maveness: (HIMYM - Barney Beer)
( Feb. 18th, 2010 01:53 pm)
Toyota Sponsafier Commercial

Some image grabs, because this commercial was so freaking genius. (The first one was awesome, because we got Reut in that outfit saying he loved love. The second one had a trifecta of genius.)

For [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid:

For the record, I didn't see the hand the first several times we saw this on Sunday. Mikey really is dressed as Napoleon!

Michael Waltrip )

Also, Kyle and Joey. Because the outfits/expressions are priceless.

Kyle Busch and Joey Logano )

ETA: Reutimann in the comments.
maveness: (Dean - Impala Love)
( Nov. 1st, 2009 06:13 pm)
NASCAR

Holy freaking hell, Jamie McMurray!!!!!

*freaks*

Also, Chad must have paid that medicine man something to slip in a "ensure Jimmie does well" bit o' mojo.

Honestly, I was happy with the race in terms of who all was running well. And for the first portion of the race I was loving the racing. It's important to note that four guys were not going to win the race, no matter what: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch. Why? Because they're great at plate tracks. And after the last plate race Jamie won, no one will work with those guys near the end. (Which begs the question - why don't the four of them make a pact and say screw everyone else? Everyone loves being pushed by them or following them to the front, but no one wants to be near them at the end because they know they can be beaten by those guys.) The only reason I didn't put Michael Waltrip on that list is because I think folks had written him off enough that they'd underestimate him and let him near the front. For evidence, see Jimmie Johnson wanting to work with Michael. Granted, I also think Jimmie wasn't too worried because Michael isn't Mark or Jeff, so not challenging him for the title.

Also, I'm dubbing that rule by NASCAR about seeing sunshine in the corners between the cars the "NASCAR PDA rule". It's very reminiscent of what our principal did in high school - yelling "I must see six inches!" at kids who were making out.

The big thing - Ryan Newman's wreck scared the ever loving crap out of me. Partially because his car kept hitting on the roof, partially because he's just so big and big guys cannot get out of cars well in that condition. Poor Krissie! Now, NASCAR, please to be explaining who these cars are suddenly getting airborne. This was not supposed to be the case.
maveness: (Dean - Impala Love)
( Oct. 29th, 2009 08:14 pm)
NASCAR Things

1. Brian Vickers: Don't know who all watched the pre-race retrospective last Sunday at Martinsville (you know, the "it's been five years since The Crash" spiel). I was only paying attention to it halfway, because it's always the same things and it was sad, but they didn't mention the five year anniversary of Junior going to Daytona, so chill already, you know? And then, when I realized that Brian was on my screen...he doesn't talk about it. He'll talk about the happy times with Ricky, but he doesn't talk about it. And that little clip, with the LOOK that he gave. I nearly bawled for the boy.

2. AJ Allmendinger: *sigh* Imma kick his ass. Who wants to go with? (DWI, for those who haven't heard.)

3. David Ragan, Michael Waltrip, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin: OMG, while I'm not shocked that Denny is the dumbest of the bunch so far on Smarter Than A 5th Grader (he's barely smarter than a first grader), dudes. DUDES. We finally get a measurable sense of a Busch's brains, and he's dumber than Michael Waltrip? (Okay, for the record, Mikey is wicked smart and just hides it well as part of a schtick. But still. This is book learning we're talking about. This is supposed to be Kurt's area.) Tomorrow night is Carl. I have to admit, I'm not thrilled that we've got a whole week of guys and we didn't get Ryan Newman or Brian Vickers. Those two are supposedly the smartest in the garage. I've been dying to see how they stack up against Mikey. Couldn't we have done without Denny?
maveness: (Orangecrush)
( May. 4th, 2009 06:59 pm)
Darlington

[livejournal.com profile] eliz, [livejournal.com profile] pmgoose, [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid

Working on details for this weekend! Just five days to gooooooo!

