SparkPeople Nascar Fans Team Messageboard Any and all Nascar race fans are welcome! SparkPeople Nascar Fans Team Messageboard Fun Nascar game... Hey there, fellow race fans... <BR> <BR> Not sure if any of you are interested in playing games during the Nascar season, but I am the "administrator" (for lack of better name) for a Nascar "Pick 5" game over on the Sparkpeople "Nascar is the game ..who is your driver?" Team. <BR> <BR> It's a very simple game... basically you just pick the 5 drivers that you feel will finish best at each race (or your fav 5 drivers - however you want to choose). <BR> <BR> We've had a great game going fo... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:42:14 EST Speed Channel to become Fox Sports 1 I don't know if anyone has heard this, but Speed Channel will become Fox Sports 1 on August 17th. <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> <BR> "Its owner, Fox Networks, announced this week that the channel – which reaches nearly 90 million households by satellite and cable, putting it in the big leagues of specialty networks – will be rebranded on Aug. 17 as Fox Sports 1, a broad sports network that will pick up some of Speed’s motorsports programming. <BR> <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> Whole article link:... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:32:52 EST Restarting in FL Been away from SP for quite a while. Time to get things back on track and now the old man is in on it too so it should be easier this time. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know other NASCAR fans on here!! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 21:41:31 EST Hello from Texas Hello, <BR> <BR> I look forward to being a member of this team. I have been married for 31 years to my college sweetheart. I live in Texas and work full time in state government. We have 3 children ages 27, 20, and 17. My hobbies are crochet, gardening, cooking, cross stitching, sewing, quilting, and following NASCAR. <BR> <BR> I have been a NASCAR fan for 3 years. I started watching when my neighbor accidentally dug into my cable line by mistake. I had to wait two days to get my cab... Sat, 26 May 2012 10:41:26 EST Just joining :) Hello fellow NASCAR fans! <BR> I am a 29 yr old woman who has recently become a housewife. I decided that I needed to do something important with all my time off work so I began working out 6 days a week at least 30 mins a day. I also bowl 2 hrs on Saturdays. I'm very overweight at 249 lbs but I'm hoping with some dedication to my fitness I can make a dent in that. I would like to lose 49 lbs by my 30th birthday in October but I would be happy with even 20 lbs by then. <BR> Best of luck in y... Sat, 19 May 2012 11:22:58 EST Hello Everyone!! Let's see where do I start.... <BR> <BR> I am a SAHM of 3 who loves her kids, hubby, Doxie and of course anything NASCAR!! <BR> I am a huge fan of the #48 & #14 but have a few others that I have no problem with winking at if we happen to meet in person!! Don't worry I am not here to bash anyone's driver I am here to make some new friends who are also on the track to become healthy!! <BR> <BR> This year I will be at Darlington Camping in the infield, Daytona Lake Lloyd for the Coke Zero 400... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:32:09 EST new hey everyone, im floyd and im here to loose weight...NO im at this page to talk NASCAR. any other Clint Bowyer fans out there? Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:21:44 EST Anybody been to Martinsville? Hello all. I'm looking at going to Martinsville this year for the first time and I'm just wondering if anyone would happen to have any tips for seat selection there? We were thinking on the start finish line but from what I can see of the "preview from the seats" interactive thing it looks like we'd have to go up higher to be able to catch all the action on the track. Like I'm a Kasey fan so I also looked at the Kasey package but it looks like those seats don't go up too high. Anybody hav... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:45:17 EST starting slow Hey all, I am a newbie here, joined and have been fixing the healthier meals for my family for 10 days now. Not able to exercise yet but next week I am released from my doctor to go forth! Feeling a bit disappointed that I actually gained 2 pounds this week. Maybe its water retention or PMS? I am not going to let it discourage me. I am at or below the calorie range and I am not hungry at all. Guess I am a slow starter! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:54:41 EST Jr is my pick Last year Jr had bad luck. Hopefully he will do better. He needs to win... <BR> Lets go racing.. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 14:10:35 EST First post I am EC1313 and this is the first time I have used any type of program online. I have looked for something to help me lose weight and eat healthy. I can't afford to go to a gym and pay a trainer. I like the format so far to keep track of everything. It really helps guide me and keep me on track. I feel like I am starting slow and not sure of what to do. <BR> My daughter and I are starting to walk 2 to 3 times a week. Look forward to the support of this group. Thanks in advance for your alls h... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 13:25:50 EST Hi! I'm Lori and look forward to everyone healthy. I have never had this muck support before. It's like WOW!!!! I want to lose over a 100 pounds but my main thing is to get heathy. I know with healthy eating comes weight lose. I'm really working on it. Fruit and vegtables are my friend. My body just doesn't remember that. Long way to go but I see that I will have plenty of help along the way. Thank You. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:55:39 EST It's time to start my engine Hello everyone! I am 44yrs old and just spent 7 days in the hospital in respiratory distress. Not because of my weight but because of my smoking:( BUT I quit officially on January 2nd and now want to get some of the weight off. Please help keep me motivated and on track! I am a Jimmy Johnson fan and can't wait until the race on Sunday! <em>105</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:46:58 EST Hello Hi Everyone! I am new to the group... I am Shannon and I am from Shreveport, LA. I am soo happy that Nascar is starting up again! I am a huge Junior fan! <BR> <BR> Thanks, Shannon Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:12:03 EST Tony Stewart on 'Last Man Standing" Tuesday on Last Man Standing , Tuesday, 2/14 at 8/7c <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> <BR> "Adrenaline" - <BR> Mike gets guest star and 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart (yay!) and his race car in the store to jazz it up; Vanessa thinks about how she used to take more chances before she was a mom. <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:09:44 EST Daytona 500 This race just can't come fast enough, I was disappointed that they changed the date towards the end of the month instead of keeping it the 3rd weekend of the month. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:49:59 EST new member Glad to be part of the team. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:53:43 EST Glad to be here I am a big Nascar fan. Ryan Newman #39 is my main driver but I have a few other I pull for. We have been going to the Daytona 500 for about 6 years but aren't going this year. It is an expensive weekend. But we do go to the Fall Kansas race. I am hoping with some support and encouragement I will be able to reach my weight goal. Little overwhelmed getting to know the website but I will keep plugging at it. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:17:59 EST Silly Season Just curious what other's thoughts are on all the offseason crew chief and driver changes happening. I think my biggest surprise would have to be Aric Almirola in the 43 car, thought for sure it'd be Vickers or Regan. Still waiting to hear all the final news as it becomes available, as I'm suffering severe Nascar withdrawal already and there's still more than a month to go. lol Thu, 5 Jan 2012 20:51:52 EST Hello & Happy New Year! Hi. I am a huge NASCAR fan and can't wait for Daytona 2012!! So glad to see other fans on Spark People. Go Carl #99!!! <em>279</em> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:07:24 EST Chicago Are you ready to rummmmmble.Last year winner Reutimann.4 of this year driver in the chase finnish in the top 10.Edwards,Gordon,Hamlin and Stewart.Jimmie never won this race His time has come He will prove that he is the man to beat.Jimmie wins in Chicago and reclaim first place in the chase Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:16:29 EST Richmond Last one before the chase Last years winner Denny Hamlin.Jimmie came in third He's been hot lately A win before the chase sound good Look for Jimmie to take the checker flag Saturday night Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:54:49 EST Atlanta 500 Sunday night racing <BR> Last years winner Tony Stewart This year winner will be the 48 of Jimmie . <BR> Why Because he is getting in a grove The 99 is dropping fast from 1st to fourth to ?? <BR> The 18 is too worry poor guy he's got to catch a bus to get to the track and the no 2 of Brad well he will push it to much and get in a bump and hit with another driver .So the 48 will coast to another victory.I see the 88 having a good race,so will the 14 Fri, 2 Sep 2011 07:45:15 EST Smack Talk - No Crying Aloud Ladies - smack talk is open!!! Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:04:06 EST opportunity at Pocono to drive the track 9/1 Just read an article - I don't know if anyone out there can take advantage of this cool opportunity. <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> <BR> "Drive 2 laps around Pocono Raceway this Thursday (9/1) and at the same time help the American Red Cross in its efforts to help victims of Hurricane Irene. <BR> <BR> The raceway, in partnership with the red Cross, will charge $10 pr vehicle for motorists who then can take 2 laps around the 2.5 mile super-speedway...The raceway, in Long Pond, will then match the ... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:31:30 EST Getting started Help...I have to get busy, since my husbands passing in Dec, I just haven't been able to get motivated...I'm ready to get busy doing what's best for myself, hoping for some motivation from y'all.. Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:50:10 EST Bristol Saturday night racing Got to love it <BR> Who's this week winner <BR> Jimmie was at the pole last year second place <BR> last weak. My winner this week <BR> Yes the 48 all the way <BR> Great news Danica racing full time next year in Nationwide series next year <BR> Don't watch much the Nationwide But now with the no 7 Go Daddy full time <BR> two words OH YEA Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:18:00 EST BRISTOL????? Anybody going to the races Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:44:11 EST Michigan 400 Some one is got to pick the winner this week <BR> The 48 of Jimmy is not his favorite track so I will go <BR> with the 11 of Denny Hamlin <BR> Pick the winner receive a goodie Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:47:03 EST Hi from Ottawa, Canada WOW, I found this team on another members Sparkpage and I couldn't resist than to join. Me and my husband are big Nascar fans. We go to one race every year. Coming from Canada and the long trips, we can't do more. This October we are going to Talladega and we can't wait, woohoo. My driver is Carl Edwards and my husband's is Clint Bowyer!!!! <BR> <BR> I lost 28 lbs. as of November 2010 while being on another site. Reached goal and am now maintaining. I still track, exercise and need/gi... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:31:13 EST Watkins Glen(road race) We have to find a winner.Last year the 42 of Juan Pablo won. <BR> This year I'm picking the 14 of Tony Stewart to finish first. <BR> Ok Nascar Fans pick the winner receive a goodie Tue, 9 Aug 2011 20:05:56 EST Hi I'm new here Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Mike and I am 25 years old from New Hampshire. My favorite NASCAR driver is Carl Edwards. Good luck to everyone on here! Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:20:41 EST Pocono I'm going with Hamlin this week He's due <BR> <BR> Pick the winner receive a goodie <BR> <BR> John Fri, 5 Aug 2011 13:00:09 EST 50 Crunches or Situps (Your Preference) Will you do 50 crunches or situps of any style? Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:50:11 EST Brickyard 400 Any one who picks the winner of the Brickyard 400.gets a Spark Goodie from the Senator <BR> I got to go with my main man Jimmie Johnson. Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:43:24 EST 10 Minutes a Day Can you do 10 minutes a day? I think you can. I'm trying to revitalize this team a little support would help. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 05:38:27 EST Truck Series Winner? When I used to watch the truck series I was a Hornady Fan so he's my pick Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:19:36 EST Nationwide Series Winner? Harvick will be my pick I don't follow the sport like I used to. