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