Prepare yourselves! Gird your loins! (See if you can find out if Mikey's going to be at his souvenir trailer, and if so, when, cause I haven't found anything so far!)
maveness: (What?)
( Mar. 1st, 2009 11:25 am)
I slept 13 hours last night. Just got up at 11.

I blame the dirty dream I had. About Michael Waltrip.

(Knowing too much about Mikey and his dirty mind apparently combined with hormones to create that dream. I don't know! I was watching House Hunters before bed! There is no reason!)

At least my brain kept things realistic. And he only got to second base.

ETA: Biffle has the flu. McMurray has the flu. I call shenanigans if Sadler pops up with the flu next.
maveness: (Really?)
( Feb. 15th, 2009 11:17 am)
Something of note:

I was preparing for racing today by watching condensed versions of the 2001 Daytona 500 and the 2001 Pepsi 400 last night. Both Daytona races, both won by DEI cars.

So remember the controversy with Dale Jr. and that some drivers were really suspicious of his car at the July race? After watching both of those back to back, I'm just going to point out something - I can honestly say that it's a bunch of bull. It can be put to rest now, because seeing the two races side by side, it's actually kind of surprising, especially with the COT now, how easy it is to see that the cars were just great that day.

1. The cars (all of them, not just DEI) didn't have to run as close together back then for the draft. They could run by themselves better. Now, if you get out of the draft, you're done. Then, a lone car could hold it's own for a bit. (Actually, think of Junior's last race with DEI at Talladega - he totally broke out and Jimmie and Brian did somewhat as well.) Whereas now, the cars are very, very close, back then they weren't.

2. DEI ruled the plate tracks. Not just Junior, but Mikey as well. They took the two Daytona races as one-two. More than just looking at how Junior blazed through the pack in a lap and a half on the last restart, look at how Mikey blazed through the pack to get to Junior. Both cars were amazing. But more importantly, they were just *starting* to own the plate tracks. I don't think other drivers really had a grasp of how good his car was compared to others.

3. There was talk that Junior was making moves by himself that he shouldn't have been able to make. No, he made moves that played off other people, but he wasn't by himself. He'd dive in front of other cars in foolhardy moves, but that can be attributed to daring of youth and a car he felt was great enough to stick.

4. The outside line never could get a run on Mikey and Junior in the 500. Senior was blocking the inside line, because that was where the run was coming from. Look at the 400 and you'll see that the outside line never really challenged Junior until the absolute very end when Bobby got up there. But he lost momentum as well. A lot of moves Junior made were getting below guys or shuffling them to the top line. He was using the better line. He didn't get in the bad line and advance.
maveness: (Burned)
( Jan. 15th, 2009 02:44 pm)
60 Most Beautiful People in NASCAR

Number 34: JJ Yeley

Cactus Jack's kid this way )


Number 33: Michael Waltrip

Eliz, your man this way )
maveness: (Oh Really Now?)
( Sep. 15th, 2008 09:17 pm)
Sarah Connor Chronicles

After last week and this week, I've come to a conclusion.

Spoiler cut )

This Week In NASCAR

*when talking about the altercation after the Truck race*

Michael: Hey Greg! You remember that time that that one dude jumped over your car to get to you?

Greg: Yeah.

Michael: That was funny.

Me: Harvick!!!!
maveness: (Default)
( Aug. 25th, 2008 08:42 pm)
This Week In NASCAR

Just to verify that my hearing isn't wonky...did Michael just infer that Biffle is sexy?

(Biffle was confident. Michael said "confidence is sexy". Biffle gave Michael a look. No, not that kind of look. More of a "it amuses me that you said that now stop" kind of look.)
maveness: (NASCAR - Love)
( Aug. 4th, 2008 08:03 pm)
The Mikey and Chad Hour

You know an episode of This Week In NASCAR is going to be fun when it starts with Mikey referring to his shrink and Chad referring to Mikey as having multiple personalities (but only two).

Also, the swiffer shall be featured. Yay!

And...Mikey's in a mood which means Steve Byrnes suggest hugging it out. Chad is either vaguely horrified or really horrified. (We love horrified Chad.)

