Sunday, February 11, 2018

3rd 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 and to make it fun for me and my friends too!

My grandpa was in the hospital last week and Mommy didn't get a chance to go shopping for a prize package, so this year we're giving away a $15 PetSmart gift card! Since we typically pick out cat-related stuff this way my pals of all species can purr-ticipate! 


For a chance to win, simply leave a comment predicting the winning driver by midnight eastern on Sunday, February 18th. Don't forget to leave your email address too!

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 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place driver, but our sweet friends The Florida Furkids picked 4th place driver Aric Almirola, and they won the prize!

Here are your driver choices:
(click to enlarge)


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!!!

33 comments:

  1. Oh my, sounds like a traffic violation nightmare! We are used to peace and quiet in the palace even on the television. Now if the had a Daytona Mouse 500 that would be awesome MOL Hope your driver wins!
    Toodle pips and purrs
    Erin

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  2. good luck to your driver,xx Speedy

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  3. Oh man!!! We will cheer on Matt DiBenedetto on behalf of our Texas buddy Chris. Can we do that Miss Mudpie?

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  4. Oh, Mudpie, I just knew you'd be in that race car this week! I pick Kyle Busch, because he races for Joe Gibbs, who we respect a lot, and because he's sponsored by M&Ms! Hope your grandpa is doing better. :)

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  5. Look at you go, Mudpie! You know, this here human used to watch NASCAR all the time as a kid, but somehow just got out of the habit. Anyway, we're going to go ahead and root for your good ol' Kevin Harvick, and we'll say that he's going to win. Purrs, and well wishes to your grandpa, Mudpie!

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  6. Well, we're not into NASCAR that much so we don't know which drivers are good or bad. But we'll choose #22 because he's driving a Chevrolet.

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  7. Good luck to your driver!
    Mum used to root for his boss ;)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  8. Mudpie, you are such a daredevil! I hope Grandpa is feeling much better. We don’t watch sports, at this house, so we hope Mommy’s guy, Kevin Harvick, wins.

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  9. You must be my long lost sister. I am one of the biggest NASCAR fans ever. I have been to Darlington so many times, I can't even tell you. I also shelter elderly rescue cats. I have 11 at the moment. I have been in love with Jeff Gordon his whole career. I even named one of my cats after him. I will pick Truex, Jr. for the win, but Daytona is always tricky. So many drivers win it, and then never win another race. Today I will be watching the Daytona Clash. See you across the finish line. (jozywails@gmail.com) I see you are a Harvick Fan? I love him!

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  10. Hard to chose, you're the only one Nascar driver we know, Mudpie ! Purrs

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  11. Awesome! Mudpie, we'll go with your and Mommy's fave, Kevin Harvick! :)

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  12. Great selfie! You're a pawsome driver!! We're going to go with Kyle Busch because Dad was in the army with one of the Busch brothers.

    The Florida Furkids

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  13. You look good in that car, Mudpie! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. My person doesn't follow NASCAR, but even she has heard of Danica Patrick. So that's our pick to win the race.

    Tasha (whose person is Lark from The Bookwyrm's Hoard)

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  14. I am sorry your Grandpa was in the hospital last week, I hope he is feeling better. I love your annual giveaway. I am going with #32, Justin Marks because his organization is Rick Ware racing and I live in Ware, not the same, but that is my odd logic :)

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  15. Your Mommy and our Mommy must be long lost sisters just like Misty. She even likes the same driver, #4 Kevin Harvick. So it's Harvick for the win. Thanks for the giveaway. Mommy will be watching today the Clash for her birthday. She won't be getting off the couch except to go to the litterbox and the frig.

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  16. Since this is Danica Patrick's last race I think she should win.

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  17. Lets go with #20 - Erik Jones. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Out of sentimentality, I will take Danica Patrick !

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  19. We are going to say Kyle Bush since the Mama's favorite candy is M&Ms.

