Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Happy Hour

I'm bringing you this Happy Hour from the sunny beaches of Key West, FL! I wanted to give our readers a piece of luxury with a Key Lime Martini in honor of today's Happy Hour. You can follow along with Happy Hour here! Back to Duval Street I go.Key Lime Martini
2 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
1 oz Rose's® lime juice
1 oz half-and-half
1 Graham Cracker, crumbled fine
Lime Juice

Fill first three three ingredients in a shaker with ice & shake. Rim martini glass with lime juice, then dip in crushed Graham Cracker. Strain drink into Martini glass.

"I came.....I drank.....I don't remember!" Irish Kevin's.

Toyota SaveMart 350 Lineup

It's starting to feel like Ground Hog Day. Brian Vickers got the pole for the second week in a row for the Toyota SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway. This is Brians 3rd pole this season and 9th for his NSCS career.
photo rights of NASCAR.com

1 83 Brian Vickers Toyota, Red Bull
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota, M&M's / Transformers
3 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota, Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox
4 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet, Office Depot / Old Spice
5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge, Budweiser
6 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet, GE Reveal
7 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet, Haas Automation
8 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge, Stanley Tools
9 08 Boris Said Ford, Carter / Simo Racing
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford, Dewalt
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet, Lowe's
12 20 Joey Logano Toyota, The Home Depot
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, DuPont
14 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet, Carquest / Kellogg's
15 16 Greg Biffle Ford, 3M Post-it
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet, Shell / Pennzoil
1742 Juan Montoya Chevrolet, Target
18 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge, Mobil 1
19 66 Dave Blaney Toyota, Prism Motorsports
20 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge, Best Buy
21 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet, Jack Daniel's
22 7 Robby Gordon Toyota, Menards / Jim Beam
23 26 Jamie McMurray Ford, Irwin Vise-Grip
24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota, FedEx Office
25 96 Bobby Labonte Ford, Ask.com
26 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet, Cheerios / Hamburger Helper
27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge, Miller Lite
28 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge, Valvoline
29 09 Ron Fellows Chevrolet, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
30 98 Paul Menard Ford, Johns Manville / Menards
31 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota, NEMCO Motorsports
32 71 David Gilliland Chevrolet, Adobe Road Winery
33 13 Max Papis Toyota, GEICO
34 99 Carl Edwards Ford, Aflac
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet, Amp Energy / National Guard
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet, Caterpillar
37 04 P.J. Jones Toyota, Jim Beam / Menards
38 55 Patrick Carpentier Toyota, NAPA Auto Parts
39 12 David Stremme Dodge, Penske Racing
4 06 David Ragan Ford, UPS
41 34 John Andretti Chevrolet, Taco Bell
42 00 David Reutimann Toyota, Aaron's Dream Machine
43 02 Brandon Ash Dodge, Efusjon Energy Club

Failed to Qualify:
82 Scott Speed Toyota, Red Bull
27 Tom Hubert Toyota, Lilly Trucking of Virginia
37 Chris Cook Dodge, Long John Silver's
36 Brian Simo Toyota, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

Friday, June 19, 2009

BIFFLE/STEWART RAFFLE ENDS $11,914 Raised to Buy K9 Vests



We first reported on the Charity Splits raffle here. Soon several K9 officers will receive bullet-and-knife-resistant vests thanks to the partnership of Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart. The two NASCAR drivers joined Susie Jean, a philanthropist appropriately nicknamed “Dog’s Vest Friend” and founder of Vest ‘N P.D.P, to help in her efforts of providing vests to all K9 officers. A Charity Splits raffle was held from April 30, 2009 through June 14, 2009. Fans paid $10 for a raffle ticket, giving them the chance to win 25% of the proceeds. Holly Hock from Ohio was announced the winner on Sunday, and she took home $5,470. Vest ‘N P.D.P received $11,914.

Supporting Vest ‘N P.D.P. is not new to Tony Stewart. Last year the Tony Stewart Foundation awarded a grant to Vest ‘N P.D.P. in order to provide forty bullet-and-knife-resistant vests to all K9 officers in Indiana as well as ten other dogs in other states. Greg Biffle and the Greg Biffle Foundation were very excited to partner with Stewart this year, and to get NASCAR fans involved and aware. “The more people know about the need to protect K9 officers, the more support these dogs will receive. Our Foundation is proud to be a part of the push to keep K9 officers safe,” said Biffle.

To learn more about Susie Jean and Vest ‘N P.D.P. visit www.vestnpdp.com. To see what’s new at Greg and Tony’s foundations, visit www.gregbifflefoundation.com and www.tonystewartfoundation.org.

Golf, PUMA and Kasey Kahne-Oh My!

Fridays are good days for diversion so lets talk about golf shall we? The PUMA Open is a non traditional golf tournament series that puts a unique spin on the game. In the spirit of shaking things up, Kasey Kahne will be on the PUMA Open greens for this event. To watch him in action and to learn more about the PUMA Open stopping in 15 cities across the country-visit www.thepumaopen.com. The fashionistas and golf is the one common thread that started our friendship. As beer girls for Darlynn's annual charity golf tournament we bonded and learned some golf etiquette quicker than you can say FORE! Check out the hilarious promo below for this event starring Kasey.


