Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
1. # 39 Ryan Newman
2. #18 Kyle Busch
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, DuPont
4. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet, Carquest / Kellogg's
5. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet, Lowe's
6. #9 Kasey Kahne Dodge, Budweiser
7. #09 Mike Bliss Dodge,
8. #83 Brian Vickers
9. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet, Target
10. #21 Bill Elliott Ford, Motorcraft
11. #87 Joe Nemechek
12. #1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet, Bass Pro Shops / NWTF
13. #11 Denny Hamlin
14. #20 Joey Logano
15. #19 Elliott Sadler Dodge, Best Buy
16. #16 Greg Biffle Ford, American Red Cross / 3M
17. #2 Kurt Busch Dodge, Miller Lite "Taste Protector"
18. #82 Scott Speed
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford, Aflac
20. # 96 Bobby Labonte Ford,Ask.com
21. #00 David Reutimann
22. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet, Shell / Pennzoil
23. #47 Marcos Ambrose
24. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet, Cheerios / Hamburger Helper
25. #66 Dave Blaney
26. #77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge, Mobil 1
27. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet, National Guard / Amp Energy
28. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet, Office Depot / Old Spice
29. #71 David Gilliland Chevrolet,
30. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford, R+L Carriers
31. #98 Paul Menard Ford, Johns Manville / Menards
32. #13 Max Papis
33. #26 Jamie McMurray Ford, Irwin Vise-Grip
34. #6 David Ragan Ford, UPS
35. #12 David Stremme Dodge, Penske Racing
36. #07 Casey Mears Chevrolet, Jack Daniel's
37. #7 Robby Gordon
38. #44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge, Hunt Brothers Pizza
39. #55 Michael Waltrip
40. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet, Caterpillar
41. #34 Tony Raines Chevrolet, Taco
42. #43 Reed Sorenson Dodge,
43. #36 Scott Riggs
Did not qualify
Did not qualify
#41 J.J. Yeley
#73 Mike Garvey Dodge, Quality Concrete
#64 Todd Bodine
#06 David Starr Dodge,
I recently added ‘Use Somebody’ by Kings of Leon and ‘Poker Face’ by Lady GaGa.
2. What was the last movie you saw?
The Other Boleyn Girl
3. What are your favorite TV shows?
CSI Las Vegas and CSI New York
4. What other sporting teams/events do you follow?
My husband is a huge hockey fan so him and I are glued to the TV right now watching the NHL Stanley Cup since his Chicago Blackhawks are going to the finals and if the Ducks win tomorrow they go to the finals too!
5. What is one personal item you can not live without?
Post its! I am very forgetful so I have little reminder notes next to my bed, on the mirror and on the car dash (not the race car dash though!)
6. What are your favorite places to visit?
I love Lake Tahoe, Nevada in the summer and in the winter. It’s where we spend Christmas and where we got married too!
7. What is your favorite clothing brand?
I love blue jeans in any brand, heels from Cole Haan and tank tops from Oakley and Hollister!
8. What is your favorite book or publication?
‘The Shack’ by William P. Young
9. What is your favorite activity to do in your off time?
Work around the house and BBQ with my husband Dan and cat Simba
10. What is your favorite cuisine?
11. What advice would you give other females looking to get into the sporting world?
Spend time learning about the sport since there is always a lot to it than the glamorous side shown on TV. As with any sport, drag racing is a lot of hard work and time on the road but if you love it then it’s worth it!
Stay tuned for next weeks fast lap with Tiff Daniels
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
CONCORD, N.C. -- Fans will be witness to history even before the green flag drops on the 50th Coca-Cola 600, as Coca-Cola and Lowe's Motor Speedway pay tribute to the legends who have made the race one of NASCAR's crown jewels the last half century.
Thrilling memories will be on display as every former winner of the Coca-Cola 600 is honored during a special celebration prior to the 50th running of NASCAR's longest race. Serving as grand marshal -- and representing all 26 drivers who have taken the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola 600 -- will be NASCAR legend Bobby Allison, a three-time winner of the race (1971, 1981 and 1984).
Named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers and a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Allison won 84 races in his storied career, tying him for third all-time with Darrell Waltrip.
In addition to delivering the most famous words in motorsports -- "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" -- Allison is set to take a ceremonial victory lap around Lowe's Motor Speedway in the actual Coca-Cola-sponsored 1969 Mercury Cyclone he drove to victory in the 1971 race. The car is currently on display at the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, N.C.
