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