shortcuts: rev’d up for the all-star race

SwitchfootHere’s some fabulous news: The bands Switchfoot (pictured left) and Parachute, two bands I adore, are headlining this year’s “NASCAR Rev’d Up” event that celebrates the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. It’s taking place in uptown Charlotte on May 20th from 4-10pm. Oh and the concert is FREE! The All-Star Race is on Saturday, May 22nd at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will air on SPEED. Here’s hoping I get to go this year! I don’t think I can tell you how badly I want to go to the All-Star race, it’s ridiculous.

In other news…

– As we all now know, Kasey Kahne will be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports after this year, although not sure where he’ll be in 2011, but he’ll be joining Hendrick Motorsports for sure in 2012. I think that’s a great place for Kasey to seriously take root while at the same time spreading his wings and racking up some wins.

And since we’re on the subject of Kasey, he was in San Francisco yesterday hanging out with the San Francisco Giant’s center-fielder Aaron Rowand. Kasey tried his hand at batting practice and got some tips from Rowand on his swing.

(photo credit: Mike Doran)

(photo credit: Mike Doran)
(photo credit: Mike Doran)

Natalie Sather, who races for Sellers Racing in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, was a guest on The Tyra Banks Show last week. Yes, I’m late in posting this, but still better late than never right? Plus they always show reruns of Tyra so you should be able to catch it again at some point. Natalie, who was a former Drive for Diversity driver and is featured in Andrew Giangola’s book The Weekend Starts on Wednesday, was given a makeover by Tyra Banks herself. It was definitely a fun and memorable moment for the young, up-and-coming driver:

“Getting all ‘dolled up’ is something I don’t do very often, let alone on national television,” she said. “I was asked to appear on the show since I am a female in a male-dominated sport, and most of the time I find myself wearing jeans and a t-shirt, hair in a pony, with no makeup. I have been known to say, ‘I am the girliest tomboy you will ever meet.’ But, on the same note, as much as I like to be girly, I do struggle with it. Going on the Tyra show gave me some great tips on makeup, and fashion. I would have preferred to discuss racing, how Peyton Sellers and H.C. Sellers, my crew chief, are helping me, working on the cars, and competing against guys. But let’s be honest: what girl doesn’t like to get a makeover!”

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