Since I got all philosophical, sentimental, or whatever you would call that with the Texas Race Report –I left out the “Notes” section where I usually go into all things NASCAR that didn’t fit nice and tidy in the race post. So I present to you- NASCAR tidbits in no particular order that have been floating around in my brain: (more…)
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I am going to say something that I don’t like saying: it’s obvious that something is amiss with Stewart-Haas this season- specifically the #14 team of Tony Stewart. I know I know- thank you Captain Obvious right? But as stalwart of a Tony Stewart fan that I am- I can not go on being the girl with the
rosy camouflaged colored glasses any more. We are going into race 8 of the season now and Tony’s mired way down in 22nd in the Sprint Cup points standings- a full 111 points behind current points leader Jimmie Johnson.
So it look’s like Walmart’s Fan Driven 400 will indeed be called The Party In The Poconos 400. Congratulations to Shawn McMillan for coming up with the name that won!! I had a feeling it would win since it was way out in the lead for most of voting.
Now that we know what the race is to be called it’s time to vote on the signature concession for the race! The Pocono Fan Council narrowed it down to a pierogie but what kind is the question. You have three to choose from:
- Hot Honey Buffalo Wing is fried then shaken in a honey-hot sauce and served with bleu cheese dressing.
- Loaded Potato Skin is fried and topped with cheese and bacon and served with sour cream.
- Sweet Cinnamon Sugar is fried and topped with with whipped cream.
So head on over to the Facebook Walmart Fan Driven page and vote now for the concession you would most like to snack on at the Party At The Poconos 400! You can vote ONCE A DAY through May 6th- so make your voice heard- your tummy will thank you! Then we will be voting on the pace car design!
Also don’t forget there are $25.00 tickets for the Party In The Poconos 400 also thanks to Walmart’s fan driven!! Check out Walmart.com/NASCAR for more information or to purchase your ticket to the Party!
There is just something that I have always loved about watching races at Martinsville. I think it’s the close quarters, the rubbing, the inevitable tempers that eventually flair- it makes for a usually exciting race to watch on TV. Unless, of course, your driver doesn’t have so good of a day. Sigh. I still enjoyed watching the race on Sunday- don’t get me wrong. According to Tony’s radio on the NASCAR 13 sprint mobile ap it sounded like he was having handling issues. They missed the first pit stop accidentally (it was a caution and it sounded on the radio like Tony didn’t hear Steve call him in) and didn’t make one- so then when Tony did make it to the pits during the next round of pit stops the team noticed his tire wear on one of his tires was bad. Tony said something to the effect that this would pretty much mean they would have to change their strategy.
I get emails from Bass Pro Shops every so often- usually when they are having a sale. It’s because I shop there- I really do and have since way before they became a primary co-sponsor on Tony’s car. I have a father and a brother (and now three nephews) who are all outdoorsy and like to hunt and fish and camp so BPS is a great place for birthday presents and Christmas presents.
Anyway- I got this email here:
It’s advertising that they would have Duck Dynasty Season 2 on sale at BPS.com. Of course being the astute Tony Stewart fan that I am, I open every BPS email now hoping to see Tony looking at me and definitely NOT the guys from Duck Dynasty. I mean I have probably seen about three episodes of the show (and yes one of them was the Clint Bowyer episode- quite by accident). But for some reason the above email got me thinking…(and yes it is always dangerous when I start thinking).
What if one of the BPS sponsored races was a Duck Dynasty car? That would be kind of cool I think? I KNOW that judging by the things I see in my Facebook feed that there are a lot of Duck Dynasty fans out there and I know that BPS have done other special paint schemes so why not a Duck Dynasty one? They obviously sell DD stuff- as I have seen the t-shirts at the store in Vegas. So maybe next time I open an email from Bass Pro Shops I will instead see this graphic announcing the special paint scheme that I thought up:
Come on admit it- you secretly think it’s a good idea too?