Mikey: When I think of Steak-ummm burgers, I think of Mark Martin.
Chad: No you don't. That man has never had a burger in his life.
Me: No, he just looks like one.

Mikey: Next time you have a point like that, could you condense that a little bit? That was painful. There was a whole lot of stuff going on there. My brain's not that refined. (Chad) lost me at "Let me explain something to you."

More Procrastination Techniques

Hey look! Shiny! (This is me procrastinating. I need to make lists. And straighten. I at least got the kitchen straightened. But I need to work on the rest of the apartment so tomorrow I can do the closets and really get into the cleaning.)
maveness: (Default)
( Feb. 8th, 2008 08:46 am)
Vaguely Supernatural Related

I think there's amusement to be had in the fact that...I didn't dream last night. For the first time in a week. At all. Dang that was some good sleep. *g*

Also on the vaguely related to Supernatural front, Bobby is totally a Bobby Labonte fan. Earlier there was discussion between me and [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid about how he's more old school, like a Davey Allison fan or something, but you know, considering Bobby Labonte's been shooting hogs with bow and arrow in the off season and the incident with the beaver, plus the fact that Bobby on SPN is played by Jim Beaver (see that lovely segway?), I'm just sure that it all culminates with that biting wit they both have and yeah. Bobby is a fan of Bobby.

***

Other TV

I'm a dork, because I DVRed Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice in favor of watching Supernatural with neighbors and watching the Bud Shootout Selection Show. Let it be known, even I was hollering for someone to attack Kenny Wallace with duct tape by the end of it. Which was 10 minutes past when the end was supposed to be since Kenny. Wouldn't. Shut. Up.

Things learned though...Jamie has amazing beer bottle cap flipping skills, Greg Biffle sucks at choosing his own bottle but totally picked right for Jamie, Greg is scared of Jamie's beer bottle cap flipping, Tony is scared of the flipping as well, Mikey is totally going to win in some wild karmic retribution for everyone thinking he sucks the most in Toyotas (he's starting third - plus the first Toyota win of any sort in Cup going to Mikey), Mikey was taking pictures of everyone (which could be scary), JJ Yeley apparently doesn't like his given name (based upon the flinching when they actually announced it), Tony's hair is it's own living creature at this point, and Casey Mears is sick (like, literally - Gustaffson showed up to pick the starting spot).

***

Dog Rescue

Last night was kind of traumatic, because en route home I spotted a dog running around in the grassy median of a four lane interstate. I whipped off the next exit and circled back around. Poor dog was one of those southern ones - beagle mix that had part of a rope still attached to its collar, indicating it had been tied out in the yard and the rope snapped. Poor thing had no clue what was going on, but he was freaked all to hell. The cars scared him, I scared him, the other guy that stopped scared him...we got close to catching him before he dashed out into traffic. (65 mph traffic at that.) I actually turned my back, because I couldn't watch him get hit. By some stroke of luck he made it through. We just hoped he was headed in the right direction. And I really, really hope that the road kill that I saw this morning wasn't him.

***
Meme

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] dragonsinger:

"When I Was a Kid" Meme

LIST:

1. Five bands/singers you loved.

2. Five songs you loved.

3. Five TV shows you watched.

4. Five movies you were obsessed with.

5. Five people you want to answer this, too.

Answers )
maveness: (NASCAR - Adorable Vickers)
( Oct. 30th, 2007 09:24 am)
Two Reasons Why Inside Nextel Cup Rules


1. Biffle declares he's a virgin. Loudly.


2. Vickers and Waltrip get into a debate over the Car of Tomorrow that goes like this:

WALTRIP: The car of tomorrow isn't any harder to see through than the old car. They're all hard to see through.

VICKERS: I think they're talking about the wing.

WALTRIP: Then just look over it!

VICKERS: Not everyone is 6'5" or 7'5" like you.

WALTRIP: Then get a booster seat!


