Sunday, February 10, 2019

4th 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!

Like last year we're giving away a $15 PetSmart gift card so 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 17th. 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 we had to go all the way to the 7th place driver to get a winner!

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!!!

27 comments:

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Sounds like a great day of fun for you all. We'll pick entry no. 36. Not sure who that is but what the heck. MOL
Purrs
ERin

M Dawson said...

Oh I SO wish I could see this it sounds amazing and positively nailbiting!

Goos luck everyone and ffen we wins with No. 42 we would like to donate our win to a USA pal who needs a treat!

I hope you enjoy the race!

Dash and Marjorie

Renaissance Teacher said...

Kyle Larson for the win!

Bocephallus said...

I live for NASCAR! I will be watching The Clash today. I also love Kevin, bit I'm going to go with Joey, who I really don't care for, at all. (Audrey Stewart / jozywails@gmail.com)

Patricia T said...

I know nothing about racing (sports), so we will root for Mommy’s guy, Mudpie. :)

Brian said...

Go Mudpie Go! We say Bubba 43!

Peaches and Paprika said...

I always knew you were a "racy" girl, Mudpie!

meowmeowmans said...

We'll go with entry 3, Mudpie. We kinda hope Kevin Harvick wins, though, since you and Mommy love him so much. :)

Catscue Cats said...

Cute girl! If I can't vote for Mudpie, I'll go with Kevin Harvick in #4. We love him too, but not as much as we love Mudpie!

Kerry Barbero said...

Well, Mudpie, I have to admit that Mom and I don't know much about car racing, though she watches a race on TV occasionally. I'll put my paw in for 'Chase Elliot,' 'cause the way I figure is the others will be trying to "chase" him in order to catch up! Tee hee hee. Winks.

Kerry Barbero said...

Mudpie, the last comment was from me, Valentine (& Mom Kerry) at Noir Kitty Mews

Little Binky and Granny said...

MOL I really love that picture of you, Mudpie, it's so COOL! I only have eye for one winner and that's you ;) Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday🐾😽💞

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Erik Jones, #18 is my choice, pilch92@aol.com
I love this contest :)

Marie Symeou said...

You look so cool!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Cathy Keisha said...

Is the Jersey guy in this? I won with him once before. I'll pick him unless he's in a foreign car. MOL!

Eastside Cats said...

Oh, if only Jeff Gordon was still racing! I know, I know...lots of people are happy that he isn't, but I've always thought he was CUTE! And I kissed the bricks at Indy last summer, so there...
But, I don't know who to pick...I'll think on it...

The Menagerie Mom said...

Our first vote for the winner goes to Mudpie! But, if we're choosing one on that list, then eeny meeny miny moe determined that we're going with Chase Elliot, #9. Best of luck to all!

Jana Leah B said...

My pick is Tyler Reddick. Thanks for the giveaway! turtle6422 at gmail dot com

Amanda Yantos said...

What a fun giveaway! I don't know anything about Nascar, but I love this post idea!

Marla Bradeen said...

I know nothing about Nascar, so my random pick is Jimmie Johnson. Good luck to your pick, Mudpie! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

Robyn said...

Martin Truex Jr. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dawn Starek said...

I’m going with Martin Truex Jr in car #19. He’s motivated to show his talent with the new team! Tomorrow is my 55th birthday and the Daytona 500 is the extra added bonus! Woohoo!!!! Let’s go racin’ boys!!! dstarek01@hotmail.com

Misty said...

My two favorites (Chase & Truex Jr.) have already got a lot of fans, so I'll go with a long shot but a good guy, Clint Bowyer for the win! I'm sorry Harvick, but at least he's your teammate!

Nancy said...

Mudpie, You may just have the winner this year! Kevin looks good. I'm a Newman fan but I think Blaney may just take it this year. I'll go with the 12 car! Good Luck Everyone!

Rick said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I enjoy playing each year. Gordon was always my guy. I haven't picked a new favorite yet, but I certainly have people I route against. I think Chase is hungry but I think he'll push his a teammate to the win. I don't know why, but I'm going with the 88 team and Alex Bowman.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Kaselewski's got our vote! My engine's revved up and happy to be part of this contest! - Tom x

Marsha said...

I am going with Chase Elliott