Miles the Monster, mascot to the concrete mile track in Dover, made sure that Tony Stewart, his crew, and his stalwart fans were left disappointed, disheartened, and bewildered at the team’s luck after Sunday’s race (not to mention generally pissed off- but that’s a post for another day). Saturday’s qualifying session was rained out and forced the race line up to go by the practice speeds , a new rule in 2011, for the first time this year. Unfortunately this put the #14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet deep in the field- starting 27th. (more…)
I can’t believe I haven’t really talked about this year’s Prelude To The Dream charity dirt race yet! The seventh annual Prelude To The Dream charity race will be live at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Wednesday June 8th at 8PM EDT.
And I thought Richmond was a long race. Seriously- Darlington was LONG- and I have to say that I agree with Tony’s comment on Race Day- Darlington should be shortened. I understand the history behind Darlington and The Southern 500- but really? I can’t imagine what it was like for those on the east coast!
My favorite part of the Mother’s Day weekend race is ALWAYS the command to start engines because it is given by a bunch of the driver’s moms! I LOVE that part.
I just had some tidbits and reminders I wanted to share regarding things going on in relation to Tony Stewart- and to spice it up I thought I would throw in some pictures: (more…)
Attention Small Business owners: The Office Depot Official Small Business of NASCAR contest has started! Enter now to become branded the Official Office Depot Small Business Of NASCAR. It runs now through May 28th!
Enter early because Office Depot will be giving away $1000 gift cards each day to a random entrant. Two small businesses will be selected as finalists . Each finalist will be awarded $10,000 AND a VIP race weekend. One of the finalist’s logo will end up on the rear “tv panel” of Tony Stewart’s #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy during the Labor Day race at Atlanta Speedway later this season. The other finalist will have their logo on the rear “tv panel” of Greg Biffle’s #16 3M Ford. The small business on the highest finishing driver’s car will be this year’s 2011 Official Small Business of NASCAR. And as added incentive – if either Stewart or Biffle win the Atlanta race- that driver’s small business will be awarded $1 million dollars!
This is a great opportunity for a small business! Don’t take my word for it take Tony’s word:
What are you waiting for? Enter now at OfficeDepotRacing.com!
Instead of complain about the run Tony had- I thought I would focus on the end result. He may have had an ill-handling car and he may have started back in 31st- but he finished ninth- I will take a top ten finish any day! Tony finished 9th and is now 10th in Sprint Cup Standings.
Here are some visual goodies from the Richmond Weekend:
Tony also took part in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown- racing the Prelude To The Dream Late Model Chevy on Thursday evening:
The Fox pre-race show featured a Darrel Waltrip interview with Tony and promised more of the interview online at the FoxSport’s NASCAR page. Well I found that little tidbit for you and embedded it here so you don’t have to worry about missing the rest of the interview with DW:
I think they left some of the best parts of the interview for the online portion!
Notes about Richmond:
- I LOVE the looks of the Mobil 1 paint scheme…especially the firesuit…but I have to say that it’s hard for me to find that car on the track! It’s much easier for me to find that Office Depot red machine!
- I think Fox actually did a decent job covering what was going on with this race. I didn’t feel like things were happening during commercials…and when things did happen they seemed to come right out of commercial break to show us.
- I know Misty agrees with me- but that race was one that seemed a bit too long. What do you think?
- I kind of wanted to see Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya go nose to nose a little bit after the race…after all isn’t that what “have at it boys” is all about?
Next week: Darlington’s Southern 500 on SATURDAY night
I wanted to share some pictures of Tony during his visit at the US Marine base in Quantico, VA yesterday:
I also found a awesome story from a local paper about the visit- you should definitely check out NASCAR Champion Driven To Honor Pair Of Warriors.