Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Happy Hour

To show love to our Favorite Monster Mile, today's Happy Hour is mixed with Monster Energy Drink. This drink can either be enjoyed over the rocks or as a shot. You can follow along with Happy Hour here while indulging with this early afternoon cocktail. Cheers!

Monster Maven
Equal parts of
Green Apple Vodka
Monster Energy Drink
Over Ice or chilled and served as a shot.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dream Machine Indeed!

Megan is Vegas baby....so for your documenting pleasure and taking into consideration I have had a hell of a day...please let nascar.com give you the line up here. Sorry it isnt as detailed as you would like :-)! Oh, and because of my day, I am a little cranky, so excuse me in advance...we always try to stay fair and very mid-road...BUT I have to make mention on this ridiculous Scott Riggs theory....you can hate the start and park theory all you want...but a drivers performance has a huge part of putting the team in this position. We wish Scott the best, just hoped he would have taken a higher road....pun intended.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Hartford Invites Fans to Be Part of Clint Bowyer's 30th Birthday Celebration

Fans can now sign NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer’s birthday card at www.TheHartfordRacing.com

HARTFORD, Conn., May 28, 2009 – The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG), one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services companies and proud sponsor of Richard Childress Racing and the No. 33 Chevrolet is inviting fans to take part in Clint Bowyer’s birthday celebration. Fans can now go online to http://www.thehartfordracing.com/ and sign a birthday card that will be presented to Bowyer along with a special cake, in honor of his 30th birthday this weekend at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

The Hartford will be with Bowyer throughout his birthday weekend as the company will be the primary sponsor of the No. 33 Chevrolet for the first time this season.

“What better way to kick-off our first primary sponsorship of the season than with Clint’s 30th birthday weekend,” said Michael Concannon, senior vice president, The Hartford. “We wanted to reach out to Clint’s fans so they can join us in the celebration. It is going to be a great weekend. We can’t wait until Clint gets behind the wheel of The Hartford No. 33 Chevy, with our iconic stag logo on the hood.”

Fans can go to http://www.thehartfordracing.com/ all week until Saturday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) and grant Bowyer birthday well wishes. The Hartford will present the personalized card to Bowyer at a special event Sunday morning prior to the Austism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good!

Going to Dover this weekend?

Wayne Campbell:

"Imagine being able to be magically whisked away to . . . Delaware. "Hi, I'm in Delaware."

As immature as that is, I think of it everytime we go to Dover. I believe we will FINALLY get some beautiful weather for this race! The Monster Mile has its schedule and you can look at it here. National Recording Artist Sarah Darling will sing the National Anthem and I am still looking for the Grand Marshall announcement...Autism Awareness will be represented on the car of Bobby Labonte. Dover has a new pit road which should be exciting! We love the short tracks so this should be a great weekend for all!

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In July of 2008, the Tony Stewart Foundation vested all 30 Indiana State Police dogs, plus 10 additional dogs in 3 other states. Stewart’s philanthropic efforts called much attention toward Vest ‘N P.D.P.’s president and founder Susie Jean’s one-person shop and suggested a need for a national effort to raise funds to help these K9 officers. So far, 350 dogs in 38 states have been provided a custom-fit vest to protect them in the line of duty.

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The Break-Up heard around NASCAR Nation

One of my favorite things about the sport of NASCAR is the capability of listening in on your favorite drivers race chatter. At any given time you will be entertained by the pure emotion of both the driver and his crew chief. It can be anything from comedy to anger & frustration. It has been no hidden secret of emotional battle between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his crew chief (and first cousin), Tony Eury Jr. Recently, Dale cusses Tony out almost every single race.

So it didn't come as a surprise when Hendrick Motorsports announced that Lance McGrew will be taking over as Dale Earnhardt Jr's crew chief as of June 7th at Pocono. Team Manager, Brian Whitesell will interim the position at this weekends race in Dover.
Tony Eury Jr. will move from the crew chief position into a key role with Hendrick Motorsports' research and development group.

"Our performance hasn't been where it should be," said Rick Hendrick. "It's impossible to pin that on any one factor, but a change is the right decision at this point. We have a plan in place, and we're going to move forward with it."

The performance of the 88 team has been: one victory, one pole position, 19 top-10 finishes and 11 top-fives within 48 races.

