Saturday, September 28, 2013

NASCAR Race Mom Has Her Dale Jr. Ticket

Well, more accurately – NASCAR Race Mom opened her pocketbook and bought four tickets. Along with dreams of owning Dale Jr.’s 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, the thought of actually meeting NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver would also be a NASCAR Dream come true.

However, on a more reality based note
every ticket sold benefits ‘The Dale Jr. Foundation.’


The Dale Jr. Foundation is a charity dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education, and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.


The Dale Jr. Foundation is a charity dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education, and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.

Company Overview

The Dale Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by NASCAR Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The Dale Jr. Foundation supports over 300 charities nationally and locally, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Family Promise of Cabarrus County, Speedway Children's Charities, Ace and TJ's GRIN Kids, Barium Springs Home for Children, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Blessings in a Backpack, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, and more.

For more information about the Foundation and the charities we support, as well as foundation updates visit

Click here to purchase a $25 Raffle Ticket



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NASCAR Driver – Newberry Visit Kid Patients

It may not be true every day, but this was a good day for some young patients at Children's Hospital at UMC.

NASCAR driver Brennan Newberry and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna stopped by on Tuesday to visit the kids.

Newberry showed them around his car while Laguna talked about making a living riding a bike.

Newberry also spent some time inside the hospital to visit children who were too sick to come outside.

K&N Pro Series West alumni, Brennan Newberry is in town for this weekend's NASCAR truck race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At 23 years of age, Newberry from Bakersfield, California is in his second year in the Camping World Truck Series. He is eighteenth in the point standing.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

About The NASCAR Foundation

The NASCAR Foundation's Mission

The NASCAR Foundation embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play.

The NASCAR Foundation's Impact

Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $15 Million in charitable support and helped provide medical treatment for more than 24,000 children annually at Speediatrics, fulfilled more than 2,000 NASCAR Dreams, helped provide 1236 summer camp experiences for children with special needs, recruited 12,000 fans to become part of a Volunteer Network and created educational opportunities for school-aged students that help to engage them in science and engineering programs.

NASCAR Race Mom agrees
"Every Kid Deserves A Champion"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sharky 500 & Kid's Expo

Ten dollars doesn't buy a lot these days -- but it just might get some lucky individual the 2012 Ford Mustang pace car from Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Black Mustang (red leather interior), which paces the field for the NASCAR events at BMS this year and is valued at more than $38,000, will be on the line when the fifth edition of the Sharky 500 takes place Oct. 13 at BMS.

The rubber sharks are available now and cost only $10 each. There are 10,000 sharks available and there is no limit on the number individuals may purchase. All proceeds from the sale of the sharks will benefit the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. The Sharky 500 has raised in excess of $220,000 for children's agencies in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia the past five years.

The shark race takes place at Beaver Creek between the Speedway and Bristol Dragway. The sharks will be released simultaneously into the creek with the first one across the finish line winning its owner the BMS pace car, which is provided by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers. Second place will receive $5,000 to spend at Grand Home Furnishing. Third place winner will receive a four night stay vacation at the Wilderness at the Smokies, that will include; water park passes and adventure forest passes.

Prizes also will be awarded for third through 10th place. Winners do not have to be present in order to claim their prizes.

A Kids Expo, free of charge, also will take place that afternoon, prior to the Sharky 500. Activities include: Pumpkin painting, Inflatables sponsored by Tele-Optics, entertainment, a rock wall, and so much more!!

Beginning June 18, Sharks are now being sold at the BMS ticket office, online at and at all Tri-Cities Grand Home Furnishings locations. Beginning July 1, tickets will be available at all Pizza Plus locations. Speedway Children's Charities also will sell sharks during the Aug. 21-24 NASCAR events at BMS.

Click Here to Buy Tickets

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FLAT OUT: Dylan K Series Debuts

Las Vegas' Dylan Kwasniewski stars in a new docu-series on AOL On
that followed him on and off the track during his first season in
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and his senior year in high school.

Original AOL On Docu-Series Premieres

The original, unscripted docu-series “Flat Out,” co-produced by NASCAR Productions and Vuguru, premiered Tuesday on AOL On. The series follows teenager Dylan Kwasniewski on his quest to become a top NASCAR driver while balancing family, friends and newfound celebrity as a high school senior.

All 10 episodes will launch on Tuesday at

All 10 episodes will launch on Tuesday at “Flat Out” is a product of the sanctioning body’s Los Angeles-based Entertainment Marketing Division. Led by NASCAR Vice President Zane Stoddard, NASCAR’s Entertainment Marketing Division is continually integrating NASCAR into mainstream pop culture in an effort to expand the sport’s reach to new fans.


