Make sure to check out all of our pictures from the trip! We had an excellent trip and I'm sure that we're both eagerly looking forward to our next excursion. I (Jenn) will be at the Prelude to a Dream event at Eldora Speedway here in Ohio so look for information on that as well. Thanks for watching and we'll see you at the track!
Really? Mike Bliss? How disappointing!
Speed Street takes up at least 7 city blocks which can make getting in and out impossible at times. There is lots of parking with most starting at $5 for the whole day. The only problem we encountered was with the parking garage we had to park in when we tried to head to Whisky River. Someone really needs to explain how to direct traffic to those people!
While at Speed Street we got lots of pictures including those posted below. Be sure to check out the full gallery of pics.
If you plan on heading to Speed Street on Saturday have fun. Just remember to get a wrist band if you want to meet a driver. We got lucky and got Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Kurt Busch was the only driver who did not require wrist bands. They were all very nice and the question as to where Kurt's Nextel Cup trophy is has been solved. Check out the video to see where it is... Jenn asked him.
We had some fun with the Hamburger Helper Hand that we got. There's a bunch of pics and this video. Sometimes the things we do when we are tired scare us!
Today was another eventful day for us.
We were up and out the door by 7:30. Our first visit today was to Roush - Fenway in Concord. We had been there before but had never had a chance to meet the drivers during their fan day. We didn't get there in time to get a ticket for Edwards, Ragan, and Biffle but we were still able to get some great pics. Here are a few to tide you over until we post the videos of our experiences
Be sure to check out all the pics in the photos / video section above. There are at least a dozen each of Kenseth and McMurry. We did get to meet them and it was great. Both were really nice and were joking with fans.
We are heading into uptown Charlotte tomorrow for Speed Street. Videos to be uploaded tomorrow evening.
You really never know what you will see in Mooresville. Imagine our surprise when we saw JR himself hanging out with Dee Snider from Twisted Sister...This is the closest we will probably ever get. Jenn was disappointed that he did not look as good in person. Still this one goes out to all the Dale Jr fans. Katy plastered herself against the glass and took this trough a window for you!
We love David Ragan...you might even call us his stalkers...it's pretty funny when he said he thought we looked familiar. Can I take him home with me?
Michael Waltrip looks so tame in person. Still he was nice and his fan appreciation day rocked! Thanks for all the free stuff Mikey!
Hey! It's the franchise! David Reutimann signed Jenn's 1:24 scale car and checked his voice mail...if only we could get him to twitter!
Kurt Buch Inc
Rusty Wallace Inc
Michael Waltrip Racing /Race World USA
Michael Waltrip Fan Appreciation Day
Jenn's Favorite Place
Red Bull Racing
From May 19 – 25, 2009, the Biff Files bloggers Katy Lindamood and Jenn Eblin will be completing a jam-packed multi-day itinerary throughout the area that includes visiting NASCAR race shops and Concord Mills, culminating with the 50th running of the Coco-Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway. After visiting each attraction, they will be documenting their experiences by posting new blog updates and uploading videos to http://thebifffiles.blogspot.com.
"We are excited to have hardcore fans come to
and document their experiences online during race week,” said Justin Crist, Director of Interactive Marketing at the Cabarrus CVB. “Social media can really spread the word and extend an experience to a fan that wouldn’t have otherwise been aware of what our area has to offer. Katy and Jenn are doing a fantastic job and having a great time with it. We are glad to help promote their love of the full racing experience.” Concord
About The Biff Files
The Biff Files is a NASCAR-themed blog founded in early 2009 that documents the fandom of founders Katy Lindamood and Jenn Eblin, freelance writers and NASCAR fanatics. In addition to NASCAR commentary, Katy and Jenn are venturing into the realm of social media to document their excursion to
Concordand during the most exciting week of the year that leads into the 50th running of the Coco-Cola 600. For more information, visit http://thebifffiles.blogspot.com and follow their Tweets at http://twitter.com/thebifffiles. Charlotte, NC
Hey everyone! It's Tuesday night and we are here in the Charlotte area hanging out. Today had a great day. We are going to video a post and upload it shortly with the highlights of today's trip to Kevin Harvick Inc, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Joe Gibbs Racing. Check out the pics and videos tab above in a few hours. The pics from today and our videos will be uploaded shortly! How you like this pic? That's Jenn with AJ Allmendinger in front of Richard Petty Motorsports!!!!! He was just walking by and we saw him and he agreed to pose for a pic! He was super nice!
Today we will be traveling to (you can view these locations on the map here):
- Kevin Harvick Incorporated in Kernersville, NC – Location #1 on map
- Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, NC - Location #5 on map
- Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC – Location #4 on map
This will be our third visit to each of these facilities and like to visit them all in the same day because they are located approximately one hour from downtown Charlotte. You can get directions or see where they are in relation to the other race shops by viewing our hot spots map in the sidebar.If you are in town for races this weekend you might want to consider heading over to the parking lot of Concord Mills around 4 pm. That’s when Junior Johnson will be on hand to sign autographs. Just look for the bright green Windstream Truck. In addition you can enter to win a pair of tickets located on the frontstretch to the Coke 600 and a family 4 pack of tickets to the Windstream Pole Night on Thursday. You must be present to win.
Also don’t forget that today you can stop by Michael Waltrip Racing / Race World USA (location #14 on map) to pick up tickets for Wednesday’s fan appreciation day. There are only 300 wristbands being given out so stop in early and get them at the retail store.Check back later in the day for video blogs from our stops. Hopefully we can get some great shots of the race shops as well as other popular locations in the area
Here’s what’s scheduled for the day: Lots and lots of driving.
