seriously congrats to the Speedway for paying attention to the needs of its fans. If you missed our experiences at the Talladega race in October please take a visit down memory lane with us here or here.
The Childress Institute’s mission is to significantly improve survival rates of children nationwide who suffer serious injuries and reduce the lifelong impact of traumatic injuries in children. Richard Childress and his family have provided $5 million to the Medical Center to initiate the project. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Childress family are working with corporations and individuals to raise awareness and an additional $20 million to establish the Institute’s endowment fund.
Bass Pro is the main sponsor for the #1 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex, Jr in the Sprint Cup Series.