So I have two classic car things to share with you:
First one is this: You can win a chance to help Tony Stewart change the oil in one of the cars in his classics collection. I have been entering- so I hope that by help they mean hand the man a filter and some paper towels while he scoots under the car on a creeper….just in case I indeed win. I know I should be able to change my own oil but I never have and would feel foolish not knowing what to do! So unless he feels like actually teaching me (I would be willing to learn- at $40 bucks a pop for an oil change I would be saving $$ to do it myself) I would just be handing him the stuff and thinking OMG I totally just handed TONY FREAKING STEWART!!! an oil filter! Because pretty much that is how my brain works. Anyway I am obviously digressing!
The easiest way to enter is first LIKING The MOBIL 1 Facebook page (facebook.com/mobil1) then going to the Under The Hood (Tony’s Sweepstakes) FaceBook ap- which also lets fans vote which car will get it’s oil changed (The options are his 1957 Chevy Bel Air, his 1978 Pontiac Firebird (think Smokey and The Bandit- unless you are too young to know what I speakand then think- cool car), his 1967 Pontiac GTO, and his 1955 Chevy Nomad). Right now it’s the 78 Firebird against the 67 GTO and I am surprised to say as of a couple of minutes ago? The GTO was KILLING the Firebird in the voting- BY A HUGE LANDSLIDE (66% to 34%). I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think that the overall winner of the car is going to be the 57 Bel Air BUT if I had my way it would be the 55 Nomad. If you have read this site any length of time you know that I ADORE the CHEVY Nomad and would love to own a bright yellow one.
Here is a video about the contest showing off Tony’s actual cars…too bad his Nomad is orange (I am still voting NOMAD when it’s time though).
Anyway- if one of my readers happens to win I hope you will share the experience with us here! And if I will you KNOW I will- but I rarely win things so don’t get your hopes up!
Someone please tell me what is it with Misty and I? Of the last three races that we have been able to attend in person (Fall Phoenix 2012, Las Vegas, and now Autoclub) post race fights have broken out at two of them and each fight included one of our favorite drivers (Phoenix had Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer going at it and of course you may have heard that my driver went a little agro on Joey Logano at Autoclub). I will get into the post race pugilism a little later. First let’s get to the actual race.
While I am still trying to collect my thoughts and process the few pictures I got at AutoClub- I wanted to take a few minutes to talk some more about the Fan Driven 400. In case you forgot, you still have time to vote on the name of the 400 mile June race at Pocono. Vote now (through April 8th) on the Walmart FanDriven Page! The three names you have to chose from are: Race More. Live Better, Pocono For The People, and Party in the Poconos.
But what I really want to talk about are some of the names that didn’t quite make the cut. First off there is the I hope Brad Wins! 400 which humors me. Why didn’t I think to submit a #GoTonyGo 400? Or I’m With Smoke 400? Those would have been awesome race names- and it’s not like he’s having the best of seasons right now- so it would show our support! Why is hindsight always 20/20 when it comes to these things?
Then there is the The P-Town Funk Race which to me sounds like a rejected hip hop song name. And while we are on the topic of music this one sounds like a country song to me: Light Beer in Plastic Cups 400 probably because of Toby Keith’s Red Solo Cup song…which I LOVE by way. Which brings us to my two favorite names that DIDN’T make the cut for naming rights of the FanDriven 400. The runner up is Deer Please Don’t Run on the Track 400 which I can relate to because on my drive to work I sometime have to think to myself Deer Please Don’t Run In Front Of My Car…because that would be messy and inconvenient…and not a way to start one’s work day (for either me or the deer). And my VERY FAVORITE of the names that didn’t make it (so much so that I wish it had made it because I would totally vote for it) is the What Turn 4? 400! I mean the track IS shaped like a triangle so there really isn’t a turn 4 so…I am all for it and if you submitted this- I think you totally got rooked and should have been in the running for the naming rights! That one right there highlights THE characteristic that Pocono is KNOWN for!
Also don’t forget to stop by Walmart.com/NASCAR to pick up your family track pack for upcoming races like Darlington, Charlotte, Dover and the Fan Driven 400! A family track pack is $99.00 and includes 4 tickets, four sodas and four hotdogs! It’s a good deal!
Now back to getting my Auto Club post written!