Archive for the ‘NASCAR’ Category
Danica Patrick is moving from Indy racing to NASCAR. One thing
for sure, in this male dominated sport is that she will really brighten it
up. This will be one of the best NASCAR gifts the sport has gotten in a
long time. With her beautiful looks and personality she will surely make
the ratings go up. Most of the fans are getting tired of the bickering between
all the male drivers and their big egos. Danica will be a refreshing addition to
the sport that needs a shot in the arm.
Ever look at those Nascar shirts? Talk about human billboards.
Some of them have on so many logos for advertising it can
get you dizzy. Not only are they on the front and both sleeves
but all over the back. I think they are cool and I have a few, but
I sure wouldn’t want to pay the cost to advertise on one. I don’t
know what it cost but it must be a bundle. It takes millions to
run these cars and the drivers are millionaires. At least when we
buy a shirt, we don’t have to pay for the advertising, we can just
I’m driving down the mountains and going to Denver. I’m driving my wife’s car instead of my old pickup truck. Her car can really carve the turns and is much more fun than my truck. The road has lots of gentle curves so I step on the gas to live out my race car fantasies. The speed limit is 55 but that is to slow for me. I’m going 75-80 and having a blast. Wouldn’t you know it, around the next bend is a cop and he pulls me over. This ain’t no race course he says and gives me a ticket for $150.0o. As I’m driving down with the ticket and obeying the speed limit, I’m thinking, I ‘m not a race car driver, but sure could have bought a couple of nice nascar jackets for what this ticket cost me.
If you just won the NASCAR Championship like Tony Stewart did, wouldn’t you be happy with your crew chief. Not Stewart. He fired him. No Nascar gifts for Darian Grubb and most likely no Christmas gifts for Grubb from Tony Stewart. 8 days after the Sprint Cup Title, Stewart fired Grubb and replaced him with Steve Addington. These guys in Nascar just cannot get along. Drivers fight with crew chiefs and drivers fight with drivers. Must be a lot of big egos. Trouble is, nobody in pro sports has any idea how good they have it. I would love to trade jobs with any of these people. Traveling around the country and having a good time while making a great living, is my idea of a fun job.
Of all the sports, nobody gets more advertising dollars per square inch than Nascar. Football may have one logo on the jersey or helmet, same with a basketball jersey. Look at a Nascar car and it is full of advertising. Logos abound on the cars from front to back. With the cars going so fast, who can read them. I’ll bet companies pay a premium for that to. If I was going to advertise in that sport I would do it on some Nascar shirts. Even though the logo may be smaller, at least the drivers stand still sometimes and maybe someone will see it. What they are, are human billboards. Nobody pays me to wear a shirt. But then again, if I took it off, somebody surly would.
Two things I want to do before I kick the bucket is drive a Nascar car in a race and fly an F16 jet. Now I don’t think the Air Force will let me in one of their jets, but what harm could I do to a car. I’ve been driving all my life and have never caused a wreck and I like to dive fast. The only problem is the cops don’t like me driving fast. They never seem to bother me when I’m not. Maybe if I got some Nascar jackets and wore them when I was driving and then got pulled over, the cops might think I’m qualified to drive fast and leave me alone. Probably not. So if anybody wants me to drive their Nascar car for them, let me know. If I scratch the fender, I’ll repaint it.