dale jr. wins and all is right with the world

“AHHHHHHH!!!! HE WON! HE WON! *jumping up and down* FINALLY!! YAY!! Now everyone can shut up.”



And that was my reaction to my favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., winning the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway yesterday. I know everyone isn’t going to shut up now, if anything they’re going to talk more (UGH!!) but at least he’s got this win, a REAL non-fuel-strategy-related win! I didn’t think I could take those last 15 laps. Like, I couldn’t breathe and I hate that it’s the job of the commentators to bring up every little thing that could possibly go wrong to cause whoever’s leading to lose. That is beyond annoying. But thank god fate didn’t take the bait! HA!

This makes going into Sonoma on Friday that much more exciting. I’m SO freaking excited about getting to the track, I seriously cannot put it in to words. It feels like forever since I’ve been to a race (even though it was only last month) and because I know Sonoma so well and I get to hang out with awesome friends, it just makes it that much more fun. I can’t wait to Tweet photos and keep you guys up to date.

If you’re going to Sonoma, let me know and maybe we can have a mini Fast and the Fabulous meet up! I’ll be in the garage all three days, and I know I’ll be in Turn 9 at some point because they’re bringing in a bunch of gourmet food trucks (cupcakes!!!) for fans to check out. That should be delicious.

Here’s a heads up on two giveaways I’ll be doing soon. I’m giving away a bunch of swag I got from 3M Racing and Pepsi MAX is sending me a super duper awesome prize package that I know you’re going to want, so stay tuned!

James Buescher (L), driver of the No. 30 Amway-Gaddes Foundation Chevrolet, and Brad Sweet, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet, converse in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

James Buescher (L), driver of the No. 30 Amway-Gaddes Foundation Chevrolet, and Brad Sweet, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet, converse in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, talks to Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Snickers Toyota, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, talks to Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Snickers Toyota, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet, talks to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet, talks to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at Michigan International Speedway. (Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports)

Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at Michigan International Speedway. (Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports)

Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, signs autographs during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, signs autographs during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota, celebrate sin Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota, celebrate sin Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota of Denny Hamlin is towed into the garage area after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota of Denny Hamlin is towed into the garage area after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/TheDarkKnightRises/National Guard/ Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew chief Steve Letarte in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/TheDarkKnightRises/National Guard/ Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew chief Steve Letarte in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Mich. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

3 Comments

  1. Caligirl88
    June 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM ·

    First, yay for Dale Jr.!!!! I completely agree with your Pee Wee sentiment, I teared up a little!

    Second, I was so happy to see the food trucks are going to be in turn 9 instead of the grandstands, because that’s where my dad and I sit. I always hate that all the good stuff is over that way. I thought of you and your Fontana Sprinkles hunt when I saw there was a cupcake vendor.

    I’m glad the weather looks like it will be perfect for the race, not hot like it was this last weekend!

  2. Kim
    June 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM ·

    Holy cow – my seats are over in Turn 9, or as they used to call it, Kasey’s Korner! :D Cupcakes????? Fantastic!!! LOL!

    As for Junior winning – OMG, I was THRILLED for him. You CANNOT be a NASCAR fan and NOT have been on the edge of your seat!!!! Junior Nation personifies what it means to be a faithful fan base, and he totally deserves it!

    I’m up for an FF meet up, so keep us posted. I’m in a garage tour with ONMC on Friday am, then up to the grandstands to do my usual photo taking – great place for pics up there, my camera does super zooming! :D

  3. June 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM ·

    Your description of the last 15 laps was exactly how I felt too! And I love the Pee Wee GIF :)