April 2014

3 Posts

jimmie johnson hasn’t won a race yet,...

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)

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superfun fontana photo extra & a catch-up

March 2014

1 Post

keselowski wins at vegas, has a girlfriend now,...

February 2014

3 Posts

jeff gordon & pepsi MAX pull off the...

dale jr. won the daytona 500, so everybody gets a...

the new chase format means the networks have to...

January 2014

1 Post

there’s something about tony (stewart)

December 2013

1 Post

your early christmas present: a new post from...

November 2013

1 Post

giving it away: no. 39 hats autographed by ryan...

October 2013

3 Posts

carl edwards stars in new sara evans ‘slow...

This video, you guys. I am OBSESSED with this video. How awesome is Carl Edwards in this music video for

congratulations on kansas, kevin harvick

video: kasey kahne’s half-naked body

September 2013

4 Posts

brian vickers got married

Brian Vickers, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 200 fueled by AmeriGas at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

on manipulating NASCAR: opinions are like…...

if there had been a fist fight, richmond would...

jimmie johnson has a another baby girl

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife Chandra and daughter Genevieve Marie after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 9, 2013 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

August 2013

8 Posts

kurt busch is going to stewart-haas because...

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shortcuts: denny hamlin’s girlfriend has a...

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logano has funo at michigano

video: ryan newman discusses his deal breakers...

this is the face max papis made at watkins glen

little harper allgaier has arrived

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this is what denny hamlin and tony stewart should...

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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July 2013

5 Posts

ryan newman is a brick kisser

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

David Stremme (Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

brian vickers got engaged. oh and he won at new...

sonoma sunday: the best photos i’ve ever...

sonoma saturday: where I met dale jr.’s...

June 2013

5 Posts

sonoma friday: cougar hits on brad keselowski...

mourning the loss of jason leffler

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every time jimmie johnson wins…

trevor bayne got married

tony stewart’s back and so am i!

May 2013

1 Post

i’m still here. i’m just really,...

April 2013

6 Posts

kicking and screaming at richmond

wait, so what happened at kansas?

on dating: i’m exhausted! where is he?!

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jimmie johnson’s having another baby

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS celebrates his victory with his wife, Chandra, and their daughter, Genevieve Marie, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway after winning the STP Gas Booster 500 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

martinsville in two words: jimmie. johnson.

giving it away: ‘at any price’ movie...

March 2013

8 Posts

kyle busch won at fontana but wouldn’t you...

kasey kahne is cuter than usual

a ‘shark’ dives into nascar with...

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The biggest thing is I think that we won in the judge of the people and their opinion I think some of the peers of mine...
Denny Hamlin when asked about his feelings now that his NASCAR fine issue has been settled.

nascar rolls through ‘the cleveland...

matt kenseth wins at las ve… zzzzzz

what i’m watching: ‘fast n’...

subways wins with carl edwards because subway

February 2013

7 Posts

jimmie johnson won the daytona 500 and i...

paul menard got married

And he didn’t tell anyone. UPDATE: Paul Menard married his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Roster, on November 30, 2012. More details

staying true to the dream: why i’m not...

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shocking news: nascar drivers don’t care...

Driver Danica Patrick smells a flower during the 2013 NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)

little hazel mcmurray has arrived

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kasey kahne wins the 2013 hottest nascar driver...

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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: the finals

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January 2013

11 Posts

dario franchitti and ashley judd are getting a...

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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round four

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nascar sprint media tour aka what is happening on...

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little taylor hamlin has arrived

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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round two

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preseason thunder: not interested in dale...

2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round one

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little ryden hunter-reay has arrived

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interview: talking baby & marriage with...

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landon cassill got married

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December 2012

9 Posts

reed sorenson got engaged

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trevor bayne got engaged

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indycar drivers talk christmas plans &...

Ryan Hunter-Reay & his wife Beccy. Championship podium at Fontana, CA, 2012. CREDIT: INDYCAR/LAT USA

david ragan got married

David Ragan married his longtime girlfriend, Jacquelyn Butler, on Saturday, December 15th in Charlotte, NC. Wedding Day! twitter.com/JacquelynButle… — Jacquelyn

interview: a conversation with ryan newman

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No, I don’t keep trophies at my house. I don’t believe in building a shrine to myself. It’s kind of weird.
Brad Keselowski on if he'll ever keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship trophy at his house. (December 11, 2012)

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givin’ it away: no. 39 quicken loans...

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champion’s week: photo gallery two of two

November 2012

11 Posts

champion’s week: photo gallery one of two

homestead: penske persistence pays off (say that...

danica patrick’s getting a divorce

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i’m going to homestead-miami speedway this...

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a NASCAR wife interview with samantha busch

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fight, fight, fight! jeff gordon won’t back...

steve letarte didn’t go to prom, went to...

why i’m not going to champion’s week...

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for f— sake! jimmie johnson can’t be...

Well, Jimmie (Johnson) wasn't in New York when (Hurricane) Sandy hit — he was in North Carolina it looks like so...
Clint Bowyer today when asked what it would take for him to beat Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup Series Championship.

Word to the wise-When attending to demands after watching a movie on Cinemax, Remember to either close shades or turn

October 2012

11 Posts

martinsville: that’s enough, jimmie...

the 2012 ‘fabulous’ reader survey

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kansas: can we stick a fork in espn’s...

nascar brides: a rare photo round-up of weddings...

In my travels on the internet I have come across photos of the weddings of some of NASCAR’s top drivers.

interview: discussing ‘in the red’...

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clint bowyer wins but never gets to do a burnout

dale jr. fans have a reason to be proud, not sad

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (center), driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, is flanked by Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick (left) and crew chief Steve Letarte (right) as he speaks to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11 in Charlotte, N.C. Earnhardt will miss two races after suffering a concussion from an accident in Talladega last week. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

talladega: maybe i’m not bloodthirsty...

jimmie johnson’s jackman is up for...

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theater of the living: mass transit’s mass...

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keselowski becomes BFFs with miles the monster

September 2012

16 Posts

CBS show casting social media savvy sports fans...

There’s a new reality show that’s specifically looking for sports fans like you. If you love sports AND social media

I had the wrong approach I think in the beginning of the season. I was following my Zen master Charlie Sheen and that...
Kurt Busch, in response to being asked if he had fun this year with James Finch and if there's more pressure now that he's moved on to Furniture Row racing.

go ‘on the road’ with jimmie &...

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who is the better salesman: ricky stenhouse jr....

denny hamlin wins; sylvania wants to send you to...

tony stewart’s game of grab ass

keselowski gets ‘the chase’ off to...

givin’ it away: tickets to the 2012...

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boredom is the worst cologne

Photo Credit: Randy P. Martin

dale jr. answers the marriage question (again)

Which had to be awkward for his girlfriend sitting in the same room with him when the question was asked.

the chase class photo is here. i’ll take...

I'm not going to say he's lying. I'm just going to say maybe he's stretching the truth a little bit. I think there's...
Martin Truex Jr. when asked today if he thought Jimmie Johnson was being truthful about the Hendrick bushings

getting older, moving and visualizing a life with...

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I think if you look at what their organization has accomplished, I think they’ve won three championships over there...
Matt Kenseth speaking with the media today about why he decided to leave Roush Fenway Racing, after 13 years, for Joe Gibbs Racing

atlanta leaves you wondering what’s next

little alex almirola has arrived

The first child for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, and his wife, Janice, was born yesterday. Aric tweeted

August 2012

18 Posts

the biffles & harvicks meet the dog

On Saturday, Sept. 1, Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick will each team up with Cesar Millan to get help for their canine friends in an all-new episode of Dog Whisperer on Nat Geo Wild at 8 p.m. ET. Filmed in Daytona in February, Cesar visits Halifax Humane Society, a grant recipient of the Biffle Foundation, with Biffle himself and his wife, Nicole. He will also help Kevin and DeLana Harvick with their Chihuahua, Lo, who barks and snaps at people, before the couple welcomes their first child. (Credit: NatGeo Wild)
I think throwing the helmet is reasonable if you’re mad. I tell you one thing I learned, I watched the video and I...
Carl Edwards' thoughts on Tony Stewart's helmet throw last weekend at Bristol.

charging up with indycar in sonoma

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bristol brings the rumble

ryan hunter-reay & james hinchcliffe setup a...

FYI: This is an older photo of James Hinchcliffe (left) and Ryan Hunter-Reay. (Credit: Russ Lake Photo)
We've got three weeks. Chill out.
Kyle Busch on if this weekend's race at Bristol is a "must win" for his team to make it into The Chase.

in advance of the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

The No. 4 National Guard IndyCar will don a full 49ers paint scheme for this weekend’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at the racetrack in Sonoma, California. (Credit: N. Jacobson)

highlights of michigan

I’ll be honest, I wish everybody would get off her back and just let her go race and let her learn. Everybody is...
Tony Stewart talking about Danica Patrick at today's press conference at Michigan International Speedway. He was asked if he felt that the Nationwide races she's run so far will help with driving the next 6 Sprint Cup races she'll be in this year.

Brad Keselowski Featured in New ESPN NASCAR Ad

daughter to father: you can’t take back...

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interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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racing ensues at watkins glen, oh, and marcos...

the importance of choosing a great home

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a pocono photo round-up

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denny hamlin’s having a baby

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July 2012

9 Posts

jimmie johnson kisses the bricks, daughter is...

a change of pace

As I seem to do every year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of this blog. I’ve thought

sorry i missed your win at new hampshire, kasey...

I have to admit that I didn’t see the race yesterday. I know! I know. It really sucks to miss

little ashlyn newman has arrived

Ryan Newman announced the birth of his second daughter, Ashlyn Olivia, this morning via Twitter. Ashlyn joins big sister, Brooklyn.

shortcuts: this time the story’s about me!

Lots of a random things to share and I want to get to all of them. Here we go: –

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,

little keelan harvick has arrived

Congratulations to Kevin & DeLana Harvick who welcomed their first child, Keelan Paul Harvick, into the world today. The full

how do you party? enter to win a coca-cola prize...

Tomorrow night is the Coke Zero 400 presented by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. Not like I needed to tell

my weekend at sonoma in one post

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June 2012

5 Posts

givin’ it away: jeff gordon & pepsi...

is jimmie johnson a secret...

You know the movie, “Showgirls”, right??? It’s a totally CLASSIC film from 90s staring Elizabeth Berkley (of Saved By The

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

joey logano wins for reals this time

So I didn’t watch the race live on Sunday. I watched it on Tivo on Monday. Figures that the one

dover serves up a monster mash

Dover was fun right? Riiight? Pit crew guys were almost run over, there was a big ‘ole crashy-crash and Jimmie

May 2012

7 Posts

danica patrick’s indifference hurts women

The thing that frustrates me about Danica Patrick is that she doesn’t seem to spend a lot (or enough) time

taylor earnhardt got married

Taylor Earnhardt, the late Dale Earnhardt’s youngest child, married Brandon Putnam this past weekend on Saturday, May 26th. UPDATED! Here’s

3M Racing Experience: the 2012 sprint all-star...

The Saturday of our 3M Racing Experience began with all of us gathering in the lobby of our hotel and

3M Racing Experience: roush fenway shop tour...

I was offered an all-expense paid trip to the Sprint All-Star Race weekend courtesy of 3M and I jumped on

best thing ever: jeff gordon’s special...

experiencing american le mans monterey presented...

I was invited to the American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón held at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway by Susan

but I’m supposed to care about talladega,...

My recollection of Talladega includes Brad Keseolwski winning, Kurt Busch in his Talladega Nights themed “ME” car and Jimmie Johnson

April 2012

7 Posts

shortcuts: attending the sprint all-star race,...

I have some super duper awesome news to share with you guys. Thanks to the wonderful people at 3M I

givin’ it away: allmendinger 2012 shell...

Did you know that April is National Safe Digging Month? Well, it is and if you’re going to plant a

kansas hits the snooze button

I’m not sure what I can say about Kansas except that it was a race and Denny Hamlin won it.

boredom is bigger in texas

Hmm, what happened at Texas? Oh that’s right, NOTHING. There was some good racing in terms of Greg Biffle snatching

fontana: it never rains in southern california,...

I woke up early Sunday morning to clear skies and no rain. When rain is a possibility during a race

fontana: joey logano reminds me of a young keira...

Before I get into Saturday at Fontana, I want to thank you for your well wishes. I’m totally fine and

fontana: racing therapy

I’m all apologies lately. I feel like I’m continually apologizing to you guys about being late and I hate that.

March 2012

2 Posts

las vegas: tony stewart will not be denied

I was OK with not being in Las Vegas this year, which feels really odd to write but it’s true.

missing in racing action: where the hell have I...

Where the hell have I have been? I keep asking myself this. Maybe you’ve noticed I haven’t written anything about

February 2012

6 Posts

t.j. majors (dale jr.’s spotter) got

I’m SO excited to be posting MORE wedding photos! TJ Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotter for Dale Earnhardt Jr.,

kasey kahne wins the 2012 hottest nascar driver...

Over 3,600 votes were cast in the final round of the 2012 Hottest NASCAR Driver Tournament. Kasey Kahne defeated Paul

david stremme got married

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2012 hotttest nascar driver tournament: the

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drinkin’ wine at andretti winery

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2012 hottest nascar driver tournament: round four

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January 2012

4 Posts

2012 hottest nascar driver tournament: round

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2012 hottest nascar driver tournament: round two

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testing, testing: matt kenseth owes dale jr....

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2012 hottest nascar driver tournament: round one

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December 2011

14 Posts

a ‘fabulous’ 2011 year in review

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interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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david ragan is engaged

David Ragan confirmed via Twitter today that he is indeed engaged to his girlfriend, Jacquelyn Butler. You’ll remember that Jacquelyn

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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tony stewart can’t stop winning

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champion’s week: i’m probably...

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champion’s week: do you see what I see?

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champion’s week: how many cabs can I take...

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regan smith got married

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November 2011

8 Posts

champion’s week fan guide: bring money for...

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tony stewart is the champion, my friends

And he kept fighting ’til the end! What a race. The Ford 400 was pretty ah-mazing considering there wasn’t serious

shortcuts: carl edwards shops at the gap

Here’s my round-up of fun/interesting quotes from some of today’s press conferences at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Denny Hamlin: Have you ever

champion’s week in las vegas? yes, please!

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dear carl & tony, thank you for keeping it...

Homestead-Miami Speedway might want to ask Texas Motor Speedway if they can borrow that “Tale of the Tape” graphic for

little austyn rose sadler has arrived

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Elliott Sadler and his wife, Amanda, welcomed their second child into the world today. Their daughter,

tony stewart steps on carl edwards’ toes...

Congratulations to the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 team for their victory at Texas. Tony Stewart and crew are definitely

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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October 2011

16 Posts

for some, martinsville was shaped like a pill...

It was a fun race to watch because it eventually became a sophisticated 400-lap game of bumper cars, with Brian

shortcuts: paige duke’s new gig,...

