Friday, April 1, 2011

NASCAR - 60’s Television

Moses Smith & the #16 Hasa Pool Product Toyota Camry

My husband and I are working the racing booth at the Western Pool and Spa Show in Long Beach, California this weekend. The event has a 60’s television program theme – can you guess who we dressed up as. . . Lucille Ball from I love Lucy; the couple – Lovey and Thurston Howell III - from Gilligan’s Island; the crew from the Star Ship Enterprise? . . . . . . . . . . give up?

Well Paul and I are dressing like our NASCAR hero, Richard Petty, "The King." Now before you cry foul, you need to remember that one of the earliest telecasts of a NASCAR race was the 1960 Daytona 500, parts of which were presented as part of CBS Sports Spectacular.

Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson and Bobby Allison led NASCAR racing through an era that featured a schedule of more than 60 races a year on tracks from Florida to California to Maine.

In fact Richard Petty won his first of 200 races on February 28, 1960 and that race was televised. So you can clearly see that NASCAR racing was a television presence even back in the 60’s.

Petty a second generation driver (his father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959) won the Daytona 500, a record seven times!

Now since mentioning the Daytona 500 throughout this post – allow me the pleasure of introducing you to the Hasa Pool Products ‘Go Moses’ contest.

The Daytona 500 is NASCAR's signature event and kicks off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. How would you like to win the opportunity to experience the excitement and pageantry of this event in person?

Follow Hasa Racing’s #16 Moses Smith of the NASCAR K & N Pro Series West throughout the 2011 season. Then logon and register at to win a trip for four (4) to the 2012 NASCAR Daytona 500 and/or other weekly prizes.

Once you are registered, check back in at each week throughout the season to increase your chances of winning by taking the weekly quiz. You can enter once per day! Please check out the contest, enter, and then share the link with your friends and family.

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