Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Update and Giveaway (#nascar)

Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Enters Its 20th Year,
Runs Over 2,800 Miles

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will begin its 20th Anniversary Ride in Carlsbad, California next month.

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will begin its 20th Anniversary Ride in Carlsbad, California next month. From Saturday, May 3 through Saturday, May 10, 2014, more than 175 riders will embark on the cross-country motorcycle trek and travel more than 2,800 miles before reaching Daytona Beach, Florida.

Founded by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a Camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

The 2014 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule:

  • Day 1 Saturday, May 3 - Carlsbad, Calif. to Tucson, Ariz.
  • Day 2 Sunday, May 4 - Tucson, Ariz. to Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Day 3 Monday, May 5 - Las Cruces, N.M. to Midland, Texas
  • Day 4 Tuesday, May 6 - Midland, Texas to Austin, Texas
  • Day 5 Wednesday, May 7 - Austin, Texas to Beaumont, Texas
  • Day 6 Thursday, May 8 - Beaumont, Texas to New Orleans
  • Day 7 Friday, May 9 - New Orleans to Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Day 8 Saturday, May 10 - Tallahassee, Fla. to Daytona Beach, Fla.

This year NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty (Kyle’s Father), NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, former NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn Olympic bobsled founder Geoff Bodine, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, former NFL great Herschel Walker, Fox News contributor and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Col. Allen West, and co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood plan to participate in all or part of the 20th Anniversary Ride.

"What began as just a few friends having a good time riding track to track has turned into we have today, which is an incredible event that provides thousands of live changing experiences for children," Petty said in a release. "This is the first year we’ve traveled straight from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and I’m looking forward to experiencing it with friends, while meeting our fans and generous supporters along the way."

NASCAR Race Mom has secured interviews with Kyle Petty, Geoff Bodine and Rutledge Wood. (These interviews will be featured in future posts) 

Event Shirt and Hat are from last year's ride;
Enter below to win Signed 20th Anniversary Shirt & Hat

NASCAR Race Mom will also receive a Signed 20th Anniversary Shirt & Hat; not to keep (darn it) but for a NASCAR Race Mom Giveaway. To enter: Just fill out the RaffleCopter form below! Open to US only, Must be 18+ to enter.

Enter to win a 20th Anniversary Ride Across America event T-Shirt & Hat autographed by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty.

Communities that are along the route are encouraged to show support for the riders, meet with Petty and contribute to the Charity Ride’s "Small Change, Big Impact" program that benefits children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

In the past 10 years, over 7,730 children with health issues that would typically prevent a child from attending a camp have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families thanks to the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Since Victory Junction's inception by the Petty family in 2004 in honor of their son, Adam Petty, Victory Junction has served as the primary beneficiary from the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Adam was killed instantly in a crash during a NASCAR practice session

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#NASCAR Icon - Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tell Me Again That #NASCAR Drivers
Are Not Athletes!

@CelsiusOfficial #NASCAR Driver Blake Koch participated in his second sprint triathlon this morning in Charleston. His past time was 1 hour 22 minutes. The triathlon consists of a 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run.

Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) tweeted his fans earlier that he and fellow NASCAR Driver, Trevor Bayne hoped to complete the event in less than 1 hour, 8 minutes.

As you can see from the photo above Blake just missed his goal a bit, but bested his previous time considerably!

Now, tell me again that #NASCAR Drivers are not athletes!

Correction:  From the Instagram Message below, it would appear that Blake Koch did accomplish his Goal:

Finished the Charleston Sprint triathlon today in 1:06.52 15th over all and 3rd in age group. Had a blast. Thank you @celsiusofficial for the energy and endurance , @travisliveitx for the fast bike and @joshwiseracing for the coaching!

#NASCAR Driver Blake Koch finished the Charleston Sprint triathlon today in 1:06.52 15th over all and 3rd in age group.

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 www.iHeartTheMayor.com. Until Burton races at this year’s Coke Zero 400 on July 6, fans can tweet about the RCR driver through www.iHeartTheMayor.com 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)