Paige Duke, a former Miss Sprint Cup, is now a contestant on the latest season of “Sweet Home Alabama” on

this is talladega?

Maybe it’s because I watched Scream 4 (there was A LOT of stabbing going on in that movie) over the

shortcuts: get matt kenseth’s name tattooed...

You have a dirty mind, my friend! I meant your arm! All for a good cause, of course. Matt Kenseth’s

my nascar year: never give up? never give up

The end of the NASCAR year is quickly approaching. With only 5 races left in the Sprint Cup Series season

mourning the loss of dan wheldon

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shortcuts: david ragan’s girlfriend wins,...

I’m so happy I got to go to New Hampshire and Kansas over the past month or so. Getting to

a nascar wife interview with delana harvick

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sunday: ‘hey baby, i’m in the...

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saturday: hanging out with (and eating) hunt...

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givin’ it away: hunt brothers pizza swag...

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?! I certainly do and the fine folks at Hunt Brothers Pizza gave me some good

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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friday: the tale of the only yellow car in kansas...

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juliet leigh speed has arrived

Scott and Amanda Speed welcomed their first child into the world today. Scott announced their daughter’s birth via Twitter: And

dover, dover send kurt busch right over

‘Cause he won the race, you guys. I don’t miss playing Red Rover in elementary school, although Steal The Bacon

September 2011

13 Posts

dale jr. speculates on tony stewart’s...

The best quotes I could find today so far from the top-12 driver press conferences at Dover are all from

sunday: denny hamlin has mad hops

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saturday: changing out headlight lightbulbs,...

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friday: when i think of loudon, i think of...

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the case of the unpredictable ‘chase’

Tony Stewart claimed the first win in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup yesterday. I have to say that

clint bowyer: get out of my dreams, get into a...

Monday night Clint Bowyer was in one of my dreams. I have no idea why he would be but there

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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‘the chase’ field has been set, might...

And I’m not talking about on the track either. They might need to post security in the media centers for

jeff gordon won but he missed ella’s first...

So Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is totally great but

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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millions of dollars on the line must wait...

(Wait, now that I’ve written “’til tuesday” I can’t stop thinking about their song “voices carry.” Great, now that’s stuck

office depot’s small biz sweeps reminds of...

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the finalists in this year’s ‘Official Small Business of NASCAR, Courtesy of Office Depot’

August 2011

11 Posts

bad brad breaks through at bristol

I don’t even know if people call Brad Keselowski “Bad Brad” but I needed “B” words and it sounded about

clint bowyer doesn’t want a helicopter,...

This might become a regular thing. I scan through the press conference transcripts (I get Ford, Chevy & Toyota) and

why i don’t speculate on silly season...

I decided to make a list of the reasons why I don’t speculate on the latest gossip & rumors about

indycar invades the bay area (and macy’s)

It’s IndyCar week here in the San Francisco Bay Area (or at least that’s what I’m calling it) because the

kyle busch won, but jimmie johnson will sign your...

’nuff said. Jimmie Johnson (right), driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, signs a fan’s shoulder on pit road after

danica, danica, danica, dale!

Let me take this opportunity to get you caught up on what all of the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

rumble in the glen: who’s afraid of boris...

The race at Watkins Glen–the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen to be exact–had it ALL. Let’s go

dale earnhardt jr. doesn’t want to marry

I am firm believer that honesty is the best policy. It’s gotta be one of the reasons why you guys

keselowski wins with one good ankle

How much did you LOVE the racing between Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch? And how much did you ADORE their

dale earnhardt jr. is too nice

That’s what Dale Jr. said today during his media session at Pocono. Here’s the full quote in regards to a

brick kissing in the usa: menard loses his...

Congratulations to Paul Menard and the No. 27 NIBCO/Menards Chevy team! This season has definitely been the year of the

July 2011

14 Posts

the indycar catch-up, catch-all

I’ve been super slacking on my IndyCar duties so consider this post a catch-all, catch-up on the series. I fully

shortcuts: pre-brickyard 400 goodies

How excited are you that there’s going to be NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action this week? I, for one, am

getting to know you: 2011 ‘fabulous’...

It’s that time again! Time to take the 2011 ‘Fabulous’ Reader Survey! All of this information is important to help

your ‘fabulous’ guide to getting...

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the race at new hampshire & i was on...

Lots of caution flags made the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway very interesting. I dug it.

giving it away: kurt busch shell-pennzoil road...

As the title suggests, Shell has given me one fabulous prize pack to give away to one of you lucky

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

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fashion shortcuts: the original seatbelt bag,...

It just so happens that I’ve either ran into or received a bunch of info about fashion & accessories that

kentucky is all apologies

What a letdown. The racing was boring and tons of fans couldn’t even get to the track to see the

shortcuts: i’m a goo gone gooru

So awhile ago I was contacted by representatives from the Goo Gone brand. They found my post about presenting the

little emma elizabeth biffle has arrived

Congratulations to Greg and Nicole Biffle! The couple welcomed their first child –a daughter, Emma Elizabeth, into the world today.

david ragan isn’t going to cry for you

Congratulations to David Ragan and the No. 6 UPS team on winning the COKE ZERO 400 at Daytona! It’s been

infineon photo extra: kurt busch’s victory...

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sunday at infineon: was ron malec laughing at

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June 2011

13 Posts

saturday at infineon: dale jr. thought of a way...

On Saturday I forgot my cell phone at home, and my camera’s battery died, like, 15 minutes after I arrived

friday at infineon: low key people watching

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‘the glades’ portrayal of female...

I know I REALLY need to write-up my weekend at Infineon, and I will, but I had to write about

clint bowyer will melt your ovaries

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denny hamlin is a winner in michigan

The most interesting things (to me, at least) that happened as a part of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips

shortcuts: kurt busch’s lady friend, walk...

As we all know by now, this year Kurt Busch has been arriving at the track without his wedding ring

give a little bit: my nascar year 2012

The one thing that I KNOW would make this blog GREAT (well, it already is great, but ya know, a

pocono gets a little too shifty

“Shift. Shifting now. Lots of shifting. Why do I have to keep shifting? Shifting is fun! I hate shifting this

firestone twin 275s please and displease

Some things I learned while watching the IndyCar Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday: 1.) Race car

travis pastrana is engaged

Sorry ladies, another one bites the dust!! Travis Pastrana (@TravisPastrana) proposed to his girlfriend, professional skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (@lynzskate),

penske shakes off their sluggish start, childress...

The image I created in my head of Richard Childress getting Kyle Busch in a headlock and beating him up

random: denny hamlin said something about...

This is short, and maybe boring, but I was reading through transcripts from today’s top-12 drivers media sessions and I

givin’ it away: shell v-power® helio...

Ya know, I can remember a time when gas cost only $1 a gallon. Isn’t that crazy? It wasn’t THAT

May 2011

16 Posts

indycar wags and habs (husbands and boyfriends)...

Last night was the 2011 Indy 500 Victory Awards Banquet where they honored this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

the coca-cola 600 was just mean

There were three races yesterday. The Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. As much as

the indy 500 slamdances with my heart

I could not believe what I was seeing. I thought that J.R. Hildebrand would round that corner, come down the

the nfl’s troy polamalu rides on the...

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far. I had some cool photos sent to me

the indy 500 bump day was definitely bumpy

I’m going to be totally honest with you guys right now. I have never watched “Bump Day” for the Indianapolis

little hayden mears has arrived

Geico Racing announced that their driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Casey Mears, and his wife Trish have welcomed

is the all-star race really necessary?

Yea, I said it! The most interesting thing about the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was the the driver & crew

shortcuts: helio castroneves pumps gas, martin...

There’s a bunch of stuff to give you the rundown on today! But here’s a housekeeping note: My Richard Petty

a nascar wife interview with shana mayfield

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dover: monster mash on saturday, cute babies on...

Saturday’s Nationwide Series 5-hour ENERGY 200 was more entertaining than Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks because,

shortcuts: stremme is engaged, indycar unveils...

– This might be old news to some, but I just realized I’d never posted it here. David Stremme is

xoxo darlington: i love it when the boys have at...

Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya failed to bring what Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch delivered. O. M. G. The

little michael edwards has arrived

Carl Edwards is a dad again! His wife, Kate, gave birth to their second child, son Michael, on Wednesday. Michael

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

I interviewed the reigning Daytona 500 champion, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, at Auto Club Speedway earlier this year. It was a

get the shirt: “if you ain’t first,...

This blog isn’t about fashion but sometimes it comes up and relates to racing. A few years ago I wrote

richmond revelations: could denny hamlin be jack...

I was this close to feeling bad for Denny Hamlin for not sweeping the races at Richmond this past weekend

April 2011

23 Posts

shortcuts: the double-deuce crew gets cooking

So, first thing’s first, who stayed up late last night, or got up super early, to watch the Royal Wedding?

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

This is my new second favorite ITAS interview of all time, it came REALLY close to beating my top favorite

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Jeremy Clements is my new sentimental favorite driver. Maybe it was because Jeremy and his crew chief, Ricky Pearson, were

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Out of all of the drivers that I’ve interviewed and asked about their goals for the year, Robert Richardson Jr.

introducing the fabulous girl’s guide to...

I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. Today I’ve launched a brand new website that will

why does the izod indycar series have the best...

Parties that I’m never invited to. I just don’t understand it. Actually, I have no idea how the actual party

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Aric Almirola wants to win races and contend for the Championship this year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Aric pilots

mike conway loses his izod indycar series victory...

I have to admit that I didn’t see everything that went down at the 37th Toyota Grand Prix of Long

talladega and my fantasy top-12

There was a point during the last 30 laps of the Aaron’s 499 where I told myself to just let

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

What are Michael Annett’s goals for this year? “Definitely to be consistently running in the top-10 each weekend,” said Annett.

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I was just thinking, if you had told me 5 years ago that I would be asking NASCAR drivers what

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

J.J. Yeley has a great name doesn’t he? It’s one of those names that’s just fun to pronounce. I interviewed

versus needs an intervention

Yes, VERSUS the channel that broadcasts IndyCar action needs serious help. I asked everyone (ok, nobody, but did I really

kenseth messes with texas, wins

I feel so incredibly late with this post, and I apologize for that. There’s something about Sunday that makes me

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

I didn’t realize exactly how tall Joey Logano is until I interviewed him at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

When I arrived at Steve Wallace’s hauler to interview him at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the day before his Nationwide

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

This interview with Justin Allgaier took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the same weekend that he finished second in

shortcuts: little paige sauter has arrived

Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville on Saturday, but he won on Tuesday,

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Here is my “impromptu” interview with Kasey Kahne that took place at Auto Club Speedway a couple weeks ago. When

sunday in fontana: richard marx makes my day

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saturday in fontana: kids run the garage

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last friday in fontana: an impromptu kasey kahne...

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the hollywood bus tour with clint bowyer

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March 2011

11 Posts

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

I didn’t get to meet Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing,

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

So, I have to tell you guys something. Jennifer Jo Cobb is my new hero. I couldn’t respect this woman

shortcuts: bowyer to tour la la land on a...

I’m driving down to Southern California for the Auto Club 500 race weekend at Auto Club Speedway on Thursday. Eaaaarly

bristol was missing something (not just butts in...

Was the only thing that was interesting about the Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol the driver introductions that we

shortcuts: another nascar connection on...

Now that I’ve finally finished up my Vegas posts I can get to some of the other stuff that’s happened

a vegas ending: fake elvis, paris hilton and a...

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danica patrick writes herself into nascar...

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why kyle busch put his wedding on tv,...

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how i presented the hottest driver award to tony...

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david reutimann fights back, beats up a hamburger

I love a good NASCAR-related commercial. I really do. Those Sponsifier commercials are on point this year. But I was

the beginning of a ‘winning’ weekend...

I set out for my Las Vegas adventure last Wednesday. I drove my VW Eos for 9 hours all the

February 2011

15 Posts

jeff gordon drives to end his hunger for a win

What would have made Jeff Gordon’s win at Phoenix better? Ella and Leo, of course! Sucked they weren’t in Victory

samantha & kyle busch’s...

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trevor bayne makes his ‘sundae, sundae,...

Trevor Bayne continued his “Miss America Tour,” that’s what I like to call it (Because don’t you remember when winning

grace katherine kenseth has arrived

Matt and Katie Kenseth welcomed their second daughter into the world today! The official announcement from the family: Matt Kenseth,

chaotic, nerve-wracking, crazy, insane: words to...

Repaved Daytona International Speedway = Racing INSANITY! It was nerve-wracking to watch but still superfun! Congratulations to Trevor Bayne and

givin’ it away: richard petty driving...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride around Bristol Motor Speedway? Well, now is

new nascar dress code: what will the groupies...

Yesterday NASCAR announced their new garage access policy that will allow children into garages on race days. That’s a great

room for two: shootout and daytona 500 qualifying

It was that time again on Saturday to reacquaint ourselves with the folks at Fox Sports and their brand of

tony stewart wins the 2011 hottest driver...

It is my pleasure to announce that Tony Stewart has been voted the Hottest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver of

shortcuts: espn the magazine focuses on speed

How excited are you that tomorrow is the Budweiser Shootout? I, for one, am thrilled. The season is starting again

scott speed’s wife expecting a baby

Former Red Bull Racing driver Scott Speed and his wife, Amanda, are expecting! Scott announced the news via Twitter this

2011 hottest driver tournament: the finals!

It’s time for the FINAL round in the 2011 Hottest Driver Tournament. Who will be voted the Hottest Driver of

aric almirola got married

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kelley earnhardt got married again

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interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Matt Kenseth. What can I say about Matt Kenseth? Well, he’s funny for one. He made fun of my name

January 2011

16 Posts

2011 hottest driver tournament: round five

Here we are in Round Five of the 2011 Hottest Driver Tournament and we’re down to just four drivers! It

sprint media tour: i missed out on swag, damnit

I’m sad I missed the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte this week. But, if I’m being honest, it’s

roush fenway lead baby bonanza into 2011

Yesterday Jack Roush inadvertently announced that Greg Biffle, and his wife Nicole, are expecting their first child. Biffle wasn’t planning

nascar on ‘the bachelor’: where are they...

I said I wasn’t going to watch this new season of “The Bachelor” on ABC but I’ve crumbled and watched

testing, testing: preseason thundah

The 2011 NASCAR racing season is fast approaching and that means I’ve finally got new photos to share with you

2011 hottest driver tournament: round four

3,011 votes later we have the winners from Round Three! It wasn’t until I had this experience that I truly

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Kyle Busch drives the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. He married his longtime girlfriend Samantha Sarcinella on

2011 hottest driver tournament: round three

I’m having too much fun with this contest. I was right when I thought things would get much more interesting

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Kurt Busch is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver for Penske Racing. 2010 was his last year in the No.

2011 hottest driver tournament: round two

It’s time for Round Two! But first let’s find out what happened in Round One. Kyle Busch (68%) defeated Jeff

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Chad Knaus is the spectacularly successful crew chief of the No. 48 Lowe’s team at Hendrick Motorsports. He celebrated the

they’re letting ball players be gillette...

