missing in racing action: where the hell have I been?

Where the hell have I have been? I keep asking myself this. Maybe you’ve noticed I haven’t written anything about the Budweiser Shootout or the Daytona 500 that turned out to be Mister Toad’s Wild Ride or even Phoenix.

It hasn’t been a planned thing, quite the contrary. I’ve transitioned from one job to another all the while holding on to another commitment at the same time AND I’m in a new relationship, all of which has thrown me through a bunch of mental loops that I’m not even sure I’m out of yet. I’m one of those people. I’m one of those people that can deal with change but it takes time. I’m also trying to figure out how to best organize my time. So I’m sorry for being M.I.A for these past few weeks. But I’m getting back in the saddle and will be updating regularly from here on out.

AND! I’m toying with the idea of doing something different this year, so stay tuned for details on that. I think you’re going to enjoy it, heck, you might actually be a part of it at some point.

Because I’ve been out of the loop lately, I’m posting my favorite photos going all the way back to Daytona.

Brad Keselowski lends a hand to his Penske Racing team by sweeping under his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in the Daytona International Speedway garage. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski lends a hand to his Penske Racing team by sweeping under his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in the Daytona International Speedway garage. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. passes on restrictor plate wisdom to his new driver, Cole Whitt. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. passes on restrictor plate wisdom to his new driver, Cole Whitt. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

John King, driver of the #7 Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

John King, driver of the #7 Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

James Buescher celebrates winning the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series win. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

James Buescher celebrates winning the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series win. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson holds daughter Genevieve Marie before driver introductions on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson holds daughter Genevieve Marie before driver introductions on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Before performing the national anthem for the Daytona 500, Pat Monahan talks with his Train band mates in the Daytona International Speedway media center. (Credit: ISC Images and Archives)

Before performing the national anthem for the Daytona 500, Pat Monahan talks with his Train band mates in the Daytona International Speedway media center. (Credit: ISC Images and Archives)

Kate Upton and Jane Lynch pose with The Three Stooges and the Harley J. Earl trophy prior to the 54th running of the Daytona 500. (Credit: ISC Images and Archives)

Kate Upton and Jane Lynch pose with The Three Stooges and the Harley J. Earl trophy prior to the 54th running of the Daytona 500. (Credit: ISC Images and Archives)

Matt Kenseth raises the Harley J. Earl Trophy for the second time after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.  (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Matt Kenseth raises the Harley J. Earl Trophy for the second time after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, Calif., presents Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth with a hot dog platter of congratulations on Feb. 29, 2012. (Credit: Auto Club Speedway)

Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, Calif., presents Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth with a hot dog platter of congratulations on Feb. 29, 2012. (Credit: Auto Club Speedway)

Kasey Kahne stands in his garage during a break in NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Kahne turned the fastest lap in final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, turning a circuit in 26.645 seconds at 135.110 mph. (Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne stands in his garage during a break in NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Kahne turned the fastest lap in final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, turning a circuit in 26.645 seconds at 135.110 mph. (Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler

Elliott Sadler celebrates after the Bashas' Supermarkets 200, his sixth victory in 166 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. His last win came on Oct. 31, 1998 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham. He had gone 91 series starts without a victory. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin celebrates his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 14 races on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. He is the seventh consecutive different winner at the Avondale, Ariz. facility. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

2 Comments

  1. March 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM ·

    come back, valli! come back!!! ;) hope life is going well! *

  2. Lindsay
    March 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM ·

    Yay! Ive been missing your posts :) welcome back!