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1.  What is your personal policy regarding locking your car? I lock it always. I mean every once in a while I forget (like the night before last night). But I  try to lock it always.

2.  If you had to do it all again would you choose the same career path? Yes. I think I was meant to be doing this for some reason.

3.  What is something you hope to do this summer? See another NASCAR race

4.  Tell us something you are thankful for right now. My friends and family and my job.

5.  Tell us of a book, movie, tv show, webisode, author, CD, musician, comedian or any form of entertainment you have been digging lately. Lately I have been digging memoirs and biographies, the Taylor Swift CD, Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives now that they are back on.

Fill-in 69:

1. When I fell fall in love I will let you know!
2. May is when the flowers bloom and it heats up outside!
3. Oh no! The internet connection is down, pass me a book.
4. Grey’s Anatomy is the craziest tv show ever.
5. Cheese and Chips (nachos) make a great meal!
6. My brother planted a(n amazing) garden.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include washing the car (I was rained out last weekend) and Sunday, I want to settling in for the race at DEGA baby!

It could be because I am tired but I thought this was hilarious when I wrote it:


For my thoughts on what I think Tony Stewart will do regarding his contact with JGR and rumors about Haas and Richard Childress racing…visit my article WWTD (What Will Tony Do)?…(consider yourself warned- its a long one).

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You may or may not have noticed that I added a new category to my sidebar over there on the right, ALSO BLOGGING AT. Yes…you read it right. I was invited to blog over at Nascar Bloggers Full Throttle (NBFT). I was honored to be asked to be part of the awesome group blog and frankly am slightly intimidated by the caliber of blogger over there. Of course that doesn’t mean I won’t jump in with both feet.

Be sure to visit NBFT to hear what the blogosphere is talking about when it comes to NASCAR.

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Last season DirecTV offered a special HOTPASS package with the chase races only and I signed up for it. I was kind of unimpressed with it so at the end of the season I cancelled it. But then I found myself with a little extra money and I was kind of missing HotPass so I reordered it before the start of this season (admittedly based partially on the Tony Stewart commercials). Again I find myself disappointed. I really don’t think it is worth the over $80.00 it ends up being worth the extras.

Here is my list of my major complaints so far about HOTPASS:

1. There isn’t enough Tony Stewart. I really think that HOTPASS should be available for all drivers and you as a customer should get to pick a driver and follow them throughout the year. Or maybe even pick two drivers. Tony Stewart seems to be used exclusively to advertise the product…bring on my Smoke!

2. Team audio is obviously censored. I don’t pay all that money to listen to censored conversations. I want to hear it all…good, bad or ugly. Team audio is probably THE reason I signed up for HOTPASS do not ruin it for me by censoring it.

3. During the chase races last year there were 5 drivers to pick from each week – it has changed to four drivers this season.

4. Figure out a way so that the DVRs pick HOTPASS back up after a rain delay.

5. Figure out a way so that if you DVR the HOTPASS you can still use the alternate audio feeds.

6. Cut out the cheesy bumper music when popping back in from commercial breaks. Us Tony Stewart fans can only take so much “Smoke On The Water”. Seriously.

Here is a list of what HOTPASS does well:

1. Exclusive pre-race, during race, and sometimes even post race interviews.

Here is a list of what HOTPASS does okay with but could do better:

1. The Top 13 drivers team audio only channel. This at least lets me listen to Tony’s team audio even when he isn’t a driver (as long as he doesn’t drop out of the top 12). I like this. Would it be possible to have the ability to either completely mute or at least turn down the fox audio on the same channel so that I can actually hear what the crew members are saying?

For those readers who might be going to Talladega this upcoming weekend, Dodge Boys racing has a special promotion running at the track: The Dodge Scratch and Win contest will have members of the Dodge Squad handing out cards to fans at the track where you can win great prizes including the grand prize of a 2009 Challenger (have you seen these? They are sweet looking let me tell you).   If it is anything like the Dodge Squad at Las Vegas MotorSpeedway you will have no trouble finding them.  In Vegas they were handing out bandanas so Roxy now has one that says DODGE BOYS RACING on it.

Also you can enter the Dodge Experience of a Lifetime at the track where the winner and a guest will be Dodge VIPs for one of five NASCAR race weekends.

For more information visit dodgeboysracing.com or look for the Dodge Squad at the track. Wish I was there!

So did you have a good weekend? I did too but then again any weekend that includes baby holding is a good weekend.

I spent my Off weekend desk shopping for a computer desk for my brother.  This took all day Saturday. Seriously.  It started about 10:20 when he called (whilst I was cleaning the bathroom) and asked if I would go to PG with him to look at a specific furniture store. I finished the bathroom and went across the street to his house to see his new computer (HUGE HD FLAT SCREEN- its a cool setup), hold his son for about 30 minutes while he got ready and then we were off.  Why is it you can find anything you want when you aren’t looking for it…but when you are looking for something, in this case a computer desk, no one has them.  Like he says he probably used $180 dollars worth of gas to find his desk.  It was an all day affair but I know that he was happy to find a suitable desk for his decor and wallet.  I got home about 5:30 pm.

Sunday…well on Sunday I was at my favorite store (TARGET) and I ended up coming home with a Radio Flyer Retro Red classic tricycle. Yep, for those of you keeping track at home I bought a tricycle for a child who is exactly 1 month old today.  It was cute though…it started out like this:

And ended up looking like this:

After delivering the lovely trike across the street (much to their surprise) I came home and watched the last part of the Nationwide race.   It was hard for me to decide who to root for frankly. I was a huge Scott Pruett fan back in his Indy days…but I really think Kyle Busch has a heck of a lot of talent. I guess would have been pleased to see either of them win.  Kyle did come away with the win- his first on a road course.

Obviously by my last post I was happy to find out that Danica won her first Indy race in Japan. What I failed to mention is that this is important to the history of motorsports because it is the first Indy race won by a woman. I knew that if any one would do it, it would be Danica. She has drive.

I finished off my day by making cookies. They weren’t that great. My bakeless cookies that I made last weekend were far more delicious.

I knew it would happen eventually and I think it rocks. What? Danica Patrick won an Indy race. The Twin Motegi Japan 300. Way to freaking go! YAH!