All posts tagged Miss Sprint Cup

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shortcuts: paige duke’s new gig, kenseth’s spotter gets a tattoo, too

Paige Duke meets Tribble Reese on CMTs Sweet Home AlabamaPaige Duke, a former Miss Sprint Cup, is now a contestant on the latest season of “Sweet Home Alabama” on CMT.

This time, women from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Tribble Reese, the handsome former Clemson quarterback and entrepreneur from Birmingham who was the runner-up in the series’ first run. Included in the Country Girl lineup is former NASCAR spokesmodel, Paige Duke. In each one-hour episode, set in the charming city of Fairhope, Alabama, ladies from across the country compete for time with this southern gentleman, while each week, Reese is forced to say goodbye to more bachelorettes in his search for true love.

The show started last week but if you missed the first episode you can watch it here and there are 8 episodes in total, so get back on track this Thursday at 9pm EST. Follow what’s going on with the show, and find out how Paige is doing, through the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages. When tweeting be sure to use the #SweetHomeAlabama hashtag.

Paige isn’t the only Miss Sprint Cup (former or otherwise) to be on a reality TV show. Current Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon was on this year’s season of “The Bachelor.”

In other news…

– As I told you last week, Jeremiah Weed, sponsor of Matt Kenseth at Talladega, put out the word that they were offering up free tattoos to fans at the track this past weekend. Turns out they got exactly 17 takers! How perfect is that since it’s Matt’s car number.

The turnout inspired Jeremiah Weed to increase their donation of $100 for every tattoo inked to an overall sum of $5,000 to The Air Force Enlisted Village charity. The Air Force Enlisted Village is committed to providing safe, secure and dignified homes for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel.

Not only did fans get tatted, but so did Matt’s spotter, Mike Calinoff. Check out the photos below.

Adult fans show NASCAR star Matt Kenseth their tattoos featuring his signature, number 17 and Jeremiah Weed malt beverage cans.

Adult fans show NASCAR star Matt Kenseth (center with red hat) their tattoos featuring his signature, number 17 and Jeremiah Weed malt beverage cans.

Matt Kenseth's spotter, Mike Calinoff, looks on as he gets his own tattoo courtesy of Jeremiah Weed

Matt Kenseth's spotter, Mike Calinoff, looks on as he gets his own tattoo courtesy of Jeremiah Weed

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infineon photo extra: kurt busch’s victory kiss, tony stewart’s legs

So, I totally forgot to include these photos in my regular weekend write-ups. Luckily they work all by themselves.

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the hollywood bus tour with clint bowyer

I woke up at 4:30am to the sounds of soft rock playing from my alarm clock. I marveled for a moment at the fact that I didn’t feel super horrible waking up that early in the morning. I usually feel terrible and have to think of a million things to psych myself up to get going but I didn’t have to that last Thursday morning.

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shortcuts: another nascar connection on ‘the bachelor’, mcmurray & dixon swap rides

Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon

Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon

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

Monday night was the finale of the 15th season of “The Bachelor.” I was surprised to see Emily Maynard “win” (I don’t like to think of it as “winning” so much as just being the best person for that particular person ’cause those other women aren’t losers, ya know what I mean?) and become engaged to Brad Womack. I’m happy for her, but I’m also really happy that she thought it best to wait to get married until after they’ve lived with each other in the “real” world. All in all definitely hope for the best for those two.

So here’s the fun/interesting news tip that Tara S. sent me. Apparently the newest Miss Sprint Cup, Kim Coon was a contestant on this season of The Bachelor, as well. I had no idea there was another NASCAR connection on the show. Kim was eliminated at the 3rd rose ceremony.

In other news…

– NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray swapped rides with IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon today at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

McMurray, on the car-swapping opportunity: I think it’s cool that the racetracks came together and were able to let us help promote those races and make it fun for us. For me, getting to drive this is a great opportunity. It’s a lot of money to come and do something like this, so it worked out well that they were already here testing. For Chip to bring his car down to Talladega and let Scott drive it, it’s hard to put those two together, because it costs so much money.

Dixon, on the possibility of becoming a Sprint Cup driver: Well, there’s no $5 million prize in NASCAR, so no, I’m not going. (Laughing.) Obviously, I’m intrigued by it. Sprint Cup is a massive sport, and has a huge following. I think the thing that’s most intriguing, as you’ve seen by the people who have tried to make the transition or have made the transition, it’s 43 cars that are very, very tight and very, very close. I think the tough part for me would be actually doing the 36 races a year. That’s a lot of travel.


Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon swap rides

Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon swap rides

Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon swap rides

Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon swap rides

Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon swap rides

(All photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

– In his pre-race press release for Bristol, Clint Bowyer shared the story of what happened after his engine blew up at the spring race at Bristol last year:

You finished 40th last year after you blew an engine. What do you do after? Do you hang out? Go home?

“You have to go home and it’s not much fun. Funny story – I was driving and on my way home I about ripped the leather off the steering wheel because I was so mad. I pulled in to get gas down the road and the cashier had a little TV behind the counter watching the race. I told him how much money I put in and he looked at me, looked at the TV, looked at me again and said ‘why are you here?’ I said ‘long story; don’t ask.’ It was actually pretty funny.”

– REMINDER: Enter to win a Richard Petty Driving Experience ride-along at Bristol in August.