Friday, April 18, 2014

You Too Can Win Your Own
#NASCAR V.I.P. Experience

#SPEEDTWEETS is a NASCAR Sweepstakes that runs until 07/05/14
#SPEEDTWEETS is a NASCAR Sweepstakes that runs until 07/05/14
Have you ever glanced at the numerous NASCAR Sweepstakes with cynicism? There are plenty of them available; advertised with a “No Purchase necessary – simply fill out this form for your chance to win a V.I.P. NASCAR Experience to include a ‘Meet and Greet’ with a NASCAR Star.”

No One ever wins those right?

NASCAR Race Mom was ‘chatting’ recently with a Non-NASCAR fan friend on Facebook. Knowing that I am a NASCAR Nut – he described a contest he had recently won:


Beginning June 21, racing fans can enter the Kwikset “I Heart the Mayor” sweepstakes by visiting Until Burton races at this year’s Coke Zero 400 on July 6, fans can tweet about the RCR driver through with the hashtag #TweetToWin. The more fans tweet from the site, the more sweepstakes entries they receive. During the race on July 6, the sweepstakes launches and visitors can participate in a live Twitter race between Jeff and five race day competitors. By continuing to tweet for Burton throughout race day, fans can unlock additional prizes and sweeps entries.

One lucky participant will win the following VIP Experience:

  • Exclusive access to pit road during the race
  • Pit, garage and No. 31 hauler tour
  • Exclusive tour of the Richard Childress Racing campus including the NSCS race shop and RCR museum
  • Lunch for four at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
  • Meet and greet photo opportunity with Burton
  • Access to the race on October 12, in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Round-trip coach class air transportation for up to four to Charlotte, N.C.
  • Two night’s hotel accommodations
  • Transportation to and from the race and to and from Richard Childress Racing
  • $200 American Express card for food and beverage
  • Access to the Kwikset hospitality event on race night

My friend Blake was that “One lucky participant,” the Grand Prize winner of the fantastic ‘VIP Experience’ prize listed above. He spoke with excitement as he explained how he and his three guest were on the track with the racers before the NASCAR Race in Charlotte, N.C.

NASCAR Race Mom has really been wanting to visit the Childress Vineyard, so the Lunch for Four at the Bristro must have been amazing! Blake was even allowed to attend the Driver’s Meeting before the race and stand in with Jeff Burton’s Crew Chief during the race!

Howard (Blake’s brother), his wife, Jeannine, Kathy (Blake’s wife) and Blake (the Grand Prize Winner)
From left to right, Howard (Blake’s brother), his wife, Jeannine,
Kathy (Blake’s wife) and Blake (the Grand Prize Winner)

So what did this Non-NASCAR fan think of his first NASCAR Race Experience?

"This was my first-ever NASCAR experience and one I won't soon forget. Kwikset went above and beyond to plan every detail of our trip and Jeff Burton couldn't have been nicer."

Jeff Hammond, Paul (NRM's Husband), NASCAR Race Mom and  Jamie McMurray

NASCAR Race Mom can attest, first hand, to the magnificent experience winning one of the NASCAR contests represents. It affords the fan to access denied the average race attendee.

You can also read about NASCAR Race Mom’s very own IRWIN NASCAR V.I.P. win by clicking the link below:

As you can see, real people do win these great sweepstakes opportunities! Therefore, next time you see one of those NASCAR Sweepstakes, take a second and enter!

Then keep your fingers crossed that you too win that dream NASCAR Trip of a Lifetime.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Young Chase Elliott

#NASCAR Driver Bill Elliott talks with son Chase during the 2002 Pennsylavania 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Bill Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid R/T,
talks with son Chase during the 2002 Pennsylavania 500 at Pocono Raceway.
(Jamie Squire-Getty Images North America)

Young Chase Elliott has been burning up the NASCAR Nationwide Series ranks in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, which he's put into Victory Lane in each of the last two races.