Awww, man! The only NASCAR drivers included in the Gillette Young Guns “Class of 2011″ are Denny Hamlin and Kyle

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, is a character for sure. He’s a

2011 hottest driver tournament: round one

Who is the hottest, cutest, most-handsome driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? I know who I think is the

interview: inside the actor’s studio with kevin...

Raybestos Rookie of the Year award-winner Kevin Conway started the 2010 season in the Sprint Cup Series driving for Front

kyle busch got married

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December 2010

18 Posts

how did I miss these photos?

I don’t know, but had to post these… NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (Right) and guest attends Paul McCartney plays World

a ‘fabulous’ 2010 year in review

Doesn’t it feel like it was ten years ago that Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500? The NASCAR season is

the best commercials of 2010

This year’s crop of racing-related commercials found drivers singing, professing their love of love and playing poker with Big Foot.

a new ‘fabulous’ look for the new year

If you’re reading this on the Fast and the Fabulous website then you can see that I’ve made some changes

the great nascar baby bonanza of 2010

2010 was the year of the baby in NASCAR. People were giving birth all over the place and because of

what’s weezer doing in that izod indycar...

These are photos from a photo/video/web shoot that IZOD did with a bunch of IndyCar drivers a couple weeks ago

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Shannon Spake is a pit reporter for both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series telecasts on ESPN and is

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 CAT Chevrolet Impala for Richard Childress Racing, is cool. He finished the year 12th in

christmas gift ideas for racing fans

Christmas is fast approaching and I thought I’d share with you some ideas I had for great gifts for NASCAR

the nascar connection on the latest season of...

Ready your Tivo! NASCAR will be discussed on the upcoming season of “The Bachelor” on ABC. Brad Womack is back

pass it along: sponsors wanted

I have a very simple idea: Starting with the Daytona 500 in February, I will attend all of the races

nascar drivers share holiday memories

Performance Racing Network gathered some NASCAR drivers holiday memories, thoughts, etc: Jimmie Johnson “I think I was five years old

interview: inside the actor’s studio with marty...

Marty Smith is a really nice guy. And I’m not just saying that because I know he’s going to read

nascar champion’s week: day three with the...

Friday, December 3rd was the day of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony & Banquet at the Wynn

nascar champion’s week: day two with...

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nascar champion’s week: day two with the...

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nascar champion’s week: day one with the...

I arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning-ish. I checked in at my hotel, ARIA Hotel & Casino at CityCenter.

November 2010

13 Posts

i’ll be in vegas for nascar champion’s week

It’s the most wonderful time of year. No, I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m referring to NASCAR Sprint Cup

tony stewart channels his inner george clooney

Office Depot has created an exclusive Tony Stewart calendar for 2011 that features photos of the driver that you won’t

my reaction to the hendrick motorsports crew...

Last week was pretty hectic for me, hence the lack of posts. Between making the turkey (using a brine is

jimmie johnson wins again, again, again, again

There are no words. I have no words. But I do have pictures. Jimmie Johnson (L) kisses his wife Chandra

pep talk: hamlin and harvick are so money

While I don’t think that Denny Hamlin or Kevin Harvick particularly need a pep talk at this point, they seem

indycar championship celebration: tony kanaan...

The IZOD IndyCar Championship was decided back in early October which wasn’t that long ago even though it feels like

giving it away: no. 29 shell-pennzoil holiday...

Because Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline acts as a barrier to shield and protect critical engine parts against performance-robbing gunk you’re

inside the actor’s studio with brad daugherty

I interviewed Brad Daugherty, NASCAR Race Analyst for ESPN, at Auto Club Speedway this year. We all know that Brad

jimmie and the gang feel the pressure (yipee!)

I’m not going to lie, watching the 48 Lowe’s team experience failure in real time was fun. No, I don’t

if jimmie johnson isn’t vanilla, then what...

As the campaign to prove that Jimmie Johnson isn’t vanilla rolls on, I thought it would be fun to assign

video: justin allgaier answers my questions

I submitted a couple questions for Justin Allgaier to answer in a bonus interview session on SPEED’s NASCAR Race Hub

inside the actor’s studio with brad...

So this was my favorite driver interview with the ITAS questions, so far. Brad Keselowski drives the No. 12 Penske

you call that a ‘big one?’

No, I’m not talking about Brett Favre’s penis. While AJ Allmendinger’s crashy-crash on the last lap of the AMP Energy

October 2010

12 Posts

inside the actor’s studio with travis

Travis Kvapil drives the No. 34 Long John Silver’s Ford for Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

inside the actor’s studio with david...

David Gilliland drives the No. 37 Taco Bell Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports. I got to give him the

inside the actor’s studio with marcos...

I interviewed Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota, right after the first practice session on

inside the actor’s studio with juan pablo...

Now that I’ve finally finished my writeups of the Pepsi Max 400 race weekend at Auto Club Speedway I can

double j zips up, couples take the plunge at auto...

Sunday at Auto Club Speedway was a big day, not just for the Pepsi Max 400, but for all of

the hoff hassels our national anthem

Saturday morning at Auto Club Speedway found me inside the Nationwide Series garage watching as drivers qualified for the CampingWorld.com

ask bobby labonte your questions

It’s a new week and that means new guests on SPEED’s NASCAR Race Hub. This week you have the opportunity

why delana and kevin harvick are the tops

Something I’ve noticed as I go to more races is that I take less pictures. In the beginning I was

the one where I watch tony stewart woo a lady

I’m finally writing again! I have so much stuff to post for you guys, please bear with me while I

ask kasey kahne & aj allmendinger your...

I’m starting something new this week. SPEED’s TV show, NASCAR Race Hub is giving you the opportunity to interview their

spending the weekend at auto club speedway

It’s only Friday and I already have so much stuff to share with you guys! It’s awesome. Needless to say

kansas payback is a bitch

Here’s how I feel about the David Reutimann/Kyle Busch incident: Boys will be boys. LOL I love the idea of

September 2010

15 Posts

to-do list: fontana and blog world expo

FIRST: I am planning on attending the NASCAR race weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana next week, although there

jimmie johnson’s daughter is already winning

Jimmie Johnson got to celebrate his win of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway with his wife, Chandra and

shortcuts: tony stewart kept his childhood pillow...

The two finalists in Office Depot’s “Official Small Business of NASCAR” sweepstakes have been chosen and are attending this weekends

voila! a superfun chase! (too soon?)

Absolutely loved the first race in The Chase for the Sprint Cup Series Championship! Clint Bowyer won it! Yaaay! You

dario franchitti (sort of) lives with his...

Things I learned while watching the Indy Japan 300 Saturday night (which was actually Sunday morning in Japan): 1.) Drivers

chase media day: break out the plaid!

So, I’m guessing nobody called Carl Edwards (or Kurt Busch for that matter) to tell him that the dress code

denny hamlin hits up boston, doesn’t...

These photos of Denny Hamlin in Boston on Monday were too good not to share. This woman looks like she’s

with this motorcycle i thee wed

Get your “awwww” face ready. A couple from Sebastopol, California (a little town in Northern California that I used to

my teeny tiny 2010 championship predictions

While I’m not sure who I “want” to win the Championship this year, I can tell you who I think

who doesn’t love photos of nascar babies?

Finally got access to more photos from last week’s race at Atlanta and there were two cute photos of Casey

jeff gordon and wife attend...

Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch, a former model, attended “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show” at Lincoln Center in

tony stewart wins the ‘everybody’s...

Yea, that’s the whole story. You could have made a drinking game out of the words “loose” and “sideways” and

helio castroneves and terrell owens are totally...

Helio Castroneves won last night’s IZOD IndyCar Series race, the Kentucky Indy 300, at Kentucky Speedway. I only saw Helio

the bristol & montreal combo post

This is a special photo combo post for the Bristol weekend and the Nationwide race in Montreal. The Montreal race

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

So here’s how this interview came about: My brother-in-law’s brother works with a childhood friend of Chip Ganassi’s. My BIL’s

August 2010

15 Posts

i’m not dead, i’m just busy turning

hehe. Seriously. Today is my birthday. I owe you guys so much content, it’s not funny. I still need to

danica patrick has a stalker?

Or, at the very least, the creepiest fan I’ve ever encountered. So here I was thinking that nothing that interesting

shortcuts: almirola signs with jr motorsports

First, a couple of reminders. If you haven’t already, please fill out the 2010 ‘Fabulous’ Reader Survey. To everyone that’s

what i missed at m.i.s.

I missed the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday because I was busy driving two of my nephews

racing and the single girl

I was walking through a bookstore the other day, something that has become a routine for me these days, and

giving it away: $200 nascar.com gift card

Earlier this year Mars Chocolate North America kicked off the third annual M&M’S Most Colorful Fans of NASCAR contest. You

ashley judd wins at mid-ohio, oops, I mean dario...

Dario Franchitti held off Will Power to win the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance last weekend.

can we have another watkins glen race?

It’s funny when you don’t realize you want something so bad until there’s a chance it can actually happen. For

little leo gordon has arrived

Jeff Gordon’s son, Leo Benjamin Gordon, was born today! The deets: Earlier today, Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed a

hilarity ensues at kevin harvick inc.

This photograph is reason enough for you to start following Kevin Harvick on Twitter (@KevinHarvick). In other news… – Thank

dale earnhardt jr. takes on ‘shaq

Did you watch “Shaq Vs.” last night? I did! As I’m sure you all know by now, this was the

freightliner sticks with nascar

Maybe the economy is looking up after all? Freightliner Trucks announced last week that they’ve extended their relationship with NASCAR,

getting to know you: 2010 ‘fabulous’...

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Awhile ago (maybe a year or two?) I created a

i (heart) the tony stewart burger king commercial

I have a deep and seriously irrational love for the Clocked in with Tony Stewart & the Burger King Smoky

pocono: it’s tricky, tricky, tricky

They don’t call it “The Tricky Triangle” for nothing. The Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway was one

July 2010

17 Posts

shortcuts: mcmurray tries on axe’s twist, i...

The awesome guys over at NASCAR This Week with Monte Dutton asked me to submit a guest post as Monte

helio castroneves drops the nice guy routine for...

Things had been relatively quiet during the Honda Indy Edmonton IZOD IndyCar Series race, that is, until those final laps.

jamie mcmurray makes roush fenway drivers wish...

I’m kidding! Calm down Roush Fenway Racing supporters. I was just making a funny. But seriously, super huge congratulations to

shortcuts: exclusive kasey kahne photo

Everyday, at least that’s what it feels like, I get press releases or newsy items about teams, sponsors, charities and

an open letter to crew members

Dear Crew Members, In light of the latest Nationwide Series crew member that has been suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance

is carl edwards an eddie haskell?

The second Brad Keselowski got into Carl Edwards in turn 1 at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday I knew it

lady gaga poses for nascar, sort of

It’s become an age old question: What do you do during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series off-weekend? Well, it’s never

photos from the ‘racing dreams’...

I didn’t attend the premiere of “Racing Dreams”, the movie I told you all to go see ASAP, but there

reutimann rules chicagoland, ‘baby j’...

People always love to talk about NASCAR needs, ‘cause NASCAR always needs something, I guess. I never like writing or

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Meeting and interviewing Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports, was fun. Plain and

chandra and jimmie johnson welcome “baby...

Congratulations to Chandra and Jimmie Johnson on the birth of their baby girl yesterday! They’ve yet to nail down her

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

At Infineon I interviewed fellow Bay Area native AJ Allmendinger, asking him ten questions from Inside the Actor’s Studio and

helio and tony blow their vuvuzelas,...

Will Power, whose name continues to make me smile after all this time, won the Camping World Grand Prix at

if you were able to finish the coke zero 400 you...

The Coke Zero 400 was fun? I guess that’s the right word to describe a night that was full of

video: omg jeff burton!

Here’s a new contest for you to enter, the Coke Zero Fan 400. Here are the official deets: The Coke

dale jr. wins at daytona and on facebook

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last night’s Nationwide Series race, the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, driving the No. 3

i know one person who didn’t drink the...

The last IZOD IndyCar Series race, the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer, was the same weekend as the

June 2010

22 Posts

why does jimmie johnson have to win everything??

I mean, really. Let’s recap… He’s very good looking. He’s married to a model. He’s gonna be a daddy. He’s

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

Regan Smith drives the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and I got to meet

giving it away: wiley x sunglasses

You can’t say I never gave you guys anything. I could of kept these for myself, but instead I’m passing

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

On Friday at Infineon my first questioning of the day was with David Reutimann, driver of the No. 00 Aaron’s

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

I didn’t interview Martin Truex Jr. in person this past weekend at Infineon Raceway, but he was able to answer

a frenchman, a cougar and some very strong words

On the morning of the Toyota/SaveMart 350 I attended the NASCAR Tweetup held in front of Victory Lane. It was

a wall of crew chiefs

Saturday is always my favorite day in the garage because it’s all about practice and we haven’t reached the max

to infineon and beyond…

I know I’ve used that title before but I love it. Friday at Infineon Raceway was day one of the

dale jr. did what now?

Tomorrow is day one of the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway. I’m super excited because I’ve got some cool stuff

where the rubber meets the grass: experiencing...

The facts as I knew them before I arrived at AT&T Park last night: 1.) There was to be a

biffle joins stewart for ‘official small...

One of my absolute favorite contests is back again. For the sixth year, Office Depot has launched the “Official Small

sandler and james kill it, denny wins again

First, I must address the most amazing “Gentleman, Start Your Engines” ever PERFORMED on national television. That’s right, performed! Actors

shortcuts: dale jr loves soccer, delana’s...

If you’ve been living under a rock, or maybe you don’t watch ESPN, you might not know that the 2010

give a little bit: pepsi refresh project

When I heard that Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson were involved with the Pepsi Refresh Project I

thank you, red bull, no seriously, thank yoooooou

Red Bull Racing has selected Mattias Ekström to handle the road course at Infineon Raceway next week in the No.

delana harvick is my hero

I guess I was the only person who wasn’t surprised to see Joey Logano sticking up for himself on pit

blogs with balls 3: we don’t have balls in...

Lugnuts, of course! That was the joke I meant to tell but forgot due to those yummy Jeremiah Weed Sweet

the coca-cola 600 aka bradley cooper day

To answer Melody’s question from my previous post, I was in Tony Stewart’s hauler for all of 5 minutes. It

i got to go inside tony’s hauler, too

Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the day of the Nationwide Series race, the TECH-NET Auto Service 300 powered by

interview: inside the actor’s studio with...

On Thursday night in Charlotte I was laying in my bed at the hotel willing my body to heal itself

my mini race shop tour

On Wednesday my only goal for the day was to visit race shops. My first stop was JR Motorsports in

you have to visit the nascar hall of fame

The Monday after attending the inaugural induction ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame I had already earmarked as being

May 2010

12 Posts

what tony stewart said

Today is my last full day in Charlotte and it’s also, of course, the day of the Coca-Cola 600. I

the nascar hall of fame induction ceremony...

