wrapping up the coke zero 400, finally

I’m so ridiculously late with this post, I must apologize. The Coke Zero 400 came through with some interesting events, including one bombshell that happened before the race even began.

First, congratulations to Tony Stewart on his win and while I’m giving out congrats I gotta give props to Brad Keselowski for his win the week before last at Kentucky. Since I totally missed that weekend altogether.

Life kinda sucks right now for A.J. Allmendinger and his failed drug test. We now know that he tested positive for a “stimulant” and that he was only slightly over the allowed levels. I guess we have to wait and see what the future holds for him. It is entirely possible that whatever he took isn’t something scandalous, so, again, we have to wait and see what’s what. I sincerely hope this thing is just blip on the radar for him and he can move on from it quickly.

So back to the Coke Zero 400, you guys totally didn’t answer the question I had before the race which were: When you watch races each weekend, do you have any traditions, rituals, or must-have snacks?

And so I’m asking you guys again, how do you structure your day around watching the races? Everyone in my family knows that Sundays (or any day there’s a race) that off limits that the majority of my day will be spent watching the race and eating junk food. :) I’m truly curious about this topic so speak up! :)

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Goodyear tires

All NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series teams will run special Goodyear “Support Our Troops” tires this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer, currently seventh in points, is looking for his fourth berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth, two of the favorites to win Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400, share a laugh in the Daytona International Speedway garage. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)


Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs on stage prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Sam Hornish Jr.

Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, walks on the grid after NASCAR announced that AJ Allmendinger was temporarily suspended prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sam Hornish Jr. was Allmendinger replacement for the Coke Zero 400. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


  1. Lisa Miller
    July 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM ·

    I get everything done so that when the TV coverage comes on I can be on the computer, watch the race, and continuously talk to my Nascar friends in groups on Facebook, and on #Nascar on Twitter. We are in constant touch until after the race! :) I also cut coupons in the slow times.

  2. July 12, 2012 at 1:54 PM ·

    i used to be so much more dedicated to watching the races each sunday, but now, between our own racing and our family obligations, etc., i am lucky to catch 6 or so a year!
    when i did watch religiously, i didn’t have any rituals, but having crunchy snacks was always a treat! sometimes, we would nap during the middle of the race and wake up for the end! haha! :) *

  3. Sumer
    July 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM ·

    I usually wake up and watch the pre race stuff then the race itself. I am almost always still in my PJ’s at the end of the race (shameful I know). I used to get Diet Dew to drink in honor on Dale Jr, but I have cut carbonated drinks so now I don’t do that. I usually follow twitter and sometimes racebuddy. My family definatly knows to leave me alone on race day!