So Tony Stewart went to Washington, DC with Kevin Harvick to watch the 2014 Champ (Harvick) get recognized at the event. Here are some pictures of Tony Stewart at the event:
I have yet to miss a NASCAR Champions Week in Las Vegas. Luckily for me Misty lives nearby so I am able to attend some of the fun! This year we actually splurged and got a room at the Palms since that is where After The Lap was to be held again. It was a nice room and casino (not that I had much time to gamble).
Anyway- the fun for us started at Fan Fest where all 16 2014 Chase Grid drivers where scheduled to walk the red carpet and sign autographs for fans before taking part in a fun game on the stage that was set up at the end of the carpet. The event was held on Fremont Street again this year and fans had started lining the red carpet early to get a glimpse of their favorite driver: (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…)
On Wednesday, NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick and sponsor The Outback hosted military families at The Outback in Greensboro, NC to celebrate the restaurant’s partnership with Folds of Honor. For those not familiar with Folds of Honor, the organization provides scholarships and assistance to spouses and children of service members injured or killed during their service.
Here are some great pictures from the event:
NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick honors local troops with Outback Steakhouse representatives at a Greensboro, NC Outback Steakhouse® to celebrate the restaurant’s partnership with Folds of Honor. (Photo Credit: AP Images for Outback Steakhouse® Photo/Jim R. Bounds) (more…)
So much for flag-to-flag coverage of the chase races huh? For all that NASCAR has done building up this new Chase format- building it to be more like traditional playoffs like you see in other series, did they ever have an epic televised coverage fail on Saturday. Did you tune in on Saturday expecting to see the 5th race of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint cup? So did I. Were you disappointed to see college football instead? ME TOO! (more…)
I am going to start this post by apologizing right now- obviously my picking Jeff Gordon for the Championship has thwarted him somewhat. Forgive me Jeff Gordon, team 24 and all your fans. I promise from this point forward to root for Joey Logano (ok not really) as 2014 Sprint Cup champion.
Okay now back to business. Between knowing that Tony had qualified 28th and that he had spun out during the last five minutes of final practice I admit I didn’t think this would be our breakout race of the season. What I didn’t bargain for was the fact that I was ready to throw Tony’s crew chief under the (proverbial- for some reason I feel that I need to clarify this) bus by the midway point of the race. As you may know, my beloved readers, I am an eternal optimist when it comes to team 14. I am the one always saying, “Well, we’ll get ‘em next week.” (more…)