Sunday, November 17, 2019

Justin Allgaier’s Daughter Harper Remediates Race Disappointment

Justin Allgaier’s Daughter Harper Remediates Race Disappointment
#NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender Justin Allgaier finished in 14th place in the Race - 4th in the points.

For NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender Justin Allgaier, his No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lacked the necessary speed from the beginning of the race weekend in order to be competitive. He was never able to jump ahead of the other three title contenders, and scrapping the wall with less than twenty laps remaining, Allgaier had to settle for a disappointing fourteen place finish.



“It was disappointing because we felt like yesterday in practice, the seven laps that we got, that our balance was pretty good,” Allgaier said. “We were excited about tonight because the things we worked on yesterday and in the shop and try to make better for our program, we had done.

Justin Allgaier with his Crew - #NASCAR Xfinity Series

“Unfortunately, tonight we were just way too loose and way too loose to really push at the speed those guys were running.”


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Victory Junction – Adam’s Way

Victory Junction – Adam’s Way

#MyGivingStory @GivingTuesday 


#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest created to foster a public conversation about giving and to inspire more people to give.

z & Paul Smith (Victory Junction – Indoor Sports Field)


Below is my entry: 

My devotion to the resilience of children stimulates me to give back. Every month, my husband and I donate to Victory Junction. We love how health challenged children entrusted to this camp gain a greater understanding of their own strengths and courage.

Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating facility that challenges youngsters who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible. As they conquer activities like zip lining and archery or experience bowling, fishing or swimming, the children build confidence that will positively shape how they view the rest of their lives. You should see the “Adventure Tower” which stands fifty-five (55) feet tall and is covered in puzzling ways to get to the top!

We visited the Victory Junction a couple of years back and were thrilled to see how creativity and ingenuity came together to offer these kids the experience of their lives.

This transformative Camp has enriched over eight thousand young campers and thanks to generosity of donors, families never pay for their child to attend. How awesome it would be if we could donate that $10,000 prize to this charity.

“Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth. The camp began operation in 2004. It was the dream of Adam Petty, a fourth-generation race car driver from the famous Petty family. Adam died at the young age of nineteen in 2000 during a practice lap crash. It was his dream to help children and Adam’s family, fellow drivers, plus friends made it happen.

Victory Junction is part of SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN), an alliance of nine camps nationally and thirty camps worldwide that serve children dealing with serious medical condition and chronic illnesses. It is also an official charity of NASCAR.

If you are ever near Randleman, North Carolina, I highly recommend you arrange for a tour of the Victory Junction grounds. The insight you reap will enhance your life.

The twenty entries with the most votes will be sent to the Contest Judges. Voting is super easy. You just click on the entry link and then click on the green vote button on the top left of the screen. Bam you are done for the day.

You can vote once daily until December 10, 2019.

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to Vote for My Entry


What are the prizes?

There are several streams of prizes:
  1. From among the 20 finalists with the most votes, the judges' rankings will determine the winners of 1st Place ($10,000 for your chosen nonprofit organization), 2nd Place ($5,000 for your chosen nonprofit organization) and 3rd Place ($2,500 for your chosen nonprofit organization).
  2. The four nonprofit organizations that are nominated by the most story submitters will each receive $2,000 grants. (Note that this will not impact individual stories' eligibility to be a finalist or winner of one of the larger prizes.)
  3. The five stories submitted by people between the ages of 13 and 17 with the most votes will receive the #GivingTuesdayKids award and $1,000 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  4. The five Spanish-language stories with the most votes will be reviewed by judges. The two finalists with the highest scores will receive the #Yo Donoy Porque award and $12,500 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  5. Two stories that touch the GivingTuesday team will each receive an Honorable Mention and $1,000 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  6. Eight times throughout the voting period (twice per week), an entry will be selected at random to receive a $500 grant for their chosen charity. (Note that this will not impact individual stories’ eligibility to be a finalist or winner of one of the larger prizes.)
  7. Every day during the submission period (November 1st to December 3rd), an entry will be selected at random to receive a custom GivingTuesday gift. 

