Thursday, January 27, 2005

It's almost NASCAR season again!!!

It's almost NASCAR Season again. The Daytona 500 is less than a month away, and this week was the annual Lowes Motor Speedway Media Tour of all of the NASCAR team race shops.

Being the NASCAR nut that I am, I was lucky enough to get to cover Tuesday's tour which made stops at Joe Gibbs Racing, Ray Evernham Racing, and Richard Childress Racing or more specifically , the Childress Winery that Richard Childress opened last October. You have to check that place out. It's AWESOME!!!

The list of drivers and high profile NASCAR people we got to interview is prettty good for one day:

Joe Gibbs - Washington Redskins Head Coach, Nextel Cup Team Owner- 20, 18, 11.
Tony Stewart- Nextel Cup Driver
Bobby Labonte- Nextel Cup Driver
Jason Leffler
- Nextel Cup Driver
Ray Evernham- Nextel Cup Team Owner- 9, 19, 91
Bill Elliott- Nextel Cup Driver
Kasey Kahne- Nextel Cup Driver
Jeremy Mayfield- Nextel Cup Driver
Kevin Harvick- Nextel Cup Driver
Dave Blaney- Nextel Cup Driver
Jeff Burton- Nextel Cup Driver
Richard Childress- Nextel Cup Team Owner- 29, 31, 07 (owned Dale Earnhardt's 3 Car also)

Next Time...How we navigated through 3 race shop stops with several hundred other members of the media.