Sunday, February 14, 2016

1st Annual Mudpie 500 Zoomies Event

WOOHOO today I'm taking my Sunday Selfie
from behind the wheel of a moving race car!!!

(And the 2014 Sprint Cup Champion's car at that...just sayin'.)


If there's one thing I've learned in my first six months with Mommy (and Truffles warned me about this), it's that she's serious about her NASCAR. The Daytona 500 is next Sunday and she is ecstatic.

Since she always calls my zoomies the "running of the Mudpie 500" I asked if I could start hosting an annual giveaway to celebrate this national holiday in our house, and she agreed!

Here's the prize I put together: a package of Nip Nibblers, a pouch of Meow Mix Irresistibles treats, a fun electronic motion toy (I have one of these and love it!!!) and something for your human, an "I Love My Cat" keychain.


For a chance to win, simply leave a comment predicting the winning driver by midnight eastern on Sunday, February 21st. Don't forget to leave your email address too! (Due to shipping costs this is open to US residents only, however everyone is invited to enter. Winners residing outside the US may gift or donate their prize to a friend or shelter.)

In the event that more than one of you pick the winning driver, we will draw a name from a hat. If no one picks the winning driver, we will move on to second place, etc., until a winner is chosen.

If any of you would like to do something race-related on your own blogs or Facebook pages this week, we would love to see it!


Here are your driver choices:





Here's the thing about the Daytona 500: it's a total crap shoot so you don't need to know a thing about racing in order to predict a winner. It's known as a "restrictor plate race" which limits speed and increases safety, to provide an equal level of competition. The cars all run in crazy scary packs and winning is more a matter of luck than anything.

Back in 2007 our driver Kevin Harvick won the race. My grandpa's boss at the time stood to win $1,000 if Mark Martin won, and Martin was leading until the last turn of the last lap when Kevin came from 7th place to win by fractions of a second. It was a thrilling finish, but grandpa never told his boss that Kevin was our driver! Check it out:




Good luck, have fun, and may the best man Kevin Harvick win!!!

45 comments:

  1. We're goin wif Jimmie Johnson - I mean, if he can lead da Cowboys to back to back Super Bowl wins . . .

    Ok, momma says we got da wrong Jimmy. But we like da name, so we're stickin wif him.

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  2. WOW! without paws..and a super Selfie...Mudpie you surpass all our expections :D Happy Valantine's Day my furriend. Extra Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3

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  3. I think Kevin Harvick will win. :)
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love the wind in my furs in a fast car. I spent my puppyhood on the Autobahn in Germany, so I love the speed too! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. Mudpie, I bet you're really cute running your "Mudpie 500". I don't watch sports but I "predict" there w/b lots of noise in your house! :)

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  6. I pick Dale Earnhardt Jr. My email is: norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

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  7. I'll go with Danica Patrick!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  8. I just love your NASCAR selfie, Mudpie! Can I vote for you to win? Since I don't know a whole lot about NASCAR these days (I used to watch it all the time as a kid, but sort of fell away from it - gasp!), I'm going to go with you and vote for Kevin Harvick! Purrs! (fourleggedfurballs@gmail.com)

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  9. How sweet of you to have a giveaway with such nice prizes. We pick Kurt Bush.

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  10. Yahoo.....Nascar is back!!! We are going to pick Matt Kenseth because he's our man!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  11. We don't follow Nascar but may the best man - or woman - win!!!

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  12. Better hang on there! Looks like you are going super fast!

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  13. Good luck to Kevin :)
    Happy Valentine's Day !
    Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  14. Go, Mudpie, go! We're picking Kevin Harvick, too. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mommy!

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  15. I pick Dale Earnhart jr. but go Danica too! incatrader@comcast.net

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  16. Melissa, that video was dang exciting! Never admit defeat!

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  17. What a fun giveaway ! Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  18. My catness! Such excitement going on! We just stopped by to wish you a wonderful Valentines Day! Valentine Purrs to all from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

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  19. Josh Wise! Tee hee we'll take a wild guess.
    YOu look so cute Mudpie.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    #sundayselfies
    Annabelle,Boo,Ping, and Mr Jinx

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  20. Oh my a racing Tortie! What a fun idea to celebrate your mom's favorite hobby and include your kitty friends. Love Dolly

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  21. Mudpie, you look cute in that car! Since our driver hurt his back so is missing the 500, we're going to say Chase Elliott wins. That kid has talent!

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  22. You look very cute and professional in that car. Maybe you will win!

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  23. I'll pick Austin Dilon as the winner---although, I think Mudpie would win if she was allowed to race.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  24. I have to go with my personal favorite driver Kevin Harvick!! chettysmom@yahoo.com

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  25. We are going with Ty Dillon because we like the name and we know absolutely nothing about race car driving!;p Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  26. I am going with Kevin Harvick.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  27. Mudpie, you are the cutest Nascar driver! Happy Valentine's Day!

    It's so nice of you to do a giveaway. We pick Cole Whitt just because.

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  28. We don't know much about NASCAR, but we'll go with Jimmie Johnson...mainly because his car is owned by Jeff Gordon and we like Jeff Gordon...and he drives a Chevrolet.

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  29. We know nothing about racing, but we are going with Kyle Busch in the M&Ms car; even though, there is a "CAT" car. Mudpie, you are so cute in that car, we think you should be driving. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  30. Sorry, NASCAR does nothing for me but I hope the guy from NJ wins even if we forgot his name. We’re preoccupied cos Spring Training starts this week.

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  31. A girl after my Mommy;s heart. She's going for Carl Edwards at Daytona, this year. Good luck to everyone. rose_red2(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)com

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  32. Mudpie you look awesome in your car! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  33. I really have no idea. If I can't vote for you , I would pick Dale Earnhardt Jr. because he's the only one I ever heard of. LOL!

    Email: 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  34. Mudpie yur lookin grate in yur NASCAR race car!!!! Happy Valentine'ss Day to you an Lady Melissa.
    **zoomie zoomie**
    Wee too late to enter thee contest....sorry about that!
    **paw kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  35. We're going with Danica Patrick. We have no idea about racing, we hope we picked a good one!

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  36. Go, Mudpie! You look fabulous. As for the Daytona 500, it's got to be Carl Edwards all the way.

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  37. Mid pie is a cutie. I predict Kevin Harvick

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  38. Mud Pie is a cutie iPredict Kevin Harvick

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  39. Cole Whitt - We don't know anything about car racing, we just follow football and hockey : )

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  40. I want Chase Elliott to win but I think it will be Dale Jr!

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  41. oops at DashKitten.com (sorry Mudpie)

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  42. DALE EARNHARDT JR i think will win

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    1. forgot email, sandyandevie@yahoo.com

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