Today’s Tune in Tuesday is in honor of my fav Nascar Driver, Matt Kenseth in the #17 Best Buy Ford!
Yeah, you KNOW he rocks!! Last night [actually early this morning around 1:00 a.m.] he won the title of this year’s Daytona 500 Champion!! Woot Woot!!
And I would never even dare to say it was an easy win. If you don’t follow Nascar you may not know what transpired the past few days in Daytona. Let’s just say it was a time for firsts.
It was the FIRST time in the 53 years of the Daytona 500 that Nascar had to postpone the race from Sunday afternoon to Monday at noon due to rain … and more rain … and even more rain on Sunday.
I hope the drivers brought their galloshes.
Then, as noon approached on Monday and there was still even MORE rain coming down, it was postponed again until 7:00 p.m. last night. And then it went off without a hitch … well, sort of.
Toward the end of the race, late into the evening, another FIRST occured. While on the backstretch during a caution flag Juan Pablo Montoya had something fall apart on his car and he lost control. He slammed right into one of those HUGE jet-engine dryer trucks that were working on drying out a wet track. My husband, who was fortunate enough to be at the race, said he saw an enormous ball of flames fly up into the air. Gasps all around … and then they saw a long stream of fire due to jet fuel leaking from the truck.
Thankfully, from what I’ve read online today, both Juan Pablo and the truck driver seem to be ok. Although I bet nightmares are in store for some time to come!!
Anyhoo, this inferno brought the race to a dead stop for whole 2 hours! It took that long for Nascar to clean the track and confirm that the serious heat from the jet fuel did not damage the asphalt.
So, the drivers had no choice to climb out of their cars and wait … oh, and if you are Brad Keselowski you TWEET about it!! Yes, friends, it was discovered that Brad actually keeps his cell phone in his race car while he drives! Oy veh! [follow Brad Keselowski on Twitter if you don’t belive me!]
Finally, the race was underway again … and shortly after 1:00 a.m. my fav driver, Matt Kenseth, crossed the finish line to claim his SECOND Daytona 500 win! Yeah baby!!
This morning I knew I wanted to feature Matt Kenseth on my Tune in Tuesday. I asked the ol’ hubby if he knew what Matt’s favorite song was. He told me no, but that Matt did spend the day at Disney last week with his family and several other drivers.
[pause] Oooookaaaayyyy [more pause]
…. not sure why he told me that when I was asking about a song but I did get an immediate image in my head of Jiminy Cricket and “When You Wish Upon a Star”.
Hmmm, maybe Matt hooked up with Jiminy Cricket and made a wish … and well … the rest is history!!
So, in honor of his win this morning … and his recent visit with a certain special cricket … here is today’s Tune in Tuesday:
Everytime I hear that song I get all giddy like. Makes me seriously want to head back over to Disney soon. Of course, to do that we’d have to take out a second mortgage on our home or sell a kidney in order to pay for it all 🙂
[Note: if you click on any of the above pictures the link will take you to the source I found them at. NONE of the above are from my own camera … but wouldn’t that be uber cool if they were!]