The inaugural induction ceremony for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was held on Sunday. I was excited that I got

all-star race: a big, crowded racing event thingy

I arrived at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race to find a bajillion freaking people in the infield. Okay, maybe not

welcome to charlotte

On my flight into Charlotte the guy sitting next me was watching the first season of “Lost” on his DVD

go see ‘racing dreams’ right now

So this is the easiest movie review I’ve ever had to write. Why? Because the documentary film “Racing Dreams” is

all-star fan vote: make it gilliland or kvapil!

I apologize for not getting around to this, like, a lot sooner but better late than never right? I think

shower thoughts: isn’t it awkward, chad...

Shower thoughts are those great ideas, concepts or, ya know, thoughts that you have when you’re taking a shower. Usually

dude, I’m going to charlotte!

I know I should talk about Dover and the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes but I’m

when one door closes…

I’m in the middle of moving out of beautiful Sonoma county and down to the East Bay here in the

darlington, schmarlington

Darlington was fun, that is, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m sure it was ten times more frustrating

making indycar a little more...

Consider this your warning that I’m going to be posting more stuff about the IZOD IndyCar Series. It’s surely not

i only care about tony stewart’s love life

Yesterday’s Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 was a rousing success because Tony Stewart had a new blonde girlfriend

April 2010

19 Posts

give a little bit: to write love on her arms

It suddenly occurred to me the other day that pretty much every driver in NASCAR has a charity that he

dale jr. honors father by being seen in public...

At a press conference today, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Childress, Teresa Earnhardt, and Kelley Earnhardt unveiled the No. 3 Wrangler

nascar day: i’ve got my pin on

As you should all know by now, May 21st is NASCAR Day. Today, I drove over to Office Depot to

get married at auto club speedway

This might be the greatest race weekend promotion EVER. Why? Because it’s right up my alley, I love a wedding.

interview: brian scott tops the rookie charts

Brian Scott drives the No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota Camry for Braun Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The 22-year-old

shortcuts: join me at blogs with balls 3

It’s supercool news sharing time! I’ll be on a panel at Blogs with Balls 3 this year. Yay! This is

a love letter to talladega

Dear Talladega Superspeedway, I love you. I just do. You make me crazy and mental and while I always feel

interview: michael annett digs chick flicks

Michael Annett drives the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry for Germain Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. After

jeff gordon gets ticked off in texas

I am absolutely in love with the little drama between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Sign me up for more

interview: meet scott lagasse jr.

Scott Lagasse Jr. drives the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Baker Curb Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The 29-year-old

brian vickers in spaaaaaaace!

To promote their upcoming Aaron’s Dream Weekend Talladega Superspeedway sent Brian Vickers to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in

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

Here’s some fabulous news: The bands Switchfoot (pictured left) and Parachute, two bands I adore, are headlining this year’s “NASCAR

is in-n-out burger the way to a nascar...

On Sunday, I was watching a bit of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals that took place in Houston,

newman and stewart star in ‘i love you,...

Good for you, Ryan Newman. It was awesome to see him in victory lane after such a long drought. I

shortcuts: tony goes green and carl hits 200

– Tonight SHOWTIME® is airing TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The documentary style film is narrated

review: the weekend starts on wednesday

My review of Andrew Giangola’s book, The Weekend Starts on Wednesday: True Stories of Remarkable NASCAR Fans, isn’t really a

this is why i should have my own reality show

A Sprint Cup Series off-weekend is a hard thing to deal with. It’s pretty sad how hard it is for

kasey kahne takes his best shot

This is the perfect time to give you an update on the Gillette 500. As the proud team captain for

tony stewart’s cheesiest grin

Meant to post these photos from the testing of the spoiler at Charlotte Motor Speedway awhile ago, but I still

March 2010

7 Posts

shortcuts: testing at infineon, lifetime tv...

One of the benefits of being unemployed is the ability to do anything anytime you want, and in my case

hamlin for the win!

So that was some race at Martinsville yesterday. There were cautions galore, lots of beatin’ & bangin’ and Denny Hamlin

rain ruins everyone’s parade

Thanks to Mother Nature there was little to no racing today. Everything, and seriously, everything has been postponed to Monday.

more fun with comparisons: nascar drivers vs...

It was while I was watching Bridget Jones’ Diary for the 500th time that I realized that Mark Darcy, a

you won’t like carl when he’s angry

So I know everybody is putting a lot of thought into Carl Edwards actions this weekend at Atlanta. Was he

shortcuts: cardboard denny hamlin and me

– The following photo is quite possibly the greatest photo of Clint Bowyer ever taken to date. Love it! Clint

las vegas: okay jimmie, we get it!

43 different drivers started the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Shelby American in Las Vegas, but for some reason the same

February 2010

13 Posts

little anne edwards has arrived

Carl and Kate Edwards daughter was born yesterday. Yay! Congratulations to the Edwards’! Anne Edwards was born February 24, 2010

shortcuts: my final thoughts on 24/7 jimmie...

So, I’ve decided that I want Liev Schreiber, the awesome writer/director/actor that did the voiceover for the 24/7 Jimmie Johnson:

the auto club 500 was a race, yep, a race

The Auto Club 500 was, uhm, a race that happened last weekend. I don’t have too much to say about

jamie mcmurray cooked crab

Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray stopped by San Francisco this week for a victory tour through the city, hosted by

‘i want kyle busch in a pink car and a pink...

There were a ton of great commercials making their debut during the Daytona 500 this year. I guess everybody is

the pothole 500 ends with thrills and tears

The red flags aside, this Daytona 500 was awesome. Actually I take that back. I didn’t mind the red flags.

little wyatt sadler has arrived

Elliott Sadler announced this morning via his Twitter account that his wife, Amanda, gave birth to their first child, a

review: junior johnson’s biscuits!

My thoughts on the 52nd Annual Daytona 500 will follow in a couple posts, but first I have to share

it’s all about team denny & kasey for...

Did you know that Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne are teammates? Yep, they’ve joined forces for a very special Gillette

kevin harvick: 1, everybody else: 0

The Budweiser Shootout was on Saturday and it was a slip-slidin’ good time, just ask Kurt Busch. Congratulations to Kevin

jimmie j spends time with snoop dogg

Apparently there’s something in the water of the NASCAR garage because everybody is either procreating or getting married these days,

shortcuts: nascar media day shenanigans

So, omigosh, there’s news! Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid are expecting their second child!! Woo-hoo! Why am I this

kyle busch visits his old jobby job

Last week Kyle Busch was back in his hometown of Las Vegas to promote the upcoming NASCAR race weekend February

January 2010

11 Posts

an open letter to hbo

Dear HBO, I love you. Will you marry me? Seriously, I was smitten with Sex and the City and then

cue jiminy cricket!

There have been moments in the life of this blog that I will remember FOR-EV-ER. I have goals for this

dale earnhardt jr. would totally watch this show

Tomorrow night HBO airs the first episode in a 4-part series that follows Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s

sprint cup media tour madness (aka photos of...

This week was the annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. I wasn’t there (trust me, I’m

why i should be the next director of the sprint...

The word on the street is that NASCAR will announce today that they’re moving the current Sprint Cup Series director,

gilliland and kvapil: reunited and it’s so...

Words cannot express how psyched I am to see that Travis Kvapil and David Gilliland will be teammates again! The

on losing my cell phone and attending nascar...

I feel compelled to share the story of losing my cell phone. Back in December I got a brand new

nothing cuter than nascar’s littlest fans

I don’t know about you but I’m a total sucker for photos of kids and babies getting autographs from drivers.

hello! tony stewart is giving serious bedroom

Gather ’round for I have news… – So I Googled myself the other day, as I often do when I’m

mcmurray and allmendinger went kartin’

a ‘fabulous’ 2009 year in review

I’m a few days late with my year in review but at least I’m not posting this in February or

December 2009

11 Posts

the onion: all you need to do is ‘drive...

I love The Onion because they speak the truth. They’re always fun and funny and the following video is no

give a little bit: tony stewart & teddy b....

Christmastime is the perfect time to give back to those less fortunate. The Office Depot Foundation has created the Teddy

danica-free zone

It’s only been days since Danica Patrick announced her deal with JR Motorsports to run part-time in the Nationwide series

top 3 nascar commercials of 2009

The pool of contenders for the best NASCAR commercial of 2009 was pretty small. There weren’t a lot that stood

champion’s week in vegas: carl edwards and...

This entire post is dedicated to the photo below of me with Carl Edwards. It is quite possibly the greatest

champion’s week in vegas: the one where i...

Thursday night was the Sports Illustrated party at Pure nightclub inside of Caesars Palace. Let me do a little foreshadowing

champion’s week in vegas: after the lap

After the Myers Brothers Awards Ceremony, I left the Venetian and headed back to my room so that I could

champion’s week in vegas: spreading...

Thursday, December 3rd was a big day full of events. However, my first event of the day had nothing to

champion’s week in vegas: beginning at the...

Instead of starting from the beginning, I’m going to start with the end and work my way backwards. Friday was

champion’s week in vegas: my schedule

I’m becoming such a grown-up. Ever since I found out that I was able to attend the Sprint Cup Awards

jimmie johnson + kids = adorableness

Jimmie Johnson continued his Miss America-like tour of the country on Monday by visiting his hometown and handing over money

November 2009

13 Posts

michael waltrip should be the next...

2009 turned out to be Michael Waltrip’s last year as a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver. It’s bittersweet because on

how did you celebrate jimmie johnson day?

I had to go to work, but I did have an awesome Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks. NASCAR Sprint

you must respect the jimmie

Jimmie Johnson’s new nickname is “Superman” which is totally fitting because he reminds me of Clark Kent. Jimmie’s got the

shortcuts: david ragan surprises people

– It was announced yesterday that Jamie McMurray will take over the No. 1 car for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing next

know your touring series champions

Jimmie Johnson is rolling right along to his 4th straight Sprint Cup Championship, Ron Hornaday Jr. will pick up his

there was a race on sunday? really??

Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix International Raceway was boring and I’m not saying that

sprint cup awards ceremony: i’ll be there!

I’ve been invited to the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas!!!!! Yes! I’m beyond excited about going

giving it away: nascar trackpass raceview...

If you’re like me and have to watch most of the NASCAR races from the comfort of your own home

shortcuts: the schmo in seattle needs to shut it...

– First, some housekeeping. I’ve added a photo gallery to the site that contains all of the photos I’ve taken

texas: i’ll take drama any way i can get it

Before the start of the Dickies 500 on Sunday I was thinking about what had to happen in order for

aric almirola is engaged

Another one bites the dust! NASCAR driver Aric Almirola proposed to his girlfriend, Janice Goss, yesterday and she said yes.

because you should be there when jimmie picks up...

Is everybody done talking about Talladega yet? Let’s move on to talking about more important things like “What will Chandra

tallafreakindega: you can’t stop the drama

Overall I think Talladega went down pretty much the same way it would have gone down had NASCAR not instituted

October 2009

15 Posts

what happens in vegas… always ends up in a...

A couple weeks ago I went to Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. If you’re a blogger,

i hope this medicine man is a mark martin fan

Ya know I was thinking about it the other day and I realized that I’m a fan of ALL NASCAR

denny’s celebration didn’t end at the...

The picture to the left was taken by Denny Hamlin himself. He posted it to his Twitter page, arriving home

women dominate drive for diversity hopefuls

Last Monday and Tuesday was the Drive for Diversity combine at Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia. 30 candidates, the majority

shortcuts: another carl edwards poster for your...

– ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” hit newsstands a couple weeks ago and I finally bought a copy on my

hellooo, estrada! i got the glasses!

Today I found a package on my porch that I was expecting with great anticipation. I was like a kid

don’t cry for jimmie johnson, argentina

I mean, really. So, now that Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 “Dream Team” went and won two races in

my end to the pepsi 500

And now my final, FINAL, post about the Pepsi 500 weekend at Auto Club Speedway! Before driver introductions got started

pepsi 500: just call me the driver locator

So I’m finally wrapping up my posts about the Pepsi 500. It’s only a week overdue, but whatever. Sunday was

joey logano wins and then his dad sticks his...

I swear you guys, I’m trying to write-up my weekend at the Pepsi 500 as fast as possible, but between

give auto club speedway a break

A lot of attention that Auto Club Speedway gets is usually about their attendance numbers. Sometimes people call into question

another awkward moment in press conference

Finally, I’m sitting down to write the first of many posts about my weekend at the Auto Club Speedway for

one tweet and i’m off to vegas

I have news, fabulous news, of course. I’m going to give you a little piece of advice that will prove

kansas in fits and starts

DirecTV has some serious splainin’ to do. It all seemed to start on Saturday morning. I was watching TV and

doin’ it for the ladies: audrina and kelly...

I’m going to the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway next weekend. I’m leaving home on Thursday to drive down

September 2009

20 Posts

carl edwards in just his underwear, i’m not...

I know that I’ve been known to mention a driver’s good looks here and there, but I don’t think I’ve

logano takes a tumble for ya

I distinctly remember watching the AAA 400 pre-race show on Sunday and thinking that there was no way there would

richard petty answers your questions

Awhile back I solicited questions from readers for Richard Petty to answer. Well, the winners have been selected and the

my supercool predictions for ‘the...

It is my duty as a sports blogger to have an opinion on everything and to make bold predictions. Normally

converse connects ants to racing

I wear my Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’s literally every day. They’re my most favorite shoes, I wear them until

do you know a wrangler man?

For some reason I’m drawn to this new contest from Wrangler. It could be the promo photo that features Dale

junior says ‘fabulous,’ makes my day

ESPN on ABC’s Countdown pre-race show could have been oh, I dunno, about 45 minutes shorter than its scheduled full

joey logano as an anime character

I was looking through old posts of mine and I came across a photo of Joey Logano from last year.

giving it away: burger king gift cards

Do you love the WHOPPER®? Do you love Tony Stewart?? Well today is your lucky day. I have a special

naked cowboy shows, uh, love for nascar

While the top 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship spent time demeaning themselves to remind morning

the chase is set and it better not suck

Congratulations to the twelve men that made it into the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup. It’s an interesting little

all-american rejects make shirtless nascar...

So I have to thank Andrew Giangola, he’s the Business Communications Director for NASCAR and he was at the races

is tom cruise conducting research for another...

Why the heck has he been at so many races this year? It’s common knowledge that Tom Cruise starred in

shortcuts: biffle took his wife out to a ballgame

– ESPN pit reporter Shannon Spake dropped the news this week at Richmond that she, and her husband Jerry McSorley,

shortcuts: sadler’s gonna have a baby,...

– Congratulations go out to Elliott Sadler and his wife Amanda. They announced today that they’re expecting their first child

kasey kahne takes atlanta, is still cute

The two races at Atlanta last weekend or as I like to call them “The Two Races Dale Earnhardt Jr.

shut up about about danica, i’m so over it!

