Saturday, February 6, 2010

Swoon!!! Harry Connick Jr will sing at the 500!!

Megan is excited about Tim McGraw but this press release made my day! I love Harry Connick Jr. even tho one time I saw him in concert and he had more makeup on than I have ever seen...hope he fired that girl :). Race Day stalk mode just got a little more interesting!

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Columbia Recording artist, singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr. will sing the National Anthem for the 52nd running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14, NASCAR biggest and most prestigious race of the season.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Connick recently released his 24th album titled ‘YOUR SONGS,’ which consists of Connick singing classic songs with a full orchestra, and, as with nearly all of Connick’s previous albums, he arranged and orchestrated all of the songs himself.

“We’re delighted to welcome Harry Connick Jr. to NASCAR’s most storied track – Daytona International Speedway,” Track President Robin Braig said. “Known world wide for his talented voice, we can’t wait to hear Harry Connick’s rendition of the National Anthem as he helps kick off NASCAR’s greatest spectacle – the Daytona 500.”

Since the release of his debut album in 1987, Connick has sold more than 25 million albums as well as maintained a successful acting career appearing in movies such as “Hope Floats,” “Memphis Belle,” “P.S. I Love You” and most recently “New In Town” with Renee Zellweger.

Connick has performed in front of the NASCAR family before singing at the season-ending awards ceremony back in 2003.

Tickets for all Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes Speedweeks events, including the 52nd annual Daytona 500, are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

From Roscoe Illinois to Daytona Beach Florida

Recently married Nicole Briscoe (Manske) got a chance to sit down and interview former High School Classmate and Cheerleader Partner, Danica Patrick. After all those years in school together, I wonder if either of them thought they would appear on ESPN together!

NASCAR Baby Boom 2010

Jeff Gordon and wife Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their second child sometime in August.

Here is a note from his fan page:
Hey fans, Ingrid and I wanted to be the first to tell you (ok maybe not the first, but not far from it) the exciting news that Ingrid is 12 weeks pregnant and expecting our second child. We're very excited and can't wait to expand our family to four. Ella is also very excited and can't stop talking about how much she's looking forward to being a big sister. JG

I am starting to loose track of all the NASCAR pregnancy's out there. Jeff's good friend and teammate Jimmie Johnson & wife Chandra will have their first child in July. Carl Edwards and wife Kate are having a baby girl sometime this month and Elliot & Amanda Sadler are having a baby boy in April. That's going to be one busy playground in the Driver Owner lot!!

Whose next?? I for one am staying away from the Kool-Aid on pit road.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keeping up with the Kardashians NASCAR style

At first we thought we were being punked when we received this press release and not by Ashton Kutcher, but by Tommy Baldwin. We do love celebrity NASCAR partnerships and pink cars, especially when said car has our favorite word Sephora on the hood. We just weren't expecting this one. Too bad this isn't happening in Daytona, for we would surely love to see it with our very own eyes. Or maybe a trip to Vegas is in our future? And PS, major kuddos to Tommy Baldwin Racing, who has secured two celebrity sponsorships over the past season. Last year with a multi race deal w/ one of our favorite Food Network stars, Guy Feirri and now with.......Drum roll please....

TOMMY BALDWIN ADDS KIM KARDASHIAN TO RACING TEAM. The No. 36 Chevrolet will feature the Kim Kardashian fragrance, "Kardashian" pink paint scheme for Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Las Vegas on Feb. 28. This may be the most unique sponsor partnerships in NASCAR history.

Kim will star as the Grand Marshall for the Shelby American. I wonder if her man Reggie Bush will be there sporting a Super Bowl ring (here's to hoping!). If your headed out to my favorite race of the season, make sure you stop by and say hey to Kim. She will make a personal appearance in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Sephora in The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes from 7 to 9 p.m. (PT). Also on hand outside Sephora will be a TBR No. 36 Chevrolet, featuring the custom Kim Kardashian fragrance paint scheme that will be used the following day, Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Kim for this race and getting her involved in our sport,” said Baldwin, who will have Mike Bliss in the driver’s seat. “She’ll certainly bring a lot of star power to the No. 36 Chevrolet.”

