why i will be watching the all-star race

(Center) Jeff Gordon congratulates Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin and No. 5 crew chief Alan Gustafson in Darlington Raceway's Victory Lane after Martin won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)Why is it that every time I see the Cheez-It logo I want some, like, immediately? That doesn’t happen with any other snack food.

Hats off to Mark Martin and the No. 5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet team for winning the Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com. They did a great job racking up their second win for the season. Hopefully they won’t fall off the edge of the earth and never win again. I don’t know why I just said that, that was kinda mean. I want Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win! Grrrrr! When is he going to win?! Gaaaah! The waiting is killing me. It almost feels like Ella Gordon is going to win a race before Dale does. Sheesh. Before everybody gets mad at me I say that with love. :)

In other news… One of my long held wishes has finally come true. I recently moved to Sonoma County here in California. I’m closer to Infineon Raceway now, but that’s not why I made the move. I did it to be closer to work and save money. In the process I finally got to sign up for DirecTV and I couldn’t be happier. I detest Comcast and I’m glad I finally had the option to switch over to DirecTV. Because of this lovely turn of events I get to watch the All-Star Race this weekend on SPEED. I finally have the SPEED channel!!!!

Also, I’m being a good NASCAR fan by supporting a company that supports NASCAR. So it’s a complete win-win situation.

I’m sure Mark Martin would congratulate me if he knew me. :)


A No. 33 crew member works on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car after the 10th caution at lap 223 sent Clint Bowyer to the garage Saturday in the Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer's streak of consecutive starts without a DNF ended at 83, one shy of tying Herman Beam's nearly 50-year-old record. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

An No. 33 crew member works on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car after the 10th caution at lap 223 sent Clint Bowyer to the garage Saturday in the Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer’s streak of consecutive starts without a DNF ended at 83, one shy of tying Herman Beam’s nearly 50-year-old record. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet, won Saturday's race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway after starting 12th. (Courtesy Hendrick Motorsports)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet, won Saturday’s race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway after starting 12th. (Courtesy Hendrick Motorsports)

Seeking his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Darlington Raceway, Tony Stewart's No. 14 is worse for wear after getting a trademark Darlington Stripe during practice. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Seeking his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Darlington Raceway, Tony Stewart’s No. 14 is worse for wear after getting a trademark Darlington Stripe during practice. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

(Right to left) NASCAR President Mike Helton congratulates Brenda and Danny Barrett on their 15th anniversary on Saturday, where they were married, at Darlington Raceway. The Barretts drive the Official NASCAR Merchandise Trailer. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Prettiest wedding dress t-shirt I’ve ever seen! :)

(Right to left) NASCAR President Mike Helton congratulates Brenda and Danny Barrett on their 15th anniversary on Saturday, where they were married, at Darlington Raceway. The Barretts drive the Official NASCAR Merchandise Trailer. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

2 Comments

  1. Nora
    May 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM ·

    Hey! Enjoying your blog. Noticed you were excited about having DirecTV, and, since they don’t seem to be advertising it, just wanted to make sure you know to check out Hotpass on DirecTV, channels 796-799, I think. It’s free this season, and it’s a neat way to watch the race, especially if you really like one of the featured drivers.

  2. May 15, 2009 at 2:38 PM ·

    I agree with Nora the hotpass is free this season (it is missing some of the functions that the full hot pass had but its still there)…but I don’t think they will be broadcasting the All-Star race…just fyi!

    Also…I feel the same way about Cheezits…but I don’t care for the white cheddar ones. And that big cheezit box on Mark’s car? Looks like it’s big enough to swallow him alive!