So this whole Danica Patrick coming to NASCAR thing is irritating to me on a couple levels. Take out the

i’m going to the pepsi 500, are you?

I am attending the Pepsi 500 race weekend, October 9 – 11, at Auto Club Speedway and because the speedway

going with labonte isn’t a...

It was announced this morning that David Gilliland will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion for Wood Brothers Racing,

wtf?! gilliland gets jacked again?!

So, there I was just scanning the headlines on my iGoogle homepage and what do I see?? This: “Bobby Labonte

August 2009

12 Posts

my “hottest crew chief” award, you...

If I were to become a NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver I would have Alan Gustafson as my crew chief

indy grand prix of sonoma: i want an audi and a...

On Sunday, last weekend, at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma when I arrived at the track, again at 8am,

indy grand prix of sonoma: antinucci sighting...

Last Saturday I arrived at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma bright and early (8am to be exact) for the start of

miss usa goes the nascar route for miss universe

At this year’s Miss Universe pageant Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton wore a NASCAR-themed outfit as her “national costume”. I

bristol reminded me of a younger, unwiser britney...

I have so much to tell you and I’m late on all of it! Grr. Last weekend I went to

give a little bit: help emily beat cancer

Joe Donovan is a NASCAR fan who goes all out for the race weekends at Pocono. Twice a year he

shortcuts: obama meets nascar, childless viso...

– On Wednesday President Barack Obama played host to NASCAR’s champions in what I can only describe as the coolest

giving it away: ask richard “the...

This is a big deal people so listen up! STP, sponsors of the iconic red and blue No. 43 STP

the one where i give drivers girly nicknames

Wasn’t it nice to have a NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday for once? Just kidding. Although, I was this

tony stewart is the real road course ringer

All of a sudden Watkins Glen has turned into a road course version of Talladega. The huge, gnarly crash that

rain keeps delaying my nascar happiness

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at Watkins Glen International race that was scheduled for today,

if denny hamlin’s win wasn’t...

Because the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono was postponed from Sunday until Monday because of rain I couldn’t

July 2009

13 Posts

nascar likes me, they really like me!

If you haven’t heard the news, I’ve got something big to share with you. The Fast and the Fabulous has

juan pablo swears, still loses and jimmie wins...

Poor Juan Pablo Montoya, the win was in his sights, it was right there and then he’s caught speeding on

jamie mcmurray got married

Yes, folks the rumors are true. Jamie McMurray did indeed marry his longtime girlfriend Christy Futrell over the July 18-19

scott speed got married

Now this is the kind of news I like to report. One of my fave things to do on a

how do you pack for race day?

In the months and weeks leading up to the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway I spoke to my co-worker/friend Dawn

jimmie gets the funny or die treatment

So I think I now understand why Jimmie Johnson grew his beard. He wanted to look sufficiently tough for his

i like the denny

Since I never wrote up my thoughts on the Coke Zero 400 last week I’m doing a double-double this weekend

kaylin nicola kenseth has arrived

Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth and his wife, Katie, welcomed their daughter Kaylin Nicola Kenseth into the world on Monday,

where in the world is teresa earnhardt?

If you guessed England you’re correct! I know, how random right? Well it was all a part of a yearly

antinucci’s indycar debut has me...

I try to watch IndyCar races when I can, er, when I remember to, but I’ve made it a point

coke zero ad does it again

Just in time for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona tomorrow the Coke Zero people are launching a new ad.

nationwide is on the fan’s side

Ever since Nationwide became a series title sponsor they’ve been working on giving fans more information and access to drivers.

shortcuts: show tony your 14

I really, really, really wish I was in Daytona right now. I just had to get that out of my

June 2009

13 Posts

shortcuts: a night out with jimmie and chandra...

– I didn’t get to spend a night out with Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra but the New York

kasey’s winsome stare and dale’s...

Okay, so finally I’m telling you about my Sunday at last weekend’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway. Saturday night I

the one where joey logano takes his toys and goes...

Sometimes I think the only reason I write blog entries is to use the subject lines I come up with.

mark martin just wants to k.i.s.s.

Here’s a little known fact about me. I get seriously nervous driving to the racetrack on the first day of

follow me this weekend

After one day of NASCAR fun at Infineon I already have new tan lines and am seriously tired. I’m not

jeff gordon predicts havoc at infineon

Let’s see if I can put into words how excited I am about the upcoming Toyota/Save Mart 350 race weekend

my chat with the guys in the treehouse fort

On Sunday I was a guest on the Blogcritics Sports show The Treehouse Fort for the second time. The hosts

dale jr. channels cobra kai

For the last few weeks I’ve been watching the races with the DirecTV HotPass driver channels. As I’ve said before

bowyer’s ex joins 3 wide life

Some things of interest: – Athena Barber, Clint Bowyer’s ex-girlfriend, has joined 3 Wide Life as a correspondent and contributor

tony stewart made his dad cry

When Tony Stewart announced his plans to be a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and owner I was skeptical. I had

things i’m excited about right now

In no particular order: – I’m attending the NASCAR Toyota/SaveMart 350 race weekend at Infineon Raceway, June 19th through June

giving it away: talladega pepsi throwback prize...

I have a new contest to share with you and this time you have the opportunity to win an actual

don’t waste the pretty, kasey kahne!

I’ve had DirecTV for not yet a month and I finally remembered to watch the race this weekend on one

May 2009

9 Posts

hendrick breaks up the band

Tony Eury Jr. is out as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief. Is there anyone out there that didn’t see that

a memorial day weekend to remember

So that was quite a memorable Memorial Day weekend. Early Sunday morning I caught the very end of the Monaco

firesuits: bid on tony’s used one and...

Some things I think you should know: – Congratulations to ESPN/ABC pit reporter Brienne Pedigo and her husband, actor Tyler

watched the all-star race and now i want a palm...

That was the goal right? So about that whole All-Star Race thing that was on Saturday. I loved it! If

ama superbike showdown: boys, boys, boys

On Sunday I attended my first AMA Superbike Showdown race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma as a member of the

for the record, i voted for gilliland

The NASCAR All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is tonight and I am prepared for the occasion because I bought

why i will be watching the all-star race

Why is it that every time I see the Cheez-It logo I want some, like, immediately? That doesn’t happen with

tony stewart is bringing sexy back

Wow, Tony. Just wow. He’s a smoothie! (That’s a movie reference, if you’ve ever seen Robin Hood: Men in Tights

i do not hook up

That subject line has absolutely nothing to do with this post but it’s been running through my head for the

April 2009

9 Posts

how do you solve a problem like talladega?

Wanna know what my reaction was to the end of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway? Jaw. On. Floor. I

chill out, i like the guy!

I’ve been going back and forth, trying to decide whether or not I should respond to all of the comments

martin tugs on my heart strings

How to make me cry at the end of a race: 1.) Be a respected driver and a generally nice

dear dale, it’s not me, it’s you

I’m a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan and lately things between Dale and I have been, uh, just so-so. He won

nationwide drivers decorate easter eggs

Happy Easter! Joey Logano won the Nationwide Series race at Nashville yesterday. I have no commentary because I didn’t see

gordon wins, but we really wanted ella

Congratulations to Jeff Gordon for winning the Samsung 500 last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway! It was exactly what I

just doing my part to promote the texas nascar...

Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes photo ops. Before we do this thing called the Samsung 500 we

martinsville delivered something bristol could

Ya know, like actual racing with passing and everything. I know it’s late to be writing about the Goody’s Fast

gilliland’s fans go grassroots

Last week the media was all over the story of TRG Motorsports and their driver David Gilliland. The talk focused

March 2009

12 Posts

and the award for best media kit goes to…

Red Bull Racing! The only other time I’ve ever talked about media kits was when I wrote about how much

shortcuts: the biggest (genuine) smile i’ve...

A couple things you should know: – The movie “Fast & Furious,” starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, opens in

was that really bristol?

Here’s my recap of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this past Sunday: It was boring. That is

giving it away: no fear energy gift pack

If you’ve heard of NASCAR driver Boris Said then there’s no doubt you’ve heard of No Fear. You should know

shortcuts: infineon gives back, ‘biggest...

Some things you should know: – Clint Bowyer will appear on the March 24th episode of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

preview kevin harvick’s new nitrogen...

Well all know that Kevin Harvick hates engine gunk but there’s one thing he probably hates more: losing. In this

my mom gets it sort of right

This is the perfect example of the saying “It’s the thought that counts.” My mother has always been very supportive

dale jr.’s ex could be america’s next...

Racing and all that is all good but here’s what I really want to talk about: Dale Earnhart Jr.’s ex-girlfriend

sprinkles-gate update

I knew that my harrowing story of searching for Sprinkles Cupcakes at Auto Club Speedway would touch a nerve amongst

inside the driver/crew chief meeting

Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was unlike any other Sprint Cup race day I’d experienced before. Why? Because I

this post is really about barry zito

I like to talk about things in chronological order but somehow I went a little out of order in my

it’s true, having fun can be tiring

I think I’ve twittered about being tired a lot in the very recent past. I’m sure people are wondering why

February 2009

13 Posts

where is david ragan’s parking sticker?!

I drove 8 hours to get to Las Vegas, so I think that solidfies me as a true blue NASCAR

waltrip’s stain, ella is too cute and even...

It seriously hurts my heart when I write something and then in a moment of complete insanity I lose everything

i owe you one

Actually it’s more like two or three. I still have stories to share from my time at the Auto Club

auto club 500: the hunt for sprinkles cupcakes

If you’re not from Los Angeles or you’re not a woman then it’s likely you haven’t heard of Sprinkles Cupcakes.

just me, myself and elliott (sadler, that is)

All day the amount of media that gathered for the individual driver press conferences had been small to say the

on being thrifty and kasey’s movie star...

Gosh, where do I begin? Let’s start with Thursday night when I arrived at LAX and picked up my rental

tony stewart gets comfy with office depot

I have made it to La La Land (aka Los Angeles) safe and sound. I’m staying at my sister’s house

how to lose friends and alienate fans

The Brian Vickers/Dale Earnhardt Jr. incident has been and will continue to be well documented by others so I’m not

goin’ to the races and i’m gonna get...

Good news Fast and Fabulous fans! I am going to the Auto Club 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in

things that are annoying me right now

(in no particular order): 1.) People who write articles/posts wondering if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is overrated. Shut up already! The

bring on the budweiser shootout

Never have I been so excited about the Budweiser Shootout. It signals the end of an offseason that has been

for loyalty or money?

By virtue of being a woman I tend to lead with my heart. But I’m logical and intelligent and I

’tis the (racing) season to be fabulous

Things have been slow around here lately, mostly because the offseason has been devoted to silly season dealings that have

January 2009

5 Posts

do nascar wives google themselves?

Tonight is supposed to be the premiere of NASCAR Wives a new reality show on TLC starring Delana Harvick, Shana

burger king signs on with stewart-haas racing

It was announced today that Burger King has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing. The

you’re not giving gilliland a ride? what,...

Upon hearing the news that David Gilliland might be the odd man out at Yates Racing I became deeply pissed

pre-season tidbits

So here are the things that have been rolling around in my head ever since my last blog post, which

so this is the new year…

…and things are definitely different. Is it Daytona yet? Seriously, is it? It feels like the longest off-season ever and

December 2008

8 Posts

aha! so this is what i’m about

What I have to say doesn’t have to do with NASCAR directly, but it has to do with this blog

can we ride this out?

So I was listening to the NASCAR channel on Sirius XM the other day and Bobby Labonte was a guest.

nascar goes clubbing at marquee in nyc

Last Thursday night NASCAR drivers, a smattering of celebrities and regular people gathered at Marquee, a super hot nightclub in

let’s see how far we’ve come, or you...

I finally sat down and watched the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards ceremony and I have come up with a list

sprint cup champions week rolls on

I’ll let the photos do the talking, enjoy! Priceless. A Jimmie Johnson fan meets her man Wednesday at Foley’s in

ingrid & ella gordon went to the beach,...

it’s all jimmie all the time in nyc

It’s day two of the Champions Week festivities in New York City and I’m already sick of Jimmie Johnson. LOL.

a fast and fabulous year in review

This was such a great year for The Fast and the Fabulous. When I look back at the 2008 NASCAR

November 2008

11 Posts

clint bowyer gets his ring

My intention for this post was to talk about the Nationwide Series Champions Week, but I realized that I don’t

giving it away: guns n’ roses chinese...

Let’s talk about Guns N’ Roses. First, can you believe that Axl Rose is 46?? When did that happen? When

and we’re baaack!

So I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself where I’ve been this past week. I apologize for going MIA on ya.

jimmie johnson’s dad is cool

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team for winning their third consecutive Sprint Cup Championship. I know

are you ready for the nascar season to be over?

I guess I am. It’s time to take a break. It’s time to take a breath and get ready for

mistaken identity in the desert, where it does...

I love living in Northern California. I’m very proud of my home state, but last night I had to shake

preview carl edwards’ wedding invitations

Do you hear that noise? It’s the sound of a big creaking door shutting out my heart. Okay, I’m being

espn ultimate nascar: the story up ’til now

Yesterday I finally finished watching ESPN Ultimate NASCAR (Vol. 1): The Explosion – NASCAR’s Rise. This documentary takes you through

the jimmy and jimmie johnson

When I was watching the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday, I couldn’t help but think of a

thanks carl, for keeping it semi-interesting

There’s been a lot of press leading up to today regarding wait times and long lines for voting. Here’s a

give a little bit: the sam ard fund

Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Challenge today at Texas Motor Speedway, his tenth win in the Nationwide

October 2008

22 Posts

draft track isn’t really all that great....

I was watching the practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway today and ESPN put up a segment dedicated to the

shortcuts: brian vickers takes manhattan

Here’s some stuff you should know about, if you don’t already: – Jamie McMurray’s paint scheme for this weekend’s Dickies

why kyle petty is cool

‘Cause he just tells it like it is.

the chase: i’m so over it

Apparently the new “in” thing is to call for changes to the Chase format. Whatever. You can’t build in suspense,

qualifying is called off and i’m just...

So there went yet another qualifying session called off due to rain. This is so crazy. I guess at this

the espn results simulator is super fun!

I have some homework for you and I recommend that you do it right now. Not because it’ll enhance your

red bull driver, scott speed, rides fake bull

If you’re a Scott Speed fan then you’re in luck. I have a ton of photos of the guy from

scenes from the drive for diversity combine

Last week was the Drive for Diversity combine presented by Sunoco at South Boston Speedway. Yes, it’s a tad lame

save the chase: jimmie johnson must be stopped!

I refuse to accept this Chase as it stands right now. No, no, no! This is lame people! Jimmie Johnson

10 companies that should sponsor a nascar team

With the economy being as insane as it has this year I think it’s time to take a step back

dear jeff gordon, why aren’t you winning?

