Monday, August 29, 2011

The Spokane 200 Entry List

Greg Rayl Dan White
Carl Harr Rudy Rech
Dylan Kwasniewski * Jeff Jefferson
Thomas Martin * Brian Carson
Luis Martinez, Jr. Bill Sedgwick
Cassie Gannis * John Gannis
Travis Milburn Mike Holleran
Jack Sellers Jim Hall
Moses Smith Mario Isola
Eric Holmes Duane Knorr
Michael Self Steve Portenga
Jonathon Gomez Craig Raudman
Cameron Hayley * Rob Dixon
Greg Pursley Jerry Pitts
Ryan Philpott * Dwayne Koski
Dave Garber * Fred Wilcox
Brett Thompson Charlie Wilson
Daryl Harr Mike Brown
Braeden Havens * Dick Midgley
Chris Evans, Portland. * TBD

27 seconds later . . . . .

So you think that twitter is passé.

As a racecar driver; team owner; or racing fan, you are too cool for a twitter account? If these are your thoughts . . . . You need to reason it all over again.

Check out the quick video below before you make a big twitter gaffe.

Do it well; Do it promptly; Do it Dunkin!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 Characters, 5 Cars
Autographed Kyle Busch Memorabilia

Update: In the comments below Selinda reports......
I won the die cast car on the instant win on the promotion!

As a huge NASCAR Geek errrrr Fan . . . . I love entering NASCAR Contests. I have found one that is especially fun because it has all the elements of a great contest - the 5 Characters, 5 Cars…Pick the Car You Want! promotion.

First it has great prizes and lots of them – who would not be thrilled to win a grand prize of either a Toyota Tundra, a FJ Cruiser, a Camry, Prius or 4Runner. That’s right; there are five grand prizes!

Second, in addition to one of five grand prizes, you have five chances to win a prize instantly every day you enter. The daily prizes include an M&M’S® branded $50 smartOne® Discover® Gift Card; M&M’S® Brand Tailgate Chair; a $25 the NASCAR.COM Superstore Gift Certificate (awarded as an electronic code redeemable on NASCAR.COM) or a M&M’S® Brand Diecast #18 Car. They will be giving away 2,500 instant win prizes!

Go to the website for more information on this awesome opportunity!

Now for more great news, M&M’S Racing provided NASCAR Race Mom with some great prizes to run a blog contest! There will be two winners. The grand prize winner will receive One (1) M&M’S racing t-shirt signed by Kyle Busch; One (1) mini cardboard standee signed by Kyle Busch; and One (1) $100 gift card to! The runner-up will win One (1) M&M’S visor signed by Kyle Busch!

Entering is easy. However, please be sure to follow the instructions below to be entered. There are many ways to enter; but you only need one entry to win!

Giveaway Guidelines:

Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

There will be two (2) winners:

  • The grand prize consists of One (1) M&M’S racing t-shirts signed by Kyle Busch; One (1) mini cardboard standee signed by Kyle Busch; and One (1) $100 gift card to!

  • The runner-up prize consists of One (1) M&M’S visor signed by Kyle Busch.

Important: You must publicly follow the NASCAR Race Mom blog (with Google Friend Connect on right side bar) before entering this contest.

Main Entry: – Go to ; look around; then come back here and leave a comment regarding which car you would like to win. You can do this entry once daily, but you must complete this entry at least once in order for the extra entries to count.

Which one would you pick?: the 2011 Model Year Toyota Camry SE V6; the 2011 Model Year Toyota Prius; the 2011 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser 4×4; the 2011 Model Year Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4; or the 2011 Model Year Toyota Tundra Double Cab 5.7L V8 4×2?

Extra One-Time Entries:

  • * Follow me (@zwriter) on twitter - and leave a comment on this post with your twitter identification. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment with your twitter identification. (One-time only)

  • * Follow Ms. Green M&M's (@mmsgreen) on twitter - and leave a comment on this post with your twitter identification. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment with your twitter identification. (One-time only)

  • * Follow M&M's Racing on Facebook and leave a comment on this post with your facebook identification. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment with your facebook identification. (One-time only)

You can earn one extra entry per day:

  • Tweet using the words “#Win autographed Kyle Busch collectibles – easy to enter at #nascar #contest TY @mmsgreen RT PLS "; then come back to this post and comment leaving the link to your tweet. (once per day)

  • Post on your Facebook wall, “I entered to win autographed Kyle Busch collectibles. It was easy to enter at Check it out. ” then come back to this post and comment leaving the link to post. (once per day)

  • Last but by no means least; leave a comment about Kyle Busch, M&Ms, or the 5 Characters, 5 Cars…Pick the Car You Want! promotion. (once per day)


*** Important - Each entry must be left in a separate comment. (Example - I follow via GFC would be one separate comment; Kyle Busch races the #18 would be another separate comment)

***Off topic – generic comments (such as “hope I win”) will be disqualified from the competition.


  1. Make sure there is a way for NRM to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger, you may leave it in your comment. NRM hates to disqualify a potential winner because there is not a way to contact that winner – I will need your email address to contact you, should you be the winner.

