#MYCOKERACE #Nascar Coca-Cola 600 Viewing Party Recap

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Did you see the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend? We did, we had an at-home viewing party. Actually, we’ve had viewing parties for the last two weekends. Who am I kidding? We pretty much always have a viewing party when there’s a race. I acquired my love for racing from my Dad. Aside from my youngest son and husband, my two favorite people to watch a race with are my Dad and my middle brother. We’re funny when we watch together. We get together, everybody in their favorite driver’s colors. Then we watch the race, while eating tailgate style with snacks and Coke, sometimes burgers and such like we did this year for the Coca-Cola 600.

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In some ways we’re funnier when we watch separately. My brother that I love to watch racing with lives in Ohio at the time being, so we rely on Facetime, texting, phone calls and Facebook when a race is on. He’s about the biggest #14 Tony Stewart fan around. Me, I LOVE #1 Jamie McMurray. My husband is more of a racing fan in general, he likes a couple of drivers including #11 Denny Hamlin, #16 Greg Biffle and #31 Jeff Burton. And I know he thinks Danice Patrick is cute so when she drives the Coke Zero car I’m sure he’ll be cheering for her too. My Dad was a Bill Elliott fan for forever, after which he became a Kasey Kahne fan. Which means my Dad was a happy fellow when Kasey won the Coca-Cola 600.

2012 Coca-cola 600 Kasey Kahne Winner

I bet that my Dad was almost as happy about the win as Kasey was! And Kasey was happy!

2012 Coca-cola 600 Kasey Kahne Burnout

It was his third time winning the Coca-Cola 600, his first win since he joined Hendrick Racing, and his 300th series start. He absolutely deserved to win, his car was great.

Other Coca-Cola drivers performed very well too. Two of them finished in the top ten – Denny Hamlin finished in 2nd place and Greg Biffle finished in 4th place. Here’s how the rest of the Coca-Cola Racing team fared:
#39 Ryan Newman finished 14th.
#31 Jeff Burton finished 19th.
#1 Jamie McMurray finished 21st.
#20 Joey Logano finished 23rd.
#14 Tony Stewart finished 25th.
#47 Bobby Labonte finished 28th.
#40 Danica Patrick finished 30th.
#22 AJ Allmendinger finished 33rd.

Remember to follow Coca-Cola Racing on Twitter and watch the #MyCokeRace hashtag for Coca-Cola Racing news and funtrivia. There’s still plenty of time and races left in the season, including the Coke Zero race on July 7.

If you go to any races, I’ll be at the Watkins Glen race and the fall Dover race. We go to those every year. I love racing. My goal is to actually get to go to a Cup race at every track at least once. So fat I’ve been to Loudon NH, Pocono PA, Watkins Glen NY, Dover DE, and Daytona FL. The track I most want to go to is Bristol TN. My other dream is to get to visit a hot pit, especially if it’s that of my favorite driver.

Coca-Cola Racing Prize Pack

In case you missed it, I’ve got a giveaway going on my original #MyCokeRace viewing party post for a couple more days. Enter now for a chance to win a Coca-Cola Racing prize pack valued at $100! The prize pack contains

  • 1 Coca-Cola branded Grandstands Cooler
  • A Coca-Cola Branded Recycling Koozie to keep your drink chilled
  • A Coca-Cola Carabiner Key Light
  • A Coca-Cola NASCAR Decal Pack
  • A Coca-Cola and NASCAR Race Day Cap
  • 3 Coca-Cola Tumblers (16oz. insulated tumbler)

This coming weekend’s race is at Pocono. If you’re watching the race this weekend, feel free to Tweet me @valmg. I love company watching the race, both in person and “virtual”. I’ll be tough to miss, I’ll be in the front row of my living room cheering #1 Jamie McMurray on.

As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of The Coca-Cola Company. The prize for the giveaway was provided and may be shipped to the winner by Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway.

Join #MYCOKERACE #Nascar Coca-Cola 600 Viewing Party – With $100 @cocacolaracing Prize Pack Giveaway

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What are you doing this weekend? I’m in the midst of a long five day weekend, college classes don’t resume until Tuesday. Memorial Day is a memorable day for us, for a couple of reasons. One is what it signifies – remembrance of those who have lost their lives serving our country. My Dad is a huge advocate for POW/MIA Awareness and honoring those that have served this country to protect our freedom and rights. Another is the Coca-Cola 600. The Coca-Cola 600 is one of my favorite races because it’s the longest race, and goes from day into night. I love racing, I almost never miss watching the Sprint Cup race every weekend. As much as I love racing, I love night racing even more. My dream is to go to the night races in Martinsville, VA and Bristol, TN. Some day. Until then, I tune in faithfully every week. I get my love for Cup racing from my Dad, who loves Coca-Cola as much as he loves racing. Recently, coca-Cola announced that they will be offering at least 800 job and career opportunities to military veterans this year through a new recruitment strategy. This is their way of giving back, as well as honoring and showing support to our veterans.

It so happens that my favorite driver is a member of the Coca-Cola Racing team. For those of you unfamiliar, the Coca-Cola Racing Team consists of #1 Jamie McMurray, #11 Denny Hamlin, #14 Tony Stewart, #16 Greg Biffle, #20 Joey Logano, #22 AJ Allmendinger, #31 Jeff Burton, #39 Ryan Newman and #47 Bobby Labonte. And it was announced earlier this month that Danica Patrick was joining the team representing Coke Zero. I love Jamie McMurray, not just because he’s adorable but I like his personality and respect that he’s an advocate for people with special needs, particularly autism.

I’m having an at-home viewing party this Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600. I’ll be live tweeting from my viewing party during the Coca-Cola 600 this coming Sunday, May 27. I hope you’ll follow @CocaColaRacing and join me using the hashtag #MYCOKERACE. A little birdie told me that some of the CocaCola Racing teams will also be tweeting throughout the race, and interacting with fans.

Now, I’ve got a great giveaway for you.

Coca-Cola Racing Prize Pack

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a Coca-Cola Racing prize pack, valued at $100 which includes:

  • 1 Coca-Cola branded Grandstands Cooler
  • A Coca-Cola Branded Recycling Koozie to keep your drink chilled
  • A Coca-Cola Carabiner Key Light
  • A Coca-Cola NASCAR Decal Pack
  • A Coca-Cola and NASCAR Race Day Cap
  • 3 Coca-Cola Tumblers (16oz. insulated tumbler)

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me who your favorite Coca-Cola Racing driver is AND what your favorite Sprint Cup race track is.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Thursday 06/07/12 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. Good luck to everyone!

I received a gift card to cover expenses for the viewing party. As always, any personal opinions expressed are my own or that of my family, and have not been influenced by the sponsor. The giveaway prize was provided and may be shipped to the winner by Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of The Coca-Cola Company.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.