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Harvick's Pit Crew Make Youngster's #NASCAR Experience Memorable

Harvick's Pit Crew Make Youngster's #NASCAR Experience Memorable Kevin Harvick and the #4 team had a pretty good day at the track. The Freaky Fast Ford finish on podium (3rd) and advanced to the Round of twelve (12) in the 2019 Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Playoff. However, this is not what this young Harvick Fan will remember.

Thanks to the #4 Pit Crew - this youngster had an experience of a lifetime.


Kevin Harvick was 22nd fastest in opening practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (100.223 mph).
Kevin Harvick was 22nd fastest in opening practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR
Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (100.223 mph).

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Poster

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Poster

Wallace's #43 Darlington Poster Honoring Adam Petty Auction


Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR


Mitchell is an eleven-year-old who loves NASCAR, everything Petty, and Bubba Wallace! He goes to lots of NASCAR races with his dad and always make posters to show support for his driver, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 and his team, Richard Petty Motorsports

For the Darlington race, Bubba drove a throwback scheme, designed to honor Adam Petty's win in the ARCA series, and the sponsor of the car, Victory Junction Camp. Mitchell made the poster in honor of Adam Petty, his legacy, and the camp.


That poster (pictured above) is autographed by Bubba Wallace, Kyle Petty, and the King of NASCAR - Richard Petty.  You can bid on this NASCAR artwork with all the proceeds of the sale to benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc.


Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Interview of Mitchell by his Father

1) Mitchell, why did you make this poster?

Answer: To support Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports. In memory of and honor of Adam Petty because of how good of a person he was. I am just happy Bubba got to drive that car.

2) Mitchell, why do you want to auction this poster off?

Answer: Because that is what Adam Petty would do. He would donate money to Victory Junction and he would do everything he could to make kids smile and I think something I dedicated to him should help a camp he wanted to make. I am just happy that my poster is gonna go for money that I can donate to get somebody to go to camp. My goal is to try to do the same thing that Adam would do. I want to be able to help that camp. I want to be a counselor when I turn 18. I want to help as much as I can to honor Adam Petty.

3) Why is Victory Junction special to you?

Answer: Because it is Adam Petty's legacy. It is what he wanted to make. I have been to Victory Junction Camp twice (not as a camper). When I was there I felt proud to be a 43 fan and to know about Adam Petty. It is a special place, just for kids who might not be able to go to camps like 4h or other camps I can go to.

4) What makes Adam Petty special to you?

Answer: He was just a great person. Everything he did for everybody was remarkable. There are not many people like that and I think that's pretty awesome.

Darlington marked Mitchell's 7th NASCAR race of the season and his 7th #43 poster this season. He makes them all for Bubba Wallace and the #43 team. He wanted to give the poster to the camp, but I made the suggestion that he auction it off for proceeds to go to Victory Junction Camp. He jumped all over it. He is so excited! His goal is no small one. He wants to raise enough money to send one camper to camp ($1,500-$2,500!). While I understand he likely won't reach his goal, I hope we can raise some funds for Victory Junction and some exposure as well! Mitchell's Dad

Click Here to Bid on Poster

 

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Eleven-Year-Old Supports Victory Junction with Hand Drawn RPM Bubba Wallace Poster #NASCAR

Adam Petty

Adam Kyler Petty was an American professional racing driver. He was the fourth generation from the Petty family to drive in races in the highest division of NASCAR racing. He is believed to be the first fourth-generation athlete in all of modern American professional sports.

Tragically, on May 12, 2000, in a practice session for the Busch 200 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Petty's throttle stuck wide open going into turn three, causing the car to hit the outside wall virtually head on. Petty was killed instantly when he suffered a basilar skull fracture. He was just nineteen years old.

The Petty family founded Victory Junction in honor of their son and to honor his dream of helping children.


100% of the sale of this item will benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc.

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-safe environment at no cost to the camper or their family. Located in the hills of Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction is spread across 84 acres, allowing children to do what they do best - be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Young NASCAR Fans are the Winners

Young NASCAR Fans are the Winners
By allowing children in the garage and younger teens behind the wheel, it’s clear NASCAR wants a youth movement. In fact, kids thirteen and under are just ten dollars ($10) with a paying adult in most grandstands for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and FREE with a paying adult to Qualifying and Xfinity series races.