Seriously Jeff, why? I never thought I would be the one to be begging you to win a race. I

the top 5 best nascar commercials of 2008

It’s that time of year again for my list of the best NASCAR-related commercials: 5.) Kasey Kahne Can Dance (Allstate):

burton wins at lowe’s, changes things

Waking up this morning and realizing that there will be no NASCAR on today is a little disconcerting. I hardly

my visit to the treehouse fort

I was asked to be a guest on the BC Sports Treehouse Fort podcast this weekend to talk about NASCAR.

harvick, edwards duke it out in the garage

I’m watching ESPN’s coverage of NASCAR right now; basically it’s all about how the qualifying and Nationwide practice sessions have

can lowe’s change the game in the chase?

Since the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is this weekend it only made sense to post photos

little samantha mears has arrived

The big newsy news of the day is that Casey Mears‘ first child was born yesterday. According to a post

talladega is off my xmas card list!

I don’t know if it’s possible to love and hate a racetrack at the same time but that’s how I

knocked over with a feather: travis kvapil is on...

This afternoon I was driving to my local Starbucks for my regular Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte hit and I turned

kyle busch shoots paint at the media

I was in my favorite grocery store the other day when I happened upon a display for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s

expressing gratitude & support at walter

So I’ve been meaning to post these photos for the past couple of weeks and now I finally have the

giving it away: free gas!

Would you like to go to France? I know, so would I! Well now you have a chance to win

September 2008

23 Posts

is he really the future “face of...

Did you get your copy of the September 22 issue of ESPN The Magazine with New Orleans Saint Jeremy Shockey

menard to yates?? what?!

This is the exact reaction I had after reading the AP headline of “Paul Menard to leave DEI for Yates

we’re not in kansas anymore, but it was fun

First, in regards to the race at Kansas this past weekend, I have to talk about Pay The Fan and

kyle petty interview: driver marketability and...

Hello! Today has been insane let me tell ya, but the one awesome thing has been writing up this final

kyle petty interview: nascar fitness and...

Here’s more from my interview with Kyle Petty. You should note that we spoke last week and so when he

it’s better for biffle if i don’t...

I’m back from Vegas with two scratches and a bruise on my shoulder and I have no idea how I

kyle petty interview: prostate cancer awareness...

This morning I interviewed Kyle Petty, part-time driver of the No. 45 Wells Fargo Marathon PVA Dodge Charger, son to

i’m off to vegas, but first…

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s a great day for me because tomorrow I’m flying to Las Vegas for the Blog World

nascar drivers take new york by storm, look good...

Last week the top 12 drivers in The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship were in New York City for

the chase: this is going to be good!

I didn’t get to watch the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire live because I was down in Los Angeles again.

how to make the chase pay off for you

Like Amy over at Amy’s Bad Groove I’m trying out Pay The Fan for the first time this weekend. You

dale jarrett interview: ned jarrett called it

So this the last post in the series dedicated to my interview with Dale Jarrett. It’s my last but probably

dale jarrett interview: nascar rules and the...

Me: If you had to pick one rule or change that NASCAR made during your career which one had the

dale jarrett interview: media coverage and...

The following is more from my interview with ESPN NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett, after this there are a couple more

dale jarrett interview: talkin’ about joey...

Me: So switching gears a little bit, to Joey Logano. He’s 18 and he’s going to have a full-time Cup

dale jarrett interview: from racer to broadcaster

Okay, so last Tuesday, as if having a great time at the Pepsi 500 in Fontana wasn’t enough, I had

i’m in the chase and you’re not,...

So now we finally know who the top 12 drivers are to make it into The Chase for the Championship

all good things come to an end

On to driver introductions. This year the Auto Club Speedway rolled out the red carpet, literally. Basically from the pit

the pepsi 500 celebrity round-up

Sunday, August 31st was the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, but it was also my 28th

this time carl bumps but doesn’t run

On Saturday on my drive into the track from my sister’s house in Encino, I stopped by a Jamba Juice

fate finally throws me a bone

After lunch on Friday I made sure I was in position to hear and see everything during Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s

who knew a parking spot could mean so much?

Okay… So here’s the first of several posts on what happened while I was at the Auto Club Speedway for

interview: meeting travis kvapil – part two

Finally, here is part two of my interview with 32-year-old Wisconsin native Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 28 Hitachi

August 2008

22 Posts

interview: meeting travis kvapil – part one

I had the opportunity to speak with Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 28 Hitachi “Inspire the Next” Ford Fusion,

rolling stone covers tony stewart

Have you read Rolling Stone’s article about Tony Stewart? It’s in their latest issue (the September 4, 2008 one to

would you like some cristal with your nachos?

Sunday was the IndyCar race day. Driving to the track was a considerably different experience than it is for a

giving the indycar lights racers a once over

Saturday was IndyCar qualifying and the first of two IndyCar Lights races, the Carneros 100 and the Valley of the

magic circles are magically delicious

And now for my IndyCar at Infineon adventure. Friday was dedicated mostly to practice for the IndyCar teams, and because

bristol breeds drama

Ha! That’s what I have to say about Carl Edwards bump & run move on Kyle Busch at the end

pepsi 500 star power: comedian vs rockstar

Actor/Comedian/TV Host Drew Carey has been named the Grand Marshal for the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway next week

giving it away: harvick autographed hats

I’m sure you’ve all seen that Shell Pennzoil commercial featuring Kevin Harvick, ya know, the one where he picks up

prediction: jonas brothers to hang with nascar

But first a word about Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 at Bristol. So the consensus amongst the drivers is that since

where will i be in 2009?

The 2009 NASCAR schedules were released today (check out the full 2009 Sprint Cup Series schedule here). When this happens

edwards sweeps up michigan

Today’s race sucked. I’m happy for Carl Edwards and his team for beating Kyle Busch, of course. I think that

taylor earnhardt makes an appearance

Normally a ticket promotion wouldn’t get my attention, but this latest one from Texas Motor Speedway made me do a

no such thing as a nascar secret

So apparently Ryan Newman is set to be announced as the second driver for Stewart Haas Racing. The official announcement

it’s all about indy at infineon

Infineon Raceway is really turning it on this year for the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy Grand Prix of

bid on kasey’s truck and watch carl teach

Here’s a rundown of various bits of information I’ve been meaning to share with you all: – All of the

the watkins glen craptacular spectacular

For some reason it has been so hard to write this post today. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to

interview: chatting with david gilliland –...

The following is the second (and final) part of my interview with David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 DISH

interview: chatting with david gilliland –...

What a difference an interview makes. Today I had the opportunity to speak with NASCAR Sprint Cup and Yates Racing

scott dixon knows how to carve wood

I have fabulous news! I get to go to the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Grand Prix of Sonoma County

on ditching j.j. yeley

I don’t own a NASCAR race team so I don’t know exactly how they evaluate their race team’s performance, and

the pocono no-no

I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority about this but I do enjoy a good rain delay. Why? Well I

jimmie’s on the pole but look who’s...

I caught the majority of qualifying today and Jimmie Johnson walked away with the pole for Sunday’s race at Pocono,

July 2008

24 Posts

kurt busch bought a horse

Did you hear that the Sirius & XM Satellite Radio merger finally went through?? Yes! This is an awesome development.

surprise, surprise it’s kevin harvick!

Every once in a while there’s a story that comes along that truly inspires. The following story of a couple

interview: shedding light on paul menard

This past week, before the great American tire debacle race at Indianapolis, I had the great opportunity to speak with

the brickyard eats tires for dinner too

So the only question I have after watching the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard this weekend is this: If you

the brickyard eats tires for breakfast

Tire wear is a big, big issue at Indianapolis this weekend. During the practice sessions teams have been getting only

missing the goo goo dolls

I had fun being on “On Pit Row” yesterday. More fun than I anticipated and I really don’t know what

listen up! i’ll be ‘on pit row’...

Here is some very, very cool news: Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 22) I’ll be a guest on the ON PIT ROW

‘it’s not my fault that you’re...

If only I could embed this video. ugh. Danica Patrick took issue with fellow IndyCar driver Milka Duno this weekend

for sale: a shirtless carl edwards

I get back from Chicago and what happens? I get sick! Ugh. I have a cold but I’m getting better,

and then we came to the end

After driver introductions I slogged back through the grass and onto pit road. I felt awkward about where to stand

petty tribute: who was missing?

The difference between the crowd gathered for the Nationwide Series drivers meeting and the one assembled for the Sprint Cup

encino man at forty

On Saturday morning I got the chance to sleep in a bit before heading to the racetrack. Things weren’t really

the nicest thing

I have a new appreciation for Nationwide Series races. For one there are less people around for all of the

if only i knew what he was thinking

After the fun ESPN tour I headed into the Sprint Cup garage. I walked down one row and then another

behind the scenes: fast times at espn

Awhile ago I was contacted by ESPN and invited to take a tour of their production facilities while I was

the emptiness of it all

I’m still processing this weekend, working on posts and I just uploaded a buttload of photos. But I wanted to

‘it’s like thunder and...

What a day. I woke up at 5am to get ready to fly out of San Francisco at 9-something in

if only more teachers looked like him

I’m gearing up for my trip to Chicago tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to attempt to

dei is not for sale. oh really?

My favorite saying is “shut up!” It’s the thing I say when someone says or does something that amazes, stupefies

an offer he couldn’t refuse

Some of my thoughts on the latest NASCAR happenings and whatnot: – Mark Martin is going over to Hendrick Motorsports

forty-three drivers and he has to win?

Yes, the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway was a good race. It was intriguing and

espn inside access: jeff gordon

There’s a woman I see around town every so often that I call The Jeff Gordon Fan. She’s always got

reason number fifty to attend a track walk event

There were a bunch of great photos from the NASCAR race at New Hampshire this past weekend that I didn’t

the other busch brother finally wins

Here’s what I will say about the race at New Hampshire this past weekend: It was a good day for

June 2008

16 Posts

silly season rears its ugly head

Whoa. So the rumors are true. Casey Mears is leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the end of this season. As per

dale and dierks at whisky river

This is sort of old but it’s still a fun thing to watch. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and country music star

clearly he’s a fan of my work

This photo (below) is awesome and here is why: Clint Bowyer is holding the Lowe’s edition of Pole Position magazine

gilliland is the story

The final laps of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 were literally killing me. I haven’t been that engaged in a race

my infineon clip show

There were a bunch of random things that occurred to me during the Infineon weekend and none of them deserved

crew members need to feel the love too

On Sunday before the race I walked pit road taking the usual pictures and I found the pit boxes for

sadness, sadness, sadness

I’m not a big NHRA fan and I don’t now everything there is to know about it, but I knew

fate is a cruel mistress

The NASCAR experience started on Thursday. I was driving through the city I live in — Concord, California — with

the land of low expectations

I wasn’t hearing a lot of cocky optimism from the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers on Friday at Infineon Raceway. Since

he finally wins and i miss it??

I’ve managed to shock myself at how long it’s taken me to write something about Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win at

testing the limits (of fun) at infineon

Yesterday I went to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma for the NASCAR Sprint Cup testing sessions. Let me tell you it

my 80s flashback at pocono

And so begins the television coverage of NASCAR from the fine folks at TNT. I really wish NASCAR could just

celebrating 20 years of nascar at infineon

As the NASCAR race weekend in Sonoma draws closer I’m getting more and more excited. It helps that on Tuesday

giving it away: full throttle adrenaline

A few weeks ago I was given a copy of a new NASCAR DVD set entitled “Full Throttle Adrenaline Volumes

sponsors should get focused on kvapil, not busch

I must admit that I fell asleep watching the Best Buy 400 Benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks. I accidentally

even butterflies love dale jr.

This butterfly is definitely a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan! (via NationalGeographic.com)

May 2008

18 Posts

maybe more drivers should get pedicures

Well that didn’t take very long at all. Former Formula 1 driver Scott Speed won his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck

getting testy at pocono

Today has been hectic for moi. I officially moved into my new apartment and I’m so tired I could… well…

duh, kahne is truly able

I’m glad that Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600. It’s a great boost for him and his team and Gillett

carl edwards helps someone else pop the big...

The winners of the Harlequin and Office Depot ‘Say Yes to a Winning Proposal’ contest were announced last week. I

a change of plans for the coca-cola 600

Ok, so here is the bad news. I’m not going to Charlotte this week for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday.

the all-star race and why i won’t be...

I still don’t have the SPEED channel and therefore won’t be able to watch the NASCAR All-Star event. Yes, I

jeff gordon’s birthplace in danger of...

Jeff Gordon was on hand for the Monster Monument dedication ceremony at Dover International Speedway today. I bring this up

mother’s day NASCAR style

It was a super sweet moment seeing the group of NASCAR moms standing the track telling their son’s to start

dear diary, kyle busch won again. ugh.

On Saturday I went to a friend’s birthday party so I missed the entire race. I taped it, of course,

dale does the retro thing, but he’s not the...

If you’ve been living under a rock then you don’t know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be sporting a retro

jimmie johnson could have a singing career, ok,...

While I was browsing photos from the testing sessions at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Monday and Tuesday I noticed something

shortcuts: jeff gordon attends a costume gala

And so here are a lot of the things I’ve been meaning to post this week. – Jeff Gordon escorted

things to do in charlotte

I mentioned once before that I’m going to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (May

this dale jr. fan is not delusional, contrary to...

I take great exception with Shawn Courchesne at the Hartford Courant and his latest headline. “Intimidator Spirit Lives in Kyle

heartbroken in richmond

So I was watching the final laps of the Dan Lowry 400 on Saturday pacing around the living room saying

cuckoo for cocoa puffs

Oh. My. God. You have to watch this video clip of Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights,” having a

force goes full throttle for her first win

I must be cursed or something, first Danica and now Ashley. I missed out on watching Ashley Force win her

love means never having to explain why...

Being a single woman is tough. There are a million guys out there and all you need is just one

April 2008

18 Posts

some stuff about me

I’ve got two very cool things to share with you today. The first is that I have been selected to

the photo jimmie johnson doesn’t want you...

It’s a well known fact that Jimmie Johnson has a friend in pop star Nick Lachey. The two buddies even

don’t sleep on gilliland and kvapil

Again I call for Fox Sports and ESPN/ABC (whenever they take over the coverage duties of NASCAR) to fill their

talladega does it again

Tony Stewart won the Nationwide Series race at Talladega on Saturday and I’m starting off with him because this photo

allmendinger gets his wings back

AJ Allmendinger will be back in the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota Camry this weekend at Talladega, taking over for

charlotte or bust

I’m attending the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May and I couldn’t be happier about it.

doin’ it for the ladies

I’m so glad and excited about the fact that Danica Patrick won her first race this weekend in the Indy

the most fun he’s had with his clothes on

The most fun he’s had with his clothes on. Yeah, that’s what Carl Edwards said after the Corona Mexico 200,

david beckham’s sons are NASCAR fans?

My guilty pleasure is to take a look at the daily celebrity photo galleries from People.com and today (like everyday

show and tell: this is how i roll (at work)

I’ve been wanting to make a post about this for sometime now. So here goes nothing. The following photos are

kurt busch is single? since when?