And that was just me catching the very last minute of the show (for Biffle) and a minute in a commercial break for Chuck. Thank GOD I DVRed it.

***

I've been up since 4:30 (did you know that came twice a day?) and at work since 7. I'm already crashing some.
maveness: (Default)
( Sep. 30th, 2007 12:41 pm)
Random NASCAR factoids for the day:

1. Most of the guys in the Roush shop think Jamie Mac's gay. *snickers* Okay, I admit to snickering for several reasons. First because I have no functioning gaydar, so I have no clue. Second because I really, really think that Jamie's a really clueless straight male who isn't macho in any way and tries to play off like he is to fit into the NASCAR culture and ends up looking like he's hiding something.

2. Ron Hornaday thinks Michael Waltrip is gay. From things I've heard from someone who used to cat around with him? Ain't no way in hell Mikey's gay.

3. Jacques Villeneuve is going to attempt his first Nextel Cup race at Talladega. Dear Bill Davis - in what reality was that EVER a good idea? Dega is going to be a bloodbath and you're putting someone who's inexperienced at ovals out there?

4. Denny Hamlin is doing his best to be the ass of all NASCAR assholes. I mean, you get into it with Kyle Petty, who happened to be right, and then say that Kyle should apologize to you, and THEN later say that you should have been smarter than to get into it with Kyle because he's more popular...and then you go after someone you think you can bully in Paul Menard? I am pleased to say, however, that Menard was merely amused by Denny's antics.

***

Can someone please explain why the mall radios are blaring "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Where the Streets Have No Name" at the same time? The hell?
maveness: (NASCAR - Umlaut)
( Sep. 4th, 2007 01:28 pm)
Current bug bite count: 16

Droughts are evil, cause only 4 of the dang bites are mosquitoes. The rest are fleas. From sitting in my grandmother's back yard. And the little dog that belongs to my upstairs neighbor. And because Chester managed to get a few again less than a week after a major flea bath.

Just found another bite on my arm. That's 17. Joy!

***

Things Of The Good From This Week's Race

Junior finished 5th.

Vickers finished 8th.

Allmendinger not only finished the race, if there'd been a caution there near the end he'd have finished on the lead lap. And he was the second highest finishing Toyota.

Mikey did not end up fried.

Biffle's crew member did not get badly hurt (the one he ran over).

Things Of The Bad From This Week's Race

Really boring races at night just make me want to sleep that much more.

Neighbors who pop in to watch a race aren't nearly as fun as Bubbles because they read too much into the announcers being dirty. As in, me cracking up over a "hot and slick" statement leads to the neighbor thinking I'm hitting on him. *sigh*

Jimmie Johnson won.

Kurt Busch didn't wreck. And only has to finish 36th or higher to clinch a Chase berth. (I think that's considering if Junior wins the race.)

Harvick took a tumble in the standings and feasibly, with much long shot, if Junior were to get into the Chase (by some miracle), it could be Harvick that was knocked out. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I want Kurt out, not Kevin. I don't want to have to sacrifice one of my boys for the other. (Then again, if DEI had given Junior better engines earlier in the year, this wouldn't be an issue.)
This post is all NASCAR, brought to you by Bojangles'.

NASCAR Neurosis

This moment is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] celli and [livejournal.com profile] tenel, who will undoubtedly laugh their asses off.

This morning, while getting dressed, I had a moment of horror. I had my hose on and made the move to put on my bra. So, essentially, I'm standing in my bedroom half naked (not nekkid, as nothing untoward was going on). The TV is on to the morning news. Just as I'm going to put on the bra I look up to see Jeff Gordon on my TV screen, grinning and giving me the thumbs up. My first reaction? To shriek and cover my boobs.

So lesson learned - I don't want Gordon seeing me naked. It's skeevy.

The commercial in question is part of this campaign.

The Vickers Complex

Vickers video that makes me giggle like whoa. Also known as, riding a half-pipe in a rolling desk chair. WITH helmet.

