Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy #NASCAR Birthday To Driver
Steve Wallace

Steve Wallace
Age 27 (08/18/1987)

Drivers explain the New #NASCAR Chase Format

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
#icebucketchallenge #nascar

As of Sunday, August 17, 2014, The ALS Association has received $13.3 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 17). These donations have come from existing donors and 259,505 new donors to The Association.

The ALS Association’s mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease. In addition, The Association’s public policy efforts empower people to advance public policies in our nation’s Capital that respond to the needs of people with ALS.

NASCAR Race Mom was challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by my ex-friend Richard. . . . 

So here I am to nominate my four soon-to-be ex-friends to accept this worthwhile challenge. In keeping with my NASCAR Mommy blog themes, my four nominees are Jen Kwasniewski (Dylan's Mom); Heidi Pursley (Taylor and Tyler’s Mom), my buddy Cindi Peace (Kelsy’s Mom) and I would not want to forget our dads so I also nominate Butch Gilliland (Amanda, Lisa, & David’s Dad) 

Dylan Kwasniewski's Special Guest

Dylan Kwasniewski and the No. 42 team had a special guest with them this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion Reid Zupanc will serve as an honorary crewmember on the up & up team at Mid-Ohio.

In July 2011, Reid was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma. Following the diagnosis, Reid had multiple surgeries, six months of chemotherapy treatment, many labs drawn, multiple scans, a skin graft, lung fungus, and countless doctors appointments.

He will also have tissue expanders put in the top of his head so that in the future, he can have a full head of hair. Currently, Reid is free from treatment, but regularly visits Nationwide Children’s Hospital for preventative scans.

Kwasniewski started the race in twelfth and finished eighth.

Dylan Kwasniewski has special guest, Reid Zupanc, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion
Dylan Kwasniewski has special guest, Reid Zupanc, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion
Dylan Kwasniewski has special guest, Reid Zupanc, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion
Dylan Kwasniewski has special guest, Reid Zupanc, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion
Dylan Kwasniewski has special guest, Reid Zupanc, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion

Photo Credit:  2014 Action Sports Photography, Inc.

Welcome Back Mayhew

Mayhew Gets Third Win In A Thriller

Makes Daring Pass By Lupton In Final Turn

David Mayhew is all smiles after scoring his third NASCAR K&aN Pro Series West
win of the season taking the checkered flag in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150
at Evergreen Speedway. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

David Mayhew brought the fans to their feet as he made a daring pass by Dylan Lupton, last year's winner, in Turn 4 on the final lap of the race to score his third NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory of the year Saturday.

As the field took the white flag lap, a blanket could have been laid across the top three Lupton, Mayhew and pole-sitter Brandon McReynolds were all racing for the lead.

Mayhew was able to get on the outside of Lupton going in to Turn 4, holding on for his seventh career win. Mayhew's other two wins this season were at Stockton and Iowa Speedways.

McReynolds was able to advance a spot to finish in second with Lupton having to settle for a disappointing third. James Bickford and Giles Thornton completed the top five.

Gracin Raz, Tyler Tanner, Thomas Martin, Dan Moore and Austin Reed rounded out the top 10.

Via David Mayhew's Instagram: All the guys worked their asses off and it paid off tonight. Last lap pass for the win. Only lap led but only one pays!

Heckert Conquers Road Course

Heart Break For Haley

Scott Heckert won the Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway
for his second consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory in as many weeks.

Scott Heckert may want to consider petitioning for more road course races to be added to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East calendar.

The 20-year-old Ridgefield, Connecticut, native took the lead late and survived a green-white-checkered finish for his second consecutive K&N Pro Series East win in the Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway. It was Heckert’s second victory on a road course: He won the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at New York's Watkins Glen International one week ago in similar fashion, with a late lap pass for the lead.

Heckert, who began the day by winning his third 21 Means 21 presented by Coors Brewing Co. Pole Award of the season, took the lead from Cameron Hayley on Lap 52 and never looked back.

Hayley was forced to settle for his fourth runner-up finish of the season. He was followed across the line by rookie Austin Hill, Gray Gaulding and rookie Kaz Grala.

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Scott Heckert (34) leads the way at Virginia International Raceway Saturday
en route to his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.*

Photo Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR