SparkPeople Nascar is the game ..who is your driver? Team Messageboard For all NASCAR fans. Everyone is welcome. All we ask is that we keep the comments respectful. SparkPeople Nascar is the game ..who is your driver? Team Messageboard Just curious Just thought I’d come on here to see if there was anyone around here anymore that still wanted to play the game or if this team has basically died? If there are still people around any ideas on what we can do to spark some life here? Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:45:38 EST 2019 Pick Five??? Soooo I don't know if Sonja is going to be back for this season or not but I thought I would check and see anyway in case she isn't. Just thought I would throw this up here to see if anyone is interested in keeping this game going this year? If so I would be willing to take it on (of course I would need some grace as I get use to it <em>20</em> ), and yet if there was someone who was willing to do it as well I'd be just as happy to let them take it on. So that being said I would be in i... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:41:40 EST 2018 Pick Five Sorry for the late post to get this year's "game" started, but it's that time again... <BR> <BR> unfortunately I've been sooooo busy that the Daytona 500 is this weekend already!!! <BR> <BR> I can't tell ya how happy I am that our annual Nascar withdrawal is over! <BR> <BR> Welcome back to returning players... and hopefully we'll have some new players join us again this year! Always room for more race fans... <BR> <BR> (Next post will have the rules...) <BR> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:42:46 EST 2017 Pick Five Sorry for the late post to get this year's "game" started, but it's that time again... just a few days til the Daytona 500, and that means our Nascar withdrawal is just about over! <BR> <BR> Welcome back to returning players... and hopefully we'll have some new players join us again this year! Always room for more race fans... <BR> <BR> (Next post will have the rules...) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:39:11 EST 2016 Pick Five It's that time again... February is here, and that means our Nascar withdrawal is just about over! <BR> <BR> Welcome back to returning players... and hopefully we'll have some new players join us again this year! Always room for more race fans... <BR> <BR> (Next post will have the rules...) <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 02:30:01 EST 2015 Pick Five Okay... here we go race fans... time to kick off another season of our favorite "Pick'em" game for the Nascar season. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to our returning players... and sure would love to have some new ones! This game is super easy to participate in and a ton of fun!!! <BR> <BR> (Next post will have the rules...) Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:22:30 EST New From Georgia Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I live in Savannah, GA. I've been following NASCAR for about 14 years. My youngest brother is a huge fan of racing since he was just 5 years old. So, I've watched it on and off over the years, but really got involved in watching it around 2000. I'm a big Dale Jr. fan. He's my favorite, although there are others that I like too. I'm looking forward to the new season. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:18:51 EST Hello from MI Hi all! One of your members (SHELLSHOCK945)and my dear friend from the North, told me about this group. I'm a Jeff Burton / Tony Stewart fan. I've been a fan of NASCAR since my first race at Michigan International Speedway in 1997. I'm looking forward to all the changes NASCAR has made this season. <BR> <BR> Let's get the party started! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:25:28 EST 2014 "Pick Five" Okay... here we go race fans... time to kick off another season of our favorite "Pick'em" game for the Nascar season. <BR> <BR> Per our discussion from last season, we're expanding it to 5 picks instead of 3 this year. See if that doesn't make the points even more interesting this year! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to our returning players... and sure would love to have some new ones! This game is super easy to participate in and a ton of fun!!! <BR> <BR> (Next post will have the rules...... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:20:38 EST Hello Hi there! My awesome friends told me about this group, cant wait for the racing to begin! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:19:05 EST newbie Just found this forum and it looks like fun! I love NASCAR and try not to miss weekly races! We were trying to attend 1 race/year - but missed the last 2 years. There's nothing like hearing those engines getting ready for green - the whole stand just shakes. My driver is #14 Smoke. I live in a small town in northern Wisconsin. Right now we are in a holding pattern waiting for spring (winter just doens't want to give up just yet). So hopefully spring won't be too far off. OK - AS DW says - 'Le... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:15:21 EST Hello from Northern Wisconsin I am new to Sparks its only been a week, but learning everyday. What is expected in your team? I know some are just to support each other and others have certain requirements. Oh yeah my driver is Tony Stewart ....... GO SMOKE...... even though its been a rough start this year. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:50:07 EST 2013 Pick Three Just checking to see if this is running again? Sonja we have all appreciated all your hard work over the past (for me 2 years) with this fun pool. I don't want to assume that you are going to take care of it again but if you are that would be wonderful! If you just don't seem to have the time this year to do all the points and stuff I'd be ok with taking over that part of it if you let me know how you did all the points and stuff. Again I'd be more than happy with you doing all that again... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:58:00 EST Hi Y'all I'm Jean, from just outside of dallas tx. I LOVE me some Nascar and Kasey Kahne is my fav. My interest in fast cars does not stop at Nascar though, I love funny cars, sprint cars, basically all of it..... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:30:04 EST Hello from Arkansas I'm somewhat new to Spark, and I do enjoy watching races so thought this would be a good team to join. I'll also hit the other NASCAR Team too, although I'm not exactly a big serious race fan. Besides I'm the kind of fan you can have some fun with, see I cheer for the 18 car! Love me some M&M :) <BR> <BR> Steve Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:49:34 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 cabl... Sat, 26 May 2012 10:44:28 EST Kasey Kahne Fan Just "rejoined" SP yesterday and finding myself some groups to get into. Will be going to my 8th consecutive TMS Spring Race next month and can't wait! I sure would like to be about 8-10 lbs lighter by that point! <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:29:40 EST 2012 Pick Three Hope everyone had a very Happy New Year!!! <BR> <BR> Thought I'd get our new thread started off... <BR> <BR> Who's in for the 2012 season??? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:28:35 EST Silly Season Hey just going through my typical Nascar withdrawal this winter so I'm eating up anything and everything I can on the Nascar news highlights. I think my biggest surprise right now is Aric Almirola in the 43! <em>40</em> I thought for sure someone like David Regan or even Brian Vickers would have a ride like that over a Nationwide regular. And I didn't realize how many crew chief changes there were either, I think there have been like 5-10 for next season. Anyway, just keeping up on all... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 20:48:17 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 2011 Pick three Happy 2011 everyone. Who is in this season? <em>205</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:32:44 EST new to the team-not new to NASCAR Hi, I'm Oona. My favorite driver is Jeff Gordon. I'm looking for some different type of challenges. I'm trying to lose about 100 lbs. It's slow going but I'm seeing some progression on the scale. Hope to meet everyone on the team soon. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:27:17 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, I'm a Jimmie Johnson fan and going to my first NASCAR race in February. Can't wait! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:30:31 EST HI Hi everyone! I am a HUGE NASCAR fan. I love the sport, & have season tickets to KS speedway. I try to go a different track each year, and this year I want to go to Bristol, but others in our group want to go to Talledega...would LOVE to go to both, but that is not in the budget. Any suggestions on which track is better to see a live race at? Thanks for any comments and good luck on reaching your goals! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 17:06:15 EST 2010 Pick three Happy New Year all Tue, 5 Jan 2010 13:16:23 EST tony stewart is every body watching the race & having healthy snacks yesterday i rode my bike 16 miles in 1hour today i rode 10 miles in 30min Sun, 6 Sep 2009 21:16:34 EST ITS JUNE WHERE IS EVERYONE?? Wow - At least the pick three is still going! <BR> <BR> Amazing - I guess we need to pick up the pace and get some people chatting here... <BR> <BR> Maybe some new members? Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:54:49 EST I am new and a huge Dale Jr fan Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to this board and am a huge Nascar fan and a even bigger Dale Jr fan. Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:24:39 EST Anyone else headed to Vegas? Sure would be fun to hook up with other sparkers that may be there!! <BR> <BR> Anyone - Anyone? Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:06:52 EST New for the new season! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have been watching NASCAR since 1969 and hope to be able to see a live race one day. I do attend racing at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. when I can afford to. <BR> <BR> My all-time favorite driver is Bill Elliott, I was so very happy to see him do well for the Wood brothers this last weekend. How wonderful to see him get some TV time! WAHOO! <BR> <BR> Glad to find you guys, the pick three looks like fun. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:52:23 EST Newbie here moving to michigan in four weeks. Hi, <BR> My name is Shannon and I am sahm of two beautiful kids. I have a six year old son and a 10 month old daughter. I want to lose more than 60 pounds by the end of the year but not having any luck right now. We are working on moving back home to michigan the first week in March. So it might be the stress of every thing right now. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 17:17:58 EST 2009 PICK THREE RULES... 1. PICK THREE drivers who you think will have the best finish each week. Points for each driver, as awarded by NASCAR, will be added each week to determine the winner. <BR> 2. PICKS must be posted PRIOR to the start of QUALIFYING each week. Posts after qualifying will not count. <BR> 3. Smack talk is ok - but driver bashing is not. True, NASCAR fans are some of the most passionate sports fans out there, and when your driver gets crashed out of a race he is winning by some rookie, please... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:47:59 EST 2009 BS ROOM HAPPY HOUR!! WHO'S TALKING SMACK THIS WEEK?? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:40:58 EST 2009 Pick Three Lets start the year off with a BANG... <BR> <BR> DAYTONA BABY... Who's going to be in VL next month?? <BR> <BR> ITS SIMPLE... <BR> Pick the THREE drivers that you think will finish with the most points as awarded by NASCAR. The person with the highest points wins for the week. That person can dish out a physical punishment for those who fall short. Picks must be in BEFORE Qualifying starts. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:28:40 EST I'm a newbie Hi! I just joined spark people tonight and of course had to find the NASCAR team. My favorite driver is #17 Matt Kenseth. I had the pleasure of meeting him last year. He's very shy and very skinny! (I'll get there too!) My husband and I are headed to Daytona this year. <em>244</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:02:54 EST Got Thoughts...Lets talk Hi everyone....boy this has been real quite since Season ended...Lets have open talk regarding whatever anyone wants to share or discuss with Team. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all the Holidays. <BR> <BR> I sure miss you all... <BR> Take care and lets talk shall we?? Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:49:45 EST hi ya'll new here and lookin forward to makin new friends. my drivers will always be the earnhardts and the petty's. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 02:16:04 EST New to team I just joined this team but have been watching Racing for about 5 years. My favorite Drivers are Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Jr. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 21:33:03 EST Hi, all! I'm new Hey, this is a great team. I'm Carol, and it's Jeff Burton all the way this year! Enjoy the rest of the races. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:31:54 EST New and loving it Hi everyone, I finally found this Team whoo...I love Hendrick and started watching Nascar in 2004 after the loss of my Best Friend Becky, she loved JG and After watching my first race @ Bristol I fell in Love W/48...She would be proud to see JG/JJ as teamates. I'm glad to be part of this team...Now lets go racin... <em>105</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:04:08 EST Anyone going to any of the Chase races? Is anyone going to any of the next 10 races? I would love to. I am going to guilt my husband in letting me go to either Charlotte or Talledega. He has spent a week in New York going to Yankees and Mets games, so he OWES me <em>211</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:35:03 EST 2008 CHASE BONUSES Everyone needs to suggest a BONUS for the Chase! There are 10 races, so feel free to come up with something fun!! <BR> <BR> We can tweak which ones for which race - We do have a SUPER SPEEDWAY TALLADEGA race in there... <BR> <BR> 1. "bonus points - 50 points to anybody that correctly guesses Joey Logano's finish in (a particular pre-set) Cup race." - Janet - <BR> <BR> 2. 50 points if your driver gets the pole AND wins the race. - Marci <BR> <BR> 3.POLE POSITION - points for qualifying; 4... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 12:20:24 EST Please pray for: Please everyone pray for the families of Roger Warren, Sandra Pearson and Wade Weston as they were killed in a medical helicopter crash in Burney, IN. They were on a PR visit and were heading back to base. Wade still lives in my hometown, Cambridge City, IN. I went to school and have known Wade and his family for many, many years. His wife is a good friend of my sister and his youngest daughter played on my neice's softball team that my sister and brother-in-law coached. This situation has my... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 18:02:29 EST Hi! I'm new here! Hi! I'm Stacey. I'm a paralegal who lives outside Charlotte. The first time I visited NC 3 years ago, I fell in love with it and vowed to move here. Last September I did just that. <BR> <BR> I'm originally from Massachusetts, and prior to moving to NC, I lived in Orlando, FL for 4 years. NC feels so much more like home to me and yet does not have the dreaded northeastern winters that I hated so much. Cold I can deal with. Snow, not so much. <BR> <BR> I have been a racing fan ... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:00:31 EST new here! may i join in here? im a Carl fan, and a big nascar lover! hubby and i! Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:15:56 EST New to the team Hello fellow racers <BR> <BR> My name is Esther and I just became a Nascar fan 3 years ago. Up intil then I just never understood how watching those cars go round and round was interesting or fun. My boyfriend introducted me to Nascar, made me pick a driver (I had no clue) and I have been hooked every since. I picked the #9 car, which of course I found out was Kasy Kahne. I did an awesome job that year, stumbled last year, and hit and miss this year. My boyfriends driver is of course Jimmie ... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:07:48 EST Soon to be official Apparently, at 10:30 am Friday morning, Stewart/Haas racing will be announcing that Ryan Newman will be driving the number 4 car for them next year - sponsor still undetermined. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:44:22 EST RUMOR SQUAD... Did anyone else notice the "belly bump" Mrs. Johnson was holding during the opening ceremonies?? I dont think Id heard that they were expecting, but it sure looked like it!! <BR> <BR> Can you see JJ son and Gordon daughter...Wow...THAT would be some serious talent there!! Sun, 3 Aug 2008 23:58:44 EST # of Cautions, Winner & Dark Horse I think their will be 7 Cautions <BR> Denny Hamlin will win <BR> AJ Almendinger is my dark horse (Driver who wins but was not expected) Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:27:09 EST On to Pocono!! Hopefully this weekend at Pocono will be much better than last. But, Pocono isn't usually a very exciting race. I hope everyone has a great weekend, here in east central Illinois it will be hot, hot, hot!! <em>198</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:19:37 EST The Brickyard was "interesting" <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Got home on Monday afternoon, boy do I need a day off to recover. We parked on 30th & Georgetown, the walk to the first turn was probably a mile and a half to two miles one way. I burned extra carrying a cooler and our bag with the scanners. My legs are a little sore, my back was killing me but it is better. <BR> <BR> The racing on the other hand.... had a lot to be desired. I listened to Tony and Zippy and they just couldn't tighten the car up enough. The next to t... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:04:51 EST Hello Hello, <BR> I am new to this game. I am a die-hard Tony Stewart fan who is going to the Brickyard this weekend. I have been watching Nascar since the late 80's. Davey Allison was my driver then and I cried alot when he died. I have been to races at: Atlanta, Charlotte, Darlington, Rockingham, Indianapolis, Talledega, and Bristol. I LOVE Nascar!! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 20:08:16 EST Heading to the Brickyard!!! Heading to the Brickyard this weekend!!!! Can hardly wait, very excited - Go Jeff Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:15:44 EST newbie Hi I am new to this board but have been a member of spark for a few months now. I am a big Tony fan, but really love Mikey. (My family made me pik a new driver when Mikey didn't make the races. Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:01:59 EST No more Penske for Newman No official announcement where he will go, but he is leaving Penske at the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Hmmmm I wonder!! Could it be a CHEVY??? <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:04:44 EST Just for giggles Borrowed this from another team it was so hilarious - type out the sentence you end up with to share with the group. <BR> <BR> 1. Pick the month you were born: <BR> January------I kicked <BR> February-----I loved <BR> March---------I karate chopped <BR> April-----------I licked <BR> May-----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August-------I had lunch with <BR> September---I danced with <BR> October------I sang to <BR> No... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 23:09:46 EST Yes, Marci is ok...and relieved!! Back to a CHEVY Stewart-Haas...Sounds interesting. <BR> <BR> What am I going to do with ALL MY ORANGE HOME DEPOT #20 STUFF?? Yikes!! <BR> <BR> I knew he was unhappy with TOYOTA and I knew he was at that point in his life that he was ready to move on to the next stage. Good for Smoke. Will he ever win again?? Well, he$$ YES he will. Another Championship?? Now that's a question. Anything is possible. <BR> <BR> And Ryan Newman is a cool dude...I like it! Wed, 9 Jul 2008 15:13:46 EST Ganassi shuts down the #40 Well, so much for Franchitti's run in stock car racing...They've shut down the 40 due to lack of sponsorship. The 07 IRL Champion is reported to continue to run the Busch I mean the Nationwide team...Ever since Sterling Marlin left the team and Coors Light pulled out, it's been doomed from the start. (He's currently ranked 41st) <BR> <BR> They say that Steven Lane (crew chief) will be absorbed into the organization, but the rest of the 40 team was laid off. They are trying to concentrate ... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 17:31:08 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- 06/26/08 What's your drink of choice? <BR> <BR> I don't usually like the sweet stuff...that being said, I love Amerreto Sours...if I can't get that I like Tanguerey & Tonic with lime. <BR> <BR> And I'm a wine girl, dry red is my favorite (Marechal Foche yum!) Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:04:47 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- Wednesday 06/25/08 What is your guilty pleasure (FOOD WISE!!!!) <BR> <BR> That's a tough one for me...but, I think I'd have to say hot wings...wings of any flavor, but, my favorites will melt your lips off! Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:36:21 EST Sonoma's Race Hey Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I was at Infineon on Sunday and that race was great! I was able to be front row and center for driver intro's and I almost caught Kyle Bucshs' hat that he threw to us. Junior waved at me (THANK YOU!!!!) and Jeff Gordon has soft hair. anyways, just wanted to let everyone know. :) <BR> <BR> Tanya Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:29:45 EST Infield Parking Ok, I know I saw somewhere Marci mentioning this and I knew about it but never joined until what, yesterday? <BR> If any of you have joined, please include your ID name here so we can hook up over there. <BR> <BR> Mine didn't change. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:09:19 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- Tuesday 06/24/08 What, if anything do you put in your coffee? <BR> <BR> For me...I like fat free creamer and splenda Mon, 23 Jun 2008 23:47:47 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- Sunday 06/22/08 Anyone live near Atlanta, Ga? <BR> <BR> <BR> If yes, can you give me tips about good places to go and to eat? I'll be going there for a week of training on our new computer system. Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:22:50 EST 06/18/08 Sargette Wants To Know...... Why the Frog doesn't want to know anything about us anymore..... <BR> <em>24</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 20:31:23 EST YEAH BABY!!!! Holy crap! <BR> Literally, I JUST walked in the door. I'm so freakin' excited!! <BR> I was on the road from Omaha, watching it on my Sirius (while listening to Looney Tunes again for the boys) and I saw his position and could NOT believe it. Oh I'm peeing my pants. <BR> So, unfortunately I didn't get to watch it OR see his interview but he won a race on Father's Day.....what a way to win. Sun, 15 Jun 2008 17:25:14 EST Check out my Spark Page Hope i can make muchas friends here Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:16:08 EST A new member of this team Have followed NASCAR for many years and Michael Waldrip was my driver back in the day. <BR> But, today Juan Pablo Montoya is MY man to get far just like he did in Indy. Tony Steward is also another favorite, love his spirit. <BR> <BR> goofy gram Thu, 12 Jun 2008 14:34:44 EST Pocono 500 Heading to the race this weekend, I've never been to Pocono - is anyone else going, or have you ever been? Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:40:38 EST Stuff It's late, I'm tired and I just inhaled a chocolate cookie but I wanted to stop in and WELCOME AMPEDUP88!! <BR> Obviously you are a Jr. fan (Woo Hoo!!) and we welcome you!! <BR> I'm going to try to get on here as much as I can but I JUST got my old job back after being "released" back in Sept '07 due to downsizing. I guess they realized they couldn't do it without me, so I'm back as of today. <BR> I WILL say, the last race....well...I didn't get to see much of it. We were in Omaha for the w... Tue, 27 May 2008 22:12:15 EST Carl Edwards #1 fan here! Hello everyone! My name is Cindy and I am Carl Edwards #1 fan! The rest of my household are Dale Jr. fans. Can't wait to meet you all! <BR> <em>213</em> <em>223</em> Cindy Tue, 13 May 2008 14:12:31 EST Darlington My husband and I were both mentally popping Kyle's tires toward the end of the race, but I will say, even though we jab at other drivers, we do congratulate them on the inside. <BR> I heard Dale fans were throwing beer cans at Kyle at the end. Lovelovelove Dale, but I think expressing their dislike for Kyle should remain on the inside. <BR> I think it resembles poor sportsmanship when fans do that. <BR> My husband, on the other hand, was ill wishing one to hit Kyle's noggin. Just goes to sh... Mon, 12 May 2008 16:39:04 EST Medication Recall DEAR TEAM MATES: THIS WAS POSTED BY ANOTHER LEADER ON ANOTHER TEAM AND I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO PASS IT ON. <BR> <BR> I received a letter from CVS, today, telling me about the recall of Digitek, a heart medication. I'm posting this for anyone who uses it or knows someone who does. My doctor discontinued my use of it a few months ago, luckily. <BR> <BR> Chances are many of you, who take this medication, received similar letters but I'm reporting it just in case a few of you haven't he... Fri, 9 May 2008 22:01:10 EST TV coverage of Richmond race Since I have gone to both Richmond races for the last 3 years, obviously, I'm not seeing the TV coverage. Before the invocation and National Anthem, we all stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Does that make the coverage? And does anybody know if any other track does that? Sun, 4 May 2008 16:35:11 EST I'm gonna throw up Oh, you all know how it is. I was SO excited that Dale was going to get his first win in 2 years. <BR> As soon as he crashed, my heart sank and my stomach flipped. I think I cursed more within those next 5 seconds than in my entire Third of a Century lifetime. <BR> His comment at the end was classic with the upped security for Kyle. - Dale - I have connections...I can help you out. <BR> <em>18</em> <BR> I hate seeing him like that (although I'm really diggin' the 8 o'clock shadow). ... Sun, 4 May 2008 10:35:30 EST Swimsuit Bootcamp & Contest <BR> SparkPeople's Official Swimsuit Bootcamp & Contest starts in just a few days (May 4)! I hope everyone is as excited to get going as we are here at SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Since there are just a few days left now before we officially kick off, we wanted to remind you to invite you friends, family and even co-workers to join you for this challenge. This is a great opportunity to invite anyone to SparkPeople who might be interested in looking a little better in their swimsuit this year (a... Fri, 2 May 2008 17:50:43 EST Newbie Hello all. I'm a huge NASCAR fan. My favorite drivers are Dale Jr. and Tony Stewart. I try to go to at least 1 race a year and have been to several different tracks. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this weekend in Richmond. Fri, 2 May 2008 13:27:53 EST Daily Motivation -- Sunday 04/27/08 FREEDOM MEANS RESPONSIBILITY <BR> <BR> Freedom is the right to live as you wish. <BR> If you wish to free yourself from enslavement, <BR> you must choose freedom and the responsibility it entails. <BR> There's a price for every freedom, <BR> something to be given up for every liberty. <BR> <BR> It's up to you to weigh the price you must pay <BR> for each of your freedoms. <BR> And everything you want has a price. <BR> <BR> Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions. <BR> It's the capac... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 21:38:59 EST Daily Motivation -- Friday 04/25/08 BIG THINKING PRECEDES BIG ACHIEVEMENT <BR> <BR> High achievement always takes place <BR> in the framework of high expectation. <BR> You'll always hit what you aim for in the long run. <BR> So why not aim high? <BR> <BR> Have the courage to follow your dreams. <BR> It's the first step towards attaining your destiny. <BR> <BR> If you can dream it, you can do it. <BR> If you don't have a dream, <BR> how are you going to make it come true? <BR> <BR> In order to succeed beyond your wildest e... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 23:09:05 EST Daily Motivation -- Thursday 04/24/08 ALL KNOWLEDGE IS POWER <BR> <BR> You build the power to accomplish your goals <BR> when you educate yourself. <BR> This power comes from knowing how to do something. <BR> Power is the product of understanding. <BR> <BR> The most successful people in life are the one's with the best information. <BR> People with power are people who know how to get things done. <BR> Knowing how to do something is sometimes virtually the same as having <BR> done it. <BR> <BR> Knowledge will come to ... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:44:48 EST Daily Motivation -- Tuesday, 04/22/08 THERE IS NO EASY ROAD TO SUCCESS <BR> <BR> No one has a corner on success. <BR> Pay the price for it and it's yours. <BR> <BR> No matter what you want from life <BR> you've got to give up something to get it. <BR> <BR> Nothing worthwhile will come easily to you. <BR> Hard work will accomplish results that last. <BR> You've got to work a great deal harder than most people to get it. <BR> <BR> There is no success at bargain basement prices. <BR> <BR> The highway to success is a toll road... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:00:10 EST Gotta stay with Junior So I'm kinda new to Sparkpeople. Haven't looked up anything yet, but so far I really like the fact that I can put in my food diary and not have it be too difficult. This is my first Sparkteam and I love Nascar. Junior is the main fav, but I also like Kyle Petty and a few others. Mostly underdogs. I'm 33 and the mother of 2 girls. My goal is to get some great motivation to stick to my goals. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:21:32 EST Racing Fan Hi y'all, I'm El. I actually prefer open wheel (F-1) racing to NASCAR (I'll never forgive Tony George for what he did to open wheel racing in the US), but if it has 4 wheels and lotsa speed, I love it! I've become a NASCAR fan over the years (since it's been saturating the media the last 10-15 years) and have ggrown to appreciate it. <BR> I like Jeff Gordon and Junior, can't stand Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick (but respect your right to like em <em>41</em> ) and LOVE Clint Bowyer (he's j... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 17:13:39 EST Frogstyr is hopping out for a little R & R Well gang, for years my brothers have told me to "get a life" (jokingly, of course, because we are very close now that we're grown up) I'm taking their advice. <BR> <BR> I'm leaving in about 30 minutes to go camping tonight (NOT roughing it. I will be in a 5th wheel camper). And I will be in New York City on a gourmet shopping trip all day tomorrow. I won't be home until late tomorrow evening. <BR> <BR> So you won't be seeing my normal posts. I just didn't want you to worry that you... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:55:08 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- 04/17/08 What kind of car/truck/vehicle do you drive? <BR> <BR> My car is a 2000 Mazda 626 (fully loaded with moon roof and Bose 6 disc CD changer -- bought used with about 24,000 miles in has around 39,000 miles). She's a family car with the heart and soul of a race car! Wed, 16 Apr 2008 23:19:12 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- 04/14/08 What is your favorite indulgence? <BR> <BR> That's a tough one for me. It's a toss up between hot wings or chocolate...I'm totally addicted to both. We make our own wings...baked instead of fried and we make our own hot sauces w/o the butter. Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:08:37 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- 04/12/08 What is the fastest YOU have ever driven. <BR> <BR> For me...126...I wanted to know how fast my car would go (that was my Buick Somerset)...with my current car only 118. Sat, 12 Apr 2008 23:05:36 EST That Nosy Frog Wants to Know -- 04/11/08 Where have you been on vacation? <BR> <BR> I've been on 4 cruises to various destinations in the Caribbean. I've been to Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia, New York, all the New England states and Canada. <BR> <BR> The Caribbean is my favorite! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:28:52 EST The Frog Wants to Know How long have you been into NASCAR? Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:59:44 EST PICK THREE!! Each week, everyone posts their picks - WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE TOP THREE FINISHERS THIS WEEK?? <BR> Then, after the race is completed, their actual POINTS EARNED will be entered for each driver picked and the person with the top POINTS is the WEEKLY WINNER. <BR> <BR> FOR EXAMPLE - <BR> If I'd picked Tony, Juan and JMac for last week...My points would be: (based on OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS POSTED AT NASCAR.COM) <BR> Tony (146) Juan (106) JMac (121) = 373 <BR> Someone that picked Carl (195)... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:49:22 EST The Frog Wants to Know 04/09/08 What state are you from? <BR> <BR> Me...Pennsylvania Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:16:33 EST Anyone interested in a "PICK 3" game?? I've talked to the frogster and tried to describe the PICK 3 game... <BR> <BR> Each week, everyone posts their picks - WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE TOP THREE FINISHERS THIS WEEK?? <BR> Then, after the race is completed, their actual POINTS EARNED will be entered for each driver picked and the person with the top POINTS is the WEEKLY WINNER. <BR> <BR> FOR EXAMPLE - <BR> If I'd picked Tony, Juan and JMac for last week...My points would be: (based on OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS POSTED AT NASCAR.COM)... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 11:18:44 EST Our Song! <link> </link> Tue, 8 Apr 2008 19:45:25 EST The Frog Wants to Know -- 04/08/08 How much weight do you want to lose? (If you're willing to share.) <BR> <BR> I've lost a grand total of 94 (that I've kept off, I've had a little gain back)...I still have 78 to go. Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:07:43 EST The Frog wants to know -- 04/07/08 Do any of you name your vehicles? <BR> <BR> I do. My Mazda is "Isabella", but I usually call her Bella or Baby. Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:48:59 EST I don't understand... If Happy can put Smoke in the wall the last lap of a race that Tony was winning and STILL BE FRIENDS at the end of the day, why is there so much drama between fans? It's not just here - it's everywhere. <BR> <BR> I dont understand why the "bashing" between fans goes on...I dont understand why credit isnt given where credit is due when it's your most un-favorite driver... <BR> <BR> NASCAR is a passionate sport, and NASCAR FANS are passionate people. If you've ever been to a race, it's easy... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:52:39 EST Who's the Crew Chief? I noticed yesterday, during my temporary lapse of sanity when I considered leaving this team, that there is NO LEADER of this team! <BR> <BR> Where is our leader? Every good race team needs a great crew chief? Does anyone know who started this team? Barring there anyone who wants to assume leadership of this team? <BR> <BR> I don't know for sure, but, I think we need a leader or they may yank our team. Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:16:33 EST new to team Hi Iam Brandy I love racing!! I race a dwarf car in arizona. I am a JR fan but also like the older guys like kenny, dale, and alan. I am 30 and tring to get in shape of this year of racing. <em>105</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:22:53 EST Good Bye Just thought I'd drop a brief line to let you all know that it's been great getting to meet other people who love NASCAR as much as I do. But, I feel it's necessary for me to leave. <BR> <BR> I wish you all well. Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:55:20 EST Roush Fenway Fan Hi, I am new and I love Roush Fenway Racing....Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray and David Ragan....Each driver has a different part of my heart! If you like the Roush drivers too I can let you in on some autograph sessions this summer in Michigan. Have a great day! Enjoy is the only one you get! Debbie Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:58:25 EST #24 .......all the way!!! <BR> Hi, I'm Gale and live in Florida. I am a HUGE Jeff Gordon fan and have been since he started......through good & bad times. Jeff is an awesome driver!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I LOVE Nascar and I'm dying to go to another's been 6 years. I may be going to Atlanta in October and I would LOVE to go to Bristol. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy to see Nascar SparkTeams and am looking forward to "meeting" everyone. <BR> <BR> GO JEFF!!!! <em>244</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:55:35 EST Anyone curious about how it seems that .... Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon seem to have all of a sudden forgotten how to race? Jimmie was at the top of his game at the end of last season and now nothing ???? <BR> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:38:52 EST Uh oh, no race this weekend So, who besides me is sad there isn't a Sprint Cup race this weekend? (Still not used to calling it Sprint Cup - I still want to say Winston!) <BR> <BR> It'll be a long weekend! <em>56</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:03:35 EST Junior is mine!!! Hello everybody! I am new to this team, so I wanted to introduce myself. I am 32 years old and a huge Nascar fan. I am totally in love with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is doing really well this season so far, and I can't wait until he wins his first race! I was unsure about him joining Hendrick, but now I'm excited about his performance. Who would have ever thought that he would be the only Hendrick driver in the top 10 in points? Anyway, I'm looking forward to sharing our own success stori... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:37:31 EST Jeff Gordon! Hi all. I'm new to this team. I've been a NASCAR fan for over 10 years and Jeff has been my driver since the beginning. I explain it this way.....You see, I'm a Buffalo Bills fan (remember 0-4 at the Superbowl?). Anyway, the first year I really got into NASCAR, I selected Jeff to follow as my driver because he was close to my age, he is a yankee (Indiana), and he seemed good. My husband allowed me to select him as he drives a Chevy and he came from dirt track. Well, low and behold, he w... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 14:16:32 EST Kasey Kane is AWSOME!!! Love just about any NASCAR drivers, but Kasey and Matt are just great!!! Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:49:36 EST Is Dale a "tool"? You know, my 8 year old was upset that Dale didn't win. I had to remind him that yes, winning is great, but 2nd is wonderful also. I said, "At least he finished the race". Of course, I'm making sure I instill good values and I definitely want him to realize that even if HE comes in 2nd in any sport, he is still a very important person. <BR> Dale said he felt like such a "Tool". I, with all my heart, wish he didn't feel that way. I could see that he was upset last week so I made sure I wa... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:56:05 EST Newbie Hi, my name is Karen and I am new to this page, but not to Nascar! <BR> My favorite driver is Jeff Gordon, but I have other favorites also (in descending order). <BR> <BR> I can't hardly believe Gordon's motor blew up right after the yellow flag on Monday! <BR> Anyway, looking forward to more racing....sure am glad the season is ongoing....3 months is a long time to go without the drivers....and DW! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:27:20 EST Today's Race Man, talk about excitement within the first few laps! So glad everyone is okay. Mom's not into NASCAR like Dad and I am, but, when I yelled, she came over and watched with me for a few minutes. When they announced everyone was okay she wandered back to her computer. Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:34:28 EST Dale Jr is the man Hi im back to spark people and nascar.i wanted my user name to be nascarfan88 but its taken so im nascarfan882.But i gained weight over the winter and cant seem to get motavated so thought id come back its always been a great place.i am gonna weigh myself tomorrow and stay on a schedule and eat right and portion control .Anyway jr has started out great this year and it will be interesting .Hopr i hear from you and can give me ideas for getting back into shape..thanks Pat Sun, 24 Feb 2008 00:58:08 EST Hoppin' onboard this team Hi everyone! I've been on SP for almost a year and I wanted to join a NASCAR team, but held back because I wanted to be on a team that would respect everyone, no matter WHO their favorite driver is. Looks like this is the team. <BR> <BR> My name is Shari Lu. I'm 42 (43 next month) and I live in Northeastern PA...just about 20 minute drive from Nazareth speedway and not much longer away from Pocono Raceway. I also live 10 minutes away from one of the local hangouts for the racers when the... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 11:33:01 EST New to the group Hi everyone. My name is Shannon and I am a huge Nascar fan. I have been a Rusty Wallace fan since the beginning of time and just recently have decided that Greg Biffle is going to be my new driver. (I am huge into Boxers, so that is part of the reason.) I look forward to getting to know all of you and chatting with you about racing. Can't wait for the shootout tonight. Sat, 9 Feb 2008 12:18:03 EST Jimmie Johnson is the MAN! Hi ya'll...I just joined SP last week...and was looking for teams to join...I just knew there would be some NASCAR sparkers out there...My favorite driver...yep...Jimmie Johnson. I do have a fond affection for all Hendrick drivers, since the entire team kicks butt!!! I do have to give props to Martin Truex Jr though, as that is my hubby's driver...and yeah although he is not a Hendrick driver (bummer)...he is pretty darn good, and so yeah..I like him too!!! We are definetly a NASCAR family (k... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 01:55:03 EST dale jr all the way dale jr. is the guy Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:22:11 EST Resolutions Is anyone setting resolutions for the new year? Mine is very simple, keep eating right and reach my goal weight. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 06:02:37 EST How many of you have.... ........ Has anybody participated in either a Ride-a-long program at a track or actually driven a car at a racetrack? <BR> <BR> I have been in the Petty Ride-a-long for 3 laps around Daytona Speedway and I drove the #24 car(not by choice),for 10 laps @ Kentucky Speedway. <link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Search for Taurusfan Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:19:02 EST Kasey Kahne #1 baby!!!!!!! I love Kasey he is my favorite driver and Earnhardt Jr. being my second. They are awesome and I love watching them race. <em>20</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:05:38 EST Making the Chase Hi everyone! We are getting down to the wire on the Race for the Chase. My favorite driver (Jr.) is on the bubble. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he'll get it done and make the chase this year. With the disappointment of him not being able to take the "8" with him next year I'd really like to see him make it. What do you all think? Who's going to make it in? Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:01:43 EST Hendrick rules As you can tell I am Hendrick fan. My guy has to be Jeff Gordon. I now live in Canada but was raised in New Hampshire. It's nice to meet people who have the same interest. <BR> <BR> Cindy <em>105</em> Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:49:39 EST Dale & Jeff Well it's official Dale Jr. is now (well next season)Jeff Gordon's team mate so I guess no more pickin' on Jeff ..oh well it could be worse he could be driving a F.O.R.D never mind you've probably heard all the Ford comments there are LOL (o.k. I can't resist it...F-orget O-out R-unning D-ale).sorry if I offended anyone who likes fords,as you can tell I am a chevy Gal and not ashamed of it :):) everyone have a great day 'til race day- G'it r done Jr. :):) Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:12:00 EST Dale All the way Dale Jr. is my favorite driver but I like Senior too. It really surprised me when he left DEI but I think it was a good call especially beause his stepmom,the owner, dosent even come to a lot of the races Fri, 1 Jun 2007 17:24:58 EST Dale Jr is leaving DEI! I just saw online that he made an announcement today that contract negotiations fell through with him and DEI and he will be leaving at the end of the year. I'm not a huge Jr. fan - I don't dislike him but there are others that I like better - but I think it's kind of sad that things can't be worked out so he can stay on the team that his dad started. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. My fiance is a huge Jeff Gordon fan, and I think it would be crazy funny if he ended up on t... Thu, 10 May 2007 17:05:10 EST What's your favorite track I prefer the larger tracks myself. I love Talladega, California and Vegas. My FI wants to go to the Bristol night race though. We're hoping to make the Vegas race next Spring as a delayed honeymoon. We'll see. Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:37:04 EST What do you think about Michael Waltrip? Who thinks Michael Waltrip should get out of the car and let someone else drive? I have always loved Mikey, but isn't he trying to do more than he can handle? Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:04:19 EST Who watched the Martinsville Race? So did you guys watch the Martinsville race? I was kind of upset due to the fact that Kurt Busch really didn't have much of a car on Sunday. He was barely talked about except within the first 200 laps or so when he had some decent pit stops that moved him up 1-2 positions. He was consistent early on in the top 10 at about 8th or 9th place however, it was short lived. Him and Newman sat the rest of the race in 14th and 15th place right behind each other. It wasn't until later on where Mon... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:20:08 EST This Sunday's Race This Sunday the Cup guys are in Martinsville. Who do you think has a good shot at winning? I'm a Jr. fan and I would love to see him won, but he has not had good luck at Martinsville. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:52:30 EST driverssss Glad to see there are some drivers fans on here after all what would a site be without Nascar? <em>244</em> <em>226</em> ok not exactly a nextel car but it's all they have :) Tue, 27 Mar 2007 07:06:43 EST Favorite driver.. I'm relatively new to the sport - I only started watching a few years ago - but I am a HUGE fan! Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Harvik and Kasey Kahne are my faves. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 15:25:25 EST