New Driver, Sponsor on the Tommy Baldwin Racing #36 in Sonoma

Brian Simo who may not be the most familiar name on the Sprint Cup's track this weekend, but if you know anything about surfing...and I think my grandmother even would recognize this...there is this little brand name of clothing called NO FEAR that Brian and his twin brother Mark created in 1989. He is also a vetran of Trans-Am racing.

Also, TBR has a new sponsor. Further pushing this little team that could, The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) and its member organizations will be featured on Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 36 Toyota with driver Brian Simo in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California on Sunday, June 21st. Additionally, COHA will also be featured on Jason Bowle’s car in the NASCAR Camping World West Series Race at Infineon Raceway on Saturday, June 20th. This was made possible through an anonymous donation to highlight the important efforts of COHA to NASCAR fans in California and throughout the nation.

COHA is a 501(C)4 political advocacy organization dedicated solely to the promotion of wildlife conservation and the protection of our hunting heritage. COHA was founded in 2006 by the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) in response to increasing political threats to hunting and science-based wildlife management in California. COHA enhances the hunting community’s political advocacy capability at all government levels and serves as an umbrella under which diverse outdoor interests can mobilize.

“COHA is very pleased to team with Tommy Baldwin Racing in running a car at Infineon which represents COHA and our vast membership of conservation organizations who share our concern for wildlife and the future of our outdoor heritage,” stated Bill Gaines, President of the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance. “NASCAR fans are proven to care deeply about these same traditions. With the generous assistance of Tommy Baldwin Racing, we can let them know that COHA is fighting hard to keep these traditions alive in California and beyond.”

COHA accomplishes its mission through direct lobbying, legal research and political fundraising. Key issues include, but are not limited to protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat, increasing hunter access and opportunity, protecting the use of dogs in hunting, ensuring appropriate use of hunter-generated monies, ensuring biologically-based seasons and bag limits and maintaining appropriate wildlife management tools.

“I am really excited to have COHA on our car this weekend,” Baldwin said. “We have road course specialist Brian Simo in the car so we should put on a pretty good show for them. I just hope we can make all the COHA folks proud this weekend.”

Simo, has three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Infineon Raceway with a career-best finish of 10th coming in 2005.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be televised live Sun., June 21 beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST on TNT and the Camping Word East Race will begin at 3:30 on June 20.
For more information on the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, visit their website at www.outdoorheritage.org, or contact them at 916-643-4607.

For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing visit here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Fast Lap with Sarah Bennett-Baggs

Today's Fast lap features Sports Car Racing driver Sarah Bennett Baggs. She is driving Aston Martin N24 in GT Cup and is also a Motoesport Artist. Her work can be found here.


1.What music have you recently put on your iPod? Lady GaGa, James Morrison, Pink

2. What was the last movie you saw? W & Slumdog Millionaire

3. What are your favorite TV shows? Top Gear, & Have I got news for you?

4. What other sporting teams/events do you follow? Other Fellow racing pals, Formula 1, and at present the British Tennis Open.

5. What is one personal item you can not live without? My blackberry for staying in touch with the world.

6. What are your favorite places to visit? Love Italy and France and all of the UK, wide open spaces with lots of wildlife, ole worlde towns and villages, favorites Umbria in Italy, Devon and Cornwall in the UK, St Tropez in France pretty quaint towns by the sea, especially if there is a tea shop!

7. What is your favorite clothing brand? Abercrombie and Fitch, Diesel, and Prada - but also Zara, White stuff for Casuals.

8. What is your favorite book or publication? Always read 'The Week', Evo, GTPorsche, and Porsche Post magazines and usually have a good book on the go most of the time.

9. What is your favorite activity to do in your off time? I love painting and do commissions of racecars for friends in Pastel and Acrylic, I even have my own website: www.carsoncanvas.co.uk. Plus I am a keen gardener and am always pottering about in the garden, plus I love a bit of watersports when the weather is good.

10. What is your favorite cuisine? Difficult one, I love everything, Indian, Chinese, Thai - but I think traditional English roasts are my favourite there's nothing like getting all your friends round for a long lazy Sunday lunch!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Megan!


Happy Birthday Megan! Welcome to my decade! May all your dreams come true oxxo

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tune Up Tuesday, Jonas Brothers....well, why not?

Guilty Pleasures...Chic Lit, Chocolate Cake, and the Disney Channel. As a thirty-something fashionista I have been known to sit through Hannah Montana marathons, and I-Carly is becoming my new favorite. Every decade has their icons and today the tween sensation Jonas Brothers comes out with their new album...Lines, Vines and Trying Times.



Sure to knock the socks of all sales records, you can also find other tunes of interest here. To listen to some of what your kids will be bugging you to buy today, visit here, courtesy of Amazon.com!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Slugger Labbe!

The b*tches want to wish one of our three favorite Crew Chiefs, Slugger Labbe, a very Happy Birthday.