I was at Barnes & Noble this weekend picking up a copy of the latest Jennifer Weiner book (So far

what? like it’s hard?

This whole Red Sox-Yankees game rain delay situation is pissing me off even more now than it did on Saturday.

fox sports, are you serious??!

It’s 5:35PM PST and I’m watching a baseball game? This is very wrong and I’m pissed. I could give a

when tony met kid rock

Here in Northern California it’s finally warm enough for me to not wear a jacket the entire day, and that’s

giving it away: 50 years of the great american...

Ok, so I’m really excited about this. I was given a copy of the new 2-disc DVD set Daytona 500:

give a little bit: autism awareness month

April is Autism Awareness Month and this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway kicks off some fundraising activities involving NASCAR.

it’s the economy, stupid, even in NASCAR

It’s one thing when the economy sucks (or doesn’t suck, depending on who you ask) and people are defaulting on

a quantum leap to jeff gordon

Ok… So I really only have a bunch of quick hits to share with you today, so here it goes:

March 2008

19 Posts

mistakes are not hot

So it is Michael Waltrip Racing that came into possession of the missing sway bar from Roush Fenway Racing. Great.

intellectual espionage could be really hot if ya...

So I was listening to my Sirius Satellite radio this morning and I had it tuned to the NASCAR channel.

give a little bit

Charity starts in the blog. Isn’t that what they always say? So here are a couple pieces of information on

danger, jamie mcmurray!

Anytime a non-Cup regular wins a Nationwide Series race it’s a good thing in my book. Congratulations to Scott Wimmer

what would you ask?

I’m in the process of securing more interviews with NASCAR wives and I was wondering what you — the readers

[unintentional] hendrick motorsports roundup of...

I have an idea for a great post and of course all I need to do is write it out

another big bowl of bristol

Jeff Burton’s win at Bristol last weekend was awesome. I’m sorry that Tony Stewart was spun out by Kevin Harvick

a nascar wife interview with michelle gilliland

In June of 2006, David Gilliland stunned the NASCAR nation by winning the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, becoming one

oh yeah, about atlanta

It’s no secret that I don’t like Kyle Busch. While I respect his talent and I can appreciate his drive

liz clarke interview: the death of dale earnhardt

:: This is part four in a series of four posts (to see all of the posts on one page,

liz clarke interview: the media and nascar

:: This is part three in a series of four posts (to see all of the posts on one page,

liz clarke interview: the jeff gordon effect

:: This is part two in a series of four posts (to see all of the posts on one page,

liz clarke interview: one helluva ride

A couple months ago I was given the opportunity to read Washington Post writer Liz Clarke’s new book about NASCAR

making serious eye contact with biffle

So as the race wound down I made sure I was in the lobby of the Media Center to catch

a moment like this

I didn’t really want to use a Kelly Clarkson song for the title of this post but it’s all I

don’t stand so close to me (unless...

So I have this new vow that whenever I get media credentials I’m going to make the most of them.

not everyone can get carrot top

For all of the Auto Club Speedway’s attempts at making itself Hollywood east it didn’t really come through at their

first things first, the neon garage

I got back from Las Vegas yesterday and I’m still tired. I’m going to break up my recap of Sunday

my weekend, so far, in vegas

After a road trip that consisted of over 500 miles, one prison, and 50 Lance Burton billboards, I made it

February 2008

14 Posts

cleaning the nuts

When I was at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday I talked to some of the crew

no country for rain delays

Ok. So here’s the deal. I went down to La La Land (aka Los Angeles) Saturday morning. I would have

it’s raining in california

I don’t know why the weather at this track is always so extreme. When I was here in 2006 for

’cause 1 out of 36 makes or breaks you

I think it’s weird to forecast the season or a drivers performance abilities based off of ONE race. I think

road trippin’ to los angeles and...

I have awesome news to share. I’m going to the NASCAR races at California Speedway this weekend and at Las

not another “hello newman” headline

What can I say about the Daytona 500? I’m serious… What can I say about it? I’m stoked that Ryan

dale jr. fans: their dedication is serious

No, really, serious. Dale Earnhardt. Jr.’s new adidas JR Nation gear went on sale Friday at the Sports Authority in

more, more, more: all about dale jr.

We all know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the most popular NASCAR drivers today. And now, with his

jeff gordon’s wife gets back to her dayjob

There was a poll last year that showed that 29% of NASCAR drivers thought that Athena Barber (Clint Bowyer’s girlfriend

everybody’s freaking out over tony...

Ya go and try to do something different and everybody’s a critic. I still don’t know how I feel about

new adidas jr nation gear on sale soon

UPDATE: I’m sorry but I got the dates wrong, the JR Nation apparel will go on sale first on February

the fabulosity is spreading

So here is the big news I alluded to a few posts ago. I am writing a lifestyle column for

a wonderful winter wedding for johnny &...

sam hornish jr. had a baby

Actually, his wife did the majority of the work. Sam and Crystal Hornish welcomed their first child this morning. Addison

January 2008

8 Posts

carl edwards dons armour, dale jr. keeps his cool

There’s a new rivalry in town and it’s not what you’d expect. No, it’s not Hendrick Motorsports vs. Everybody or

rusty’s out and I couldn’t be any...

My prayers have been answered! ESPN announced today that they’re moving Rusty Wallace from race commentator to NASCAR Countdown lead

would you like more water? coffee? tea?

Check out the photo below. It is of the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates open wheel and stock car

truly, truly, truly outrageous

Ok, so have two very random things to share with you today. The first is this: On my personalized Google

tony stewart’s hair: better long or short?

Ya know, I’m not quite sure which I like better. I’m usually a big fan of dudes with long hair

where reality and dreams collide

Back in August I wrote about my plans/desire to spend 2008 following NASCAR Sprint Cup racing around the country. Since

go speed racer go

If you haven’t already you’ve gotta check out the trailer for the movie “Speed Racer.” It’s based on the popular

it’s beginning to look a lot like a racing...

It feels like I haven’t written here in forever. I’ve been busy with working on the redesign of the site

December 2007

9 Posts

a new look for a new year

The New Year won’t officially be here until Tuesday, but I had to launch the new look for the site

aj allmendinger: ‘this year sucked’

What follows are audio interviews with A.J. Allmendinger and Brian Vickers of Red Bull Racing. They talk about about how

let’s do the penske points swap

Or lets not and say we did. This Penske points swap doesn’t sit well with me. I just don’t like

50 million dollars is nothing when you think...

From bizjournals.com: International Speedway Corp. will take a steep fourth quarter charge related to its Motorsports Authentics joint venture. Motorsports

nascar gifts: dale jr. in my pocket

Calendars make excellent Christmas gifts. For years my mom would buy me a new Ansel Adams wall calendar, but now

roush fenway honors ultimate fans

Do you deserve to be the Roush Fenway Fan of the Year? Well now you’ve got the chance to prove

forget jimmie johnson, chandra is the one with...

My first intention was to post a bunch of photos from the NASCAR Champions Week in New York. But the

nascar gifts: how to marry a race car driver

we moved!

Yep, we moved again — and for the last time! Make sure to update your links/bookmarks with our new URL.

November 2007

12 Posts

helio and junior are winners, jeff gordon still a...

In a manner of speaking Gordon fans, don’t get your underwear in a knot. – IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves captured

jr motorsports puts on their dress whites

About two weeks ago (yes, i’m late on this one) JR Motorsports announced that they re-signed with the Navy as

dale jr. is off to australia

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is taking some time off and heading down under to Australia. I am so jealous! That’s where

hello moto: the kentucky kid

I knew basically nothing about MotoGP before watching MTV’s special “The Kentucky Kid.” I knew Nicky Hayden’s name but beyond

this ending is just the beginning

The 2007 Cup season is finally over. Jimmie Johnson is the Championship winner for the second year in a row

nascar gifts: for the dale jr. fan that has...

The holidays are quickly approaching and I have no clue what I’m getting anybody at this point. I think my

texas flashback: vince vaughn is just kinda tall

– This is kinda old but I had to post these photos (there’s one below too). Vince Vaughn attended the

this is me desperately trying to keep the chase...

where have i been? blog world expo – part...

After barely sleeping through the night with a slight hangover, I made it to the next day of sessions on

where have i been? blog world expo – part...

I flew back from Las Vegas this afternoon and I’m finally at the point where I feel like I can

the real estate racer is hot

Due to the Writers Guild strike in Hollywood Rusty Wallace will not be able to continue his NASCAR race coverage

the top 5 best nascar commercials of 2007

As the NASCAR season winds down I got to thinking about commercials. More specifically, which ones were my favorite and

October 2007

12 Posts

until the wheels fall off

Now it’s just getting ridiculous. All of the things that can go wrong for Dale Jr. do go wrong for

bristol skinner: cutest baby photo ever

I had to share this, it’s too friggin’ cute! Three month old Bristol Skinner – grandson of NASCAR Craftsman Truck

a chat with colin braun

I’m trying something new today. I downloaded this handy dandy audio player for the blog. Now I can bring you

dei conspiracy?

Seven blown engines have fans wondering if there’s a conspiracy at DEI to give Dale Earnhardt Jr. lame engines since

my fantasy nascar broadcast team

I have never been this frustrated with caution flags. Martinsville was un-real. I hated the way it ended. I was

greg biffle got married

Congratulations to Greg Biffle and his new wife Nicole Lunders! They were married on Wednesday in South Carolina and Matt

where have i been?

Seriously, where? I don’t know. I had like 4 days off from “work” and I’m not quite sure what I

a quick high and then a big lowe’s

Tonight’s race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway could have been so freaking cool had Ryan Newman been able to keep his

tallafreakindega

Sunday’s race at Talladega was everything you’d expect from a race at Talladega, three-wide side-by-side racing and of course the

dear kyle busch, just get over it already!

Kyle Busch is still mad that Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecked him last weekend and I still don’t care. Dale Jr.

that’s a mighty short press release

I just recieved this press release from Andretti Green Racing regarding Dario Franchitti: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 2, 2007) – Andretti

thanks a lot alyssa milano!

I know that I should be writing something about the insanity that was the race at Kansas last weekend but

September 2007

10 Posts

stopping the madness

If you’re a regular reader of my blog I’m sure you’ve noticed the issues that I’ve encountered over the past

nascar on abc bites the big one. the end.

Anger is such a great motivator, so good that it has spurred me on to write this post this morning

back in the saddle, please not again!

I know that this is incredibly late to be writing about now, but I still wanted to share my thoughts

dale jr.’s new ride revealed

Today’s big motor sports news is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that his sponsors for next year will be the

dale jr. teleconference – live from texas

Dude, this is so cool. I’m on the teleconference call listening to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s announcement of his sponsors and

50 cent and cousin carl get sirius

After yesterday’s technical difficulties all is back to normal in Fast & Fabulous land. I’ll soon be moving this site

tearjerker: dale the movie

I tivo’d CMT’s premiere of DALE: The Movie and I finally got to watch it this past weekend. As we

richmond: just utterly unbelievable

I’ve never seen Dale Earnhardt Jr. like that, at least not that I can remember right now. He looked so

late, light friday photos

I have some serious homework to do this weekend. I feel like I’ve been neglecting this blog when there are

tuesday is the new monday

I don’t have much to say in regards to the race at California this past weekend. It didn’t seem to

August 2007

17 Posts

for who? for what?

Do you miss Miss Winston? I don’t — I was satisfied when her position was eliminated. Which is why I’m

a big bowl of bristol

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I gotta thank everyone that has left comments and/or emailed me regarding my

wanted: sponsors for a year of racing

Everything is going on lately… You’ve got the chase standings to consider, team mergers, fines and all of the on/off-track

everytime a busch wins …

an angel loses its… ah, nevermind. Much to my dismay Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t able to skip past Kurt Busch

racing from work

How bad have I got it? I’m sitting here at work with a window for NASCAR.COM’s Live Leaderboard open, along

nascar in primetime – pt. 1

Wednesday night I stayed up past my bedtime (my workday bedtime) and watched NASCAR in Primetime on ABC. Today I

the little things give you away

I can always count on Kyle Busch to give a good quote. At the press conference announcing his arrival at

no more number 8 for junior

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t be driving the No. 8 next year! This is lame! GRR! Ok… I’ve taken a few

shortcuts: casey loves the classics

– It’s all been done before, hasn’t it? Tomorrow night is the premiere episode of ABC’s new five-part series “NASCAR

sabotage: not just a beastie boys song

First, I want to say that I still have one pair of tickets to the NASCAR Sharp AQUOS 500 at

i’m giving away nascar race tickets

How cool is this? Thanks to the wonderful people at Kodak I get to give away five (5) pairs of

dale jr. is a rock star

Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes an appearance in the latest video for Canadian rock band Nickelback’s song “Rockstar”. Check it out

the devils in joe gibbs racing?

After all of the hubbub surrounding the events in the final laps of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 last weekend

black flag, schmack flag

If only I could have seen it all unfold live. I had a family party to attend so I wasn’t

five year bud drought ends today

I am so freaking excited right now! Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the pole for the race at Pocono this

check out my moo cards

Using the photos in my Flickr account I was able to buy these great little personal calling cards. The company

so tony stewart used a bad word

Are you shocked? I’m not. There are worse things he could do. And now I give you some things that

July 2007

13 Posts

wait, wait, who was the first to kiss the

The thing that was killing me throughout the telecast of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard was ESPN’s constant repetition

braces, knee highs and a stoner

I have been so bad this week about posting new entries. There have been a bunch of things that I’ve

biffle cares about dogs, michael vick not so much

Why thank you Greg Biffle for speaking out about the Michael Vick case. It brings it into the world of

how i spent my nascar break

While the Nextel Cup Series was on a break this past weekend so was I. Part of it was self-imposed

short note on ‘beyond the glory: matt...

A couple weekends ago I caught some of the Fox Sports Net series Beyond the Glory, it’s like Behind the

indycar snoozefest at nashville

I caught the end of the IndyCar race at Nashville this past weekend and I have to say that it

between the lines

This is completely and truly a blog about motor sports but I feel like I’m not being true to myself

past in present

So here’s more thoughts & things from the Pepsi 400 at Daytona last weekend, and some stuff leading up to

let’s not and say we did

The Pepsi 400 was such a big event I had to take notes. I didn’t want to forget my talking

qualifying washout? but it was so promising

Holy qualifying Batman! What is going on?? I’ve been watching the FoxSports.com live qualifying scoreboard and I’m just flabbergasted at

honoring eric medlen

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and are a big NHRA fan you should check out this chance

huffman’s out, but why?

As the Jetson’s pet dog Astro said, rutro! Dale Earnhardt Jr. is replacing Busch Series driver Shane Huffman in the

drive like a wuss and win

It’s funny how your mind has to switch gears quickly while watching a NASCAR race. One minute I’m hoping that

June 2007

20 Posts

the no. 8 is sacred

It just occurred to me, the thought of Kyle Busch possibly sitting in the No. 8 car. I feel nauseous.

i’m so ‘proud’ that i totally...

