Saturday, March 21, 2009
Jack and Red Bull (also known as The Hilljack)
Take a high ball with ice
Fill it 1/3 of Jack Daniels
Top with Red Bull Cola
Friday, March 20, 2009
The drunk guy is talking about going to Atlanta Motor Speedway to work. Wouldn't it have made more sense to run this episode prior to the Atlanta race? Just saying...
A few drivers have lined up TV appearances since our original NASCAR drivers in Television blog.
Clint Bowyer will make a guest appearance on The Biggest Loser this Tuesday, March 24th (NBC)
Michael Waltrip will appear on My Name is Earl on April 30th (NBC)
Brian Vickers dined at Hells Kitchen as we mentioned here but we can't locate the airing date (FOX)
What show would you like to see your favorite driver appear on and why?
1st #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet, Carquest / Kellogg's
2nd #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet, U.S. Army
3rd #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet, Lowe's
4th #16 Greg Biffle Ford, 3M
5th #9 Kasey Kahne Dodge, Budweiser
6th #00 David Reutimann Toyota, Aaron's Dream Machine
7th #43 Reed Sorenson Dodge, Paralyzed Veterans of America
8th #66 Dave Blaney Toyota, Hyde Park Storage Suites
9th #26 Jamie McMurray Ford, Crown Royal
10th #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, DuPont
11th #82 Scott Speed Toyota, Red Bull
12th #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet, Target
13th #47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota, Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox
14th #71 David GillilandChevroletCapital Window
15th #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet, Office Depot / Old Spice
16th #64 Todd Bodine Toyota, Fred's Hometown Discount Store
17th #28 Travis Kvapil Ford, Golden Corral
18th #8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet, Champion Apparel
19th #18 Kyle Busch Toyota, Snickers
20th #1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet, Bass Pro Shops / Tracker
21st #55Michael Waltrip Toyota, NAPA (backup car, moves to the back)
22nd #19 Elliott Sadler Dodge, Best Buy
23rd #20 Joey Logano Toyota, The Home Depot
24th #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota, FedEx Express
25th #77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge, Mobil 1
26th #44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge, Charter Comm.
27th #83 Brian Vickers Toyota, Red Bull 123.37215.553-0.297
28th #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota, NEMCO Motorsports
29th #12 David Stremme Dodge, Penske Racing
30th #29Kevin Harvick Chevrolet, Shell / Pennzoil
31st #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet, BB&T
32nd #2 Kurt Busch Dodge, Miller Lite
33rd #17 Matt Kenseth Ford, Dewalt
34th #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet, National Guard / Amp Energy
35th #7 Robby Gordon Toyota, SPOT
36th #96 Bobby Labonte Ford, Academy Sports + Outdoors
37th #07 Casey Mears Chevrolet, Jack Daniel's
38th #99 Carl Edwards Ford, Aflac
39th #34 John Andretti Chevrolet, WindowWorld.com
40th #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet, Caterpillar
41st #6 David Ragan Ford, UPS
42nd #98 Paul Menard Ford, Johns Manville / Menards
43rd #09Sterling Marlin Dodge, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
Did not make it:
#36 Scott Riggs Toyota, Array Lighting / Nexxus Lighting :(
#41 Jeremy Mayfield ToyotaToyota, All Sport
As a precaution, Biffle opted not to drive in the 300-lap race at Bristol, with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth taking his place. Biffle and Kenseth have agreed to swap Nationwide races, with Biffle substituting for Kenseth in the No.16 Ford in an upcoming event this season.
Biffle, who is currently 10th in Sprint Cup points, is expected to compete in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol.
Greg!!! I dont want to be a mom here, but please can you go boating in December so you don't hurt yourself during the regular season!! Our thoughts are with you!
Check out the photo gallery here.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The latest news from their camp is that former NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series owner, Gary Bechtel joins forces with Tommy Baldwin to become a co-owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing. You can read about the details here
Stay tuned for more information developing on this great story! TBR is still seeking sponsorship for more information please contact Everest Marketing at (704) 688-0765 .
Also, if you are on facebook...please join Tommy Baldwin Racing fan page
If you aren't familiar with Matt Foley, check it out here
Photo Courtesy of viewimagesQ. What music have you recently put on your iPod?
A. Sorry, battery's dead and I can't find the charger!! RATS
Q. What was the last movie you saw in a movie theater?
A. Journey to the center of the earth
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. The Office and My Name is Earl
Q. What other sporting teams/events do you follow?
A. Boston Red Sox and Carolina Panthers
Q. What is one personal item you can not live without?
A. My Motor Home!!
Q. What are your favorite places to visit?
A. My House
Q. What is your favorite clothing brand?
A. Does it look like that really matters to me!!
Q. What is your favorite book or publication?
Q. What is your favorite activity to do in your off time?
A. Standing by the fire pit and enjoying the finer things in life!
Q. What is your favorite cuisine?
A. Whatever [Tommy] Baldwin cooks on the bus on race weekends!!!!
Next week we will feature up-and-coming racer Sutherlin Marlin (Daughter of Sterling Marlin)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here is one for yall's calender. If you will be in town for the Richmond race on April 30th, Denny Hamlin is hosting The Short Track Showdown at Southside Speedway. This will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation and last year they raised $50,000. Also, attending will be Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Joey Lagano and spotter Curtis Markham in a 175 lap Limited Late Model race.
