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“What do you get one of the best drivers in the world for his birthday? Well probably nothing since you don’t know him. You can try to leave something at his door step, but that can be considered stalking and is creepy. So what then? Do like I have the last few years, donate what you can to his charity.”- Kevin M Boots
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.
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.
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:
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?