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Tony chats with Kyle Larson last year at Talladega 2014 (Photo credit: Tony Stewart facebook page)

“Someone described racing on the superspeedways as being a combination of a science project and the luck of a casino, and it’s exactly that way. You do everything in your power to take care of the science or technology side. You do everything you can to build the fastest car. If you don’t have the luck to go with it – even if you don’t have any drama with getting the car touched, nothing happens to the car – if you’re just in the wrong spot at the wrong time, it can take you out of the opportunity to take the best racecar in the field and win.” — Tony Stewart, Talladega Pre-race Release 2015

Crossing everything cross-able hoping lady luck is on Tony’s side at ‘Dega.

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Tony says it’s easy being green with Mobil 1. April 23, 2015: Tony Stewart Mobil 1 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond VA. (HHP/Harold Hinson)

I love the above picture of Tony clowning around for the cameras with his NASCAR Race To Green hat on.  There is a reason for this of course: Tony Stewart and his Sponsor Mobil 1 are helping NASCAR reduce their carbon footprint by providing lubricant and fuel-efficiency technology expertise to the NASCAR broadcast compound vehicles and power generators.  Mobil 1 who serves as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR, is helping NASCAR by supportingt the NASCAR Race to Green initiative as an official program partner for the second year in a row. Last year I posted about how NASCAR’s fleet-and-service vehicles started using ExxonMobil’s fuel-efficient motor oils.   This year as part of NASCAR Race to Green ExxonMobil help NASCAR expand their use of  lubricant technology and engineering counsel to the vehicles and generators of the NASCAR broadcast compound including  36 generators and 50+ vehicles from tractor trailers down to golf carts.  At Richmond Tony Stewart got to tour the NASCAR broadcast compound: (more…)

Editor’s note (okay who am I kidding with the editor stuff): This is just a warning- I am about to step on my soapbox for a bit. If that’s not your deal- we can just agree to disagree and call it good til next time. — Amy

April 26, 2015: Tony Stewart during the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond VA. (Photo source: Tony Stewart Official Store/HHP/Harold Hinson)

Tony Qualified: 13th

Tony Finished: 41st

Points: 148 (30th in points)

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Tony Grinning in Richmond Spring 2014 (photo credit: Tony Stewart Facebook Page)

“It’s not one of my favorite tracks, it is my favorite track. It’s the perfect-sized track for a Cup race. The other short tracks we run – Bristol and Martinsville – they’re cool in their own right, but there’s a lot of congestion at those two tracks. But at Richmond, it just seems like that extra quarter-mile, and that three-quarter-mile shape, and how wide the groove gets there, allows for good racing. It seems like we have to race ourselves and race the racetrack versus racing each other a lot of times. You do have to race each other, obviously, but there are a lot of times during the race when you have the flexibility to move around on the racetrack and try to find a spot your car likes better than somewhere else. A lot of times on a short track you don’t have the flexibility. You’re more narrowed down with what groove you’re going to be in. It is literally the favorite track of mine on the circuit.” — Tony Stewart, Spring 2015 Richmond Race Advance

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Danica Patrick has mentioned in more than one interview that she has a passion for cooking and has a secret desire to create a cookbook. She has mentioned it as recently as last month in this article in USAToday by Jeff Gluck. So it shouldn’t be any surprise to see Danica serving up smoothies from a food truck right? Um Danica? Just what kind of smoothies are these anyway:

Are those sweet potato fries? Um Danica what kind of smoothie is that anyway?! (Photo source: Aspen Dental)

So Danica isn’t really trying to hawk things like burger and fish taco smoothies.  She along with sponsor Aspen Dental are trying to bring awareness to the fact that an estimated 150 million American adults avoided a dental visit altogether last year for reasons like anxiety about cost and extent of needed work and of course pain. Hey I can sympathize- I use to be one of you dentist avoiders and I have dental insurance through my employer.  Why did I avoid the dentist? Because I was anxious about things like the pain and the money involved with going regularly even with insurance.  Then I chipped a tooth eating a salad. Yes you read that right. I know- how does one chip a tooth eating a salad? I don’t know- how does one dislocate a knee while sleeping? I guess it’s my superhero talent- being able to injure myself doing mundane things like sleeping and eating salads. But I digress. The tooth I chipped was a front bottom tooth- and I did it on a Saturday late afternoon. Without a regular dentist how was I suppose to get someone to fix that for me?  Luckily through recommendation of an extended family member had me in the dentist chair on Monday and turned out that I LOVED this dentist. He is awesome, his staff is awesome and I am there every six months like clock work for my cleaning and exam.

Okay so you are probably saying well that is great- you have a dentist you love. What does that have to do with Danica Patrick dishing out bizarre smoothies?  Easy-by avoiding visiting a dentist regularly you are facing a future of smoothies.  Check out Aspen Dental’s ATasteOfTheFuture.com to watch Danica Patrick in a hidden video prank serving up things like fish taco smoothies from a food truck to unsuspecting customers while trying to drive home the fact that YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH.  Without them you are facing a future of fish taco smoothies and a variety of other health problems. Not to mention the fact that without healthy teeth you are relegated to a future of soft food like smoothies and will no longer be able to participate in the joys of mastication (there’s a five dollar word for you).  While you are at ATasteOfTheFuture.com you can even make an appointment while there. Just do it- go to the dentist already.  Don’t make Danica come force feed you a sweet potato fry smoothie!

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For full disclosure purposes (I am looking at you FTC): I received information about the Taste of the Future video from Aspen Dental and was compensated for my post.  All opinions and stories within the above post are my own and I really do love my dentist who is not affiliated with Aspen dental to the best of my knowledge.

So Tony Stewart went to Washington, DC with Kevin Harvick to watch the 2014 Champ (Harvick) get recognized at the event.  Here are some pictures of Tony Stewart at the event:

US President Barack Obama (2nd-R) speaks while flanked by NASCAR Champion driver Kevin Harvick (R) Crew Chief Rodney Childers (2nd-L) and owner Tony Stewart (L) during an event to honor the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion on the south lawn of the White House April 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Harvick drives the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Hass Racing in NASCARs Sprint Cup series. (April 20, 2015 – Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)

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Crew getting things done during a pit stop at Bristol. (Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook/HHP photo/Alan Marler)

Tony Qualified: 21st

Tony Finished: 6th

Points: 145 points (28th place in the standings)

I honestly came into the race weekend thinking I wouldn’t even get to see a race- that at best I would be stuck at work on Monday morning trying to pay attention to my NASCAR while working using a combination of Twitter, SiriusXM Online and the NASCAR Mobile ap. As a matter of fact- I was so sure that the race wouldn’t even get started that I actually ran to the store- only to check my phone as I was walking into Target to find that the green had flown and the race was on. Figures, I told myself as I rushed around Target picking up this, that and the laundry detergent. At least I have SiriusXM with the NASCAR so I could listen to the race on the way home and not miss much, that is what I told myself anyway.  I didn’t have to worry about it though- I checked my phone again as I was leaving Target only to find that the race had been red flagged and I had plenty of time to get home. (more…)

Tony and Zippy at Bristol Motor Speedway 2014. (Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Facebook)

“I’ve always liked that the crowd is right there at the edge of the track, all the way around it. You can just feel the excitement from the fans. The fans that go to Bristol are passionate about racing. And whether they like you or hate you, they love their racing at Bristol. I’d say the fans are the best part of Bristol. It’s just a cool place and a cool atmosphere, and it’s because of the fans.” — Tony Stewart, Food City 500 pre-race press release.

 

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