"I was thrilled with what we were able to do last year -- it was a great event for a great cause and this year it is our hope to double that donation," Hamlin said. "It means a lot that Tony, Kyle, Joey and Curtis are committed to helping me raise money for my foundation and I know we all want to put on a great show for the fans."
For $149 per person, you will dress in a firesuit and take 3 ride-along laps around one of NASCAR's most popular tracks, Bristol Motor Speedway. 50% of the proceeds will benefit the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
Anyone interested in taking part in the Ride-Alongs should pre-register at 1-800-BE-PETTY.
Speedway Children's Charities provide funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Their vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The first St Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States.
Until the 1970’s, all pubs were CLOSED in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day!! In 1995 the Irish government used St. Patrick's Day to drive tourism to Ireland. Irish Car Bomb anyone?
St. Patrick's given name was Maewyn Succat and he was born around 385 AD in Britain, not Ireland. At age 16 he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. I guess we should be thanking the Pirates!
There are about 10,000 regular 3 leaf clovers for every lucky 4 leaf clover.
34 million Americans have Irish ancestry (including all 3 of us). That is almost 9 times the population of Ireland, which has 4.1 million.
St. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the Pagans that he converted to Christianity. I hate snakes.
The best St. Patricks day toast we found: May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
The Ford City 500's Grand Marshall will be Virginia Tech Football Coach, Frank Beamer with Bobby Allison being the honorary starter. Country Music star Ashton Shepherd will perform the National Anthem who will also be performing a pre-race show. The green flag drops at 2:16 pm. Click here for the entire schedule and click here for the entrant list.
Here are the Bristol driver apperances:
Thursday March 19th
Eric McClure, David Green and more will be at the Ford City Family Race Night in Knoxville. Click here for scheduled appearances.
Friday March 20th
Justin Allgaier will sign autographs from 1030am-11am at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on the front stretch of Bristol Motor Speedway.
Justin Allgaier is scheduled to visit the Verizon Wireless store on Clear Creek Road from 7pm-8pm
Stephen Leicht will sign autographs from 7:30pm-8:30pm at the NASCAR merchandise trailer located in the north display and souvenir area outside turn 3 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Ford City Race Night Appearances
Kevin Harvick 6pm-7pm *Autograph sticker required. 300 Autograph stickers will be given out at Harvick's line beginning at 5pm
Eric McClure 6pm-8pm
Jason Keller 6:30pm-7:30pm
Marcos Ambrose 6pm-8pm
Jason Leffler 6pm-8pm
Morgan Shepherd 6pm-8pm
Burney Lamar 6pm-8pm
Scott Lagasse Jr. 7:30pm-8:30pm
Kevin Hamlin 7pm-9pm
Scott Riggs 6pm-8pm
David Green 6pm-8pm
On the Food City Stage worth watching:
7:00pm Wii Boxing Tournament featuring: Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Elliott Sadler & A.J. Allmendinger
7:45pm - 8:30pm Rock Band featuring Kevin & Delana Harvick, Tony Stewart, plus one lucky fan from the audience.
Sunday March 22nd
David Stremme will sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer at 9:30am on the front stretch of Bristol Motor Speedway.
David Ragan will sign autographs at the UPS souvenir hauler from 10:10am-10:30am
Kurt Busch will sign autographs at 10:45am at the Miller Lite souvenir hauler located in the display area at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sam Hornish will sign autographs from 1030am-11am at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on the front stretch of Bristol Motor Speedway.
Casey Mears will sign autographs at 10:45am at the Jack Daniel’s Experience located in the campground area outside Turn 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Monday, March 16, 2009
The celebrity line up includes:
Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech football coach (who will also serve as the grand marshal of the Food City 500)
Terry Bowden, University of North Alabama football coach
David Akers, Philadelphia Eagles kicker
Mike Compton, Local High School football coach (who won 2 Super Bowls with the New England Patriots)
Bill Jordan, Owner and founder of Realtree Camouflage
Riki Rachtman, of MTV's Charm School and Daisy of Love
Andy Petree, Former car owner
Ray Evernham, Former car owner
Brad Daugherty, Retired all-star player with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Anderson, Pro Stock driver
Ron Capps, Funny Car driver
Doug Herbert, Top Fuel Dragster
These celebrities will run 15-lap (or 10-minute) heats to help determine the starting spots of their pro driver teammates, who then will run 35 laps. This field includes legends Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Harry Gant, Cale Yarborough and Jack Ingram.
Towards their charities, the winning team is guaranteed $25,000, in addition second place will receive $10,000 and the remaining teams will get $5,000. Pairings will be announced at a later time.
The Saturday Night Special will take place after the completion of the Scotts Turf Builder 300 Nationwide Series race and the 100-lap UARA late model event. Admission for the Saturday Night Special is included in the price of the Scotts Turf Builder 300 earlier in the day. Tickets may be purchased online through www.bristoltix.com or by calling the BMS ticket office at (423) 989-6900.
Hal Marchman who was delivered the invocation for the Daytona 500 for almost 50 years died on Sunday in Daytona Beach. He was a friend and spiritual guide to many people in NASCAR and was instrumental in starting Stewart Marchman Center here in Daytona, which is a treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse. Daytona Beach News Journal has a lovely write up which can be found here. Photo from newsjournalonline.com
Christian Louboutin Mary Jane Pumps!!!
Being cost conscious:
Lovely People Olivia Mary Janes (A Rachel Zoe pick)