  2. The winner will be chosen by

  3. The winner will be announced on this post and be notified by email; if the winner does not respond WITHIN 7 DAYS, another winner might be chosen.

  4. NASCAR Race Mom not responsible for missing or incorrect contact information.

Enjoy yourselves with this contest, and please share with your friends, family, co-workers. Above all - remember that M&M'S makes race day more fun!

Disclosure: NASCAR Race Mom was compensated by M&M’S® with product (customized M&M’s) in a previous promotion. NRM would have been pleased to share this news with my readers without said compensation.

Friday, August 12, 2011

McAnally 5

McAnally team grows to five for Pro Series West race.
Waltrip signs on for Toyota/TTC 150 Saturday in Montana.

Bill McAnally Racing of Antelope will have five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota/TTC 150 today at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell, including two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip.

Waltrip has raced for BMR before. He finished second in Phoenix last November. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing has one victory — at Pikes Peak in Colorado in 1997 — and three top-five finishes in five Pro Series West starts.

He joins BMR regulars Moses Smith and Eric Holmes, who are second and fourth in Pro Series West points. Holmes is a three-time series champion.

Also driving for BMR today are Cameron Hayley and Ben Kennedy. Hayley, 15, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is making his Pro Series West debut. This will be the second Pro Series West start for Kennedy, 18, a great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Team Finish in 6th at Colorado National Speedway

The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/NAPA Gold Filters Toyota team came to Colorado National Speedway to win the Toyota/NAPA “150”. The driver from Bill McAnally Racing, Moses Smith’s night netted the team a sixth place finish.

Smith was fourth quick during the first practice session and fifth in the second. He qualified the No. 16 NAPA Filters/Hasa Toyota Camry in fifth for the 150-lap race. Smith ran in the top five until lap 55, when he experienced brake issues and fell back to sixth. At lap 61, the no. 16 NAPA Filters Toyota was in seventh.

During the second caution at lap 146, Smith told crew chief Mario Isola that he was staying off his brakes as much as possible. Isola replied “It’s going to be a green-white-checkered finish. Use it up!” Smith took the checkered flag in sixth.

“It was a good race,” said Smith. “I didn’t have anything for the front of the field. I ended up playing defense. We’re holding on to second in the chase so we’ll go on to the next race.”

The teams from BMR will race next at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell, Montana on August 13th for the Toyota/TTC “150”. This will be the NAPA/Hasa team’s second visit to Flathead Valley where they finished on the podium in third at the inaugural visit.

“I really like the Montana track,” said Smith. ”The fans are great. When the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West comes there, it’s a big event. The racing should be good. I like the Toyota Camry we’re bringing to the race. It should be good. I’m looking forward to it.”

The television broadcast of the Colorado race will be on SPEED Channel on Thursday August 25th at 6 pm ET. The broadcast of the Montana race will be on Thursday September 1st at the same time. Please check your local listings.

The race at Montana Raceway Park is expected to be a sell-out. Please visit their website at for ticket information and directions to the speedway.

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and the no. 16 Hasa Toyota team, please visit our website at You can visit our sponsors’ websites at,, and

Become a fan of Moses Smith on Facebook and you can now follow him on Twitter. Please also visit NASCAR Hometracks to Vote for the Most Popular driver. Smith has received this honor for the past three consecutive years. Go to and vote for Moses Smith daily

Friday, August 5, 2011

Colorado Schedule

Moses Smith #16 and some Portland Fans

Saturday, August 6:

8:00 a.m. Registration opens.
Park remaining haulers.

8:30 a.m. Garage opens.

9:00 a.m. Inspection begins.

10:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Driver Meeting. Draw for qualifying order.

12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Practice.
1:15 to 2:00 p.m. Final Practice.

2:15 p.m. Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.

2:45 p.m. Qualifying Inspection begins. Groups determined by qualifying draw.

5:30 p.m. Qualifying 2 Laps Fastest 18 cars earn starting positions 1st thru 18th. “Impound”

6:15 p.m. Mandatory Spotter Meeting.

6:15 p.m. Mandatory Driver Autograph Session.

8:15 p.m. The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150