So you may find yourself asking, Who is Lance McGrew? As a Crew Chief, Lance won the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with Brian Vickers. He has also earned victories in all three of NASCAR's major touring series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck. He won races with drivers Brian Vickers, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Hendrick, Kyle Busch, Mark Martin and Tony Stewart.

I wonder if Dale Earnhardt Jr. will threaten to hit Lance McGrew with a hammer?

A Fast Lap with Tiff Daniels

Today we would like to introduce you to Tiffany Daniels who drives in multiple racing circuits including the NASCAR Whelen-All American Series.1.What music have you recently put on your iPod?
I actually just updated my iPod with a variety of songs from top-20/pop to rock to country. Some of my favorite artists are Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, 3 Doors Down, and OAR.

2. What was the last movie you saw?
I honestly don't remember; I rarely go see movies in the theater, but some of my favorites are O Brother Where Art Thou, Steel Magnolias, A League of Their Own, and the Harry Potter movies.

3. What are your favorite TV shows?
This is a tough one - I don't watch too much TV but when I do, I am a total channel surfer. I like any of the NASCAR-related shows, of course, but I'll watch anything from HGTV to American Idol to House depending what I land on. However, I can never remember when any particular shows come on!

4. What other sporting teams/events do you follow?
I don't have too much time to follow anything closely, but my favorite teams/sports are Carolina Tarheels college basketball, Virginia Tech college football, the Carolina Panthers in the NFL, Atlanta Braves in the MLB, and Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL. I also love the Olympics and the X-Games!

5. What is one personal item you can not live without?
This one is easy - my racecar!

6. What are your favorite places to visit?
Other than the racetrack (my favorite that I've driven on might be Bristol, I also really like going to watch races at Lowe's), I love going to the beach, particularly the Caribbean or the Outer Banks of NC. I love the water, sand, and sun!

7. What is your favorite clothing brand?
A great pair of jeans is my favorite clothing item - it's easy to dress jeans up with a nice shirt and heels, or be completely comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt with flip-flops or tennis shoes. I shop in a variety of stores, mostly try to pick classic pieces that never go out of style, and try everything on before I buy it!

8. What is your favorite book or publication?
My favorite books are the GRITS Guide to Life, the Harry Potter series, and anything by Karen Kingsbury, who writes Christian fiction. I also read magazines varying from Circle Track and Speedway Illustrated to Shape and Cosmo.

9. What is your favorite activity to do in your off time?
I don't have a lot of down-time, but I make sure I fit in working out almost every day, and having some fun by go-karting with my brother or just going to dinner with friends. I also play a variety of sports, and right now I am on a volleyball team with a group of co-workers and friends.

10. What is your favorite cuisine?
I love traditional Southern food, which includes sweet tea (I don't think tea should even be made unsweetened). I also like eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are in-season, and I am generally not a very-picky eater when it comes to trying new things.

11. What advice would you give other females looking to get into the sporting world?
Stay true to yourself and stay focused on the things that you can control because nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.
I also have a couple of quotes that I like to keep in mind:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams." - Henry David Thoreau
"It's not the will to win, it's the will to prepare to win." - Coach Mike Smith
"It's not just a daydream if you decide to make it your life." - Train

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Come up with a caption for these....

While playing around on Facebook tonight, I came across a few mobile uploads from Carl Edwards. Carl took a few priceless shots at a Gillette commercial shoot. Ryan Newman and Joey Logano are probably hating the fact that Carl has a camera phone & a Facebook page.

Can you come up with a caption for these pics??

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nice to See Different Names in Nationwide's Top Ten

photo courtesy of nascar.com

I finally feel like I watched a real Nationwide race! For the longest time, this race looked like a paid Sprint Cup practice. I like to look at these Nationwide races as JV, College, AA...what have you but its gets frustrating when you really have to stop and double check that this isn't a Sprint Cup race based on who is running. It would be nice if we could go back to giving some up and comers a chance to really excel and gain some notoriety for future sponsorship opportunities. I know that I have ranted on this before, and most of you agreed with me....but even the old timers in the Sprint series have limits to how much they can run. How about giving the same courtesy to the Nationwide series to let the future of the sport shine without sharing the spotlight with the big names? Getting off my soap box the race results can be found here, thanks to NASCAR.com.
Congratulations to Mike Bliss who wins his second Nationwide race (both wins were in Charlotte) after the race was called due to rain.