Sunday, August 2, 2020

Welcome Cotten Cable Petty

Welcome Cotten Cable Petty
Welcome Cotten Cable Petty

Kyle Petty, the former NASCAR driver and current NBC Sports analysts, and his wife Morgan have welcomed their second child, a baby boy today. Kyle and Morgan were married in 2015. Formerly Morgan Castano, Petty’s wife served as the executive director of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, the annual cross-country motorcycle trip that fundraises for the Victory Junction Gang Camp.


Monday, July 27, 2020

Baby #2 Joins Kaitlyn Vincie's Team

Baby #2 Joins Kaitlyn Vincie's Team

Kaitlyn Anne Vincie is an American sports presenter and journalist. She currently works for the Fox NASCAR team as a reporter and presents in their daily news and update show NASCAR Race Hub.


Kaitlyn is married to Blake Harris. Blake is the car boss for Team 78 of Furniture Row Racing. He is also a multi-instrumentalist.




FYI: this writer had the pleasure of working with Ms. Vincie in December of 2011 during a media op - genuinely a nice and classy lady. I am immediately to Matt Kenseth's Left and Kaitlyn is the second person to his right. 


Working with Kaitlyn Vincie during a Matt Kenseth Media Op (#NASCAR)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Greenlight Debit Card for Kids On Board the #27 of J.J. Yeley

Greenlight Debit Card for Kids On Board the #27 of J.J. Yeley

Every account is FDIC-insured


Greenlight Debit Card for Kids On Board the #27 of J.J. Yeley #NASCAR


Have you discovered the Greenlight Debit Card for Kids? I hadn’t until I learned that the company was sponsoring J.J. Yeley for the All Star Open. As an Oma (Dutch Grandmother) to five youngsters, I found this concept both awesomely timely and efficient.

J.J. Yeley, in the #27, will start the Open from the thirteenth position in his Rick Ware Racing Ford. Yeley competes full time in the top NASCAR Series. He was the 2001 and 2003 USAC Sprint Cup Champion; the 2002 and 2003 USAC Silver Crown Champion; and the 2003 USAC “Triple Crown” Winner. J.J. has three hundred and seven (307) cup races under his belt.

As cash usage dwindles, the Greenlight Debit Card for Kids Teens, and College Students provides parents an efficient convenience while teaching their youngsters good money habits. These app-based cards put parents in control, while letting kids learn from their mistakes without getting into serious trouble for only $4.99 per month!

Why Parents Choose Greenlight

Chore management
  • First month free. No contracts. • Includes debit cards for up to five kids • No minimum age. No minimum balance. • No transaction, international or overdraft fees • Their first replacement cards are on us
  • Turn “Do I have to?” into “All done!” Create in-app chore lists and tie the work to perks.

Allowance on autopilot
  • Automatically transfer allowances to kids’ accounts and help them divvy up their earnings between their Spend, Save and Give accounts.

Instant transfers to kids’ cards
  • Send money instantly to your kids' accounts anytime, anywhere. And everyone sleeps a little bit better.

Real-time transaction notifications
  • Get an alert any time the card is used, including when it’s declined for any reason. You always know when, where and how much money they’re spending.

Store-specific spend controls
  • Greenlight is the only debit card that lets you select each store where kids are allowed to spend. If they try to spend where they shouldn’t, we’ll alert you immediately.

Educational app for kids
  • A special version of the Greenlight app* lets kids track balances, work chore lists and more.
  • *App is optional; kids without smart devices can still use their cards.

Switch card on or off from the app
  • If a card is lost or stolen, you can immediately disable it in the Greenlight app. And then switch it back on when the card turns up in the laundry.

Save the change with Round Ups
  • It’s the digital version of putting spare change in a piggy bank. Kids can round up purchases to the next dollar and automatically add the change to their savings. Even when they’re spending, they’re saving.

Parent-Paid Interest on savings
  • Set and pay interest on your kids’ Save accounts, teaching them the magic of compound growth. Turn your savers into super savers!

Personal savings goals
  • Greenlight helps kids set real savings goals and track their progress toward reaching them, all in the app. Someday, they’ll thank you.

ATM parental controls
  • You choose whether your kids can use their cards at ATMs and how much cash they can withdraw. Every parent’s new best friend.

Direct deposit
  • Teens with jobs can set up direct deposit and have their paychecks sent straight to their Greenlight account, so their money is all in one place.

Enabled for Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Kids can add their Greenlight card as an Apple Pay or Google Pay payment method* so they can tap and pay in an instant. *Subject to Apple Pay and Google Pay age requirements.

Referral bonus
  • When you refer someone to Greenlight, you’ll both get $10. (Along with our endless appreciation.)

Balance tracking
  • See all historic activity in your kids’ Spend, Save and Give accounts. Your kids are about to become budgeting pros.

Remember to tune in to watch J.J. Yeley in the NASCAR All-Star Open. It is scheduled to take the green flag at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The All-Star Open consists of a three-stage sprint at Bristol. The Open contains two thirty-five (35) -lap segments and an exciting fifteen (15) -lap shootout at the end. The winner of each stage in the Open advances to the rear of the All-Star Race field.

Go J.J. and Greenlight



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Keelan Harvick's First Karting #Win

Keelan Harvick's First Karting #Win / Awesome family moment today being able to celebrate Keelans first Karting win! #prouddad

Look out #NASCAR Fans; here come the newest "Closer." 