This weekend race winners augmented that dedication to the younger fans. 

Christopher Bell #NASCAR
Christopher Bell
NASCAR Xfinity SeriesChristopher Bell drives the No. 20 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing.  Bell led 238 of 250 laps, a career-high for a single race, to win at Richmond and advance to the next round of the Xfinity Series Playoffs. 

He then gave his winning checkered flag to a boy decked out in Christopher Bell attire.




Martin Truex Jr #NASCAR
Martin Truex Jr
Martin Truex Jr., who drives the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing survived a spin to win the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season's second race at Richmond, taking his second victory in a row and his sixth this year. He was leading with 87 laps remaining when Ricky Stenhouse Jr., running on fresher tires, spun him out.

After the race, an elated Truex Jr. presented a youngster wearing a t-shirt that mirrored the driver’s race suit his winning checkered flag.



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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Keelan Harvick Plays Drums With Jake Owens

Keelan Harvick Plays Drums With Jake Owens
Delana and husband Kevin Harvick with their kids, Keelan and Piper. #NASCAR
Delana and husband Kevin Harvick with their kids, Keelan and Piper.

The perks of being the child of a NASCAR star are rewarding. Below, you can witness six-year-old, Keelan Paul Harvick (son of Kevin and DeLana Harvick) as he is brought onto stage to play drums before the 61st Daytona 500 with Jake Owens.



Country music artist Jake Owen, a Florida native, performed in the pre-race show. #daytona500 #nascar
Country music artist Jake Owen, a Florida native, grew up going to the Daytona 500.

“It’s a big deal for everyone whether you’re a Floridian or not,” he said. “I definitely came as a kid.”

Owen – whose 2013 hit “Beachin’” features Daytona Beach and its music video contains shots of the Boardwalk – performed the pre-race concert before the Daytona 500.


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Start Off the #NASCAR Season by Getting Your 2019 Collectible Pin

Start Off the #NASCAR Season by Getting Your 2019 Collectible Pin

Help the NASCAR Foundation Make Children’s Health a Top Priority Through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund


Start Off the #NASCAR Season by Getting Your 2019 Collectible Pin

2019 Limited Edition
NASCAR Foundation
Lapel Pin
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of children who need it the most in the communities of NASCAR family across the U.S. The NASCAR Foundation funds critical needs expressed by hospital, specialty clinics, camps and other charitable organizations that provide support for children's medical and health care initiatives.

Show your support of The NASCAR Foundation by getting the 2019 limited edition NASCAR Foundation Lapel Pin and making a donation to help bring smiles to more kids in need! (For every donation of $5, you will receive a 2019 NASCAR Foundation Pin.)

https://foundation.nascar.com/public/nascar/order?inventory_id=111&segmentcode=009
(Every $5 donation will receive a 2019 NASCAR Foundation Pin.)



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Note: The NASCAR Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that represents the generosity of the entire NASCAR community.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Love, Ella and Leo

Love, Ella and Leo (Jeff Gordon's Children)
NASCAR Star, Jeff Gordon was married to Ingrid Vandebosch in the year 2006. The couple welcomed two children named Ella Sofia in 2007 and Leo Benjamin in 2010.

Gordon's immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted Friday during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Further, Gordon won four titles over seven seasons.

The HOF Induction Ceremony proved to be a family affair as Jeff's children joined him on stage and shared what their father's accomplishments meant to them.

On the day their dad was set to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ella and Leo Gordon wrote him letters to mark the occasion.



“I hope that the things I can teach them and these experiences that we get to have together will catapult them into whatever they’re passionate about, that they want to strive for,” Gordon said, “and understand the hard work that comes along with it.”

Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt before a NASCAR Cup race. The two became rivals after Gordon dethroned Earnhardt in 1995. ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images
Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt before a NASCAR Cup race. The two became rivals after
Gordon dethroned Earnhardt in 1995. ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images



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