Tomorrow night HBO airs the first episode in a 4-part series that follows Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team as they prepare for the 2010 Daytona 500. I’m very excited for this show. I think it’s going to be awesome, especially if it’s anything like HBO’s other sports series “Hard Knocks,” which follows a different NFL team through training camp each season (I love that show so much I wish I could be an intern for it or something, I mean really, looooove it). I love, love a true reality series and from the looks of it “24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona” will deliver. Check out the clips below!

Watching these videos makes me wish it was race day tomorrow! Gah! Oh and HBO spelled Ron Malec’s name wrong in that second video. It’s not Malick.

:)

In other news…

— Here’s another blog to add to your blog reader. I mentioned a little while ago that Andrew Giangola’s new book “The Weekend Starts on Wednesday: True Stories of Remarkable NASCAR Fans” was making it’s way to a book store near you, well it has arrived and in addition to picking up the book check out Andrew’s blog of the same name, The Weekend Starts on Wednesday. Andrew is super funny and has a lot of great stories to share. Check it out.

— If you love NASCAR and have a serious affinity for pro wrestling, you should enter the following contest for a chance to win a VIP prize package for the 2010 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

Show Your Flair!

Are you a limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, kiss stealin’, wheelin’ and dealin’ son of a gun? If you think you’ve got what it takes, submit a video and show us your Flair!

Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting The Backyard Brawl, NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star Race on May 22, and the Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair, has partnered with the speedway to promote this clash of the stock car titans.

To be the man, you gotta beat the man! We want to see if you have what it takes to beat 16-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Ric Flair. WOOOOOO!

Show us your Flair! Upload your best Ric Flair impersonation to YouTube.com and submit a link to your video by February 24, for a chance to win a VIP prize package to the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

View online contest for more details!

Also, check out Flair’s preview of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.