Saturday, February 19, 2005

Gentlemen, start your engines....

Ok, you guys have suffered through football with me and won't have to deal with that until next season.  

So, now you get to deal with me and NASCAR  :)   

More specifically, I mean Newman #12 

Ryan Newman's background isn't exactly typical of a top-tier race car driver, but his results certainly are. The South Bend, Ind., native has a bachelor's degree in Vehicle Structure Engineering from Purdue University (my brother's alma mater).  **I met Ryan when he was racing midget cars for USAC, I used to work for them.  Met Tony Stewart, too~he's an ass in real life,too, if you're wondering  :)

Sponsor: ALLTEL
Owner: Roger Penske
Crew Chief:
Matt Borland
Car: Dodge 

and Kahne #9. 

Kasey Kahne comes from a grass roots background. His first competitive laps came on dirt tracks in his home state of Washington. He won four races in his first season running Micro Midgets

Sponsor: Dodge Dealers/UAW
Owner: Ray Evernham
Crew Chief:
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Car: Dodge


With best wishes for Jr. #8, always  :)    

Before he was the face of NASCAR's new generation, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was very proud of his skills as an oil changer at his father's car dealership in North Carolina.  

Sponsor: Budweiser
Owner: Teresa Earnhardt
Crew Chief: Pete Rondeau

Car: Chevrolet 


{I always have to have three..... don't know why} I also would never own a Dodge vehicle... go figure  :)  

Tomorrow officially kicks off the chase for the Nextel Championship at the Daytona 500.  The race that claimed the life of one of the best.  Be sure to hold up three fingers during the tribute.....  

He'll be watching and so will I.....  


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djzgirl71 said...

NASCAR ROCKS BABY!!!!!  Let the racing begin!  BTW I like Stewart but am partial to Sterling!!!!!  Then there is the forever hottie DALE JR.


vernae69 said...

The only thing I like about NASCAR, is the fact that it is very easy to nap, while hubby is watching, I love the sounds!


pixiedustnme said...

I loved the West Wing episode where the First Lady had to go to a NASCAR race and her briefing started out by explaining that so many women loved NASCAR because of all the HOT men!  Enjoy your race :-)

quartrlyfecrysis said...

I'm with you on the 3 deal, I go for Martin and Kahne and Newman is my #3 guy.  Do you see a pattern here?  6, 9, 12...haha, and of course 3.  and it's totally random.  I never liked racing, then started watching it...everyone told me I had to have a I figured I'd pick the Viagra car because it'd need all the 'support' it could get ;)  then martin wasn't winning and I got discouraged, that's when Kahne showed his purrrrty face in there.  And of course you gotta pull for Newman, he kicks arse.  Oh and I can't stand Tony Stewart, I love seeing him screw himself up when he tries to nudge someone out of the way.  oh yeah baby, I'm ready for some Nascar...can you tell?!