I totally called it, but it was pretty obvious. At this weekend’s race at New Hampshire International Speedway Carl Edwards

big picture racing

I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time, I love the new look & feel of NASCAR.COM. I

diverse drivers wanted

If you’re a woman or minority that has always dreamed of driving for a NASCAR team then you need to

almirola was robbed in milwaukee

Aric Almirola is credited with winning the Busch Series’ AT&T 250 at Milwaukee this past weekend, but it was Denny

the infineon blues

In between trying to put together toys and eating my 6 year-old nephew’s yummy birthday cake, I tried to catch

wishin’ for a red bull win

Do you feel that? It’s pressure… Who knew all of this pressure would be mounting for this year’s road course

happy ‘fast’ anniversary

It’s been a year to the day that I started “The Fast and the Fabulous!” How cool is that? I

just ask DW

Here’s a practical tip for Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans… You’re going to want to purchase some Goo Gone to help

missing infineon, shirtless marco found

I walked into my local grocery store last night and saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. I did a quick double-take but

little ella gordon has arrived

So guess what! Jeff Gordon won’t be needing Mark Martin’s services afterall. Gordon’s wife, non-supermodel Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth today

on carl’s mom and bad sportscasters

Where to begin… First I guess I’ll express my surprise that it had been over a year since Carl Edwards

since when is NASCAR bashing a sport?

This guy doesn’t get it because he doesn’t want to. NASCAR numbing to Couch I CAN REMAIN silent no longer.

earnhardt to hendrick, busch to who cares?

I can feel it. Heads are exploding, all because Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon are going to be on

follow him wherever he may go

I know that I should say something about this impending doom that could be Dale Earnhardt Jr. announcing that he’ll

oh no pocono

I have to take back what I said about everybody loving rain delays. I don’t think I like them anymore.

racing fans have feelings too

In the past couple of months I’ve become more and more defensive about my love for NASCAR. I think as

just remember his legacy

This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions for NASCAR fans. First you have the great high — the victory

something to talk about

Joe Gibbs says it’s too early to talk about Dale Earnhardt Jr. joining Gibbs Racing, and I have to agree

amazing because it is

I was looking at the traffic stats for my blog and I’ve noticed a lot of searches for the terms

May 2007

11 Posts

i’d like to buy the world a coke

This is my long overdue follow-up post to my initial comments about the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend. I am still

who won the indy 500??

Hehe… I kid, I kid… I was very happy that Dario Franchitti pulled out the win at the Indianapolis 500

hellooo newman

I’m so sad that I missed the Busch brothers wreck each other at the All-Star race last weekend. Sounds like

little of your time

Since I didn’t get to watch the All-Star race festivities this weekend I don’t have much new to say, but

why i won’t be writing about the all-star...

To say that I’m miffed about that fact that the NASCAR Nextel Cup All-Star race is only being shown on

lessons learned from NASCAR

For this past weekend’s race at Darlington I was in La La Land (aka Los Angeles). I was at my

seriously, anybody but gordon

This whole Jeff Gordon winning thing is becoming a problem. I don’t like the fact that he’s been winning so

sad but true: teresa made a mistake

Like whoa. I come into work this morning and I start up Internet Explorer to find my personalized Google homepage

shortcuts: montoya still lame, gordon must be...

– I didn’t think it was possible to dislike a driver more than I do Juan Pablo Montoya. He totally

everybody loves a rain delay

The Crown Royal Presents the Jim Stewart 400 at Richmond has been red flagged due to rain. I highly doubt

toyota could use some wings

I am invested in the success of Toyota’s NASCAR race teams. Why you ask? Well I own a Toyota (a

April 2007

17 Posts

bad talladega fans, bad, bad

I usually love the whole green, white, checkered, ending — now dubbed Overdrive — but this weekend it was pretty

the curse of hendrick “teammates”

Casey Mears was so totally robbed today. I know that it was an accident but he was in position to

bobby was due

Yes, Bobby Labonte was due for a win and I’m glad he finally got it today during the Busch race

the indy insider

Since it’s Friday I went over to YouTube to try and find something fun and interesting. I found a show

novel idea: think before you speak

Tony Stewart. Ugh. Just writing his name bugs me. Here’s what I wish Tony would do. Stop apologizing! So he

junior says throw toilet paper, not beer cans

I just got off a teleconference call with Dale Earnhardt Jr. It wasn’t just me on the call (I wish),

jeff gordon can win, cook

I must confess that I missed the bulk of Saturday night’s NEXTEL Cup Series race at Phoenix because I was

more reasons why

Thanks to my handy dandy Dale Earnhardt Jr. Desk Calendar I am proud to tell you that the NASCAR NEXTEL

in memoriam

NASCAR announced today that it will be honoring the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that took place on Monday.

the holy grail

Good news! Liz Allison, widow of NASCAR driver Davey Allison, has a new book coming out in September of this

this one’s for the girls

I’m a little late on this but I had to post this press release about a local (to me in

says a lot about a person

To say that I would love it if there was a full-blown feud between Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart

crash into me

It’s funny to me that Jeff Gordon is the current points leader for the Nextel Cup Series and yet nobody

mcgrath joins jr motorsports

It’s official. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has signed Supercross superstar — and hottie –Jeremy McGrath to his JR Motorsports team. McGrath

ricky martin … mikey fell asleep

This just in: Michael Waltrip “allegedly” fell asleep at the wheel while driving home and wrecked his car. Waltrips behavior

the guy not taken

In a semi-recent interview with Sports Illustrated Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that he may not be the marrying kind. Here’s

on the edge

Now that I commute to the City (aka San Francisco) everyday on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, for those of

March 2007

8 Posts

petty pathetic?

Is it just me or does anyone else wonder why Kyle Petty bothers racing anymore? He’s never in contention to

the car of annoying

Even though Kyle Busch won, Sunday’s race at Bristol was great. I loved that it ended in a green, white,

it’s getting hard to like him

Associated Press writer Jenna Fryer interviewed Juan Pablo Montoya recently, here is an excerpt from the article: Q: I understand

running with the bulls

A couple weeks ago I attended a press conference at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. In attendance was Scott Pruett (who

v is for valli and vegas

This is my long overdue post about Las Vegas. This post is already so old that tomorrow is qualifying for

waxy buildup

Wax figures of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were unveiled at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. I think

you’re killin’ me, smalls

If you’ve seen any of the headlines regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr. lately you would think this weekend’s NEXTEL Cup Series

you just can’t win that way

Dear Juan Pablo, Congratulations on winning your first NASCAR Busch Series race! Today’s race in Mexico meant a lot to

February 2007

8 Posts

jeffie loves paparazzi

So the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, California was this past weekend and there were many highlights.

mr. petty goes to washington

No, not that Washington. Washington state. Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Greg Biffle were in Olympia, Washington today trying to

daytona in short

Apparently Kevin Harvick hasn’t seen the animated movie “Cars,” because if he had he would have let Mark Martin win!

mikey’s not going to like this

Michael Waltrip’s #55 Toyota has been confiscated by NASCAR. Forget about what those other crew chiefs did, this team has

bad crew chiefs, bad, bad

I don’t care. I don’t care that four crew chiefs were suspended for cheating this week. And you wanna know

true story

I realized something tonight while I was trying to get to sleep. I figured out one of the reasons why

think purple, magenta, yellow

In an upcoming issue of US Weekly Ingrid Vandebosch announces that she and Jeff Gordon are expecting a baby girl

new kids on the block

I have to let you in on something that severely hurts my heart every time I think about it. Maybe

January 2007

4 Posts

introducing carl edwards, record exec

Daytona is 30 days away and I’m getting more and more excited about it by the minute. Teams continued to

we love you BP

Former NASCAR champion Benny Parsons lost his fight with lung-cancer today at the age of 65. He was loved by

blowin’ up watermelons

I’m watching NASCAR Drivers: Non-Stop on ESPN2 right now. The show follows Clint Bowyer, J.J. Yeley, Casey Mears, David Gilliland

don’t leave DEI, puhleeze

Even though the first race of the NASCAR season is still 37 days away — the prestigious Daytona 500 —

December 2006

5 Posts

xmas everyday

Merry Christmas Eve! I had intended on posting an entry about great Christmas gifts for those racing fans on your

meet me in the infield

Here are a few things that you may have already heard but I’ve just been slow to write about: –

stick a fork in me, i’m done

It’s not fair to say that NASCAR isn’t a sport. It’s a game, it’s a competition. It takes more than

speed dating in daytona

I squealed with delight when I checked my email the other day. There was an email from Harlequin, the publisher

no laughing matter

I finally watched the NASCAR Awards Ceremony last night. I Tivo’d it on Friday, when it originally aired. All of

November 2006

8 Posts

ring around the trophy

For what feels like the fifty billionth time, but really it’s only been four, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the

he does all his own driving too

A note to the ladies: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is growing a goatee again. Yes, say it with me, “hotness.” hehe.

racin’ through the big apple

NASCAR‘s annual Champions Week is under way in New York. There are a bunch of festivities set up and I

best video ever

After the debacle that was Talladega last month, I was quite upset, as you can read in my post entitled

good guys finish first

So Jimmie Johnson is the 2006 NEXTEL Cup Champion. Congratulations to him and his team. I’m honestly happy for him

it’s come to this

This is a big weekend for NASCAR fans. This Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami is the last race of the 2006

i’ve been bad

Seriously, I have. There a bunch of things that I’ve meaning to write about but I just haven’t gotten around

sell me something

A while back I wrote that I didn’t think that the barrage of advertising messages that are thrown at me

October 2006

11 Posts

i’m not obsessed or anything

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun out at the end of the race last Sunday at Martinsville I was very disappointed.

she’s gonna set you free

You may have heard of a lil’ reality show called Driving Force on A&E. I’ve got a season pass for

separated at birth?

This is the first in a series I’m calling Long Overdue Posts (LOP). There are a lot of things that

show me what you got

Check out Jay-Z‘s new video for “Show Me What You Got”, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick make cameos… The

to Infineon and beyond

Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calf. has announced its 2007 Big O Tires Racing Season. The schedule is as follows… 2007

nice is different than good

In the past I’ve talked a lot about the guys in NASCAR that I don’t like. I would hate to

jet setting with Jay-Z

Happy Birthday to Dale Earnhardt Jr.! He turns 32 today. Speaking of Dale Jr., he and IndyCar racer Danica Patrick

from zero to hated in 2 seconds flat

Poor Brian Vickers, Nobody had any reason to dislike him at all before yesterday. I was pretty much indifferent. He

are you serious?? c’mon!

Oh. My. God. I cannot believe it. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was leading on the last lap of the UAW-Ford 500

buy the book

My mom loves mystery. She loves Perry Mason (she freaked when she found out the series is out now on

lemon love

This weekend owners of crappy, junky cars will be driving ‘em like they stole ‘em at the Altamont Motorsports Park

September 2006

8 Posts

random racing blurbs of the day

– I heard about the fight between drivers Michael Simko and Don St. Denis during Sunday’s Glass City 200 ARCA

The Fast and the Fabulous 200

Tonight is the first ever Fast and the Fabulous 200 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Yep, we’re the

the chase is on … stand up straight!

We’re finally down to the last ten races of the season that will determine who will win the Nextel Cup

best photo ever

I like Kasey Kahne (driver of the Dodge #9 car), but he’s not my fave driver. I can appreciate his

so close and yet so far

The layout of California Speedway is simplistic in theory but not really when it comes to actual application. Walking from

what would Earl do?

Ack! There’s so much to tell you. First off once I arrived here this afternoon the track was completely opened

Junior’s on the pole! oh… wait…

Yes, for a brief moment in time Dale Earnhardt Jr. was atop the pole for the Sony HD 500 tomorrow.

hot, tired, and irked

mmm….yea. So I had this sneaky feeling that once I got to the media center here at the California Speedway

August 2006

10 Posts

this is the ‘fabulous’ part

I love clothes. I love looking at them in magazines, I love rummaging through racks in stores, I love trying

this is the good stuff

I’ve been wanting to write this entry since Sunday but my grand plans about doing it once I left the

i think he sprays it on

So Gene Simmons and his hair are here today. He stopped by the media center to answer questions and look

the nuge

The Nuge is here! Yes folks Ted Nugent is at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma today. It looks like

an international affair

When I arrived at Infineon this morning for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend things didn’t seem that different

california dreamin’

Yes folks, I will be blogging from the California Speedway next weekend for the Nextel Cup Series Sony HD 500.

bump and run

“I don’t go around wrecking people on purpose.” Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the incident with Carl Edwards. ——- Ok… Dale

no better time to get your IndyCar tickets

If you haven’t picked up your tickets for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend, set for Aug. 25-27, yet

he’s dating who?

With this blog I wanted to talk about things that you’re not going to hear Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach or

kiss the bricks!

So my heart softened just a little bit for Jimmie Johnson this weekend. Normally he’s on my crap list, especially

July 2006

6 Posts

leave it to Jr.

More from my ongoing e-interview with romance novelist Pamela Britton: ME: NASCAR is definitely a fan friendly, no doubt about

the biggest tool in the garage

First let me apologize for being so slow on the draw with these entries. Work is work and there’s been

in the groove pt. 2

Here’s more from my email interview with book author Pamela Britton: ME: Why do you think it took so long

in the groove

Recently I read a book, “In the Groove” by Pamela Britton, (that’s her on the left) a romance novel set

lady … start your engine?

There’s a rumor running around that, on the heels of the announcement of Juan-Pablo Montoya coming to NASCAR from Formula

racing can’t be reheated

I’ll be honest; I missed the Pepsi 400 this past Saturday night because I went to an Il Divo concert.

June 2006

12 Posts

so when can I bid on the driver?

This just in. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is selling his silver 2002 Mini Cooper on eBay. As I type this the

prima donna: a temperamental, conceited person

A couple more things to talk about regarding the race weekend at Infineon. After the race was over I stuck

fine, Gordon wins

So the winner of the Dodge Save Mart 350 is Jeff Gordon. ugh. I so did not want him to

coming to an end… soon

So I’m thinking my little miracle isn’t going to happen. There are ten laps left and Dale Jr is in

pit stop

From my seat in the media center I overlook Jamie McMurray’s pit stall. Here are a few photos from my

first lap: big crash!

The race has begun and stopped, only for a little bit. On the first lap there was a big pile-up

it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...

NASCAR is an advertiser

the adrenaline is free

Yesterday a group of us from ANG Newspapers had the opportunity to take two Hot Laps around Infineon Raceway. The

kurt won the pole!

Kurt Busch is one of my least favorite drivers, second only to his brother Kyle. So I was just a

all a blur

I missed out on the rookies so I ventured out to the garage area instead. Oh wait, before I get

in the thick of it

The days leading up to today have been the most insane for me. I have never been this nervous about

don’t judge a book by its cover

The minute I tell someone that I’m a NASCAR fan they usually ask why. Followed by some variation of the