Jenn’s trip will begin at 8 am in Dayton, Ohio. After driving about 4 hours on her own, Jenn will arrive in Huntington, WV where she will pick up Katy. From there Katy and Jenn will head toward Charlotte in hopes of getting to their motel by 7pm.
We’ll be back later this evening with a video post.
Thursday May 21st
12:00 - 2:00pm: Erin Crocker, Autographs, Victory Lane Karting Booth
3:00 - 5:00pm: Coleman Pressley, Corey Lajoie, Joey Coulter, Clay Rogers Autographs, Victory Lane Karting Booth
5:00 - 7:00pm: Jamie McMurray Autographs, Kraft Display (wristbands given out at noon)
5:00 - 7:00pm: All-female, Victory Lane Indoor Karting 24-hour team; Laurie Osmond, Tiffany Daniels, Chrissy Wallace, Chelsie Lehmann, Johanna Godinez and Jody Folice Autographs, Victory Lane Karting Booth
Friday, May 22nd
2:00 - 3:00pm: Kyle Busch autographs, Kyle Busch Foundation Go Kart Race Track
2:00 - 4:00pm: Brad Keselowski Autographs, Unilever Display
2:00 - 4:00pm: Johnny Sutton Autographs, Victory Lane Karting Booth
3:00pm: Mark Martin Autographs, Kelloggs Display
3:30pm: Clint Bowyer & Kevin Harvick Autographs, Chevrolet Display (300 wristbands given out at 12:30 pm)
3:30 -5:00pm: #33 Hamburger Helper Helping Hands Pit Crew Autographs, General Mills/Cheerios Stage
5:00pm: Clint Bowyer Autographs, General Mills/Cheerios Stage (200 wristbands given out starting at 5 pm)
4:00 - 6:00pm: Kevin Conway Autographs, Victory Lane Karting Booth
6:30 - 7:30pm: Kurt Busch Appearance, Miller Lite Stage
8:00 - 9:00pm: Coca-Cola Racing Family Appearance, Coca-Cola Stage
TBA - Reed Sorenson
Saturday, May 23rd
5:00 - 6:00pm: Richard Petty Autographs, Reynolds Wrap Display
5:00 - 8:00pm: WBTV3 News Anchors' Autographs, WBTV Booth
6:00 - 7:00pm: Richard Petty Autographs, Paralyzed Veterans Display (150 wristbands given out at 12:30 pm)
TBA: Kyle Busch Autographs, M&Ms Display
If this is your first time heading there, check out Tips for Attending the Speed Street Festival. Have fun and be safe!
Have you heard about the grill that will be appearing at the Coca-Cola Quarter-Mile Cookout at Lowe's Motor Speedway next week? This thing is a beast! It's not your average grill like the one sitting on my front porch or in your back yard. Let's talk about the size:
- Requires more than 7000 lbs of Charcoal
- Weighs more than 24,000 lbs
- If stretched end to end the grill would span more than 4 football fields.
- When: Friday May 22nd from 11am to 2pm
- Where: Lowe's Motor Speedway - Near the start/finish line
- Price: Free. Yes you heard me, it's free....as long as you have tickets to the Coke 600.
- Stars of NASCAR: Clint Bowyer, Bobby Labonte, and Kyle Petty as well as Bobby Alison wil lbe in attendance for the event. Food Network Chef Tyler Florence will be manning the huge 1320 foot grill and will also be participating in a Q & A Session with the drivers.
- Food: Hamburgers, hotdogs, pasta salad and brownies will be served. All free of charge!
See you at the track!
My head is spinning and I don't know when and if it will stop. Luckily Ben from Restrictor Plated posted this truly awesome guide to Detangling Charlotte's Web: Your Guide to the Sprint Cup All-Star Race. I think all my questions have been answered!
What would you like to see? Leave us a comment and we will do our best to fit it into the schedule. I will be posting our full itinerary over the weekend. In addition to the scheduled events we will be video blogging about some of the Cabarrus County hot spots that catch our eye.
All of our videos will be uploaded to YouTube and our pictures will be posted as well. The videos will appear as posts or you can subscribe to our YouTube channel. Links are listed right below the banner at the top of the page under the "video/pics" section. Each day while on our trip we will post our daily itinerary at the top of the sidebar so you know what to expect from our videos. If you are going to be in the area during the week let us know. We'd like to connect with our readers if possible.
By the time 6:10 rolled around I was biting my finger nails. What the heck is going on in that meeting? Stop showing the same All-Star race rewind videos you have been showing all weekend long and tell me what's up NASCAR. Ahh. finally the news was out and it wasn't at all what I expected to hear.
Mayfield drew the lucky straw and had to submit to NASCAR's random drug testing policy. Surely Jeremy Mayfield would pass, right? He doesn't seem like the drugging type to me. Guess I was wrong. According to the information released by NASCAR Mayfield along with two crew members (sorry, don't know who or what team they were with) have been suspended from NASCAR indefinitely after positive results came back on their drug test. Mayfield has not only be suspended as a driver but as an owner.
Eventually we will find out what drug Mayfiled was suspected of taking but for now we can only assume it was something illegal. I for one am glad to know that NASCAR is taking the zero tolerance policy seriously. I never would have though Mayfield would be the one to have a positive result. I was so happy to see Mayfield back in a car this year with his own team. The Cinderella story of the Daytona 500 won't have a happy ending...at least not for now.
If you haven't heard yet we will be video blogging from LMS and the race shops next week. Let us know what you would like to see so that we can make sure it's on the itinerary. It's going to be an eventful week and we can't wait! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org