Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Karma Gods have granted a wish....Tim McGraw @ the Daytona 500!!!!!!!!

Last year, we had the opportunity to meet Tom Cruise while listening to his ex-wives husband Keith Urban entertain us with a pre-race concert.
It was one of our only moments that all three of us were pretty star struck. Here's to hoping that 2010 brings us the opportunity to meet Mr. Tim McGraw, I WILL DIE! See the press release below from DIS and pray for us that we get the same luck as last season!

Superstar Tim McGraw To Perform The Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show
On Sunday, February 14, multiple Grammy Award winner and superstar Tim McGraw, who recently released his 10th studio album SOUTHERN VOICE, will perform the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, the pre-race extravaganza leading up to the start of “The Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 will be broadcast live on FOX, with pre-race coverage beginning at noon and the race starting at 1 p.m. EST.

McGraw, who has 30 #1 hits to his credit, will perform three songs prior to the start of the 52nd annual Daytona 500 – the season-opening event to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the biggest stock car race in the world.
All race fans that purchase Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access pass for the Daytona 500 will be able to view McGraw’s Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show as well as the driver introductions from the grass tri-oval area.

“Tim McGraw is one of the most popular entertainers in the world and we’re thrilled to have him perform the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “Year in and year out, the Daytona 500 attracts top performers in music for the pre-race show and we excitedly await Tim McGraw’s rousing performance that will kick off the Daytona 500 as well as the new NASCAR season.”

Since the release of his debut album in 1993, McGraw has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor. He currently stars in the hit movie THE BLIND SIDE with actress Sandra Bullock.

McGraw joins a long list of star-studded names that have performed in the Daytona 500Pre-Race Show such as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey.

In addition to his Daytona 500 Pre-Race Concert, a special $157 ticket package designed around McGraw has been created that includes a Daytona 500 ticket, Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access, VIP area access to McGraw’s performance and a copy of McGraw’s latest album SOUTHERN VOICE

For more information on tickets for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access, race fans can go online at or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter ( and Facebook (

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vote for Michael Annett!

Our good buddy, Michel Annett was nominated for Central Iowa Sports Awards Athlete of the
Year. Help our favorite Nationwide driver take home the award by clicking here!

Des Moines, Iowa (January 19, 2010) – The Des Moines Area Sports
Commission has announced the nominees for the first Central Iowa Sports
Awards, and Des Moines native Michael Annett was honored by being chosen
as a contender for the prestigious Athlete of the Year Award for excelling
as a NASCAR driver in 2009.

Born and raised in America’s Heartland, Annett dreamed of a career as a
professional athlete. The 23 year old started the route to his dream with
ice hockey, but switched gears in 2005 and exchanged his ice skates for a
steering wheel.

Since the young athlete’s change in career paths, Annett has quickly
moved up the NASCAR ranks and is now in preparation for his second full
season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Annett drives Germain Racing’s
No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry and concluded the 2009 NASCAR
Nationwide Series season tenth in championship point standings.

“I’m extremely honored to represent Central Iowa each week throughout
the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit,” said Annett, “being recognized
by my home state for my accomplishments in the sport means a great deal to
me. My roots in Iowa have helped me get to where I am today, and without
those who have supported me from the start, I could have never made it to
this level.”

To vote for Michael Annett for Central Iowa Sports Awards Athlete of the
Year, please visit, scroll down to
Pro/Motor Athlete of the Year and click on Michael Annett. Before voting,
please register at the top of the page.

Online voting of nominees takes place now through February 4, 2010. The
award winners will be named on February 21, 2010. More information and
complete official rules are available at

For the latest information on Michael Annett, please visit and follow him on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Start your engines, CSI: NY fans!

From an article on

In his first return to TV since failing to find love on his VH1 dating show My Antonio, Antonio Sabato Jr. has signed on as a guest star on CSI: NY alongside NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.

Sabato and Patrick will play Formula race car drivers Davi Santos and Liza Gray, who will get into an explosive car crash during an expedition race through New York City.

Their fiery episode will air Feb. 18 on CBS.