When I was offered the chance to read and review the new book 100 Things NASCAR Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Mike Hembree- I jumped at the offer. I am a NASCAR fan after, so part of the book’s target audience. I am also a huge fan of reading and knowledge. Plus, judging by the name of the book I thought it could even be the jumping off point in creating a NASCAR bucket list of sorts which is something I’ve been thinking a bit about recently. As a matter of fact, I was so excited with the book arrived in the mail that I ripped right into the package before even leaving the post office.
My trip to the race at Autoclub Speedway was a gift. The tickets were part of my Christmas present from Misty and the hotel was part of my birthday present from her (my birthday is about 3 weeks after Christmas). We met in southern California on Friday and spent Saturday hanging out at the Victoria Gardens Shopping Center in nearby Rancho Cucamonga. It’s a really nice outdoor shopping village- and the two of us laughed probably way more than two grown women probably should. (more…)
Here is my almost weekly list of recommended articles out there on the internet:
What I Learned From The NASCAR Sprint Cupt Series Rulebook- Jeff Gluck for SBNation.com
Interview: Tony Stewart on Hunting, Fishing and Racing-The editors of Outdoor Life
Have Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus Lost Their Edge?- Dustin Long for AthlonSports.com
Earnhardt Jr, Keselowski lambaste Reutimann’s Costly Move- Nate Ryan for USAToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr Saves The Day for Tardy Reporter- Jeff Gluck for SBNation.com
Tony Stewart Just Getting Warmed Up- Ed Hinton For ESPN.com
David Stremme Interview: “You’ve Got To Understand Where You Fit In”- Jeff Gluck for SBNation.com
Stewart, Newman Setting Strong Pace- Mike Hembree for SpeedTV.com
Amanda Beard Slams Former Boyfriend Carl Edwards- Bob Pockrass for Sporting News
Your Gratuitous Tony Stewart Pictures:
(Yes I know this is late- but I wanted to make sure I gave this entry the attention it deserved. I hope you find it worth the wait-Amy)
The NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway holds a special place in my heart- it was the first NASCAR race I ever attended (and the first oval track race I ever attended). Las Vegas Motor Speedway was also the first Speedway I ever held a media credential at- so it is a track of firsts for me. (more…)
Last week (March 29th to be exact), NASCAR’s current champion, Tony Stewart, helped with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Austin, TX for the Office Depot Inside Sales Organization facility. The facilities brings 200 new jobs to the Austin Texas area- what area couldn’t use new jobs? Yey Office Depot for that! And Yey Tony Stewart for helping Office Depot celebrate the accomplishment!
Also I just had to share the picture with you. I love this picture because the photographer caught the ribbon mid-air. As a photo geek- that is no easy task trust me.
Martinsville- what can I say except Tony Stewart lucked into a 7th place finish by attrition thanks to that big wreck at the end there that took out several of the front runners.
Hey Texas- three time Sprint cup champion Tony Stewart is coming your way tomorrow to do an Office Depot Grand (re)Opening event celebrating the remodeling of 13 area Office Depot locations.
Tony will be signing autographs at Office Depot in Houston Texas (address: Office Depot
10311 Highway 45 North (NW Corner of I-45 North and West Rd) Houston, Texas 77037) at 4:30 local time TOMORROW (March 28th, 2012).
You will need a wristband for the event- wristbands will be given away on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8:00 am local time. One wristband per person, one autograph per wristband!
Have a great time. The show car will be there!
Shock Ruling: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus Win Final Appeal- Dustin Long for USA Today
Team 48 Wins Appeal of Daytona Penalties- The AP for FoxSports
Ryan Newman: I’ve Changed How I Race The Competition- By Jeff Gluck for SBNATION.com
The infamous pre-race interview with Tony Stewart from Bristol where he was…um distracted by some shenanigans (I wanted to embed it but that option is not available so i thought I would share it anyway). http://www.nascar.com/video/post-race/highlights/120318/cup-bri-high-stewart-prerace/index.html
Bristol Driver Intro Songs List- by Jeff Gluck for SBNATION.com
Tony Stewart Dominates off the line for his first career Vegas win- Jay Busbee for Yahoo!Sports
For the love of pete will someone please teach Denny Hamlin how to Dougie:
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