One of my passions and my only real professional sports passions happens to be NASCAR RACING. I love it! I love the family feel the entire sport has, the feeling that we’re all in this sport together and because we love the sport so much that we will all rally around it to protect it.
I also love this sport because I LOVE SPEED! I love to watch the cars with their drivers banging each other around trying to claim more real estate on the track, kissing each other’s car’s with paint around the corners going three wide, the thrill of the vibrations soaring though my body every time I hear those pipes as the cars rear up and howl past me.
It’s my sport.
I love my driver. I love my husband’s driver. I even love to hate the driver who most infuriates me, who would be a young and arrogant driver by the name of Kyle Bush. He is an incredibly talented driver who ruin his popularity chances because of his attitude. And I must note here to just for transparency that Bush and my driver Happy Harvick have a healthy rivalry going on.
Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana Harvick have my heart, Their souls are married to each other and to this sport. Kevin is who is often referred to as Happy Harvick, because rarely do you not see a smile adorning his handsome face. He also is referred to as The Closer. Because out of no where he suddenly shows in the last laps and closes in on the lead and just in time before that checkered flag comes down he takes over the leader and rushes past, leaving the guy in his dust wondering “where in the hell did Harvick come from?” Kevin has led the least laps in this years series but has 3 wins so far.
I also seem to have become quite smitten with Harvick’s wife and partner in all crimes, Delanna. Let me tell you this woman may be the most intelligent with track smarts ever to enter a track. And she’s a woman!! Unheard of in the past. Today she is part Nascar’s bright future. She runs KHI ie: Kevin Harvick Incorporated with Kevin and they have stables (teams) in two of the series in Nascar, Nationwide, and Truck. And mind you they are doing quite well in both. They both have savvy business senses and between the two of them we will be hearing BOTH of their names for a long time to come.
Jeff Gordon #24. What can I say about this darling of Nascar? He is my husband’s driver. Has been since Jeff came to Nascar which seems like yesterday, and yet seems so long ago as well. Jeff was around and winning races by the Old Rule standards. So he has seen the Chase come into the sport which was only vaguely tolerated in the begining, until finally it’s is this sport’s Supr Bowl every year. But for us in Nascar we know it’s not just ONE weekend that resolves who our 2011 champ will be.
We, Nascar devotees know it’s all about the 10 RACES IN THE CHASE.
10 weekends!! That is how we learn who is the best in 2011.
This is how we rock n roll…..