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:12:20 EST Hi Hi everybody my name is Beth. I have been a spark member for over a year. But never starting using it till this past January. I have lost a total of 43lbs since then and would like to lose another 30. I am a huge nascar fan. I live about 10 mins from the Bristol track and I'm a huge Jr. fan. But of course my husband and both of my boys like Kasey Kahne. Which I like him to but if Jr hasn't wrecked I'm pulling for him. My youngest son's middle name is Kahne which my husband picked. But he alwa... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:24:50 EST How Much Exercise Can You Do During the Race? I would like people to see how much exercise they can do during commercials or during the race without missing any. Record your results here if you take on this challenge. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:00:02 EST Racing?? I'm interested in knowing other people's opinions about what has been passing for "racing" on the super speedway tracks in recent years. Personally, I don't feel that running in the back of the pack for most of the race and then making your way back up to the front at the end should be dignified by referring to it as "racing." Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson do this a LOT...and I HATE it! Sure, the run up to the front can be exciting, but is playing that kind of game really racing? <BR> <BR>... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 13:52:38 EST Here I go again Hi my name is angie and I've heard of this site and I thought it would be fun to try. All that dieting has ever done for me is make me miserable and 50lbs heavier. I just want to feel good in my clothes again. I am open to trying this and changing my life. I'm tired of telling myself I'll start tomorrow as I down an ice cream treat. I want my kids to see what good nutrition is. I want to stop eating fast food all the time. I want too be able to throw on clothes without trying to find t... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:51:26 EST Any Gordon Fans here? I'm not one who normally gets excited about another driver than the one I love to root for, but lately I've been feeling kind of sorry for Jeff Gordon. I guess because it's been so long since he won. And this season he's doing so well. Today he won at Pocono which was his 2nd win this season. Go 24! <BR> <em>105</em> <BR> ~Karla Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:36:03 EST Did you Junior Fans Cry? What a race Sunday night huh? Wow! What's worse than your favorite racecar driver running out of gas when he's about to win the race? Paying $200 in tickets to be there in person to actually WATCH Tony run out of gas in NH last year! UGH! <BR> <BR> But, what's really worse I think, is when you haven't won a race since 2008 and you almost, so close, win, but you run out of gas......I feel your pain Junior fans. Sorry. I didn't watch the Indy 500 but I heard the guy who was going to win (real... Tue, 31 May 2011 15:36:35 EST Hi, I''m new I'm glad I found you guys! NASCAR is the only sport I watch. I am a huge (hopefully I will be a SMALLER huge fan soon! <em>20</em> ) Tony Stewart fan!!! I have met him 5 times (at autograph sessions-I've never TALKED to him-too "twitterpated") <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My husband and I go to the races here in NH, and of course have been known to follow Mr. Stewart around when he used to drive for Home Depot-he doesn't do many appearances anymore. The last time I went to meet him, I was pregnant... Thu, 19 May 2011 14:22:36 EST Leaving Team!! <em>213</em> Fellow NASCAR fans I regret to have to tell you but I am departing this team as my interest in NASCAR has dwindled; with my driver doing so poorly now I figure I will wait and see how he does before deciding to come back. Sun, 1 May 2011 12:16:05 EST Picks for Dega? Who do you think will win this weekend at Dega? <BR> <BR> I am not sure who to pick but I will got with Carl Edwards Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:55:09 EST Did anyone watch the race last night? Did anyone watch the race last night?That is did any Jr. fans watch?Where did he end up finishing? I tuned in for a little bit and saw him move up to 6th that was it. <em>453</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:56:31 EST WOW!!!Junior Came Close!!!! <em>213</em> fellow NASCAR fans; especially you fellow Dale Jr. Fans out there!!! Did anyone see the race yesterday? I was happy for Dale he needs to start doing better and hopefully this is the start of something for him after having two bad years ina row he deserves to have a good one!! GO DALE JR. GO!!!!! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:19:49 EST Pick for Martinsville? Love the short tracks, right? Okay - who is going to win this week? Will Kyle come back and win again? Will Jimmie do it? How about Jr? Or will we go 6 for 6 with races/winners? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:15:17 EST Pick for Fontana? Hi all! It's me again.... <BR> <BR> Who's your pick for Fontana? <BR> <BR> I'll be in the infield for this one (woo hoo) so I'm giddy.... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:11:42 EST Anyone ever go to a July Daytona race?? Hi, <BR> Our family will be going to Disney from 6/27-7/10/11, and we would like to go to the Saturday 7/2 Daytona race. I was wondering if, first, how did you get ticket?. Is there anything like a discounted price? Does Daytona ever offer discounts? I signed up for their emails, but only got something about the Daytona 500 a week before in February. <BR> <BR> Also, if you went, what section were you in, and did you like the seats? Or you could elaborate about the pit passes and the act... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:18:33 EST Pick for Bristol? Okay folks, who is everyone's pick for Bristol?! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:20:37 EST Trying to get ready for race season. new to spark and liking it... Looking to join some great teams. I am a racer and a race fan. I have been racing UMP Modified on dirt ovals for years. Now its time to get back in shape so i can get back on top of my game. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 17:30:40 EST Need help Has anyone had endometrial ablation and if so, would you recommend it? Or does anyone know someone who has had it? Please let me know. Really need some real life info on this, not just what I can find on the internet. Thanks. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:45:36 EST Tips for going to my first race? Ok, I'm trying to talk my husband in to taking me to a race for my birthday. We were looking today at maybe Martinsville since it's his weekend off and the kids spring break. I've never been to a cup race and really want to go!!! Tips? Suggestions? <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:48:12 EST Phoenix Race! <em>213</em> fellow NASCAR fans! First of all I want to say glad that Jeff Gordon won the race yesterday over Kyle Busch I can't stand the little <em>18</em> and that he is. Second of all I want to say: WAY TO GO DALE JR.!!!!! He had an awesome race yesterday and I was glad; my prediction is that he will start to win some races before he is ready to retire from racing it's still early in the season and I am one Dale Jr. fan that will NOT give up on my driver. <em>129</em> <em>105</e... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:22:09 EST Pick for Vegas? Congrats to Jeff Gordon on the win at PIR <BR> <BR> <BR> So who is everyone's pick for Vegas? <BR> <BR> I'd personally like to see one of the Busch brothers win, but only cause I like the "hometown boys" to win at their track. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:22:07 EST Pick for Phoenix? Who're you rooting for at Phoenix? Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22:06 EST Daytona 2011 How about that ALL HENDRICK front row for the "Great American Race" this weekend!!!! Let's get this season started. <em>105</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:38:29 EST Christmas Cards <BR> When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take ONE CARD & send it to this address: <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier, <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307-5001. <BR> <BR> If we pass this on & everyone sends just one card, think of how many cards these <BR> soldiers could get....& need to help bring up their spirits!! <BR> <BR> <BR> PLEASE SHARE Sat, 4 Dec 2010 14:12:55 EST 2010 In Review This year was a surprising season overall. There was more completion against Jimmy Johnson who was so lucky at Homestead. There was some disappointment with teams and their sponsors as we saw a number of shakeups and teams eliminating cars. What happened to Junior? Will Rick Hendrick get a new crew chief that understands Juniors driving ability? We have time between now and Daytona to get ready for the next season. <BR> <BR> PS- I loved the interview of Kyle Bush ( Big Baby) Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:12:59 EST The Chase Is Getting Tight Only 3 races left and the top three contenders are neck and neck. No offense to the Jimmie Johnson fans out there, but after four championships in a row, it is time for a new champion. I'm really pulling for Kevin Harvick to come out on top when all is said and done. I could live with Denny being the champ, but of the three, I hope it's Kevin. The next three races will be very interesting with as close as the points are. Wed, 3 Nov 2010 18:26:51 EST Talladega What a great race today...sort of. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> The actual racing was pretty exciting, but I'm sick to death of the way that Jimmie Johnson and others purposely ride around in the back of the pack at restrictor plate tracks for most of the race and then race up to the front to try to win the race in the last 20 laps or so. I'm so pleased that it didn't work today. I was really disappointed that Jeff Gordon played this little game with Jimmie today because it's just not racing, dog... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:32:06 EST Who Is Your Winner Today? This race track is a favorite of mine that I look forward to. It's going to be a tough race as usual being the x factor ( The Big One). My pick today is Denny Hamlin who has been on a hot streak. Gibbs Racing has a lot of things going well and will be tough to beat. But never count out Hendrick Racing who has done well over the years. I'd love to hear picks! <BR> <BR> Best, <BR> Greg <BR> <em>105</em> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:41:32 EST Hello From Chicago Hi, <BR> My name is Greg and I'm from Aurora Illinois. I love NASCAR racing and have watched for many years. I look forward to the race today at Talladega which is always exciting. Have a great race day! <BR> <BR> Best! <BR> Greg Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:10:16 EST Starting the journey to the new me Hello, I have been on the site now for just over a week and I really think I can do this. I am over 40 and weight 296 lbs. When I started I was over 300. I have always been a big guy and have never been concerned with my eating. About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and now this weight is really beginning to wear on me. I want to be able to enjoy life and make sure that I have a long one to enjoy. Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:33:53 EST Something special for Dale Jr. fans I go to a number of sites every day to see if I can find any really good deals on things that I might be interested in. Today one of them has an officially licensed NASCAR driver's watch for Dale Earnhardt Jr. on sale. It retails for $100 but they are selling it today for $5! This site only has its deals up for one day so if you're interested you should go check it out before they run out of them. You can find this offer at <link> </link> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:23:17 EST I LOVE NASCAR yeah nascar and its fans!!!!! i got hooked about 2 years ago and love it. my family knows that if a race is on dont bother Andra. she wont answer the phone or go anywhere with you!!!!!!!!!! <BR> go kevin harvick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:37:43 EST Woo Hoo Well I got my tickets in the mail today for the OCT 3 Kansas Speedway race. I am pretty pumped. I haven't been to a race in a few years. <BR> <BR> Looks like Denny Hamlin won tonight, no surprise there he is good at Richmond. He was my #1 pick for that race tonight. Sat, 11 Sep 2010 23:32:25 EST Hello Hi, my name is Becky, Im 52 years old and from Indiana. My Nascar driver is Jimmie Johnson if you couldn't tell by my username lol Nice to be here with you all! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 20:07:41 EST July Goal met!! Hi Fellow NASCAR fans, Just reporting to let you know that I have met my goal weight for July I am under by one pound so I did the UNexpected with the weight loss when you see my post you will see my weight loss tracker on there and you will like what I see. <em>248</em> Sat, 17 Jul 2010 14:35:11 EST Chicagoland Race Yahoooo for Reutemann I was so glad to see him win tonight. He deserved it for sure. Nice when someone else wins for a change. Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:19:51 EST Short Term Goals Here are my short term goals these are 10 lb. losses by the month: <BR> <BR> 182 lbs. End of July <BR> <BR> 172 lbs. End of August <BR> <BR> 162 lbs. End of September <BR> <BR> 152 lbs. End of October <BR> <BR> 142 lbs. End of November <BR> <BR> <BR> *132 lbs. NEW YEAR'S DAY 2011 <em>408</em> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 13:24:45 EST Rewards for my weight loss My rewards for my weight loss: <BR> <BR> 166 lbs. Running Bra <BR> 149 lbs. Running Shoes <BR> 134 lbs. HR watch <BR> <BR> X-Treme Goal: 132 lbs. Complete Running outfit <em>33</em> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:33:42 EST Goals and Rewards My Goals and rewards for my reaching goal weight: <BR> <BR> 1st 10% goal: 166 lbs. by 10/07/10 <BR> 2nd 10% goal:149 lbs. by 14/08/10 <BR> 3rd 10% goal: 134 lbs. by 11/09/10 <BR> <BR> X-treme Goal: 132 lbs. by 09/10/10 <BR> <BR> *= 2 weeks before the Blue Angels return to Florida for their show it's a motivator. <em>105</em> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:31:42 EST Bigger restrictor plate at Daytona I am curious to hear what everyone thinks about the bigger restrictor plate that will be on the cars at Daytona. I'm all for it if it makes the racing more interesting, but I don't want to make things more dangerous for the drivers by going to fast and causing more airborne incidents. They are just way to scary. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:48:04 EST Spoiler Nice that the spoiler coming back has stopped the cars from becoming airborne during a crash. Has it been a detriment to rear grip, perhaps making the rear tighten up in turns? Sun, 6 Jun 2010 14:57:00 EST Help - Shift Work My husband works 3rd shift because it pays more. He also has a part-time job right after he gets off that job. He works 2 hours OT every morning, has mandatory OT usually once a month and is on call for his part time maintenance job on the weekends. Does anyone have experience with how to adjust family life around a schedule like this? We've always been a 9 - 5 type of family. This has been a very hard transition. He is having trouble sleeping and staying awake. He doesn't want to be taking p... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:50:11 EST Tonights Race Who do you want to win and who do you think will win. Those sure are 2 differnt things. I want Jr to win. I wish someone different would win. I love rooting for the underdog. Sat, 8 May 2010 10:48:03 EST Talledega Oh it was so nice to see a different driver winning yesterday <BR> Way to go Harvick. He is not one of my favorite drivers but so happy someone different won. Jr did pretty good again this week. Wow it seems like Jeff is the one having the bad luck lately Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:56:02 EST Monday cup Race Some race today. Glad Hamlin won. Jr was doing so good I was hoping he would win or have a top 5 finish. <BR> <BR> That wreck close to the end was terrible. Sure whipped out Jeff's car and a lot of others Tue, 20 Apr 2010 01:07:06 EST Weigh-In I am down to 181 lbs. now; just 8 more lbs. to go until 173 lbs.I am ahead of the game with my April goal. <em>54</em> Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:18:23 EST Over the quota for the week Hey gals, well I am over the quota for the week I actually met the steps goal for this day; and went a full 5.00 miles PLUS!!! <BR> <BR> Boogity,boogity,boogitie!!! <em>105</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:51:25 EST Bristol update After watching practice and qualifying this afternoon I think the addition of SAFER barrier to turns 2 & 4 will have a minor effect except when they are running 2 - 3 wide in the corners. Most are going to run the bottom 2 grooves but we know from Bristol's past that not everyone can remain patient. <BR> <BR> Krashlowski was widely booed, reaction to Carl coming out for qualifying was mixed. Shrub still gets booed everywhere. <BR> <BR> Campgrounds are less than half full which is not a good... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:47:25 EST Bristol this week Hi there, <BR> how many of you NASCAR fan's heading to Bristol for the races this weekend??? <BR> We are heading down Thursday and will be staying until Monday. Looks like the weather is going to be just about PERFECT. We Camp at Farmer Bob's and have been since about 1998. It is like old home week. All the same people from all around the country gather for our twice a year outing. If you are heading to Bristol......BE Safe on your trip and hope all have a good time. Should be interesti... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:55:42 EST New to SparkPeople HI! My name is Tori and I have decided that 2010 is the year to change: eating habits, poor exercise habits (or should I say lack of), and how I feel about myself. I have battled my weight for years -- since my 'baby' was born -- she'll be 12 YEARS old this year. My husband was diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic over a year ago and I altered my cooking habits for him -- for every pound he "lost", I "found" it. [What's up with that?] <BR> <BR> I am a huge NASCAR fan {go Jr. and Tony} and am... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:23:38 EST Hello NASCAR Fans!!! Hello all, my name is Sara and I am a HUGE Matt Kenseth fan! He rocks! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:21:37 EST Camping at Bristol Last year we found a wonderful campground about 5 miles from the track that doesn't crowd three to a site. They have large, wide, full hook-up sites. <BR> Their website is It's owned by a really nice older couple. Very very clean grounds. <BR> We will be there a week from Saturday for the whole week before the race AND in August. Fri, 5 Mar 2010 22:16:04 EST Sunday Race I missed most of the race and didnt set the vcr to record it. what happened to Dale Jr? just curious. I did get home to see the last 20 some laps. Was hoping for a different ending. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 01:51:42 EST Daytona Commercials Vote for your favorite!! I did!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:51:54 EST Daytona 500 Wow! What a finish! All I can say is Dale Jr. looked like the Jr. of old when he drove the Bud car, slicin and dicin his way towards the front. Great Job Dale Jr.!!! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:01:04 EST Way to go Mc Murray Wow what a finish. Awesome. <BR> <BR> I was happy for Jr to go from 10th to 2nd Sun, 14 Feb 2010 19:53:19 EST How do you think Danica will do in todays race I am headed shortly to watch the Nationwide race. Hoping that Danica has a good race. Would you like to see her win. Not me really in her first race but have a really good one. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:32:57 EST Who is your favorite for the Daytona 500 My favorite driver is Dale Jr. But as much as I would love him to win I am not counting on it. Just wishing him lots of luck. <BR> I usually start rooting for the underdog at the end of the race. Would like to see Tony win. <BR> Lets be nice but tell who you want to win Fri, 12 Feb 2010 02:04:29 EST Jimmy Spencer Don't know if anyone knew this but I just found out SPEED has made some line-up changes. 'Spence' is out of the Sunday line-up and replaced by Kyle Petty for both pre & post-race programs. <BR> This Week in NASCAR has been canceled and they will be announcing some new Monday nite programming. Rumor is one of the new shows will be a quiz show with Spencer as the host. <BR> I know someone who knows someone with SPEED who said Spencer was pulled from Daytona for negative remarks he made about w... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:42:25 EST How close are you to your goal weight? I started on this journey at the beginning of January with 100 pounds to lose. Looking at that number is very daunting. I am curious to know how many of you are near your goal weight, what has helped you to stay the course, and how long has it taken you to get there? Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:12:14 EST Dueling it Out I am anxiously awaiting the start of the Gatorade Duels. Nothing signifies the start of the racing season like the duels. If the practice sessions from this week are any indication of what is to come, the duels should be action packed. At the rate they were going through cars, they aren't going to have very many left for the 500. <BR> <BR> Both my boys are in the same duel. I was hoping they'd be in different ones so I could root for both of the them. So I'm hoping to see Jr. come acr... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:25:34 EST WAY TO GO KASEY !!!!! That #9 Ford ROCKED that joint!!!!!!! Wooohoooooooo onward to Victory Lane for the 500!!!!!!!! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 22:19:12 EST ARCA Race Wow what great start to NASCAR week. Red flag right now but.... <BR> <BR> Wonder if any one explained to these drivers how to avoid tboning another car, shaking my head!!! <BR> <BR> Will be getting ready for tonights Bud Shoot Out!!!! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 17:39:55 EST Boogity Boogity Boogity The boys are turning left and I hear the roar of the engines. WOO HOO!!!!! Go Jr.!!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 17:10:10 EST Hello Nascar Fans Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People, but not a new NASCAR fan. My favorite driver is Tony Stewart. I also like Dale, JR, Carl Edwards, and Mark Martin. Actually, I don't really dislike anybody except Robby Gordon and Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch. I weigh an enormous 290 pounds, and not snacking while watching the race is one of the first changes I am going to try to make. Eventually, I hope to get an exercise bike to put in front of the television. <BR> <BR> Happy Daytona 50... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 08:07:23 EST Thursday, February 4 The boys will officially hit the track on Thursday, February 4 to begin practicing for the Daytona 500. I am so ready to hear the roar of the engines and watch the boys turn left. Here's hoping for an exciting season with the new rule changes. It's time to get back to some REAL racing. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:35:12 EST Need camping advice for Bristol Hi all <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if any of you have camped at Bristol. DH and I want to go to the August race and take our camper. It's a 36' fifth wheel so we need a fairly flat spot. The Bristol owend campgrounds are all about a mile away from the track, but they said that their lots are flat and they have some available right now. <BR> <BR> So, has anyone camped at any of the other campgrounds? What are the advantages/disadvantages? Is there anything besides flat sites that I need t... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:26:25 EST "Let 'em race" says Brian France Did you all hear that Nascar is going to let the drivers police themselves more this year? I heard that they are going to give the driver's more leeway this year with bump drafting & with confrontations. It's about time. Still have the out of bounds yellow line in Daytona & Talladega though. I think this is good also. <BR> <BR> Let's get racing. I'm so ready!!! Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:10:54 EST Who's Your Pick to Win the Daytona 500 My number one choice is, and always will be, Dale Jr. But I'm thinkin' it just might be Tony Stewart's turn to win it this year. (with Jr. pushing him to the win) Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:02:49 EST Excited for the 2010 Season I can't wait for the 2010 season to begin. Today I had HD channels set up on my TV and I can't believe the difference. I am going to be able to see Jr. sweat behind his face shield. What a way to watch the races when I can't be there in person. Boogity Boogity Boogity Let's go racin' boys!!!!!!! (and ladies) Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:47:31 EST Let's go racin' I know it's only January, but I am ready for the new season to begin. Just wondering what everyone's favorite race is? Mine....hard to say, I love restrictor plate racing, but I also love short tracks and you can't beat the atmosphere at the Coke 600 in May. Ok I just LOVE racing!!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 17:42:04 EST Help! I need motivation and support Hi, I'm a 21 year old skinny person trapped in a 49 year old obese body. I've struggled with weight for many, many years and have tried many ways to lose it. I've done alot of research over the years and know how to eat right, I just lack the motivation and support I need. I'm hoping to find it here. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:44:58 EST Challenge 2010 How Many Minutes!!! Spark keeps track of our minutes of exercise under "My Spark America Fitness Minutes". If you have need checked this out please do so. I have set 10,000 minutes as my goal. I fell way short last year but am giving it another try. So to the right of your screen click on "Go to SparkAmerica" and make a goal for yourself. It will be fun to see how close you get and it could be a good motivator. Be sure to log your fitness minutes after you exercise, to get credit for them. <BR> <BR> We ... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:16:33 EST New Year goals Let's not set goals that we will lose in a few days, but be true to ourselves. For the new year make small goals and keep adding to them. <BR> <BR> Goal one for me is to start drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> Goal number two is to exercise at least 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> That's it for me to start but I will add to them as the year progresses. What are your goals? Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:51:27 EST Need some help Please can someone tell me how to put my name and team leader posting on all my emails with out typing it each time. I see others that have a line and then things below it. I have tried on my homepage site to look for this but not haveing any luck. Thanks to anyone who can help me <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:02:24 EST New membar AND a lover of TONY!! Hello all. I am new to sparks and originally joined as I was diagnosed with diabetes and need to get my life back on track. <BR> <BR> Although the teams I have jouned for that have been awesome, I was THRILLED to see a NASCAR team on here and had to join!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you and can't wait for FEB. <BR> <BR> GO SMOKE!!! Wed, 9 Dec 2009 22:01:06 EST Danica Patrick to make announcement today to JRM Just saw on Foxsports that Danica is supposed to have an announcement today that she will be driving for JR Motorsports next year in ARCA & Nationwide. Don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but maybe this will take some of the media pressure off of JR. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:19:54 EST New Member Just saw our team has a new member. PROTHE Hope you will introduce yourself to the team. We welcome all newcomers. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:40:48 EST What DW says about NASCAR This is from FOX sports published today. It pretty well sums up the feelings of most fans AND is somewhat critical (like some fans = me). I like the Ronald Regan quote. <BR> <BR> "Now I know when I mention talking turkey, you probably are thinking about a big ol' Butterball on the dining room table ready to be carved up. That's not it this time. I am talking about NASCAR turkey. <BR> <BR> Talking turkey means you speak plainly about difficult NASCAR subjects or issues. <BR> <BR> To me, t... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:01:07 EST Daily Chat 11/30 Monday Well another month and holiday is about over. Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving. <BR> What are your plans for Christmas? Are you putting up lots of decorations? Or like me just a small prelit tree and a special Wreath on my front door. Just not up to all that decorating anymore in this small trailer. Might get some lights for the front porch. My son would like that I think. He is not up to putting up lights on the trailer anymore. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:07:40 EST Daily Chat 11/28 Sat Now that we no longer have a race to look forward to what are your plans for today? How many went out shopping yesterday for Black Friday? Some stores still have great bargains. <BR> I am hoping to get back to curves for exercising on monday. Its been way to long. My car can finally make it that far now. Need to exercise because of all that I ate on Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> Any Nascar Fans Out There? Team Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:13:23 EST Daily Chat 11/26 Happy Thanksgiving Hope everyone is enjoying a special day with Family today. I am headed to my granddaughter Nikki's house. Thats her and her family in my picture. Lots of family will be there. Try and watch what you eat today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> Any Nascar Fans Out There? Team Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:44:57 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY TEAM MEMBERS Want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. May it be a special day spent with Family and Friends. Just remember not to eat too much. Dont want to gain just because its a holiday. <BR> Mine will be with Family this afternoon. Lots of Turkey and vegetables. Yea right LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:59:38 EST Daily Chat 11/24 Tuesday What are your plans What is everyone doing on this dreary day here in central Fla. What are your plans for Thanksgiving?? I will be spending the day with family. My granddaughter is haveing the dinner at her house this year. New home. I am looking forward to this. Have to bring a pumpkin pie. will get 2. one regular and one sugar free. My son is diabetic and it will be better for me so I can have a small piece <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:30:04 EST Daily Chat 11/22 Last race today How many are watching the race. I was gone doing errands this morning. Three of my Great grandchildren were dedicated at church today and I just had to be there for that. Then went shopping at walmart to get my walking in. Now I have the race on and headed to sit and watch it. I would love to see Mark or someone else win today. We know who won the championship. The sad thing is that is going to over shadow the winner of todays race. <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> Any Nascar Fa... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:10:04 EST Daily Chat 11/21 Sat Today is the last nationwide race of this season. I will be watching. How many others will? <BR> <BR> Hope for a different winner this time. Who would you like to see win today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> Any Nascar Fans Out There? Team Sat, 21 Nov 2009 13:03:17 EST Daily Chat 11/19 Thursday I see whe have a new member. Wish she would introduce herself so we could get to know her. JDRACN is her username. <BR> <BR> I have lots of errands to run today. Looking forward to the last race this sunday. Just wish it wasnt such a done deal as to who wins the championship. Wishing for changes for next year. Know lots of you feel this way also <BR> <BR> Have a good day nascar fans. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:25:28 EST Please Introduce Yourself New members. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley/Lady Lake <BR> Team Leader <BR> Any Nascar Fans Out There? Team Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:08:39 EST Daily Chat 11/17 Tuesday Where is all the nascar fans? <BR> What are you up to today? <BR> <BR> Anyone have plans to head for Homestead. I live in Fla but have no plans on going down there. <BR> <BR> I have to go grocery shopping at Win Dixie? They have their Ground Chuck on sale. My son loves hamburgers. Not me. <BR> <BR> Shirly <BR> Team Leader Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:54:11 EST Daily Chat 11/16 Monday Okay are we over the race yesterday? Just one more race for this year. On to a better one next year. <BR> <BR> Any special plans for today? <BR> <BR> I have a few errands to do. Trying to find a rim for the car I just bought. Seems used ones are not to be found. Guess It means I have to buy a new one and they are upwards of $100. Just hope the tire that was on the damaged rim is okay. We wont know that till we try to put it on the rim. Please wish me luck <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team ... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:41:22 EST Daily Chat 11/15 Race Day Wow only 2 more races before the championship is awarded. I am rooting for Mark Martin to win. <BR> <BR> Who are you rooting for?? <BR> <BR> I am going to be just sitting and relaxing this afternoon while the race is on. Hope lots of you can watch today. I dont want to see the season end. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:52:56 EST Daily Chat 11/14 Well I am going to miss the nationwide race today. Will tape it to watch tomorrow sometime. Headed out with new friends to see Country artist Keith Anderson in concert. He is performing near by. Never saw him before but heard he puts on a good show. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for today. Hope someone new wins today LOL <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:01:04 EST When Do You Decorate Survey Thought it would be fun to do this survey I found on an e-mail site I get. <BR> <BR> When Do You Start Your Christmas/Holiday Decorating? <BR> <BR> (1) Do you start the day or weekend after Thanksgiving? Or wait until farther along in December? Or, do you start even before Thanksgiving (Gasp!LOL!)? <BR> <BR> (2) Do you put everything up yourself or have family help? <BR> <BR> (3) How long does it take you to get everything up and reasonably tweaked . . . as I know most of us continue to t... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 22:52:11 EST Daily Chat 11/13 Friday Hi there nascar fans. What are your plans for today. I am headed to get my hair done. then on to walmart for shopping and getting my walking in. One of the few places I feel safe walking. Anyone going to the race this weekend? Hope its a nice day there. I will be watching on tv. <BR> <BR> Shirley/Florida <BR> Team Leader Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:18:13 EST Clean Humor Thought I'd start a Clean Humor thread. I don't know about you, but I love to laugh. Here goes the first one for this thread. Everyone, please continue on with your jokes and stories. <BR> <BR> Nov. 11 <BR> <BR> Starting To Date <BR> <BR> Alan asks, "I know you're crazy about that little daughter of yours, Steve. What are you going to do when she starts to date?" <BR> <BR> Steve says, "I figure I'll take the first young man aside, put my arm around his shoulder, and pull him close to me s... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:39:13 EST Daily Chat 11/11 Happy Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day. Some Gave All All Gave Some <BR> <BR> No special plans for today. I was raining earlier and should rain more so just staying home <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out there? Team" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:07:09 EST Daily Chat 11/9 Sorry I am so late with this. Been busy this morning. Heading out soon to take my son to Denny's for dinner and then to win dixie for shopping and me getting in some walking. Then come home and do more laundry <BR> Hope everyone had a good day. <BR> What have you been doing and what are your plans for the rest of the day <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out there? Team" <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:26:42 EST Daily Chat 11/08 Hoping for a good race today. Praying for Jr to do good. Hoping your favorite does great today and that there are no serious wrecks. Who is your favorite?? <BR> Sorry but I would love to see someone Give JJ a run for that chase championship. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Sun, 8 Nov 2009 14:35:21 EST Daily Chat 11/7 Hi Everyone. Hope you all have a better day than me. I am not having a good day. Being treated for the shingles. One good thing is the med the doc gave me helps most of the time. Now have a major leak in the water pipe under my trailer. The one that runs all the way to the front. My grandsons are going to help fix it this afternoon I hope. Living out of gallon jugs yesterday and today is no fun <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Sat, 7 Nov 2009 11:58:25 EST Daily Chat 11/5 Hope everyone is having a great day. I have a doc appt at 2pm. Just regular check up but I did get bit by something and he is going to check that out. It sure hurts at times <BR> This afternoon will go shopping at WinDixie. My way of getting in my walking. Hope they have some good sales. Love lots of their Buy one Get one free things. That is usually a very good deal. I only buy my meat there. I dont care for the meat at walmart. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for today?? <BR> <BR> Shirley ... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 10:59:58 EST Daily Chat 11/4 Good morning or should I say good afternoon. Beautifull day here in central Fla. How is it where you live? Any special plans for today? <BR> <BR> I dont have much planned. Still no car. Going to work in the house today getting laundry done. Got to get out some fall and winter clothes and get them washed up. Love this cooler weather. Love having the house open and feel the fresh air. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:36:03 EST New Members Lets give CDARTMASTER32 and HCROUCH236 A big welcome. They have just joined our team <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:33:58 EST Daily Chat 11/3 Good morning to all. <BR> <BR> Oh I do hope everyone is having a better day than me. Just got the news its going to really cost a lot to fix my car. It will have to wait as while. but it would be worth it in the long run. <BR> <BR> Hope your day is better. Any special plans for today? I do have to go to Walmart grocery shopping. My daughter will have to take me. This way I will get my walking in for the day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out There?" Team... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:50:52 EST Daily Chat 11/2 Good morning. Hope your day is going to be better than mine. My car I just got used is having major problems so cant go anyplace today. Taking it tomorrow to have it checked out. Have to wait for My daughter to go with me so we can leave the car there. <BR> Doing okay with my eating. Maintaining and that is good even with this frustration. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for today?? <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out There?" Team <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:59:41 EST Race Day at Degga How many are planning on watching. I sure will be watching. Sorry to hear what Nascar did to Waltrip for the bump drafting in practice. Saw what it did in the nationwide race yesterday so maybe good that nascar stepped in. <BR> <BR> Who are you rooting for today? <BR> <BR> To start naturally I will be rooting for Jr to have a great race today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out There?" Team <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2009 10:15:15 EST Halloween Is anyone dressing up tonight and if so what do you plan on wearing. Please let us know.Should be fun to see what anyone might be dressing up as <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out There?" Team <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:02:57 EST Daily Chat 10/31 Does anyone have special plans for Halloween? I didnt buy any candy as I wont be home. Going to a friends house to help her pass out candy. She should not have many so that is good. Have fun tonight <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader <BR> "Any Nascar Fans Out There?" Team <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:01:11 EST Fiber I'm looking for fiber ideas without adding calories. Anyone use one of those fiber supplements like Benefiber? Are there a lot of calories to those things? Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:37:23 EST Thursday 10/29 Goodmorning racing fans. I have to take my son to the doc today for check up. Then will be doing some shopping. What plans do any of you have? Are any planning on going to the race this weekend? <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:45:32 EST Welcome to New Members Please introduce yourselves to the team. Happy to have you with us. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> Team Leader Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:49:00 EST SPEEDTV.COM Just wanted to pass this along: <BR> <BR> Television's Speed channel is adding a social networking component to its motorsports Web site in a bid to drive digital traffic and increase revenue. <BR> <BR> Called My Speed, the Facebook-like site has attracted more than 4,500 members since its Beta version soft-launched this month on <BR> <BR> Users can create personal profiles, post blogs, pictures and video and assemble a universe of friends. <BR> <BR> draws about 8... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:13:27 EST Who is your favorite driver??? Hi Team <BR> Want to get to know each of you. Please put your name, a little about yourself, and who you favorite driver is. <BR> <BR> My name is Shirley. I live in Florida. Widowed for 16 years. My handicapped son lives with me. Love Nascar and Dale Jr is my favorite driver. I do like to root for others if they are winning or close to it. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> New team leader Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:52:07 EST Good morning racing fans 10/27 Hi Its tuesday. Any special plans for today. Anyone going to a race soon? I would love to make it to a race one of these day. Nothing special planned but some shopping for a new wheel and tire for a car I just bought. Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Shirley <BR> New team leader Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:35:07 EST Kasey Kahne for the win! Hi, my name is Rebecca. I am 24 years old and from Michigan (all of which you could have learned from my sparkpage). My favorite driver is Kasey Kahne, which you probably could have gathered from the topic line (Carl Edwards used to be my second favorite but he really disappointed me the last time I went to see a race). <BR> <BR> I have been to a NASCAR race twice, once in 2005 and again this past spring (both times at MIS). I have already renewed my tickets for next year so Boogity Boogity ... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 02:06:50 EST Championship Okay now that the Chase has started I've got a couple of questions for you guys. <BR> <BR> First, who do you WANT to win the championship? <BR> Second, who do you think WILL win the championship? <BR> <BR> For the first question, I'd like to see either Jeff Gordon or Juan Montoya win it this year. <BR> <BR> For the secone question, right now it looks like Mark Martin is on a roll and could win it all this year. He's not one of my favorite drivers but the driver who wins the championship is... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 15:38:34 EST Talladega Nov. 1 I'm getting so excited. I am travelling from Ontario down to Alabama in a few weeks to watch my first Nascar Race ~ Amp Energy 500! I will be sitting in the Moss-Thornton Tower and I got my tickets in the mail a few days ago!!!! YAY!!! Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:08:11 EST Fall is here, so let's chat up a storm!!!! Here is a new thread since we are in a new season. Let's here how your world is going. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:13:14 EST I just have to say ... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO<BR>OOOOOOOOOOOOO Way to go Kasey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =))Budweiser #9 Dodge RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWW<BR>WW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ok back to our regularly scheduled programming! :D <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2009 10:44:53 EST tony stewart?who do you want to win the sprint cup hi race fans as you can tell im a tony stewart fan& how about that kyle bush love him or hate him you have to admitt that boy can drive Sun, 6 Sep 2009 21:02:38 EST GOT To Share ... My new snack infatuation ... it's delish! <BR> <BR> Take a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, any flavor I like the herb & garlic <BR> <BR> Take either a small packet of or a tablespoon from a jar of picante sauce and spoon over the cheese <BR> <BR> Spread on your fav cracker. <BR> <BR> MMMMMMMMMMMM!!! Ok so this may not be new but its new to me and I wanted to share <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> And by the way ... Friday's Bristol race was way more exciting than Saturday's. I'm disappointed in K... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:25:02 EST It's Bristol week We arrived at our campground yesterday in the motor home. <BR> Today is the wife's B-day and we are off exploring the local amenities (thanks to fellow Sparker ~TINI~ for the many tips). <BR> Transporter parade Thursday nite will be a must! Wed, 19 Aug 2009 08:27:48 EST Need Help Guess when sparks was down some yesterday it caused a problem. Today I am not receiving any spark mail. I cant find where to check and see if that dumb checkmark is there for me to receive them or not. Any help would be appreciated. I miss my spark mail <BR> <BR> Shirley Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:24:10 EST NATIONWIDE coming to Iowa Speedway First time EVER -- Aug 1. Our town of 17,000 is expected to grow to 50,000 plus. Normally I drive the ADA shuttle, but for this race -- I WON 2 TICKETS TO INFIELD SEATING!!!! Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Kyle Bush here I come. <BR> <BR> Usually I have full access of the Speedway but NASCAR has some pretty strict rules on this one. As part of the Speedway Ministries, we will not have access to eat with the emergency personnel this race and the dress code is strict. I think I still hav... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:28:23 EST New Game "Like" or "Dislike" It's a game of like or dislike about something in NASCAR. For example, if someone writes single file restarts, the next person would say if they like or dislike it. But, please, lets not use drivers names. Because we all have drivers that we like or dislike. I'll start it off with, <BR> <BR> "Double file restarts" Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:19:26 EST Hey! Anybody watch ARCA? I try to watch ARCA every so often to see the up and coming young drivers - except for Frank Kimmel and James Hylton who are young at heart lifetime ARCA drivers. Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:41:42 EST Silly Season has begun. Yay! Rumors are flying that Kevin Harvick has asked Richard Childress for an early release. Kev's been with Richard Childress since 2000/2001 and while he has been in the Chase, Kev's hasn't earned a Cup. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:16:10 EST General Nascar Fan Sorry folks. I really don't have a favorite driver. I am interested in JPM and Ambrose but I watch and root for everyone. I don't think there is a driver that I don't like. <BR> <BR> How about that Mark Martin! He is an example to us all. Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:36:31 EST He DID It !!!!!!!!!! I lost five pounds jumping for joy!!! <BR> <BR> King of the road <BR> <BR> Kasey Kahne held off Tony Stewart on double-file restart after double-file restart and won at Sonoma to give the current Richard Petty Motorsports its first victory. <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:31:02 EST Racing at Michigan Chat Thread - Join us! Hello everyone...yes the chat thread is opening unusually early this morning. I have to take my Mom to the doctor at 1130 and I was afraid if I got held up for any reason, the chat would be started late and no one would show up then...LOL. <BR> <BR> So I'll see you when I get back home! Go Jeff! You can do this!!! <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 14 Jun 2009 10:32:49 EST Oh my goodness.. I'm HOME!!! :) Hey ya'll! I just joined a couple of days ago, and decided to search sports fans! And look what I came stumbling across! <BR> <BR> I'm a huge NASCAR fan!! I guess you could say I'm one of the few rednecks in "the O.C.". My boyfriend is actually a sprint car and midget driver.. don't know if any of you follow. Anyways, I haven't gotten to watch a lot of races this year (been busy with the bf racing) but maybe you guys can keep me updated! <BR> <BR> And if any of you ever watch dirt track ra... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 22:07:15 EST Racing at Pocono Chat Thread Sorry I am late problems.... <BR> <BR> Let's go racing! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 14:12:04 EST Just Fun Hi. I was in car racing in Virginia last Summer. I lake it . I live in New York. There is good track in New Jersey. My son takes me there sometimes. <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Jun 2009 18:36:26 EST Racing at the Monster MIle - Dover Race chat Hello everyone! Boogity, boogity, boogity....let's go racing at the Monster Mile! <BR> <BR> Leave your feeling at the door and let's hope everyone has a safe race. Lots of tire blown last night in the truck race. Will be an interesting race today. Sun, 31 May 2009 13:45:55 EST What would you like to hear during an interview? Here's my entry: <BR> <BR> Interviewer: "So, what do you need to do today to try and win this race?" <BR> <BR> Driver: "I need to drive around this oval as fast as I can without hitting anyone or being hit by anyone....DUH!" Sat, 30 May 2009 14:14:48 EST SUMMER IS HERE - THE NEW GENERAL CHAT 5-29-09 Join us on this new general chat thread for the summer months. We use it for daily discussions on racing, dieting, family and just about any other topic. All are welcome to jump in here! <BR> <BR> Jan Bazen <BR> Co-leader Fri, 29 May 2009 12:54:02 EST Hi! Hi! I am a new member and I love nascar!!!! Dale Jr. is my driver, but I enjoy most of the drivers. I love the personalities of them! I look forward to reving my motor and crossing that finish line and getting my trophy when I have lost my weight! <em>279</em> Tue, 26 May 2009 13:10:41 EST CocaCola 600 Are we ready for the 600. I'm going to be hangin' out all evening and blogging with my Infield Posse gang!! Sun, 24 May 2009 04:24:30 EST New things coming to Spark Hey guys!! I just thought I would spread the word that Coach Jen put out to the Community Team Leaders today: <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know about 2 new features launching next week. <BR> <BR> The first is a SparkPage redesign. Don't worry- it's not going to be huge changes, but just a few things to make pages easier to navigate and less cluttered. We've gone through lots of rounds of redesign and feedback from our staff to make sure the changes are good ones ... Sun, 17 May 2009 20:44:02 EST Darlington Race Thread Since Jan is at the race and no one has started the thread, I will. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 May 2009 20:04:44 EST Is anybody on Infield Parking???? Just wondering if anybody out there is on the infield Parking website. I have just recently been putting my page back up. If you are there, please stop by for a is KKAT9636. If you're not there you should check it out. Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:23 EST Free Darlington tickets A friend just sent me a F/B message saying he has two tickets in the Pearson Tower for this Saturday Night's race that he is unable to use. <BR> The seats are not together although they are in the same section a few rows apart. <BR> <BR> If you are interested send me a Spark email. Tue, 5 May 2009 18:03:55 EST Richmond Race Thread...Sat night racing! Hey this is Saturday night racing at its best...hope we have a good crowd tonight. <BR> <BR> Go Jeff! Sat, 2 May 2009 19:42:41 EST R.I.P. David Poole Just wanted to pay my respects to the family and friends of David Poole. What a HUGE loss in NASCAR. Sirius Radio and the Charlotte Observer will not be the same without the opinions of David. RIP my friend!! Fri, 1 May 2009 13:49:26 EST NASCAR Fan!! Hello All ~ I love NASCAR!! I'm a Dale Jr. fan...been to a few races in ATL and got hooked! Just wanted to introduce myself! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:44:01 EST IT'S TALLADEGA BABY, RAC E CHAT BEGINS Hello, I'm going to go ahead and open the thread, but will not be around until later. But don't wait on me to get this party started! <BR> <BR> GO JEFF! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:27:48 EST Today's Laugh A little girl asked her <BR> mother, 'How did the human race appear?' <BR> The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children <BR> and then all mankind was made.' <BR> Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. <BR> The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which <BR> the human race evolved.' <BR> The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mom, how is <BR> it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and <... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 19:23:43 EST Phoenix race chat Sorry I am late ladies... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:46:58 EST Big Texas Race Chat!!! Join the fun.. Hello fellow we are in Texas where they grown things bigger...especially self Shrub's head grow today if he wins again! LOL... <BR> <BR> OK...try to be nice as I say and not as I do...LMBO! Let's go racing girls! Boys are allowed but never seem to show up...except for the drivers of course...LOL. <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 13:18:56 EST Clint Bowyer Who thinks Clint Bowyer doesn't get enough credit? I do. He's always up there, races clean ( maybe that's why) is running a with a brand new team, he's second in the points for the 4th week in a row ( gee, if Chidress had kept him with the old one, maybe he'd be first). I say a big round of applause for him. <em>104</em> <em>243</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:29:48 EST Martinsiville Race Chat OK folks, we have a race day going on at the paper clip track at Martinsville. My man has the pole and the first pit box.....I'm a happy camper!!! LOL.. <BR> <BR> GO JEFF!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's go racing everyone! <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 13:31:49 EST Happy Birthday "Renee" <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a Great Birthday, we love you!! Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:33:52 EST All you Jr. Fans Here is an aritcle from Fox Sports. <link><BR>64/Should-Hendrick-separate-Dale-Jr.,-<BR>Tony-Jr.?&MSNHPHMA </link> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:41:46 EST Sterling Marlin How many of you saw my Sterling win the legends race at Bristol on Sat? It was great to see him in the winner's circle again <em>105</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:21:23 EST Flaring Tempers at Bristol Race Chat thread Good afternoon Nascar fans! I hope you are ready for some rubbing, bumping, and probably cussing from our drivers today. <BR> <BR> Anything can happen at Bristol!!! <BR> <BR> So let's go racing boys! Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:07:39 EST Lengends Night at Bristol ESPN2 to Have Live Coverage as NASCAR Legends Return to Action at Bristol: ESPN2 will have live coverage as some of the greatest names in the history of NASCAR return to action for a special charity race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 21, at 6:00pm/et. And just as many great drivers will be racing again, Ned Jarrett, a mainstay of ESPN’s coverage of NASCAR from 1986-2000, returns to the air to join his son, ESPN lead NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett, and lap-by-lap announcer Dr. Jerr... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:22:49 EST More tickets available Darlington tickets are available if anyone is interested <BR> <BR><BR>/?PromotionCode=DARNEWS Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:19:49 EST NASCAR NEWS I got this in an email today: <BR> <BR> NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has announced he has taken advantage of a new "Stimulus Package" program to employ inner-city youth by firing his professional pit crew, and replacing them with ex-gang bangers. <BR> <BR> The decision to hire the boys was inspired by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from street gangs were able to remove a set of wheels from a car in less than 6 seconds — even without proper equipment. Gordon's existing pit crew ... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:15:32 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND. I hope you have a good day and we are here for you with lots of <em>144</em> . So let's <em>236</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:41:08 EST Hot Atlanta Race Chat! Ready for some fast racing? Kick off your shoes, leave your feelings with the shoes and come on in and cheer for your driver! <BR> <BR> Go Jeff!!!!! Sun, 8 Mar 2009 13:30:33 EST Goals for March Let's put down our goals and be accountable to each other. <BR> <BR> My goals for March are: <BR> <BR> Get my step average up to 12000 <BR> Do more ST <BR> Do not eat after 7pm <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 13:19:04 EST The Almost Spring Chat Thread. Here's our new chat thread. So start chatting. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 23:58:02 EST Stars R Out in LV race chat Welcome to the Las Vegas race chat...everything goes in these race chats so leave your feelings at the door please. It can get rough in here...LOL. <em>216</em> . <BR> <BR> Now let's have a good, exciting, safe race. Good luck to everyone's drivers <BR> <BR> Jan <BR> <BR> PS Go fast, Jeff! Go fast! Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:11:35 EST Fontana Sprint Cup Chat Thread Welcome to Fontana Race Day. Hope we have good participation today. Sun, 22 Feb 2009 15:58:41 EST RACING TICKET DEALS I am going to try and alert you when I hear of good deals for race tickets and post them here....if you hear of good deals, please, please post them here for other fans to see. <BR> <BR> Here is the first one: <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> NEWS ALERT!!! for 2-17-09 only! <BR> <BR> ***For people interested in going to the Coca-Cola 600*** <BR> <BR> Starting tonight at 5pm until 9 pm LMS will be selling the first 1700 tickets sold...get this...5 tickets for $50 !!!! I called this morning and t... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:11:17 EST Chat: It's Daytona 500, Baby!!! Ya'll welcome to the chat. Is anyone else finding SP very slow today???? I hope it improves. Well it has finally arrived!!! WOOHOOOOOOO! What we've all been waiting for... soooooooo..... <BR> <BR> BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY...LET'S GO RACING BOYS!!!!! <BR> <BR> And yes I did see the Digger clan and adventures...I loved it!!! Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:38:22 EST Joey Lagano Do you think it was fair he had to start at the end of the line due to circumstances he had no control over? He was in the ARCA race and there was a huge wreck towards the end that held him up from getting to the drivers meeting. I mean seriously, he was at the track and was in 1st or 2nd place and under a red flag. Did they want him to ditch the race or what? I would think under circumstances like that and there aren't many of them perhaps the crew chief could have taken his place in the mee... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:44:05 EST Bud Shoot Out Race Chat... <em>244</em> We are finally here everyone! The season is officially going to start tonight. Come join in the chat during the race. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 19:08:29 EST The Bonehead of the Day, Week or Month Award!!! Since racing is starting again I'm sure there will be a few bonehead moves on and off the track. Come and rant about the drivers, crew chiefs, Nascar officials, whoever. <BR> <BR> This week I believe goes to someone who is not in Nascar but gave me the idea for this thread: <BR> <BR> <BR> MICHAEL PHELPS!!! smart <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:44:53 EST Bud Shootout Selection Show I just finished watching the Bud Shootout Selection Show. It was comical as always. What show with Kenny Wallace and a microphone isn't funny? I just loved seeing Mikey and now the nascar addiction has officially begun. My DVR is set for practice and my Saturday schedule is arranged around the race. <BR> <BR> Was anyone else amused that Joey Logano wasn't allowed to draw his own bottle because he isn't old enough to drin? I though ti twas funny considering everyone knew there was no bee... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 21:38:09 EST SPEED TV Survey If you have Speed TV, have you had problems with the sound on the Preseason Thunder shows or any of the Nascar shows fading in and out? Trying to decide if it is a broadcast problem or a cable problem. I've called Speed TV and of course they said it wasn't them...I've called my provider and they have reset my box, but that hasn't helped either. So my next step is this survey. Thanks for you help with this. <BR> <BR> Jan Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:12:00 EST New Nascar Fan Hi I'm Paula and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Nascar!! I'm 49yrs old and live in Jacksonville Florida and I'm new to SparkPeople too, still trying to get around and figure it out. I can't wait until the races start again, it's so boring when they aren't on. <em>253</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:54:40 EST 2009 Teams Ok, we are all confused here. LOL I'm going to try to copy the list from Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:36:25 EST New, new game. Another word game This is how it goes. We will have a catagory and go from A - Z in that section. When the last person hits Z, they start a new catagory. Lets start with racing. <BR> <BR> Names of racers <BR> <BR> A- Andretti Sun, 18 Jan 2009 19:40:59 EST Best Life Series Have any of you seen the Oprah's best life series. I watched a webcast last night with her and Bob Greene about falling of the wagon(of dieting). It was an awesome webcast if you want to see it go to Also she is having a webcast every night this week at 9 p.m. eastern each night is a different subject on how to live the best life ever. These webcasts are live!! TOnight she is doing one with Dr. Oz He has an Ultimate Health Checklist. I will be tuning in any one want to join me?? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:56:41 EST Hi... Hi... I'm Susan and I am going through withdrawals... Feb. can't get here soon enough!!! The only thing that is slightly keeping me occupied is the Cardinals are heading to the NFC championship game!!! <BR> My family and I are very into NASCAR and never miss a race on tv and we are fortunate to have two races a year that we get to go to!!! <BR> My dh and I cheer for Jr!!! My dd is a Kasey Kahne fan (I think she might be adopted!!! LOL), my 3 yr old is a Tony Stewart fan and the 2 yr old lik... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:26:35 EST Bud Shootout Changes Budweiser Shootout format/rules announced UPDATE: The 2009 Budweiser Shootout will see changes in driver eligibility and race format. Officials from Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR and Anheuser-Busch will outline the changes in a press conference today. Since the race started in 1979, the field has been restricted to pole-sitters from the previous season and past event winners. With the Coors beer brand now sponsoring NASCAR's pole awards, Budweiser wanted to change the eligibility req... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:28:27 EST 2009 Cup Series Schedule Here is the schedule as Jayski had it: <BR> <BR> <BR> 2009 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE <BR> Date Site <BR> Feb. 7 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona, Daytona International Speedway* <BR> Feb. 15 Daytona International Speedway <BR> Feb. 22 Auto Club Speedway <BR> March 1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway <BR> March 8 Atlanta Motor Speedway <BR> March 15 OFF <BR> March 22 Bristol Motor Speedway <BR> March 29 Martinsville Speedway <BR> April 5 Texas Motor Speedway <BR> April 12 OFF - Easter <BR> April... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:51:43 EST New to site. Hi. I am new to the site & team. My favorite driver of all time is Darrell Waltrip. BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY, LETS GO RACING BOYS. I enjoy watching NASCAR & wish they would not continue to change names. I am glad Mark Martin is back full time. He is so down to earth. I will be going to Florida for the 1st time this year, not during the Daytona 500, but will visit the Daytona USA. I am so excited. My son enjoys NASCAR also. His favorite driver changes from race to race although he f... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:43:46 EST Prayers needed for Judy Ya'll, I just got an email from Judy (JANBRLD). Judy's husband had a heart attack and passed away on Christmas Day. I know everyone will want to keep her in their prayers and offer her words of encouragement during this very sad and tough time in her life. <BR> <BR> Judy, hon, we love you and you can come to us anytime you need us...I know I speak for everyone regarding that. Anytime you need a shoulder...just come online to us. <BR> <BR> Jan Sat, 3 Jan 2009 22:09:26 EST New Year, New Chat... come talk Thought it is a good time to start a new chat thread. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Team. <BR> <BR> <BR> Now tell us what's on your mind. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 20:04:36 EST Sprint (cup) Challenge, 2009 Ok this is the thread I will post the dates of the Sprints. This is where you will post how well you did. <BR> <BR> <BR> FIRST SPRINT DATE: January 1st - 4th. Remember you only have to sprint on 2 of the days, Any two. Since it was a holiday I thought it better to give more time. Good Luck Team. Let's cheer each other on. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:17:29 EST New Game "Word Play" I will start: I will write down a word you have to write down the first thing that comes to your mind. (keep it clean, or close to clean). Then you write down the next word and the next person will say the first thing that comes into their mind on that word and so on and so forth. Any Questions? Good. Now lets play. <BR> <BR> <BR> SMELLY <em>24</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:46:58 EST Get ready, Sprint (cup) challenge Now if you don't have a pedometer go and get one. You have a few more days till the first. This team has been slacking and I'm about to change that. We are going to do sprints. What are sprints? I will select a series of 2 days in a row and you must increase your steps by 10%, those days. Say I pick Jan. 1-2 as the sprint days and your average is 10K steps a day. On the 1-2nd you would have to get 11K. This will not be a weekly thing but you never know when I will pick more days. <B... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 19:29:48 EST Is a Fourth Title possible? Can Jimmie do it again in 2009, especially since all the teams seem to be in disarray <em>105</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:44:36 EST New years resolutions Now this doesn't have to be exercise. What are your plans for the new year? Maybe food and exercise but also entertaining more, doing more for yourself or someone else. You know what you need so let's hear your ideas for the New Year. <em>283</em> Sat, 27 Dec 2008 20:10:47 EST Bud Shootout I was reading an article on the NASCAR site about the new format for the Shootout and also read that Tony and Ryan don't qualify to be in it because they are on a team with no, or not enough, owner's points. How disappointing! Here's an excerpt: <BR> <BR> "More interesting is who will not be on the track: Stewart-Haas' new two-car team of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman; Earnhardt Ganassi's Martin Truex Jr. or Juan Montoya; or 2008 Chase contender Clint Bowyer, who will slide into the No. 33... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 08:03:25 EST Christmas, Holiday traditions in your home. I think it is always fun to hear about other peoples traditions during the holidays. It can be now or when you were growing up. Special meals, decorations whatever. <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are going to spend the holidays. <em>233</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:24:51 EST Gonna Miss the Duels? I see they are still having the shootout ... but no longer having the duels. Gonna miss em? I'm kinda bummed. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 22:56:07 EST You Might be Addicted to Nascar if........... OK, new game going....complete the following sentence....just use one line at a time to give everyone a chance to respond before we start repeating ourselves. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> You might be addicted to Nascar if you bought one of those rubber tire candles from DW....and you use it so much you've already replaced it 5 times. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:39:47 EST February Can Not Get Here Fast Enough! I was just over at checking next year's schedule so I can start marking my calendar when racing starts. Daytona 500 on February 15th man it can not get here soon enough. Our local channel has been running Hooter's Series racing (USAR series) and some ASA series races at night, that's kind of satisfied me some, but it ain't NASCAR. C'mon February !!!!!!!! Sun, 7 Dec 2008 14:54:42 EST December "stay on track" This is a hard month to commit to much exercise and eating. So let's just try to stay on track as much as possible. I know there are Christmas parties, cookies exchanges etc. <BR> <BR> This month let's plan on staying on our own exercise routine. So check in here daily to let us know how you are doing and what you did for that day. <BR> <BR> Tell us any recipes you have for changing those high calorie foods we eat at Christmas. Any good cookie recipes that are more healthy etc. <BR> <... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 15:59:43 EST PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please see my blog on 11/26/08 regarding Thanksgiving and Prayers. And please pass the prayer request on to everyone you know! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> God Bless! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:18:25 EST Anyone going to the 2009 Daytona 500? Okay, I know the season just ended but I'm already excited about next year! I'm going to the Daytona 500 and I can't wait!!! This will be the third time I've been there and nothing else compares to Daytona! Not to mention that getting out of Nebraska during February is a treat itself! Anyone else planning on going? <BR> <BR> ~Angie <em>90</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:12:33 EST The Homestead Championship Race Hello's hoping for an exciting and safe race. May the best driver win! Go Jimmy! <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:19:18 EST Brunswick Stew Recipe OK...first of all you need a huge soup pot, when I say huge, I mean like that canning pot your Mom used to do water baths in. Why? Because that is the only way I know how to make it....I learned from my Dad and that is what he used. <BR> <BR> I am going to write this recipe based on what I used for today's batch <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> <BR> 2 packs of whole cut up chickens - boil until tender, cool and debone - shred meat. Put all the broth in the refrig overnight to chill and the next day ... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:10:59 EST Homestead I'm leaving on Thursday to go to Homestead, is anyone else going? <em>246</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 19:35:02 EST Favorite old shows On Walker Tracker I have some friends and we have been discussing old tv shows we loved. Lets see if any of you remember or watched some and tell us your favorites. <BR> <BR> One of my favorte daytime shows was Dark Shadows. My parents wouldn't let me watch it so I went to a neighbors. Sun, 9 Nov 2008 21:49:04 EST PIR - JJ vs Cuzzin Carl - chat during the race OK, it seems the chase has come down to JJ and Cuzzin Carl....I wonder who will leave PIR with the points lead? How many points can Carl shave off JJ's points lead? Is Biffle out of the Chase or does he still have a chance? <BR> <BR> It is a lot to watch for today and hopefully it will be an exciting race. Sun, 9 Nov 2008 15:29:57 EST WORDS? I thought it would be fun, to have some fun with words. What made me think of it was Amanda's use of the "NUTS". I don't know why but I got a kick out of it. Nuts has so many meanings here are just a few I can think of. <BR> <BR> Nuts - an edible food, crazy or insane, crap or darn it, a male part, nuts and bolts. <BR> <BR> If you can think of more please add it. Also add a word you think is fun and put the meanings. Lets have some word fun. Fri, 7 Nov 2008 23:21:06 EST Racing in Texas OK everyone, they say it is hot in Texas they mean temperature or the Chase to the Championship? <BR> <BR> Join us to chat during the race today... <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:22:45 EST New game with a Holiday twist Let's start with A and go from there. When we get to Z, start all over again. This can be any holiday just name what comes to mind. <BR> <BR> Here's how: <BR> <BR> "A" is for Advent Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:39:41 EST November motivation Every day check in with what exercise you did and one thing you are thankful for. This is easy and won't take up much time. If you are not exercising that day then just post what you are thankful for. Let's get motivated. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:37:11 EST Let's talk about Nascar, vacation s,family and mor Ok team this is the new thread. So lets chat away. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 06:59:31 EST #83 suspensions Wow!! When did Chad K start giving Toyota teams advice in how to bend the rules? <BR> Who else could have thought of the "acid bath"? Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:07:58 EST November Challenge ideas needed November we need a challenge so we don't go backward for the holidays. If you have any ideas post them here. We will get it set up before Nov. 1st. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 14:13:20 EST 31 Jeff I fell asleep during the race but, my husband woke me up to see Jeff win. Way to go '31' <em>250</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2008 17:51:03 EST Tough Night in Charlotte? LMS Race... Okay, I don't know if anyone else is around tonight, but I'll open this up just in case. My attendance will be choppy - I'm actually "working" bingo tonight, but only before and during intermission, so I'm able to watch for a bit, but will be back later. JJ Almendinger just wrecked, I see.... yikes. I must say, I am not all that upset to see Carl lose a lap - he's been naughty this week. "wink" Sat, 11 Oct 2008 20:24:34 EST Should NASCAR Fine Kyle Busch? Dollar General 300 NW Series Last Night ... <BR> <BR> He slowed the track on restart, causing a two car crash. He was warned. He did it AGAIN causing a 4 car crash. Should he be fined? Suspended? I THINK SO! Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:47:39 EST New Team Member! Hey everyone- I'm Tipper, and I'm new to the team. I've been a SparkPeople member for 2 weeks now, and I LOVE IT! I also LOVE Nascar! I'm a tried and true Terry Labonte fan. It broke my heart when he retired, but it's great to see him running off and on. I don't really have one "favorite" anymore. I just haven't been able to give my heart away again. <em>20</em> I was happy to see Smoke win last week though. He's had a long dry spell. I think Jr. is due for a good race as well. I ... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:36:20 EST Heading to Charlotte Heading to Charlotte tomorrow night, can hardly wait! Tue, 7 Oct 2008 20:27:47 EST Who really won the race. My husband was so mad last night that Tony won the race. What do you think? I like both drivers. What will happen next week?I'm glad no one was hurt,but if I'm paying to see a race I want some action. Have a great day. <BR> Nancy <em>224</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:10:57 EST Drafting in 'Dega <em>244</em> <em>104</em> We're in 'Dega boys and girls! Go get 'em Jr and Jeff! I hear they are planning to draft and work together. This should be fun! <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> Sun, 5 Oct 2008 14:00:36 EST Kansas City Racing Hello all, consider the chat thread open. If nobody comes on to chat, I'm not going to hang around here by myself! So come on and let's chat during the race and have a great time cheering on our favorite drivers! <em>105</em> <em>226</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:59:02 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!!! <em>177</em> <em>190</em> #25 and so many more to go. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> OK Gang lets sing: <BR> <BR> Happy birthday to you...... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:36:32 EST Racing at Dover Chat room is open....I'm waiting on pizza delivery so I'll be back in about 10-15 mins. <BR> <BR> Jan <BR> <BR> PS Drive like you mean it, Jeff! GO 24!!!!! Sun, 21 Sep 2008 14:05:34 EST #19 Sadler Fan Hi Race fans! I'm a new #19 Sadler Fan. I was a long time Dale Jarrett fan. And still am to watch him announce now. But I had to pick another driver upon DJ's retirement. I narrowed it down to Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler. My deciding points were Elliott lives less than 100 miles from where I live., he's a good ole' country boy who loves fishing, hunting, etc. He LOVES Carolina basketball and DJ and I do. And he was DJ's teammate in the past and they are great friends. So E... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:13:45 EST Loudon-1st Race to the Chase! The 1st race to the chase event thread is open. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone and here's hoping this is a safe race! <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:06:28 EST Happy Birthday Deb Let's sing happy birthday to Deb. <em>177</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!...... <em>247</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:51:52 EST New....Harvick Fan New to this group...Harvick to see him race in the Nationwide race this past weekend...over didn't do too bad....anyone know why he was penalized??? Missed that part... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:00:45 EST Race to the Chase This game is only for members that are active. I have emailed those members and they get first pick. Each driver can only be picked once. This is to pick the winning driver of the Chase. At the end the winner will get a prize. <BR> <BR> I have emailed the members of this team that are active. So you must email me back with your pick and I will put it on this thread. Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:46:43 EST Rolling 'round Richmond! OK, for those that are not sure, the race is being shown on ESPN channel today. Speed has had the whole preshow, right up to the command to start engines. <BR> <BR> Today, anything goes...this is the last race before the Chase. Now is where you stand up for your driver or go down with your driver...(please Jeff, don't take me down!) <BR> <BR> Try to keep it civil, but lets see those colors and make today's chat lively! <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! Here's hoping that this is a safe race f... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 13:05:17 EST Eat a Rainbow This is just a fun thing to do everyday but helps you realize what you are eating also. So list all vegies and fruits under a color each day. This has really helped me keep my vegetable and fruit intake up. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> <BR> orange- cantaloupe <BR> green- romaine, green onion <BR> red- tomato <BR> yellow- corn <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 14:55:08 EST Racing in Hot California! At the special request of one of my favorite SP friends, I herby open this racing chat room in hopes of keeping all of us awake for and during the race...LOL. OK Meri, you better participate this time...LOL. I don't want to be sitting in here by myself during the race! <em>211</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 18:44:10 EST Newbie.. .Kenseth Fan Hi everyone..... <BR> <BR> I am new on this team. I have been with SP since May and really love this place. I was sooo hoping there would be a NASCAR team on here...because I am pretty much a sports junkie...with my two favorite sports being NASCAR and NFL. I am a Matt Kenseth fan......since 2002 - the year before he won the championship. I have been watching racing since I can family used to go to the local dirt tracks every single was awesome. Then we star... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:53:50 EST New Here I'm from Madison, Wisconsin and have been watching NASCAR for a number of years. My favorite drivers are the number 88 and the number 20. I'm really excited to find a place to discuss NASCAR as well as getting help motivating myself to lose weight. Sat, 23 Aug 2008 07:48:40 EST Word Game with a Nascar twist This is how it works. I will start by putting down two words you pick which word fits you better and then put down two more words for the next person to pick, and so on and so on. Here it goes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Short track or Big track? Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:39:40 EST Racing in the mountains of Poconos Ok ladies and gents...I'm a little late starting this...we've already had two cautions...but better late than never. <BR> <BR> Kurt got a little too close to Jeff to my liking on that spin. <BR> <BR> Anyone else around their computer while watching the race today? Sun, 3 Aug 2008 14:37:54 EST August: It's hot so lets sweat those inches away We did so great last month on our minutes lets do the same only increase our goal. 7000 minutes!!!! We can do it. <BR> <BR> For part two: try a new exercise at least once a week. Let us know what it is and how you liked it. This can help others get ideas of other things to try they may like. <BR> <BR> Great Job in July team. Now lets keep Moving. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:37:48 EST Hi Hi everyone. I just joined SP last week and am new to these message boards. I'm a big Nascar fan and Jimmie Johnson is my driver. My first race I ever went to was the October '04 race at what I call the "mecca" Lowes Motor Speedway. Took a tour of HMS and saw Rick Hendrick. Very exciting. I'm such a loyal fan that I try never to enter a Home Depot store and if Kevin, my husband, makes me, I make sure I have something 48 on! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 18:25:48 EST It's the weekend!!! Hey team. The weekend is here. WOOHOO!!! I know it can be hard to stick with the plan. I have a hard time, too. Lets all stay motivated adn stick together. That's what we are here for. So set those weekend goals and we can get through these 2 trying days. <BR> Thanks alot for all of your support. This place rocks!!!!! <em>250</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:54:19 EST Toyota power down I just read where nascar has asked teams to put a smaller restricter on their motors... in Toyotas case they will lose 15 points of power. Here is my question.. Do you think this will hurt the Toyoa teams or make all teams equal in horsepower. <em>211</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:07:00 EST MOSSY_OAK5 got me hooked Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> MOSSY_OAK5 is my wonderful fiance and he introduced me to Spark and also NASCAR. I didn't really think I was that kinda girl... but I surprised him by getting tickets to Texas Motor Speedway in April and I LOVED IT!!! I think he did too ;-) <BR> <BR> We are going back in November and pretty sure every other chance we get. <BR> <BR> We have both set weight loss goals for our January wedding- he is doing fantastic and is quite the motivator. I am so proud of him!!... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:14:42 EST Heading to the Brickyard!!! Heading to the Brickyard this weekend, first time at this track, very excited!!! <BR> Go Jeff Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:17:50 EST Howdy. Jr.#88 fan here. Hollar back. I just started this program and I love it. I watch NASCAR every weekend. Its almost a religion to me,LMAO. Hope to get to chat with some of ya. Hollar back. Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:44:29 EST Two Questions..... Any one have achy, noodley legs after walking? I walk in the evenings when it cools off. We usually get home about 9 p.m. I then sit for a moment and usually enjoy some fruit. Take my vitamins and then I am off to bed. Lay in bed and my legs are achy. I am not a morning person so walking before work is not an option. lol Also I was wondering if there is a place I can go to log my mileage? Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:06:48 EST Going to BRISTOL BABY!!! My dh won tickets to Bristol next month and I can hardly wait!!!! It will be our first race!!!! Now there is even more reason to get off my behind and lose the lbs!!! Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:55:43 EST Picks for Sunday!! OK....who do you all like for Sunday. We do the Fox Fantasy racing as a family, and I haven't had the best luck lately. You must give me 4 drivers. I was think Shrub, Stewart, Johnson, and LaBonte (my wild card). Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:31:26 EST Chicagoland Racing Chat The door is open, come on in! Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:18:45 EST New game: Tri-fecta Not sure that is how it is spelled, but we are having a horse race. LOL Just pick the Top 3 winners for this weeks race. <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:45:32 EST Stewart says goodbye. Moving to Haas. Haas CNN offered Stewart a deal he couldn't refuse! <BR> <BR> JOLIET, Ill. -- He had never felt any desire to become an owner on NASCAR's premier circuit, never felt any need to entangle himself in the politics of the Sprint Cup tour. He was happy and content running his three racetracks and four open-wheel teams -- until he stepped out of a car he owned after winning the prestigious Chili Bowl midget race in 2007, and everything suddenly changed. <BR> <BR> "Climbing out of that car and kno... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:37:29 EST Invite to Jan's virtual BD Party I hereby invite everyone to join in the festivities at my virtual birthday party! <em>179</em> <em>179</em> This will be an all day event with virtual sugar free, calorie free birthday cake <em>177</em> <em>76</em> and ice cream for all. Gifts are not expected but will be accepted....LOL. I turned 51 day so give me your best shot...liquor, not words will be appreciated. LOL... let's party hardy! <em>107</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:30:55 EST Going on Hiatus My time is limited and I do not want to leave the team. Please keep me in your thoughts. <BR> Thank you. Wed, 2 Jul 2008 20:56:15 EST July Get up and do something for yourself. Do you have an area that you would love to change about yourself? So lets try and improve on whatever it is you need to change. It may be drink more water, eat more fruit or do more Strength training. Whatever you need to improve on post it here and lets help each other achieve our goals. <BR> <BR> Mine is my arms. I hate my arms. So this month I am pledging to work extra hard on arm exercises. <BR> <BR> Also this month we will have a running tally of exercise minutes. So everyday co... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 01:44:38 EST Spark Guy on Radio Don't know if anyone is available right now but Sparkguy is on and he is great,Click here: <link> </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:25:30 EST Racing in NH Let's go racing, ladies! <em>9</em> <em>105</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:36:06 EST Are you kidding me??!!! A NASCAR group?!!! Now I KNOW this is the best website ever!!!!!! Hi all :-) I am in Southern California - go faithfully to Fontana twice a year - am a big fan of Micheal Waltrip - I even got to meet him about 2 years ago!! I'm glad to be joining your group!! Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:27:29 EST Game #5 for active Members Ok team, let's really shake things up and make things difficult! Here are the directions for this weekend's race. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! <BR> <BR> 1. Pick the line-up for the top 20 finishers. <BR> 2. The catch is you only recieve 5 points for each driver in the CORRECT possition! <BR> 3. You may use a driver <BR> 4. If you wish, you may use any 2 driver's of your choice in 3 different possitions. <BR> 5. If you wish, you may use another 4 driver's in 2 different positions. <BR> 6.If y... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:38:53 EST Jr Fan's #88 Anyone Jr. Fans Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:55:11 EST New to SP Hi my name is Deedee and I am a Stewart fan. I have been a nascar fan for about 23 yrs. I go to Daytona in July every year and try to make the local tracks in my state. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:24:27 EST Back from Pocono 500 Well, I now know why some blogs call it Poc oh no. <BR> We were sitting right on the start finish line, which was great for seeing the pits, those of you who are Tony Stewart fans-send me an email to and I'll forward you all the shots I took of his pits as I was sitting across from them. I have some of Mark Martin's pit as well, and as many Jeff Gordon shots as I could get. <BR> <BR> The problems with Pocono: <BR> It's in the middle of nowhere, not signed well at all. <B... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:54:31 EST Going to Infineon! Less than 2 weeks to go! We (my mom and I) have weekend tickets, pit passes, and second row seats near the start/finish line! We wanted to be right down by the cars as opposed to our seats we had last time. We were up and could see most of the track except for like turn 7. But, this makes it nicer esp since my mom is disabled and can't move around a whole lot! <BR> Anyone else going to be joining us??? Mon, 9 Jun 2008 16:04:05 EST Pocono Race Chat I'm not sure there is going to be anyone around to chat today, but I will open this thread just in case. Hope everyone is having a great race day! <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:49:44 EST Yes! I AM NEW TO TEAM! Hi, I am Jann. I have been a race car fan since I used to watch the Indy 500 with my Grandmother every year. <BR> <BR> Always wanted to join the powder puff race but knew Mom would blow a gasket or two so hung that dream up? Did drive her LTD 110 once though! a rush! <BR> <BR> Became a more avid fan when I married a NASCAR fan who has been watching since before the big Daytona fight on TV! Much more fun when you have someone to share with! <BR> <BR> Fortunately we mostly love & hate th... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:22:20 EST Going to Pocono 500 Heading to Pocono 500 this weekend, I've never been to Pocono - anyone else ever been or are going as well????? Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:01:05 EST The Monster Mile Chat Thread OK everyone...NOW it is time to relax...LOL. <BR> Ribs and potato salad and baked beans are made and served. Some others are offering Angus burgers, I hear. Grab a plate and a chair, kick back and get ready to go racing! <BR> <BR> Jan Sun, 1 Jun 2008 14:06:24 EST