Monday, July 28, 2014

Gordon Kisses The Bricks Again

Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com Winner Jeff Gordon With His Escort To Victory Lane
Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard
Powered by BigMachineRecords.com Winner Jeff Gordon With His Escort To Victory Lane

Jeff Gordon became the first five-time NASCAR winner at Indy, snatching the lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne on a restart with seventeen laps remaining and holding on for his second Sprint Cup victory this season and the 90th of his career.

"I'm not very good on restarts and wasn't very good today," Gordon said. "I finally made the restart of my life when it counted most. Once we got down into (turns) 1 and 2, I could hear (Kahne) getting loose. I've got to thank him for racing me clean. He's such a good guy.”


Jeff Gordon gives the iconic bricks a few extra "kisses"

"I cannot believe this just happened.” Jeff Gordon announced. “I was trying so hard with 10 to go not (to) focus on the crowd, trying not to let it get to me. It's such a big race, such an important victory. You can't help it, your emotions take over."

Gordon won the original NASCAR Race at the Brickyard in 1994, a couple of days after his twenty-third birthday. He also won this prominent race in 1998, 2001, and 2004.

Gordon received his trophy from race namesake.   John Wayne Walding, a native of Little Elm, Texas, is an Army veteran. During his twelve years of active service, he completed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lost part of his right leg while involved in a firefight in 2008. He has been awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. John is also the founder of Five Toes Custom, which produces handcrafted precision rifles and provides support and direction for wounded veterans.

Crown Royal is dedicated to honoring and supporting our nation’s heroes. #jww400 #crownheroes #nascar #reignon

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jeff Gordon Wins The Crown Royal Presents the 'John Wayne Walding 400' at The Brickyard Powered By BigMachineRecords.com."

Jeff Gordon became the first five-time NASCAR winner at Indy, snatching the lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne on a restart with 17 laps remaining and holding on for his second Sprint Cup victory this season and the 90th of his career .


Brickfest: The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Thousand Horses

The crowd raises their hands to the music as A Thousand Horses performs during the Brickfest Music Festival at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Unfortunately the rest of Brickfest was cancelled due to weather after A Thousand Horses performed. IMS will be issuing refunds to those who purchased Brickfest Music Festival VIP wristband's.




Photos from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
(#nascar #jww400 #crownheroes #reignon)

Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com



Born on the Fourth of July, Sam Walding knew his son needed a special name. So John Wayne Walding it was, named for the late actor who often played the hero in Westerns and war movies. Now that name is part of one of the Sprint Cup Series' biggest races, the Brickyard 400. Officially, the event is known as Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.


In 1939, Crown Royal was masterfully crafted as a gift to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their inaugural royal visit to North America. (Please Drink Responsibly.)


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400.



The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. In 1987, the museum and Speedway grounds were honored with the designation of National Historic Landmark.


Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. A number of racecar drivers and people associated with racing appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.






The Pagoda towers in its magnificence centered on the start-finish line. It has nine tiers or viewing levels and reaches a height of 153 feet, equal to a 13-story building. The flagpole on top extends to 199 feet. The glass panels facing the main straightaway were specially built in England.




Crown Royal and Justin Moore Team Up To Honor Heroes. When raising a glass to your hero, Crown Royal reminds you to please drink responsibly.


Crown Royal has made it their mission to show their support to the everyday heroes who do so much for others and ask nothing in return. The Crown Royal Heroes Project is an on-going commitment to provide these heroes with the recognition and support they deserve. Crown Royal has supporters across the nation filling purple CAMO Crown Royal bags for the Troops.


View from the hotel. “Considered the crown jewel of Marriott Place Indianapolis, the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is a landmark amid the five Marriott hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center.”


John Wayne Walding and NASCAR Race Mom


‘Capture the Crown’ Blogger Group Photo


Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com Press Conference.


Justin Cole Moore is an American country music singer and songwriter signed to Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. He is also a super nice guy!



Curtiss Shaver is a firefighter from Troy, Ala. And the namesake of the 2012 Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at The Brickyard Powered by Big Machine Records.


This year’s Crown Royal Your Hero’s Name Here finalists: James Bailey, 33, of Pamplin, Va., Bryce Boyer, 49, from Wanship, Utah, Tara Hulett, 32, of Albany, N.Y., Tyler Whisenhunt, 28, of Gentry, Ark.




Scott Borchetta founder of Big Machine Records. He started the label in 2005 with 13 employees, and is its president and CEO.

Happy #NASCAR Birthday To Drivers
Matt DiBenedetto and Jack Sellers

Matt DiBenedetto
Age 23 (07/27/1991) 



Jack Sellers
Age 70 (07/27/1944)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Colorado National Speedway

www.coloradospeedway.com

Race Day - Race 8 of 14 (2014 Season)


Track Facts

SHAPE: Oval

SURFACE: Paved

LENGTH: 3/8 Mile

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Colorado National Speedway
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Colorado National Speedway


Track Address

4281 Wld County Road 10

Dacono, CO, 80514

303.665-4173



Mailing Address

4281 Weld County Road 10

Dacono, CO, 80514

And the Winner is?

NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie Rookie Kyle Larson
Rookie Kyle Larson
Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com promises to be a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “wild-card” track. Anyone who manages to avoid trouble can nab that win to cinch an all-but-guaranteed spot in Chase for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The recent Brickyard winner’s list includes names like Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman. These drivers are winless in 2014. Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne are also all currently on the outside-looking-in of the Chase Grid Outlook. As the regular season draws to a close, a win could become their only route to the Chase.

Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, and Matt Kenseth are also among the favorites for a ‘surprise win’ at Indy. However, NASCAR Race Mom’s preferred winner for the “Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com” has to be rookie Kyle Larson.

With eleven different NASCAR Sprint Cup winners, there are currently five Chase wildcard spots up for grabs.

Wild Card Hopefuls


Matt Kenseth – 4th place

Ryan Newman - 7th place

Clint Bowyer - 10th place

Paul Menard - 11th place

Kyle Larson - 14th place

Kenseth has never won at the Brickyard. However, what a great NASCAR narrative if rookie Larson could survive his recent run of bad luck* and capture his first series win at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was fifth fastest in yesterday’s practice so the opportunity is tangible.

No rookie has qualified for the Sprint Cup Chase the since 2006, when Denny Hamlin accomplished the feat. The “Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com” trophy would be the perfect birthday present for Larson, who turns 22 on July 31.

Kyle Larson’s signature burnout without his steering wheel attached to the car would be a thrill for the fans! NASCAR Race Mom was present at Larson first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Auto Club Speedway. The burnout was both a surprise and exciting. 




* Larson lost power steering at Sonoma, blew a right-front tire at Kentucky, and then was caught up in a typical Daytona crash. These three substandard finishes dropped the team from tied for seventh place to eighteen in the points in just a three week period.

#ReignOn #CrownHeroes #JWW400 #nascar