Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lap 3

February 18 2011 will mark the 10 year anniversary since NASCAR lost Dale Earnhardt Sr. At the 53rd running of the Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway is paying tribute to the man in black. They are asking for a moment of silence on the third lap while the fans hold up the number 3. Here is a photo we took from the 2009 Daytona 500, where the Bass Pro Shops team paid tribute to the intimidator, as they do every year on lap 3. Goosebumps will be making a presence on Sunday, especially with Dale Earnhardt Jr on the pole.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway is asking for a moment of silence on the third lap of the Daytona 500 as a tribute to Dale Earnhardt.

Earnhardt was killed in an accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. The speedway considered various ways to mark the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt's death. Click here to continue.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NASCAR children coming to a garage near you

If you're a NASCAR fan, you would have to be living under a rock if you weren't aware of the latest fad on pit road - no we aren't talking the latest designer jeans....we're talking babies. NASCAR's baby boom was mentioned over this past weekend almost as many times as Chris Myers mentioned twitter . It seems like every week, another driver is announcing they are expecting a child. So it comes to no surprise that NASCAR made their special announcement that the garage area is open to children during it's "cold" pre-race period. An adult with approved access (hard card or a single event license) can bring his or her child into the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series garages on race days. Each child will be issued a special credential & there is no minimum age requirement. This must be good news to the #1 Bass Pro team who had a huge baby boom in 2010!