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…)
Race Winner: Brian Vickers
Points After Loudon: 13th- five points out of tenth, and 178 out of first. We are still currently in wild card position though!
My Mood After Loudon: How could I be anything but heartbroken over that one?!
There is absolutely nothing worse than watching your driver work his way into the top 10, then the top 5, then second, then lead, then back to second, then back to fourth and then run out of gas on the last freaking lap of the race- and drop all the way from fourth to twenty freaking sixth. Well okay- there are probably a lot of things worse than that but it is pretty damn disheartening to say the least. (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…)
I just wanted to alert you to two fabulous opportunities you have to interact with NASCAR drivers next week ONLINE!
First one is on July 10th on Facebook. Fans have the chance to interact with NASCAR legend Richard Petty and his driver Aric Almirola. Aric will host a Facebook chat with King Richard Petty live on Wednesday July 10th at 3:00 PM (EDT) on the STP Facebook page.
And STOP THE PRESSES- Tony Stewart (our favorite driver and beloved twitter-aphobe that we all know and love) will be doing a TWITTER CHAT! From what I can tell it looks like he will be taking over the Indianapolis MotorSpeedway twitter account (@IMS) at some point on July 11th. There wasn’t a time listed- but you can start asking questions to him now using #SuperWeekend.
Race Winner: Matt Kenseth
Points After Kentucky: 16th. Sigh. 22 points out of 10th, and 153 out of first- another tumble.
My Mood After Kentucky: Not good.
Unfortunately I really don’t have much to say…so here are some pictures from the race that I dug up surfing the web: (more…)
(If you are looking for the 2013 Sonoma Race Diary please go here)
If you know me, read this site, are facebook friends with me, follow me on twitter, instagram etc- then you know two things about me for sure: I love NASCAR (and fast cars in general) and I have a “thing” for photography. I do not necessarily consider myself a photographer- but I do like to roam around with a camera snapping pictures of this, that and the other. I do do some post production work in LightRoom- but what I have learned in both photography and LightRoom is pretty much self taught (lots of trial and error) with some guidance from my dad who also dabbles. (more…)
Wow am I late with this race post- but as happens with nearly all races I attend in person- I go to the race- have a blast and then come home and slammed in the face by “reality” when I get back. Sigh. Plus I took 1800+ pictures myself, with Misty taking an additional 650+ pictures. I had to then weed through them and process some of them for the blog- which takes time as I am sure you can imagine! A big thank you to all of my readers for being so patient.
Misty and I get to Sonoma Raceway early on Friday, pick up our respective credentials, park in lot M as directed by the parking attendants (which in both Misty and I’s opinion seem to be the BEST at nearly any track we have been to thus far), shuttled to the media center- found our respective spots (schwing- right next to each other- no having to ask about swapping and BONUS we had front row window seats that looked out onto pit road and what would eventually be Greg Biffle’s pit stall) and then we headed towards the garage area before it got to crowded. (more…)
Qualified: 14th (after wrecking a car within minutes during first practice and moving to a backup car).
Race Winner: Greg Biffle
Points After Pocono: 10th in the points standings! Tony is now 121 points out of first place in the standings! We are 2 points ahead of 11th currently so we do not need the wild card. However Tony does have 1 win for the wild card berth should he need it.
My Mood After Pocono: Happy as an uncooked clam in his shell. (more…)