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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…)

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.

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)

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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:

  1. Hot Honey Buffalo Wing is fried then shaken in a honey-hot sauce and served with bleu cheese dressing.
  2. Loaded Potato Skin is fried and topped with cheese and bacon and served with sour cream.
  3. 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.

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, is interviewed after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.
(Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)

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Judging by the bacon themed food and novelty items that surround us these days, there must be some strange and growing group of bacon fanatics in the world. Who they are and where they are I do not know, and am not sure I want to know. Since everyone else I have discussed this over abundance of bacon with seems to scrunch their nose and think it as strange as I do, I am left to wonder about the people who would find such things as bacon sundaes at Denny’s, bacon bandages and bacon candy canes from Urban Outfitters, and bacon cotton candy appealing.

Oh yeah, bacon cotton candy! Texas Motor Speedway is unveiling its newly created “Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy” during the NRA 500. There is even a scratch and sniff shirt to go along with this culinary creation! Executive Chef Joel Pena will prepare over 3,000 bags of “Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy” and will cook more than 300 pounds of bacon to be used as candy-coated topping to the bacon flavored candy fluff.

The candy can be purchased at where else, but the Pig Rig Food Truck on the concourse between gates three and four, and in the stands by Hawg Heaven Hawkers, and at various concession stands throughout the track.

I guess I really shouldn’t knock something I haven’t tried, but I just can not understand this bacon mania that is taking the country by storm. I wonder how many of you have tried a bacon delicacy or would want to try Texas’ newest treat?! If you do, let us know what you think.

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:

Duck Dynasty Email from Bass Pro Shops (Screen shot by me)

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:

Duck Dynasty and Tony Stewart- come on…it would be a cool paint scheme- admit it! (Photo created by Kevin M. Boots)

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!

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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.

The Naval Re-Enlistment Ceremony before Driver Introductions at AutoClub Speedway. (Photo Credit: Amy K. Marbach)

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