— ESPN pit reporter Shannon Spake dropped the news this week at Richmond that she, and her husband Jerry McSorley, are expecting twins! The babies are due in January and Shannon plans on working for the rest of the 2009 season for as long as she can. She might want to talk to Brienne Pedigo and ask her how that expanding firesuit worked out.
Also, if you’re a wedding photo nerd like I am, you should check out photos from Shannon and Jerry’s 2008 wedding in Ireland. They were featured in Carolina Bride magazine.
— Last weekend at Atlanta the winner of the 2009 “Official Small Business of NASCAR, Courtesy of Office Depot” was announced. Dragon Dojo Martial Arts® owned by Shihan Robert Wiest from Panama City, Florida won a $14,000 small business makeover from Office Depot, their logo on Tony Stewart’s car for the Atlanta race, and a VIP race weekend experience.
(credit: Action Sports Photography)
Can I just say how much I love this contest? And no, nobody paid me to say that. I just love the idea of a small business getting national attention that there’s no way in the world they’d be able to pay for on their own. It’s so cool. Good job Office Depot!
— In other news… Greg Biffle took his wife, Nicole, to a Red Sox game in Boston on Tuesday. Yea, that’s all I’ve got. I thought the photos were cute. Note to other NASCAR drivers: Always take the wife or girlfriend with you to promotional events; it makes the photos 50 times more interesting!
Greg and Nicole chat with some NASCAR fans on the field prior to the Red Sox game in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo Credit: NHMS)