(Father Kevin was nicknamed "The Closer" for his ability to make late passes for the win (often with the commentators asking "Where did he come from?" because he often made them from a considerable distance behind, usually taking advantage of the leader running out of fuel in the last few corners)

Monday, July 6, 2020

Jesse Love - Two Wins in Seven Days

Jesse Love - Two Wins in Seven Days
NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Series West traveled to Southern California for the ENEOS 125 presented by NAPA AUTO PARTS at Irwindale Speedway. Bill McAnally Racing has a winning record at the state-of-the-art facility – capturing victories in 13 of the 27 ARCA West regular-season races the track has hosted.

Jesse Love Jr. / NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Series West
Jesse Love Jr.
BMR’s driver lineup featured five talented young series rookies –Giovanni Scelzi, Lawless Alan, Jesse Love, Gracie Trotter and Holley Hollan. Each of them were looking to add another Irwindale win to the team’s record. Four of the BMR drivers have raced at the speedway in another division and are looking to put that experience to good use as they return to the half-mile track for the ARCA West race.

However, it was fifteen-year-old Jesse Love who brought home the Trophy. Love who is from Menlo Park, California has a top-10 at Irwindale Speedway in a Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series race last season. He split his time between dirt and asphalt arenas of racing in 2019 – competing in the Southwest Tour and the POWRi National Midget League.



He is having a great 2020 season. Coming into the Irwindale event, Jesse had wheeled the No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry to a win and a runner-up finish in the twin races at Utah. (June 27, 2020).

His Fourth of July win at Irwindale Speedway has him on top of the series points standings with a seventeen-point cushion. Love is also first in the rookie standings. 

Jesse Love - Two Wins in Seven Days / NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Series West


There are five races remaining – with the next event scheduled for 08/08/2020 at Evergreen.


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  2. Chase Elliott Foundation “DESI9N TO DRIVE”
  3. Keelan Captures Pole in His First Go-Kart Race
  4. History Through the Lens of NASCAR
  5. The Briscoe Family Suffers a Miscarriage

Friday, June 19, 2020

Welcome Ace RC Dillon

Welcome Ace RC Dillon
Austin Dillon and wife Whitney welcomed their first child, Ace RC into the NASCAR family last Sunday. 

“‘RC’ obviously is for my grandfather,” Dillon said. “My logo has always been the Ace of Spades and my grandfather always said ‘ace in the hole.’ So, I was like this is a good time to make my kid the ace in the hole and hopefully he‘s better than me.” 


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  2. Keelan Captures Pole in His First Go-Kart Race
  3. History Through the Lens of NASCAR
  4. The Briscoe Family Suffers a Miscarriage
  5. Special #NASCAR Fan Surprised by Chip Ganassi Pit Crew

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Chase Elliott Foundation “DESI9N TO DRIVE”

Chase Elliott Foundation “DESI9N TO DRIVE”

Racing Shoes to Benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta #desi9ntodrive


 Racing Shoes to Benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta #NASCAR


The Chase Elliott Foundation officially re-launched its fourth annual "DESI9N TO DRIVE" art collaboration with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's), the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia. Elliott and his three Hendrick Motorsports teammates will wear racing shoes designed by four Children's patients (or siblings of patients) during this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 7.

Patients at Children’s submitted color sketches of racing shoes depicting their "big dreams" and four sketches were selected to be replicated on the Alpinestars racing shoes worn by the Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Beginning today, each of the four racing shoes are being auctioned online for nine days, ending June 14.

Auction proceeds go to the Chase Elliott Foundation to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Covid-19 fund and the summer camp program that Children’s runs for its large patient network. Children's Covid-19 fund helps provide needed support, supplies and equipment for their most fragile patients and frontline workers.

"Wearing these special racing shoes and meeting the designers behind DESI9N TO DRIVE is one of the great things we do all season," said Elliott, a Dawsonville, Ga., native and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner in the No. 9 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. "We've been fortunate to raise a significant amount of money over the last few years to enable more patients to enjoy time at summer camp and away from the hospital. In addition, this year my foundation will match the auction proceeds and make a separate donation to the Children's Covid-19 fund."

Elliott's teammates at Hendrick Motorsports include drivers Jimmie Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Champion, Alex Bowman and William Byron.

"Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is honored to be able to continue our partnership with Chase Elliott on the DESI9N TO DRIVE program, which helps expand our summer camp program offerings to meet the needs of our growing patient population," said Beth Buursema, senior director, corporate partnerships at Children's. "To have Chase also make a sizeable donation to our Covid-19 fund helps enable Children's to properly and safely care for our patients and families during this difficult time."

The DESI9N TO DRIVE program has raised and donated over $100,000 from the auction and corporate partner support in its first three years.


The winning racing shoe sketches were submitted by three patients and one patient sibling at Children’s ranging in age from five to 14 years old. The Hendrick drivers picked their favorite sketch, resulting in the following driver-designer pairings:

Chase Elliott – Brooke Winokur, age 8
Jimmie Johnson – Evelyn Odell, age 5 (older sister of patient)
Alex Bowman – Justin Mingo, age 14
William Byron – Julia Hope Sears, age 9

Following the race, each driver will sign their respective racing shoes, which are being auctioned off through June 14 at the online auction site of the NASCAR Foundation located at nascarfoundation.org/chaseelliott.

Several corporate partners are matching the highest winning bid of Elliott's shoes in the online auction, including NAPA AUTO PARTS, Mountain Dew, Hooters, Kelley Blue Book, Valvoline, and SunTrust.

ABOUT CHASE ELLIOTT FOUNDATION

The Chase Elliott Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and financial assistance to well-qualified charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping others live healthier, happier lives. Elliott is the driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE race car for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott was voted the NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver in 2018 and 2019. Visit chaseelliott.com/foundation for more information.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and 20 neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit choa.org for more information.

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