Sunday, February 19, 2017

2nd 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'.)


It's no secret that Mommy is 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 decided to start hosting an annual giveaway to celebrate this national holiday in our house!

This year Mommy and I each chose a couple items for our prize package: a feather mousie and package of Nip Nibblers for the kitties, and a wooden "Best Cat Ever" box sign and Lake Champlain chocolate bar for the cat moms.


For a chance to win, simply leave a comment predicting the winning driver by midnight eastern on Sunday, February 26th. 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. Last year no one chose the winner Denny Hamlin, but my friend Cathy Keisha chose "the guy from NJ" (Martin Truex Jr.) who finished second, so she won the prize!

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!!!

40 comments:

  1. Hehehe that looks like fun Mudpie,but I shall refrain from entering and leave it to my US friends to join in,xx Speedy

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  2. Izzy has been running during speed weeks as if she had been entered in the race. She feels the need, the need for speed every day. Izzy says "I pick thebhandsome 7X Sprint Cup Champion, 2X Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson to win!

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  3. Cool! I'll pick car 77 and Erik Jones. If he wins I could hire him to be my new chauffeur! Purrs, ERin

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  4. Sounds like fun, Mudpie. We'll go with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. We hope experience will win.

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  5. Too bad we can't pick Mudpie, for her "zoomies". :) I will go with local favorite Denny Hamlin, to make it two in a row.

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  6. Well, I was a Carl Edwards fan for years, but with his unexpected retirement I've got to go with a new driver. I'm rooting for Kyle Larson.

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  7. We're going to pick Aric Almirola because Smithfield's makes BACON!!!!

    (yeah...lame reason but we're going with it anyway!)

    The Florida Furkids

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  8. YOu are so lucky your mom let you get a license to drive Mudpie!!! Frodo gets the zoomies all the time and usually runs right into Amarula!!

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  9. Go, Mudpie, go! Can we guess Mudpie as the winner? Well, if not, then let's see. Tomorrow, the 20th, is pup Astrid's birthday, so in her honor we'll go for Matt Kenseth. That doesn't mean we still won't root for Mudpie, though!

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  10. That's a great selfie of you driving the car. We watch F1 here so have no idea about NASCAR. I'll pick the car you are driving, #4. Haas is the only team name we recognise because they are in F1 now.

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  11. This is so fun. pilch92@aol.com Chase Elliot :)

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  12. Okay...Mudpie, if not you, then we pick Matt Kenseth! Enjoy! Hugs!

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    1. I am watching Jeffrey Earnhardt, too! I have hopes.

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  13. Thanks for the reminder. i always like to tune in, but lose track of when the big race is. As for me, I always hope for Jeff Earnhardt, and who knows. Great post!!

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  14. We have no idea who to choose, so we'll go with Austin Dillon in car #3! :)

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  15. Danica Patrick is my pick!
    stonearosa@gmail.com

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  16. We'll toss our guess in : Ryan Mewman...on Newman! MOL
    Mom says she remembers one year driving by the Speedway while we were on the Interstate as it was letting out and she thought wow the amount of people and cars and the impending traffic jam. That place is HUGE!!!

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  17. MOL...we hope you win, Mudpie...MOL :D Good Luck Pawkisses for the best winner :) <3

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  18. Mudpie, you are one exquisite beauty ... but we have to say, you in that car? Va-va-voom! Va-va-zoom? I bet you and Bear Cat would look exactly like a NASCAR race when you both have the zoomies. Okay, okay ... Bear would probably actually be chasing you, like he does figuratively now ;) I chose Kevin Harvick right when I saw the list ... before I knew he was your favorite ... so I'm going with my instinct.

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  19. We would love to enter your name, Mudpie ! Purrs

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  20. Well Mudpie, we don't know nuffin' 'bout this kinda stuffs, but we do recognize one of da names. So we pick dat Dale Earnhardt Jr. guy. And by da way, we think you look adorable. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  21. We think it's just gotta be Danica Patrick! (Although we wish we could vote for Mudpie. How wonderful that would be!)

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  22. My pick is Kyle Busch. Have fun watching, Melissa and Mudpie!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My pick is Kyle Busch. Have fun watching, Melissa and Mudpie!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Mom says that she's got to go with Kyle Busch. We're all crossing our paws. We've never had nip nibblers, and she loves dark chocolate. We do see some other Kyle Busch guesses, so no guarantees we win even if he does. But that's okay! You are totally adorable in your car, Mudpie. Thanks so much for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  25. We remember this from last year! We were looking for Dr. McDreamy's name on there because Mommy LOVES him, but he's not there. So we'll take Joey Logano. Zoom!

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  26. Danica Patrick. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. MudPie! That llooks like a total hoot!
    Race On!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  28. We love NASCAR Mark Martin was our driver the year of the video. When Mark retired we went with Carl Edwards. So now we need another driver and we are going with Little E (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) rose_red2@cinci.rr.com

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  29. This will be fun and thanks for offering the prize. We'll choose #24 or Car #33 Jeffrey Ernhardt (or something like that). We know nothing about racing, so it is really a crap shoot on our part. Bye the way Mudpie, you make a pretty cute driver!

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  30. Wow! Exciting! my husband is a big NASCAR fan and he remembers this. He thinks Dale Earnhardt Jr. will win.! Thank you! We love Mudpie too.

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  31. You look so cool, Mudpie!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  32. Careful there, Mudpie! That looks a really fast car! :) I pick Kyle Busch, because I don't know anything about NASCAR, but I see his team name is M&Ms--that's all I need to know! roby@robysweet.com

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  33. Ah hah! You love NASCAR so much cos you bet on it, MP!! Nothing wrong with making a few quid. I’m going with the guy from NJ again. Otherwise, I would have picked the M&M’s guy.

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  34. Can we have Ryan Newman,Mudpie? we have a cool shelter in Texas we can nominate called Averting CATastrophe who would be worth recipients. Good luck everyone!

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  35. Our mommy's driver, Tony Stewart, retired so we'll pick Daddy's driver, Chase Elliot. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Matt Kenseth, our local Whisker-consin driver.

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  37. Wow, what a race you have going on. May the best driver win. Wishing you a very Happy Easter.

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