Yeah, I may have watched that five times already.

Also, something tells me some of the quotes from the Hendrick camp in here were from Jimmie and Jeffy, not from Kyle.

"Vickers' former teammates quietly suggest he hadn't appeared to change much since joining the team at the behest of team-owner Rick Hendrick's late son, Ricky, in 2003 and that he was content being a kid."

Because a couple of 30-somethings have SO much in common with a 23-year-old. And are at the same point in their lives. Methinks asking Kyle would have been a better option.

Stealing Harvick

From Jayski:

Don't have a ton of details on this, but heard from sources at the track that someone broke into the #29 RCR garage this morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway, taking Kevin Harvick's helmet and was supposedly caught climbing a fence with the helmet on, no word on any other items taken or any damage by the person.

UPDATE: Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick's helmet was stolen from the #29 hauler in the Nextel Cup garage Sunday morning. But the caper was quickly foiled by speedway security. "[NASCAR] was notified early this morning that track security had come across and apprehended two individuals in the garage who were in the possession of Kevin Harvick's racing helmet," NASCAR spokesperson Kerry Tharp said. "The police were notified, the individuals were arrested and the helmet was returned safe and sound."

Testing

Kyle Busch and Casey Mears are testing COTs at Caraway Speedway tomorrow. The squeal you heard from me is over 1) drivers that close to where I live (Caraway is just outside Asheboro), 2) COT that close to me (I wanna see one) and 3) the idea of those two in an isolated place, because Casey could hurt Kyle and no one would be the wiser. What? I'm sadistic.

Unfortunate Wording Leads To Slash

Team Red Bull is notorious for the parties it throws in Formula One, and Vegas gave the team a proper venue for its first NASCAR celebration. The first-year NASCAR team rented out the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Casino, then put together an exclusive guest list for the seven-hour bash. The doors opened at 9 p.m., and NASCAR president Mike Helton made his brief appearance shortly thereafter. Drivers Greg Biffle and David Gilliland were also among the first on the scene - as well as the last to leave. Johnson and wife, Chandra, arrived with driver Casey Mears, while Kasey Kahne showed up with Elliott Sadler.

So Jimmie and Chandra have a threesome going with Mears and Sadler is Kahne's bitch? The HELL?

Simon Cowell Gets Judged - By Michael Waltrip and Kurt Busch

Oh, and Mario Andretti. But he doesn't count as I'm female, therefore I don't exist.

Simon Cowell Gets Judged video.

The judging starts about 2:41. Mikey goes all out at being extra snarky.

ETA: Newman Surprise

Shocking Newman Video!!!!

He has a neck! Oh, and he surprises a fan at an Alltel store. The fan, being of the NASCAR redneck variety, is awesome and reacts like he's supposed to, with yelling, declarations of "I'm shaking like a leaf", and bowing.

Yeah, I said bowing.
In order to make all our days a little brighter, 8 of the many NASCAR pictures I've been collecting over the past few weeks.

For Bubbles )

For Tourofduty and Queenofalostart )

For Eliz )

For Tenel )

For Laughs )

What Makes the 24 Hour Race So Cool? RAIN! )

Someone gave Kandy chocolate )
maveness: (NASCAR - Burning Rubber)
( Jul. 5th, 2006 01:17 pm)
To keep me sane today, NASCAR Picspam. (My sister is largely driving any anger and all requests to borrow bats from coworkers.) I also get to play with technology at some point, which is a major yay. As long as it cooperates.

NASCAR Picspam

Very graphic heavy. And the suckers are large.

Tony Stewart )

Elliott Sadler )

Matt Kenseth )

Boris Said )

Greg Biffle )

Ken Schrader )

Jimmie Johnson )

Jimmie Johnson/Brian Vickers )

Bootie Barker )

Bobby Labonte )

Kurt Busch )

JJ Yeley )

Kasey Kahne )

Jamie McMurray )

Casey Mears )

Brian Vickers )

Multiple Drivers )

Luke Perry )
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