Are you looking for that holiday gift for the NASCAR fan in your life? Here are some quick suggestions from your friendly neighborhood Smoke fan: (more…)
Hi Santa! It’s me, Amy, your friendly neighborhood diehard Tony Stewart fan. It’s been a long time since I have written you a letter. A really, really long time, but we won’t talk about that! You already know if I have been naughty or nice so I won’t sit here and try to bargain with you regarding that fact. Nor will I wax poetically about whether or not you you exist- clearly you do based on the sole number of presents my three nephews had under their tree last year. I thought it couldn’t hurt things if I actually sent you my wish list this year.
Anyway Santa, here is a list of what this Smoke fan wants for Christmas this year. Just to warn you Santa- some of these things are a bit in the future from Christmas- but if it happens I will just know that I was extra-specially good this year: (more…)
Lionel Racing Collectables is giving their die-cast customers a change to won an ultimate piece of the 2014 NASCAR Championship. For the first time- Lionel pre-made two 2014 championship die-cast to have on hand DURING the post race celebration! That is right these were signed right there in victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway and of course I have the pictures to prove it:
These die-casts were NOT just used as props for the hat dance picture celebration though! They were autographed and will be boxed up and randomly shipped to one lucky fan purchasing a Chase Elliot Championship die-cast and one purchasing a Kevin Harvick Championship die-cast. What a great treat for any die hard fan! Purchase your Championship die-cast from Lionel Racing Collectables today! You never know- you might just get a little piece of the victory celebration!
I have lots to write still to wrap up the season- but I wanted to congratulate the winner of the Ford EcoBoost 400 AND the winner of the 2014 Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing #4 Budweiser Chevy:
And my FAVORITE picture of the night- Driver, Owner, Friends, Champions.
Thanks Kevin Harvick- Stewart-Haas Racing and Tony needed that!! So did the fans.
If you look up the word champion up on dictionary.com this is what the definition is:
Do you see that very first definition there? A person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place. It’s makes sense right? After all if you look at probably the two most popular stick-and/or-ball sports in the United States that is what they use as a Champion. What Super Bowl team does not have the BEST record for their division going into the big game. Same for the World Series- it’s a series of games between the two teams with the best records in their respective divisions. It’s what NASCAR use to have. (more…)
This TQMS entry is literally for the road because as you are reading this (on Friday) I am scuttling off through the desert to the last elimination race of the year. You know I couldn’t forgo going to Phoenix right?! It’s going to be a fun-filled but crazy quick trip and you can follow my adventures on twitter (BadGroove) and Misty’s too if you want (Fyrstorm24). It will likely be quite the stressful race for Misty- our diehard Jeff Gordon fan and it’s the final elimination race. I can’t remember the last time we went to a race JUST for the race and not for the whole weekend!
Anyway first installment of this double shot of TQMS is from back at Martinsville. I actually took a picture from the race that I found on the internet and tweaked it a bit because I am trying to teach myself photoshop. It might look familiar if you are a member of Tony Stewart Fans group on Facebook because I happened to use it as the header graphic (I am one of the admins so sometimes they let me do things like that):
And for this week, a tweet from the man himself. It was in response to some of the responses to his tweet about Michael Waltrip being voted of #DWTS but I think it is good advice in general:
And just because it’s my blog and I can do what I want to- here is an extra gratuitous Tony Stewart picture for you:
*TQMS= The Quotable Mr. Stewart. Click here for previous editions of the TQMS posts.
I have found a NASCAR driver themed necklace for the NASCAR fan in your life and just in time for the holidays! Actually, technically you can thank my mom for this one- she was searching the internet- specifically she was looking for a NASCAR/racing/Tony Stewart themed living locket (charm lockets is what I call them) for yours truly as a Christmas gift when she stumbled upon SportLockets.com in her internet journey. She ended up emailing them because while they have TONS of sport team themed lockets they had NO racing ones at all. They replied back to my mom and now (with a little help from me deciding which drivers to feature) have a line of lockets that are themed with of the more popular NASCAR drivers! They sent me a picture of one they mocked up for a Tony Stewart locket to see if it would be something I thought fans would be interested in and I loved it so much I bought it right away!
The racing line of their lockets can be found at http://sportlockets.com/collections/lockets/racing (that link takes you right to the racing themed lockets but check out the other sport lockets too)! They are SUPER adorable- obviously since I bought one right away (sorry mom- you will have to think of a different Christmas present for me) and would make great holiday or any day gifts for that NASCAR fan in your life (or football fan, or hockey fan, etc).
Here are just a some of the racing themed lockets they feature (you can click on the locket photo to go directly to that locket on their website):
I know that I have mentioned the Lionel Racing Golden Ticket program before but here is the gist of the program: Buy a 2014 1:24 Lionel Racing Diecast and you could find a golden ticket in it for one of several awesome prizes. I know personally that the private tour of Stewart-Haas Racing shop in Concord, NC followed by lunch with a pit crew member would be my DREAM prize (and as of this writing that dream prize of mine? Hasn’t been claimed yet! Hmmm maybe I should consider buying another diecast)!
Sounds too good to be true right? Well just ask Judie Kochenower! She bought a Dale Jr Diecast for her collect and lucked into finding a Golden Ticket for a Dale Jr meeting n greet- which took place at Texas Motor Speedway. Judie and her mom Ann Clark (A SMOKE FAN based on her attire! Go Ann!) were lucky enough to get to spend some time with Dale Earnhardt Jr!Here are some great pictures of Judie, Ann and Dale’s meeting: