A little over a year ago I posted a #NASCAR Bucket list of sorts- prompted to do so after reviewing the book 100 Things NASCAR Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die because based on the title I thought the book would be a jumping off point for creating such a list (I found out it wasn’t- if you want to know why you can go back and read my review). For some reason unbeknownst to me, I have been ruminating on that original bucket list lately. I decided that it needed to be revised a bit. So here is my NEW #NASCAR Bucket List: (more…)
Finished: 2nd! WhooHoo- that is nearly a win and I will take it!
Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Points After Daytona: 1oth- six points over 11th, and 159 out of first. Houston, we are back in the top 10!
My Mood After Daytona: How could I not be happy with a 2nd at Daytona?! (more…)
It’s funny to me how sometimes I start a post planning on it going in one direction and then something happens and it ends up going in a totally different direction to me. That happened with this post. AMY
It all started with a fun fact. Yesterday (today is 6-12-13) I was checking my calendar that I have in my office at the day job when I noticed this little tidbit at the bottom- which is kind of funny since the tidbit is about June 11th and it just happened to be June 11th:
I posted the picture above on my instagram (click the picture to see it on Instagram.com) with the following caption: A #TonyStewart fun fact of the day… I wonder how many Top Five Finishes he has now… Anyone know? (more…)
Qualified: 19th* (qualifying was rained out and set by points).
Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Points After Pocono: 13th in the points standings! Tony is now 143 points out of first (we actually lost ground to first), and only 17 points out of 10th now- that means we covered HALF the points distance to 10th place from last week! We have 1 win for the wild card berth and are still the only team in the wild card standings with a win (fingers crossed).
My Mood After Pocono: Pleased at the performance and optimistic that the car seemed to come off the hauler better this weekend. (more…)
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…)
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.