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  20. Oh what a fun giveaway, Mudpie! I'm going to guess "Mr. Jamic McMurray," though I know nothing at all about car racing, but Mom sometimes catches a little bit of the races. Mew Mew! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  21. Mee-you Mudpie what a FURABULUSS Sunday Selfie!!! You look pawsum!!
    Wee watched Quallyfyin all so.
    Did youss' know D.J. Kennington iss frum Canada???
    Now to pick thee winner.....mee wanted to pick Mistur Kevin Harvick....an LadyMum said Jimmie Johnson....then shee said Austin Dillon am mee said Ryan Newman....wee could not dee-cide so wee flipped a kibbull.
    LadyMum won so wee say JIMMIE JOHNSON #48!!!
    **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xXx

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  22. Too stinkin' cute! It's a national holiday in our household too! Nobody better call or come a knockin'! I gotta stick with Chase Elliott, Kevin's a good guy but it's Chase's turn!

    misty at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com

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  23. Mudpie - You look super fast in Harvick's car! Do you do the zoomies in it? Harvick has a good car, but I'll take the kid who "Don't know, what he don't know" Bowman put it on the pole, and we know the #88 can find victory lane, so pencil me and my guy in for Jr's replacement! Seek

    oh I about forgot rick at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com

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  24. Vroommmmmmmmmmm! I'm going with 1/2 of the dynamic duo! I'll take the freshly groomed Blaney! I think Bubba will shove him to the win! But don't worry Kevin can win later on this year, I don't mind. My people tells me it's always nice to share! Molimo

    My people can be reached at nancy at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com and if you have a second tell her to toss me an extra treat!

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  25. What a lot of NASCAR fangirls here...well, cars purr and cats purr, right?

    More love to Danica Patrick, but if I pick her and she wins, that's too many votes to split the prize...so for nostalgia's sake I'll pick the Earnhardt kid. Ralph and Dale should only have lived to *see* him win at Daytona.

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  26. Have to go with Kyle Busch in the M&Ms car. Don't follow NASCAR, but Mom loves M&Ms. Thanks for hopping, Mudpie. You look so cute. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  27. الحفاظ على المنزل نظيف وانيق شئ اساسى عند كل سيدة منزل تريد الرقى باسرتها والحفاظ عليهم ولكن لا تستطيع اى سيدة توفر الوقت الوجهد لتنظيف المنزل والمفروشات بهذه السهولة لذالك ياتى دور شركة ريحان المملكة افضل شركة تنظيف منازل وشقق وفلل ومجالس وكنب وموكيت وسجاد بافضل معدات التنظيف بالبخار وافضل السوائل المنظفة والمعطرة كما اننا نقوم بابدة جميع انواع الحشرات والقوارض بافضل المبيدات الامن على الاطفال والبيئة وبدون مغاردة المنزل اتصل الان لنصلك فى الحال افضل شركة خدمات منزليه فى مدينة الاحساء . شركة مكافحة حشرات بالاحساء
    شركة مكافحة نمل ابيض بالاحساء
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالاحساء
    شركة تنظيف شقق بالاحساء
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالاحساء
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالاحساء
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالاحساء

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  28. NASCAR season is finally starting!!! Wahoooooo!! Since the BEST driver retired, Tony Stewart, we will pick the next best thing. Kevin Harvick. Owned by Stewart Haas Racing!! Go Kevin!!!

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  29. I'm so depressed about Matt Kenseth being out this year, I don't even know who to pick or who to root for! :(
    We hope your Grandpa is doing better now, Mudpie.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  30. I know nothing about NASCAR lol but I will go with 00 since his name is the only name that sounded familiar lol Wu Kitty said he seemed reputable.

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  31. i dont follow racing but i guess i would say kyle bush

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  32. I vote for #23 since that is my favorite number

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  33. We Beaglebratz Ladiez r more interested in the wabbitz runnin'then the carz goin'around an'around butt we will tell our mom that we shood chooze car #48 - Jimmie Johnson so that may-b she cood git us sumthin'at Petsmart.
    Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie
    imabeaglemama(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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