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Kurt Busch, driver of the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, stands with Patricia Driscoll prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 19, 2011 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR) The most interesting things (to me, at least) that happened as a part of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway had nothing to do with the action on the race track.

Yes, it was awesome that Denny Hamlin finally got his 1st win of the season. I was really happy for him and his team. And did you see Denny’s tweet this morning? He’s moving into a new house. Congrats on that too, Denny! :)

Okay, so for the interesting things. I spied Kurt Busch with his “lady friend” again (see photo at left). I hope she comes out to Infineon, I would love to see what’s going on with that whole deal in person.

Did you see during the pre-show when little Ella Gordon (who turned 4-years-old today) was smacking her dad, Jeff Gordon, on the butt?? Now that was some funny stuff.

Post-race 21-year-old Landon Cassill tweeted that he was celebrating his first Father’s Day. I had no idea he had a baby, but he does — a daughter with Miranda Smith. Congrats!

In other news…

– An update on My NASCAR Year 2012. Last week I received an insanely cool donation of $5,000! So now I’m at $5,205 and I still need your help to get to $125,000 that I need to make this thing happen. You can donate any amount, publicly or anonymously — even $5 helps get to the goal! :) DONATE

Trevor Bayne gets behind the wheel of his NASCAR Nationwide Series car during practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Bayne returns to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this week for the first time in nearly two months. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Trevor Bayne gets behind the wheel of his NASCAR Nationwide Series car during practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Bayne returns to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this week for the first time in nearly two months. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin Harvick signs autographs for fans as he walks through the garage with them on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin Harvick signs autographs for fans as he walks through the garage with them on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards climbs into the Michigan International Speedway grandstands to celebrate his Alliance Truck Parts 250 victory with the fans. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Carl Edwards climbs into the Michigan International Speedway grandstands to celebrate his Alliance Truck Parts 250 victory with the fans. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The No. 99 pit crew of Carl Edwards huddles before the start of the Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The No. 99 pit crew of Carl Edwards huddles before the start of the Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6 Comments

  1. Melody
    June 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM ·

    Wow, Andi sure is right!!! Thanks for this update and the one before on KB, wonder if his racing improvement could be due to less drama in his personal life? Loved Ella spanking her Daddy, she’s gonna be a handful in a few more years, don’tchaknow?? But the cutest pic is of two #24 fans in the Harvick pic! Hahahaha

  2. Courtney
    June 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM ·

    Loved the one part on the pre race broadcast when kaylin kenseth is with her dad and Kurt busch and she is looking between her legs like ‘is someone behind me??’ or attempting to do a headstand type thing….very cute!

  3. Maureen
    June 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM ·

    We saw Kurt and his “lady friend” at the Cleveland Indians baseball game Saturday night. She hid her head a little bit when they showed them on the jumbotron.

  4. June 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM ·

    From what I’ve heard about Patricia (Kurt’s ladyfriend), shes an awesome girl. I have a friend who works in PR for redbull and she’s met her and says she’s so much different from other wives and girlfriends. She was talking to the troops and is super nice to Kurt’s fans. She seems like a keeper. I liked Eva too though :(

  5. Ri
    June 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM ·

    Something about the last pic where there’s a victory shout, reminds me of Talladegga Nights. Which is interesting, since racing could never be made comedic. Except when Woody Allen is involved.

    –RI of changerules(dot)net