“I’m really looking forward to this partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing and the opportunity to experience the exciting world of NASCAR up close,” Kardashian said. “It’s going to be truly amazing to see our car out there competing and exposing my new fragrance to millions of racing fans.”

There is a contest going on to join Kim in her personal Sephora appearance, an after-party at Tao Nightclub & at the race. For more details visit


A fragrance as voluptuous, sensual and beautiful as Kim herself. TV star, entrepreneur, model, actress and trendsetter, Kim Kardashian has it all. Now the pop culture icon adds another accomplishment to her portfolio: a trademark fragrance. Named for the captivating beauty and magnetic personality who inspired the fragrance, Kim Kardashian reflects the sensuality, femininity and appeal of one of the most idolized women in the world. Feminine, alluring and irresistible, Kim Kardashian gives fans instant access to Kim's glamorous lifestyle.

Tony Stewart to appear at Ormond Beach Office Depot

Calling all Tony Stewart fans! If your in the Ormond Beach area on Tuesday February 9th, make your way over to the Ormond Beach Office Depot for a chance to meet Smoke in person!

If you're not in the area but would like to ask Tony a particular question, send them our way. We will be conducting a little interview w/ the man himself. Boxers or Briefs? Biggest regret? Best compliment ever received? Blond's or Brunettes? You tell us what to ask, and we will take the top 5 questions and ask away.

If your looking for details on meeting Tony, read below.

If you haven't entered our contest for the autographed Tony Stewart Office Depot Chair, click here. You have a week and a half left to get your pictures in. We will announce the winner following the Daytona 500.

NASCAR star Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and team owner at Stewart-Haas Racing.

Stewart will sign autographs for fans at the local Office Depot store in Ormond Beach, Florida. Office Depot is the Official Office Products Partner of NASCAR and co-primary sponsor of Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy.

Fans planning to attend the autograph session should also be aware of the new Office Depot “Smokin’ Hot” Instant Win Game. From February 7 through March 6, fans who make any purchase at an Office Depot store will receive a scratch-off card for a chance to win instantly.

The game will have more than 35,000 instant winners, and one grand prize winner will receive a VIP race experience with Stewart at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, plus a trip to Stewart’s “Smoke Show” fantasy driving experience at Texas Motor Speedway later this year.

Additional prizes include $100 Office Depot gift cards and exclusive Tony Stewart posters.

Office Depot
405 West Granada Blvd. (at W. Granada and N. Orchard)
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
4-6 p.m. local time
Stewart signing autographs for fans

This event is open to the general public, and 700 wristbands will be distributed for autographs (one per person). The wristbands may be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at the store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jennifer Jo Cobb will make debut in Daytona

Just another reminder that Danica Patrick wont be the only female to focus on in Daytona. If you remember, (we hope you do) we interviewed Jennifer in our Fast Lap feature last year.

Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing will debut the No. 10 Ford F-150 in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway on February 12. Cobb will attempt a full schedule with the goal of winning the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year title.

Cobb has over 18 years of racing experience, rising up the ranks in the NASCAR grassroots levels. The Kansas City, Kan., native has four previous starts in the Camping World Truck Series, but is now ready to compete with the best drivers and teams in the series.

Cobb, also a motivational speaker, will draw attention to her fashion line, Driver Boutique and Driven for Men on her truck, but the team continues to look for additional partners for the season.

It wouldnt be fashionista-like if we didn't give you some feedback on Jennifer's line of clothing:

Love!! This is one of my favorite tee's from the line. Its cute, and a definite viable option to wear while at the track. We like that Jennifer takes her skills to the track and her mouth to the masses, motivating girls everywhere to copy her passion on the track where age or gender is not an obstacle.