As I mentioned in my last post, Tony Stewart appeared at a grand opening of the new River Run Xfinity Comcast retail store in Jacksonville, Florida. The store showcases the innovation and speed of Xfinity products, and is designed entirely around the needs of customers, offering consumers an opportunity to explore and interact directly with the latest Xfinity products and services. At the grand opening ceremony Tony was also present with a check for $15,000 for the Tony Stewart Foundation from Comcast. For those not familiar with The Tony Stewart Foundation- it celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary as a foundation last year and has awarded $5.2 million to outstanding organizations serving children, animals and injured motor racing drivers in 41 of 50 states, including Florida!
What better way to start the new year then posting a Tony Stewart autograph appearance right out of the box!
Yes that is right- Tony Stewart will be doing an autograph appearance for Comcast as part of a grand opening of their Comcast Xfinity store River City location grand opening on January 8th!! Tony will be on hand that evening with Comcast executives to help open the store and to accept an awesome $15,000 donation by Comcast to the Tony Stewart Foundation! After the presentation, Tony will be signing autographs for the lucky 250 fans who get wristbands.
Here are the details: (more…)
As the holidays are drawing eve closer- are you looking for that perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for Tony Stewart fan in your life but running increasingly out of time to go out and find or order that perfect gift? Might I suggest a CelebCalls from Tony Stewart himself? Yes it’s a recording but unless you have Smoke on speed dial (and if you do- lucky you) this is the next best thing! It will likely make them smile and that is the whole idea right?! (By the way- CelebCalls has other celebrities too- like Mike Tyson, Justin Beiber (the one and only time that name will appear on this blog lol), Charlie Sheen and more).
CelebCalls are a fun and not too expensive (so schwing there) present for the Tony Stewart fan in your life. It’s easy to do- you just pick out the type of call you want to make, fill in the mad libs-esque script and provide the recipient’s phone number. It will look like the call is coming from you. I actually used the Tony Stewart Celeb Call to prank Misty one day who was having a bad day- and it made her giggle.
They also have a customizable voice mail greeting that you can buy also from Tony! Then I decided to have some fun and use the Tony Stewart personalized voice mail greeting- set it and just left it there and then promptly forgot about it because honestly- I don’t get too many calls and the ones that do usually don’t go to voic email. Then one day Misty and I were having a conversation as I walked around Target and my call dropped. So we started calling each other back and the same time and she ended up getting my voice mail. She said she didn’t know WHAT on earth happened because it caught her totally off guard. She even pulled the phone back to make sure she had dialed my number. HA! Fun times. Of course there was also the time I took my car in to America’s Tire to get a rotation and a nail-in-the-tire fixed (if you follow me on Facebook you know that my HHR seems to be a nail magnet). The tire tech who was taking care of me noticed that I was a Tony Stewart fan right away (I wear my fandom quite visibly on my car) and chatted me up about Tony and his broken leg (I was impressed- NASCAR is not that big around here- and that he not only knew WHO Tony was but knew that he’d broken his leg was impressive to me but that is a different story). While I waited I walked down to Target (I know- it’s my favorite store) and did some shopping. I didn’t even think about my voice mail message but America’s Tire apparently called me to tell me that my car was done. Yeah that was a little embarrassing. Oh well- it’s still my voice mail message. But again I digress. It’s a great (semi-cheap) and always fun gift to consider.
Or you can do like I do and buy giftcards supporting Tony’s sponsors. Last year my dad received a Bass Pro Gift card. They have everything the outdoors oriented man or woman in your life could want- hunting, fishing, camping, boating supplies and clothing. I actually do love a trip to a Bass Pro Shop myself and go nearly every time I am in Vegas.
You can also consider a donation to the Tony Stewart foundation as a gift to the Tony Stewart Loving fan in your life. Money donated to the Tony Stewart foundation is used to fund grants for charitable organizations serving animal welfare, children, and injured racers in 41 of the 50 states. The Tony Stewart Foundation accepts one time donations or monthly donations.
More importantly- give your Tony Stewart loving fan a hug and tell them you can’t wait for Tony to be back in the car in 2014! Because we really can’t! Go Tony Go!
(Here are links to Celebrating A NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion…Vegas Style Part One and Celebrating Part Two)
First off I wanted to let you know that you can see all of our pictures from Champions Week over in our Sprint Cup Champion’s Week 2013 flickr set (all pictures no commentary) so I hope you enjoy those.
Here are my favorite (often times silly and possibly only funny to us) “outtake” moments from this year’s NASCAR Champion’s Week celebration:
1. That the only part of Tony Stewart Live that Misty and I managed to catch (since Tuesday was my travel day) was Jimmie Johnson saying that Chad Knaus was aging in dog years and he didn’t know how much more he had in him. (For those not in the know- Misty’s favorite driver is Jeff Gordon- but Chad is her favorite crew chief). Okay- well maybe only I (Amy) found that hilarious- am pretty sure Misty didn’t find it too funny but don’t worry- she gets me back in this department with outtake 3. Needless to say “aging in dog years” became the catchphrase of the week.
2. That time Robin Leach (yes he of the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fame) photobombed Misty’s picture of Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth during The Victory Lap (and all three of the drivers were smiling- not an easy thing to catch):
(Here’s the link if you are looking for Part 1 of Celebrating A Sprint Cup Champion…Vegas Style)
While ALL the NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion’s Week festivities are fun- by far my favorite event is NASCAR After The Lap. This year the event was held at THE PEARL theater at The Palms- after the drivers did their victory lap and burn outs down the strip. While The Palms is off strip- I think that this was my favorites of the locations that they have held this event at so far. (The first several were held at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (also off-strip) with last year’s being held at Planet Hollywood). (more…)
Misty and I have been attending NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Champion’s Week celebrations since they started having them in Vegas. I can NOT encourage you to go enough if you can at all swing it! Attend Champion’s Week! Seriously. It’s one of my favorite events of the year!
The fan events usually start with Fan Fest- which is usually held on Wednesday. They started out having fan fest at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the infield. I loved it there because I enjoyed being at the track when it was “quiet” and I loved watching the fighters from Nellis Air Force Base fly around as we waiting for the red carpet event. Eventually they moved it out to the Fremont Street Experience – since the speedway is off strip quite a ways. Unfortunately it’s usually cold under the awning that covers over Fremont Street and this year was no exception. I was certain there would be less fans- because it was COLD and I mean COLD. I must have momentarily forgotten the tenacity of my fellow NASCAR fans (after all I was out there in the cold wasn’t I? And my driver wasn’t even there). Here are some of the sights from Fan Fest this season: (more…)