"The Coca-Cola 600 has always been one of the most grueling events on the NASCAR schedule and I can honestly say that every winner of this race was a tremendous competitor," Allison said. "I'm proud to serve as grand marshal, to be a part of Coca-Cola's rich tradition with NASCAR and represent all the drivers who have made it to Victory Lane at this great race."
Many of NASCAR's greatest drivers are among the winners of the Coca-Cola 600, including Richard Petty, David Pearson, Donnie Allison, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, Buddy Baker, Marvin Panch and Fred Lorenzen.
God love the power of google, below is a breakdown of the pre-race ceremonies (well, the important parts)
5:00:00 Fox Live on Air
5:10:00 Intro Honorary Starter: Jim DeMint, US Senator from South Carolina
5:10:30 Intro Grand Marshal: Bobby Allison
5:11:00 Intro Honorary Race Director: Seth Hammett, Speaker from Alabama
5:14:00 Intro Past Champions
5:15:00 NSCS Drivers Intro’s with NASCAR Special Award (Lugnut, Miss Sprint Cups):
(Drivers exit stage left and take one lap in a Toyota truck (Drivers will be dropped off at their cars on pit road)
Coors Light Pole Award To: TBD
DirecTV Crew Chief of the Race Award To: TBD
DOW Automotive Strategic Move of the Race Award To: TBD
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Award To: TBD
Goodyear Gatorback Belts Fastest Lap Award To: TBD
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Award To: TBD
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Award To: TBD
Mahle Engine Builder of the Race Award To: TBD
O’Reilly Auto Parts “People, Service & Performance” Award To: TBD
Wix Lap Leader Award To: TBD
Tissot “Pit Road Precision” Award To: TBD
5:35:00 Black Daggers Jump
5:45:00 Intro Presentation of Colors by: Ft. Bragg
5:45:20 Invocation by: Franklin Graham
5:45:45 Amazing Grace by: TBD
5:46:45 “21 Gun Salute”: Fort Bragg
5:47:10 Taps by: 82nd Airborne Division Bugler from Ft Bragg
5:47:55 Intro National Anthem (Troops Unfurl Large American Flag on Ballfield)
5:48:10 National Anthem: Jesse James
5:49:40 Fly-By TOT: 4 F-15’s, 159th Fighter Wing
5:54:40 “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines” by: Bobby Allison
6:03:10 Start of the Coca-Cola 600 (400 Laps /600 Miles on FOX)
"We typically don't have a lot of special paint schemes throughout the year," said Johnson, who will be trying for this fourth win in the Memorial Day weekend race. "This event is usually an exception though. It means a lot to honor our country and all the people in the military. Both my grandfathers served so I understand the importance of showing our support."
The car's design carries the names of 12,548 Lowe's employees who are military veterans or reservists. The names are showcased on the car's hood and deck lid. The remaining paint scheme was inspired partly by Knaus who worked with Lowe's to create the patriotic-themed car to help honor the military.
"For some reason those patriotic schemes we used to run back home have always stuck in my mind," said Knaus. "They were special and meant something to us. Last year a serviceman approached me at Pocono and told me how much the paint schemes Lowe's has during Memorial Day weekend meant to those that serve. So I really wanted to work with Lowe's and the team to create an extra-special one this year."Knaus, who got his start in racing by working with his father's team in Rockford, Ill., used images of the red, white and blue schemes his father drove to help develop the concept for the Memorial Day weekend car.
"Lowe's began as its founders returned from serving their country in World War II, and for more than 60 years we have had a long tradition of hiring veterans and reservists to work on our team," said Bob Gfeller, Lowe's SVP of Marketing. "We are proud to celebrate their service to the USA with this very special one of a kind paint scheme of the Team Lowe's 48 Impala and to honor all of our nation's military this Memorial Day weekend."
In support of the Memorial Day holiday, Lowe's will offer a 10% discount to all active, reserve, honorably discharged, and retired military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, a special page has been set up on LowesRacing.com giving fans the opportunity to thank the military members who mean the most to them by posting photographs and stories of themselves, friends or family members on the site. Lowe's employees also may visit the site to locate the placement of their name on the car.
The unveiling of No. 48 Chevrolet will be posted on LowesRacing.com by 8 p.m. ET Friday.
Kenny Chesney will bring this tour to a city near you this summer.
Other Tune Ups of interest include Eminem and Iron and Wine (my trust me pick of the week).
Monday, May 18, 2009
While our primary focus will always be on NASCAR, we will be venturing into other areas of motorsports and more importantly the female aspect that is happening there. This upcoming Thursday will kick off an interview with NHRA driver Ashley Force Hood.
All of the other articles are available for viewing pleasure while we get everything switched over!