On My Soap Box

Daily Prompt:  Archaic

As many of you may know I am a huge NASCAR fan.  Beginning in 2017 Monster Energy became the sponsor for the Cup Series.  I didn’t really think much about it, other than one of the drivers they had sponsored had some behavior problems which were quite distasteful.

However, when Monster took over, lo and behold the women reappeared in Victory Lane with their sexy outfits and bare midriffs.   I cannot believe that after promoting Danica Patrick as one who opened doors for women to become race car drivers, NASCAR would go back years to objectifying women.

Make no mistake I am not a Danica Patrick fan.  I do recognize that she was an asset to NASCAR by being the first woman to compete in their premier series.  But, if you remember, Go Daddy was her sponsor and in the beginning, she also participated in commercials that objectified women.  I was happy to see that campaign end.

We teach our children that ideas such as these are archaic and not to be entertained.  We teach our children to have self-respect.  To strive to do more than put on tight clothes and strut your stuff in front of the masses.  During the introductions at the All-Star Race in Charlotte this year, I was embarrassed at how these women walked out with the drivers’ names held high above them as they seductively led them to the stage.

NASCAR has always been promoted as a family sport.  What do I tell my grandson when he asks me why those ladies are walking so funny?  Isn’t this just showing our children that seduction is to be celebrated?

I know there are those who feel that everyone has the right to choose how they want to live their lives and if there are women who don’t care about being thought of as a piece of meat it is there right.  But, can you honestly say that what they are doing for a living is actually contributing to society?  I was taught that it is my responsibility to contribute to society and have taught my children the same thing.

All of the work NASCAR and Danica Patric did to attract women into motorsports has been lost in this archaic, male-dominated, advertising campaign.  I would never purchase a Monster product.  How good could it be if they need sex to sell it?


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

From kaseykahne.com

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.

From kaseykahne.com

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.