Dylan Kwasniewski, a 17 year-old NASCAR prodigy, struggles to balance his racing schedule in North Carolina and end of his senior year of high school in Las Vegas. Every teenager's rite of passage, a senior prom, comes at a busy time for Dylan and he rushes to get everything finished for the big night.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

NASCAR Dreams Come True in Atlanta

Thanks to the generous donors and supporters, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Atlanta Motor Speedway as they embarked on our latest NASCAR Dreams activation earlier this month.

Participants had the opportunity to meet Richard Petty Motorsports VP of Competition, Sammy Johns, and former Crew Chief and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Dale Inman. They also learned a great deal from Manager of Safety Inspections, Jamie Rigot and Clint Bowyer's team engineer, Tim O'Brien.

The entire day was focused on STEM education and how engineering relates to the sport of NASCAR. The group ended their visit with what was for many, their first NASCAR race.

The NASCAR Foundation would like to say thank you to everyone who made the Atlanta NASCAR Dreams weekend a success! For more on our exciting day, take a look at their Facebook album.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A greater responsibility

Most Racecar Drivers do it - However, Jeff Gordon does it really well!  This is one of the reasons, NASCAR #24 is one of NASCAR Race Mom's favorite drivers!

What Gordon recalls from his first championship, in 1995, might surprise you.

“I realized right away you don’t have this kind of success on your own,” Gordon said. “A lot of people behind the scenes make it happen, and you have to remember that.

“You have a greater responsibility in life than just driving a race car. And that’s a good problem to have. It’s a greater weight on your shoulders, but I think it’s why certain people get put in that position. They need to be tested or they can handle it.”

In 1999, he established the Jeff Gordon Foundation. In 2011, it became the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.

The focus is on research and support for children and families dealing with pediatric cancers. Since its establishment, the foundation has raised $13.5 million. In the past several years, the foundation has made donations in the United States and Africa totaling almost $5 million.

“Jeff is incredibly passionate about this,” said Trish Kriger, executive director of the JGCF. “This will not be something he ever walks away from. He’s been blessed with two healthy, wonderful children.

“But he sees so many kids who have the same story. One day they’re playing. The next day, they don’t feel quite right. The third day, they go to the doctor. The fourth day, they have cancer. He knows lives can change on a dime.”

Gordon also knows the United States is not the only place where children and their families are affected by cancer. His foundation has taken an active role in Africa, especially Rwanda.

“Over here (in the United States), the rates for remission are really growing, in the 80 percent range,” Gordon said. “We can focus on the long-term effects of those treatments as well as the 20 percent or so that aren’t curable, yet.

“The thing about Rwanda, as well as many other countries in Africa, is the impact you can have. A dollar goes so much further there. And when someone is being treated with a mild pain reliever for a very severe illness, especially cancer, that’s not right. Over there, we can prevent deaths. That’s hard to find, hard to do, yet over there it’s not, and we should be doing it.”

The families in need of help and hope and the work done by doctors and scientists on curing pediatric cancer never are far from his thoughts.

“There are days when I feel really good, and I have people patting me on the back and telling me what great things I’m doing,” Gordon said. “And I’m meeting families whose children went to a hospital we support and whose lives were saved. That feels really good.

“But as long as there’s one child dying, and unfortunately a lot more than that are, we’re not doing enough.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fans Invited to Come Watch Jeff Gordon,
Chad Knaus, Others in Charity Kickball Game

Join Jeff Gordon, Chad Knaus, Ray Evernham and other members of the racing community this Wednesday, September 11th at CMC-NorthEast Stadium as 16 teams compete for "Best Kickball Team in Town."

Held on National Day of Service, the inaugural Charlotte Kicks-It kickball tournament will raise money for children's cancer research at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. Teams will compete for a one of a kind trophy at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, home of the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball team.

A donation grants fans access to the family-friendly event, which begins at 5 p.m. local time. In addition to the game, there will be a Kid's Zone, Kid's Art Market, silent auction and concessions. For more information or to donate, visit

Gordon, as pictured above, competed in a charity kickball game last season with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

CMC-NorthEast Stadium is located at 2888 Moose Road in Kannapolis, NC.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Baby Pastrana

Travis Pastrana and his wife, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, became the proud parents of a baby girl on September 2, 2013. The news broke on social media after Pastrana posted a photo of his new family with hashtags “#199andAhalf” and “#babyPastrana.”

The family hasn’t released the name of their new daughter yet, but they plan to spend the remaining months of 2013 spending time with family before heading out for a Nitro Circus Live Tour, which starts January 2014. 

My son Moses raced against Travis Pastrana in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West a few years back. NASCAR Race Mom got to meet him at a few races; Travis Pastrana was a gentlemen.

It will be interesting to watch Baby Pastrana as she grow.  Maybe we will see her at an X-Game sometime in the future.

#199andAhalf #babyPastrana