Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NASCAR Race Mom to Race Matt!

I don’t know if you remember or not, but back in April, I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in the Crown Royal 'Capture the Crown ' event.

The ‘Capture the Crown’ was a two-day-event held at the Richmond International Raceway during the Crown Royal “Your Name Here” 400. The program featured nine online ‘influencers’ competing in team play in a Scavenger Hunt to accomplish tasks for points. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the race was named the winner. NASCAR Race Mom (NRM) had a blast!

Well, luckily it appears that lightning can strike twice! NASCAR Race Mom is excitingly getting ready for her flight to Las Vegas tomorrow. Crown Royal has arranged another once-of-a-lifetime experience!

This weekend, NASCAR Race Mom will be meeting up with writers from The Smoking Jacket; Complex; Midwest Sports Fans; Hot For NASCAR; The Rugged; Bleacher Report; Gunaxin and Daddy Tips.

The Itinerary: Friday night is reserved for the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to check out the Crown Royal Riders. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending how you look at it, NASCAR Race Mom had previously been invited to the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series black-tie Awards Ceremony, which is held at the same time. Therefore, I will have to skip the rodeo!

We are scheduled to go to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday morning. There we will be joined by the three Crown Royal “Race Matt” Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winners. We all will participate in the Richard Petty Driving Experience and for a timed trial race against NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth! The media member with the fastest time will be able to donate $2,500 from Crown Royal to a charity: either Operation Patriot or Honoring Heroes.

During the weekend, Crown Royal will also be treating us to numerous fine dining experiences at Wolfgang Puck, Sea Blue, Centrifuge and more. Of course I will be blogging at and posting updates to facebook! Additionally, be sure to follow us on twitter – we will be using hash tags #racematt #crownroyal. My twitter id is @zwriter.

Full disclosure: expenses for this trip are provided by Diageo, the parent company of Crown Royal.

Photos taken at the Crown Royal 'Capture the Crown ' event - April 2011
The Royal Chasers in the Crown Royal Trailer with Rodney Atkins and Matthew Hansen
2-My Crown Royal Host, Zack and I .
3-Matt and Katie Kenseth participating in the Opening Ceremonies (Richmond International Raceway - April 30, 2011)

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