NASCAR Is Back, Yeah


I am so excited that racing has begun again.  Kasey+Kahne+FH2r_dD5EENmThe Daytona 500 is tomorrow.  Speed weeks started last week with the Clash.  Then on Thursday evening, the Duels took place.  But the crown jewel of racing happens tomorrow.

My favorite driver, Kasey Kahne has a new ride this year.  He goes from the 5 who belongs to Hendrick Motorsports to the 95 of Lavine Family Racing.

Maybe this will be the Daytona 500 he ends in Victory Lane.  What a wonderful end to a great weekend that would be.   I hope that the media gives him some respect during the race.

His car looks good and is fast.  I can’t wait to see his progress with LFR.  I think this move is a good one.  He will be racing for someone who has his best interests at heart.  I have always felt he never got a fair shake at HMS.

Go Kasey!






Kasey Kahne Wins Brickyard 400


Congratulations to my favorite NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 Team as they ended a 102 race winless streak yesterday with his 18th NASCAR cup series win.  His last win in 2014 was in Atlanta.


No sweeter feeling than kissing those bricks!

I have been a fan of Kasey Kahne since he first entered the cup series.  He reminds me of my son, not so much in looks but mannerisms.   He is always professional and respectful with his fans and the media.   Kasey’s perseverance finally paid off for him and his No. 5 Team yesterday winning in overtime.  I have never doubted his talent, he just needed luck to shine her light on him.

“To win at Indy, it’s unbelievable,” Kahne said. “I wish my son Tanner was here.”  This sums up what he was feeling yesterday after his win.  God willing, he will have many more wins to share with his son before he is finished with racing, and I will get to enjoy them as his fan too  🙂

Thank you Kasey!


Talladega Baby!

Image result for Talladega No5 car

I just finished watching the NASCAR race at Talladega, Alabama.  What a great race.  My favorite driver, Kasey Kahne didn’t win, but he finished fifth.  Not too shabby.  He really drove well today and managed to get through the wrecks that happened during today’s race.

He hasn’t won in over 90 races, but he’s having a good year and I really think this will be his year to put some wins on the board.  He’s a very talented driver so I am not sure why he has been in this slump for so long.  Doesn’t really matter, I will always be his biggest fan.  Go Kasey!

On to Kansas Speedway Saturday night.




No. 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS

Today was the third race of the 2017 NASCAR Schedule.  Kasey Kahne drove his No. 5 Liftmaster Chevy SS and finished 12th.  Not the best finish he has had so far this year, but respectable.  So far he is off to a great start over the past two years.  This kid can drive so I just don’t understand why he has struggled so much.

Anyway, if you didn’t catch today’s race the end was priceless.  Kyle Busch, the driver of the 18 M&M’s Camry wrecked in the last lap after he tried to push Logano into the 2 car.  Logano countered with a move to forge ahead of Busch and Busch wrecked.  He lew off the handle at Joey Logano and tried to attack him after the race.  Joey’s team surrounded him and finally Kyle was subdued by officials and was escorted from the area.   Now, if you know anything about Kyle Busch, you know that he is notorious for wrecking people to secure a win.  It has never mattered who or when or where either.  Kasey has been left in his wake many times.  I just can’t muster any sympathy for Kyle Busch.

So, next week it’s Phoenix.  I’m hoping the 5 Team finishes better.

A Long Day

The race finally restarted around 8:30 last night.  Poor Kasey wound up having a terrible night and finished 31st.  Like my dad used to say, “Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you.”  But on a happier note, Dale Earnhardt, Jr won.  It’s his second Daytona 500 win.  He looks happy doesn’t he?

Kasey and the No. 5 Team will be back next week in Phoenix looking for his first win of the season.  
Tomorrow is my guilds, Brunswick Quilters, first outreach workshop of the year.  Gary and I have put kits together for baby quilts and walker bags that members can take home and make.  It’s so nice out today, I think we will load the car, except for my sewing machine, just in case it’s raining in the morning.  We will be working on quilts for fire houses in the county.  We started this project last year after it was announced that every district throughout the county will have a house manned 24 hours.  I love the outreach workshops. The woman who chairs the committee, always makes homemade manicotti for everyone at our first workshop of the year.   And it is so good.  
I am still working on the list of my UFO’s.  I had forgotten about some of them.  I am told by much more dedicated quilters who have been quilting much longer than myself, that UFO’s are a part of the whole quilting experience.