I am terrible for losing things. Ask anyone who knows me well and they can detail stories of me losing everything from concert tickets, to driving instructions, to misplacing valuables like my watch, my camera, and jewelry. So I can really feel for the woman who lost her wedding ring somewhere at Michigan International Raceway. It all started with applying her sunscreen that morning. Andrea Wieland slipped her wedding ring into her camera case as she applied her sunscreen the morning of the Pure Michigan 400 August 21st. She then proceeded to walk the garage area taking in the sights. When she looked for her ring- it was gone- fallen somewhere in the garage area at Michigan Speedway. Andrea and her friend Cheryl Ruse did their best to retrace their steps and look for the ring. However- Michigan Speedway is a 1400 acre property- talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.
Tony Stewart will be running a special, one-time “Honoring Our 9-11 Heroes” paint scheme this weekend at Richmond. I have been talking about this paint scheme since I found out about it. I even posted pictures of the diecast (and I ordered the diecast too). I know I have mentioned this before but a portion of the proceeds for the sale of the LIONEL NASCAR collectable diecast goes to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Tower foundation- you can order your diecast here or at the NASCAR.COM Superstore. The car has a gorgeous, patriotic red, white and blue paint scheme and the commemoration behind the paint scheme is what makes it extra special:
A week ago yesterday Tony Stewart was in an Office Depot in Roswell, GA to do not just a fan appearance, but he was there to cut the ribbon on their recently remodeled store as well as there on behalf of the Office Depot Foundation to donate even more sackpacks filled with essential school supplies to local area children! So it was a WIN WIN WIN! I wanted to share some pictures from the event:
Misty wrote this piece about her annual involvement in the NASCAR blood drive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway…it ranat the end of August but I just wanted to republish it as timely this week as well as let you know that many tracks will be doing blood drives this week: including Daytona International Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Richmond International Raceway and Darlington Speedway are hosting annual blood drives. Amy
One of the things I admire and respect about NASCAR is the emphasis it gives on encouraging fans to give back. There are numerous ways fans can do this: buy a NASCAR day pin, a NASCAR Unites bracelet, participate in a track walk, donate time or money; but one of my favorite events is the annual blood drive hosted by many tracks. I am lucky to live in Las Vegas and be able to easily participate in the event hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Attention Tony Stewart Fans planning on being in Virginia on September 8th. Tony Stewart will be doing an autograph appearance at the Office Depot located in Midlothian Virginia THIS August 8th at 4:30 PM! The address for this event is: 1230 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA.
You must have a wristband to get an autograph. 400 wristbands will be given out at the location starting at 8:00 am local time on September 8th. One autograph per wristband, one wristband per person.
As always I strongly suggest getting there early- the wristbands can go quickly at some of these events. These events are always great fun. And remember if you go to remind Tony to #KeepDiggingTony! Have fun for me!
I haven’t even watched the Atlanta race yet (
thank goodness for DVRs apparently I won’t be watching it because my DVR decided to ignore my command to record the race this morning. Bad DVR- No biscuit) but as I told Misty on the phone earlier…never in my life has a 3rd place finish put me in such a good mood as Tony’s finish today in Atlanta!
Because it’s the first day back to the grind after a three-day weekend, my morning at work was kind of crazy busy. Add into the mix the fact that I forgot to charge my phone last night so I knew I didn’t have enough battery to use the Sprint Cup Mobil ap to listen. And my evil computer at work is 6 years old and slowly dying so multitasking right now is not it’s strong suit. Really the only thing I did during the race is during lulls at work there were times I could coax my dying computer to bring up NASCAR.COM’s leaderboard. The first several times I peeked Tony was somewhere in the top 10. Yey Tony. Then I peeked and he was somewhere in the teens and the race was red flagged. Then I peeked again and he was 25th.
Congratulations to the two finalists in this year’s 2011 “Official Small Business of NASCAR, Courtesy of Office Depot” Sweepstakes. Two great finalists will race (vicariously via Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle) for the title this weekend at the AvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday!