Saturday, August 31, 2013

Float Like A Butterfly And Sting Like A Bee

Video highlights of Virginia International Raceway K & N Pro Series East Biscuitville race. August 2013.

Awesome Video from wonderful Rob Harris! Dylan Kwasniewski's win at Virginia International Raceway.

Despite being only 18 years old, Dylan Kwasniewski is already a force to be reckoned with in the NASCAR world. After becoming the youngest driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship in 2012, Dylan moved on to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and currently pilots the No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Dylan jumped into the seat of his first kart in Norwalk, Conn. at the age of 4 1/2. He quickly grabbed his first win and was hooked on racing. Relocating to Phoenix, Ariz. in 2000, Dylan continued to hone his driving skills in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association driving Kid Karts and capturing the track Championship in 2002. Moving into the competitive Cadet Junior 1 class when he turned 8 in 2003, Kwasniewski continued to dominate the local races, finishing 3rd at the end of his rookie season. Kwasniewski continued his kart racing, competing in IKF, STARS and SKUSA, where he captured the coveted title of SKUSA SuperNats Champion in 2005.
In 2007, Kwasniewski started circle track racing in the INEX Bandolero Bandit Division. Competing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring track, he won 88% of the Bandolero races he entered, taking home 3rd place track & National Championship trophies at the end of his rookie year.
Moving into the bigger, faster, ultra competitive Legend car in 2008, Kwasniewski captured an impressive 10 wins and finished in the Top-3 in more than 60% of races entered.
Kwasniewski began racing in the ASA Speed Truck Series in 2009. In 2010, the young driver started racing a limited late model car as well as the Lucas Oil /Rockstar Modified Series before making the transition to NASCAR.
Winning two races and two poles in 2011, Dylan captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West racing for Gene Price Motorsports. He also became the youngest driver to win a race and a pole with his sweep at Colorado at just 16 years old and was highlighted as one of the top-nine young talents to watch in NASCAR.
In 2012, Dylan returned to Gene Price Motorsports for the full 15-race NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule. Again he was named one of NASCAR’s Next9 as he scored three wins, six poles, 12 top-fives, and 15 top-10s en route to his first NASCAR championship.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Win Jeff Gordon's personal 2012 Corvette Convertible

Helping children is always near and dear to NASCAR Race Mom’s heart. However, what could be better than helping kids in need AND having the chance to meet a NASCAR Racing great – Jeff Gordon.

You can win Jeff Gordon's personal 2012 Corvette Convertible Grand Sport 4LT. The best part is the TAXES ARE ALREADY PAID!

In addition, the winner and a guest will fly to meet Jeff for a private meet and greet where Jeff will hand over the keys to his personal Corvette!

Over $400,000 has already been raised this year for childhood cancer research through this amazing program! 

You Must purchase by Monday, September 23rd!
NASCAR Race Mom did!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

One Week Left to Celebrate Back-to-School!



Message from  Lorene King,
Executive Director The NASCAR Foundation


Dear Friend,

As you may have heard, The NASCAR Foundation has a goal for 2013 to contribute more than $280,000 to education initiatives and programs for children across the country. For the month of August, our goal is to raise $30,000 for distribution to classrooms across America. For every NASCAR Unites wristband purchased, a $10 coupon code will be distributed that can be redeemed online at

Thanks to supporters like you, contributions have been made to more than 18 projects in 10 states across the country. And more than 1,611 students have been impacted by the projects supported.

There is still time for you to get involved! Won’t you please help us reach our goal?

Let’s make the largest impact possible during these final days of our back-to-school campaign! Between now and the end of the month, join us by visiting Get your NASCAR Unites wristband and contribute to the classroom project that most inspires you!

For the kids,

Lorene King, Executive Director

PS: Help us spread the word by tweeting the following on Twitter!

Did you know @NASCAR_FDN is contributing to classrooms across the country? Join their #backtoschool efforts today!

About is an award-winning charity where public school teachers create classroom project requests, and people like you can choose the project they want to support. Redeem your gift code on a project that speaks to you. We’ll deliver the materials to the school and send you photos and a thank-you message from the classroom you choose to help.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AUGUST 15: Regan Smith, drives the #7 Nationwide Children's Hospital Chevrolet
during practice for the Nationwide Childrens's Hospital 200
The inaugural Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 was August 16-17, 2013, at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland.

Since 2008, Nationwide Insurance® has been the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has been involved in the sport for more than 14 years. The NCH 200 is part of their effort to raise awareness and more than $3 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

FIRST and 3M team up
with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle

What do science education and sports car racing have in common? Hundreds of kids and parents will find out this Sunday, August 18, during the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Race as FIRST and 3M team up with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle to ignite kids’ passion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Families will rally around the track in Brooklyn, Michigan to watch Biffle race the No. 16 Ford Fusion, vying for a winning spot with just four races left before the season cut-off. During this race, Biffle will prominently display the red, white and blue FIRST logo on the hood of his car. Biffle is helping the organization and partner, 3M, educate families about the exciting career connection between science and sports. 

Families are in for a fast-paced thrill this weekend,” said Biffle. “Just as FIRST offers robotic competitions that combine the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST teams and their families will learn ‘first hand’ that speed racing is also based on the application of building and engineering fast-paced machines, offering heart-pounding lessons in innovation.

Biffle’s awareness efforts at the NASCAR event will underscore a long-standing collaboration that 3M and FIRST have based on a common goal: to inspire young, innovative and creative minds to explore science and technology via hands-on robotics challenges.

Be sure to tune into ESPN on Sunday, August 18th at 1PM ET to see the No. 16 FIRST Ford Fusion car in action!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dreaming NASCAR – Sylvania 300!

Sylvania Bright and Colorful - I Am The Ultimate 300 Fan! 


For the 11th year in a row, SYLVANIA will host the fall Cup race at NHMS in the form of the SYLVANIA 300. The race will again serve as the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, where it functions as a stepping stone for aspiring champions.

The race weekend will feature its traditional FanFest on Thursday, FansFirst Pole Day on Friday, and Short Track Saturday. The Saturday events will feature a packed schedule with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, American Canadian Tour, Granite State Legends Cars and Gifford's Ice Cream Bandolero Series.

You all know what a NASCAR Nut I am! I am in a voting contest to win a Grand Prize, consisting of a trip for the winner and a guest to Loudon, New Hampshire to the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway scheduled to take place September 22, 2013 AND a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to Concord, North Carolina to the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway scheduled to take place October 12, 2013. 

NASCAR Race Mom's SYLVANIA 300 fan entry
Click on the photo to vote please!

As you can tell I am Dreaming NASCAR! I would really love to win this exciting NASCAR VIP Experience!

Please help NASCAR Race Mom
get there by voting for my entry
by clicking here.
I promise that it is a very quick and easy vote. Of course should I be lucky enough to win this competition, I will be Facebooking, Tweeting and Blogging my NASCAR Adventures in real time!

NASCAR Race Mom would really love to win this one, so please ask your friends to send a vote my way also! It would also be nice if you left me an encouraging comment also.

You can vote once every 24 hours and this contest ends on 08/16/2013!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Welcome Harper Grace Allgaier

Justin Allgaier and wife, Ashley Allgaier named their baby girl Harper Grace Allgaier.

Justin Allgaier giving his baby girl kisses goodbye.
It was so hard to see him leave for Watkins Glen!
Allgaier made his fifth start at Watkins Glen International. He started the Nationwide Zippo 200 from six position and finished the race in seventh.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Leo!

Happy 3rd Birthday to Leo Benjamin Gordon

Jeff and Ingrid's son, Leo, loves playing with cars, especially Papa's #24 die cast cars. He really likes to play with them at home on the floor or table. The only thing was, he didn't have a race track to race them on, not to mention a few scratches that may have happened while doing a burnout with one of his cars.

Well, Mama talked to Papa and Papa talked to Opa (John Bickford), then Opa started designing with the help of Hendrick Motorsports' graphic design group. The result? Leo's very own 24"x36" vinyl re-positionable race track that he can take with him anywhere he goes!

Now, Leo's always got a track that he can race his #24 die cast cars on, that also helps prevent the surfaces he's racing on from being scratched.

They in the process of having Leo's race track reproduced and will have some available at in the near future.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy First Birthday Carter Koch

This cute baby's dad is NASCAR Driver Blake Koch.
Carter William Koch was Born 08/05/2012.
Miranda with fifth daughter Myanna
Nationwide Series driver, Eric McClure, and his wife, Miranda, welcomed their fifth daughter. Myanna Brookleigh McClure weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and measured 18 inches long. She joins older sisters Mabreigh, Maryleigh, Mirabella, and Merritt McClure.

Both mother and baby are doing well.

Nationwide Series driver, Eric McClure,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

National KidsDay! - NASCAR Drivers and Their Kids

Sunday, August 4, 2013

There's a Mother's Day, there's a Father's Day and then there's National KidsDay!

National KidsDay was created in 1994 by KidsPeace*, a 131-year-old national children's charity, to encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.

To celebrate National KidsDay; lets look at some meaningful time
between some NASCAR Kids and their father drivers:

Pink headphones cover the ears of Genevieve Johnson as she listens to the national
anthem with father Jimmie Johnson and mom Chandra Johnson during the AAA 400,
Sept. 30, 2012, at Dover International Speedway. (Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports)

Matt Kenseth celebrates with his wife, Katie, and daughters Kaylin, left,
and Grace, right, following his win in the Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 21, 2012,
at Kansas Speedway. (Colin E. Braley, AP)

Jeff Burton walks with his daughter, Paige, left, and son, Harrison, after
winning the pole position for the 2006 Daytona 500, Feb. 12 at Daytona
International Speedway. (Sean Dougherty, USA TODAY Sports)

Jeff Gordon celebrates in victory lane with his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, daughter,
Ella Sofia, and son, Leo Benjamin, after winning the Pennsylvania 400, Aug. 5, 2012
at Pocono Raceway.  (Lesley Ann Miller, AP)

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman holds his daughter Brooklyn Sage prior to qualifying
for the Ford EcoBoost 400, Nov. 16, 2012, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
(Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards gets some quality time with his daughter, Anne,
and wife,Kate, prior to the 2010 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
(Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick holds his son, Keelan, as his wife DeLana tends to him prior to
the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200, Oct. 27, 2012, at
Martinsville Speedway. (John Harrelson, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Sam Hornish Jr. stands with his wife, Crystal, and daughter, Addison, prior to the start
of a 2012 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
(Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jamie McMurray, his wife, Christy, and son, Carter Scott, stand on the grid
during pre-race ceremonies for the 5-Hour Energy 500, June 12, 2011, at
Pocono Raceway. (Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR driver Greg Biffle gives his daughter, Emma, a ride on his
shoulders prior to the start of the AAA Texas 500, Nov. 4, 2012, at
Texas Motor Speedway. (Tyler Barrick, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Juan Pablo Montoya poses with his son, Sebastian, wife, Connie,
and daughter, Paulina, prior to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
(Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler and his son, Wyatt, do some father-son bonding prior to the
NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300, Nov. 17, atHomestead-Miami
Speedway. (Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR)

*KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. 

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. KidsPeace provides emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.