But in the long history of what we now call the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it's Chase's dad, Bill Elliott, who has had the most success driving the No. 9.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#NASCAR, FOX Sports Announce

K&N Pro Series Tours Set For FOX Sports 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the broadcast schedule for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series events on FOX Sports 1.
“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features the next generation of top-level NASCAR stars competing alongside accomplished veterans and FOX Sports’ coverage of the series provides a great platform to showcase these drivers,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. 

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules are highlighted by the two combination events at Iowa Speedway in Newton, and both season finales – Dover International Speedway in September for the K&N East and a November date at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., for the K&N West, both companion events to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Also of note is the K&N East return to New York’s Watkins Glen International for the first time since 2009.

East April 25 May 2 - 4:30 p.m. Richmond International Raceway
West May 3 May 19 - 1:30 p.m. Stockton 99 Speedway
East/West May 17 May 24 - 8:30 a.m. Iowa Speedway
East May 31 June 7 - 10:30 a.m. Bowman Gray Stadium
East June 21 June 27 - Noon Langley Speedway
West June 21 July 4 - 2 p.m. Sonoma Raceway
East July 11 July 20 - Noon New Hampshire Motor Speedway
West July 12 July 25 - 4 p.m. StateLine Speedway
East July 19 July 27 - 10 a.m. Columbus Motor Speedway
West July 26 Aug. 3 - 10 a.m. Colorado National Speedway
East/West Aug. 1 Aug. 8 - 11 a.m. Iowa Speedway
East Aug. 8 Aug. 17 - 10 a.m. Watkins Glen International
West Aug. 16 Aug. 22 - 10 a.m. Evergreen Speedway
West Aug. 30 Sept. 5 - 9:30 a.m. Kern County Raceway Park
East Sept. 26 Oct. 4 - 10 a.m. Dover International Speedway
West Oct. 11 Oct. 17 - 1:30 p.m. All American Speedway
West Nov. 6 Nov. 16 - Noon Phoenix International Raceway

Subject to change. Consult local listings for most updated information.

Happy #NASCAR Birthday To Driver
Jesse Little (#kneast)

Jesse Little
Age 18 (4/15/1996)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program
Nominations will be accepted through April 13th

Crown Royal is honoring the people who Reign On across the country every day. Nominate your hero now for a chance to win naming rights to the Brickyard 400®.

Consumers who are 21+ can visit to nominate their own heroes, for a chance to win naming rights to the race.

Nominations will be accepted through April 13th, with finalists being announced at the end of April.  That give you just a couple of more days!

The grand prize winner will receive naming rights to the Brickyard 400® and so much more! Held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014, the winner will get the experience of a lifetime and a chance for his or her inspiring story to be shared from coast to coast.

The winner will receive:
  • His or her name on the actual race 
  • Airfare and accommodations 
  • VIP pit tour •Pace car ride 
  • Victory Lane appearance 
  • And so much more! 
This is an amazing "once in a lifetime" opportunity - just ask Samuel Deeds @marinegunney‎.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cole Whitt Speed Stick Gear
#NASCAR Daytona Challenge

43 Cars - 200 Miles Per Hour - Inches Apart.

In front of tens of millions of people... for the first time ever; watch #NASCAR Sprint Cup ‘Rookie of the Year’ candidate Cole Whitt as he kicks off his rookie season by taking on NASCAR's biggest race in his no. 26 Speed Stick Gear blue and white race car.

The documentary above accurately depicts the efforts of the triad, consisting of driver; team; and sponsor, to compete in the “Great American Race.”

Cole Whitt
NASCAR Race Mom’s favorite part of the film has to be the dramatic fashion in which Whitt accomplished the feat of qualifying for the big show.

Driving for Swan Racing, he had to battle his way into the Daytona 500 by finishing the qualifying race fifteenth or better.

After 60 laps of green-flag racing in the first Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway, Whitt made several swift moves in the final lap, to advance the No. 26 Toyota from seventeenth to twelfth.

This documentary is done very well and successful in providing the NASCAR fan an appreciation for all the preparation and frustrations a NASCAR Sprint Cup team encounters.