Sunday, February 9, 2020

5th 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!

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment predicting the winning driver by midnight eastern on Sunday, February 16th. Don't forget to leave your email address too! We'll be giving away a $10 PetSmart gift card so my pals of all species can purr-ticipate!

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.

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!!!


Andrea said...

My sister who was a NASCAR fan told me that I should be following Harvick as well since he is a cat lover! Didn't he used to drive the CAT car?

meowmeowmans said...

This is always so much fun, Mudpie! We will go with Kevin Harvick for the win! :)

Dash Kitten Crew said...

18 Kyle Bunch sounds cute!!! We can donate ur win to a US pal!!!

Summer at said...

MOL, my human is so clueless about NASCAR she can't even begin to guess! My bet is on Mudpie.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

I'll have number thirteen, please, whomsoever that may be. :)
Good Luck, Mudpie, I am sure your team will take the prize come what may.

The J-Cats said...

We are sure that YOU will win any race you purrticipate in, Mudpie.

Patricia T said...

I know nothing about racing, so good luck to your guy, Kevin Harvick. I’ll just pick Mudpie for the win, in the Mudpie 500! :) Happy “zoomies”, Mudpie!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're going to pick Kyle Busch because our Daddy went to school with what is probably his great-great-grandfather.

The Florida Furkids

Peaches and Paprika said...

We love your "no paws" racing picture, Mudpie! We'd have no clue who to pick, so we're picking you! We cats can outrun everyone.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Your racing photo is pawsome Mudpie! Y'all have made us Harvick fans, so that's who we'll pick. Good luck Harvick and fans!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Love your ride sweet Mudpie. I see someone already picked who we were gonna pick so we'll let them run with it!

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

You always look so cute in your racecar Mudpie, so I definitely vote for I don't know anyone of the list...MOL😸Good Luck Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday🐾😽💞

The Swiss Cats said...

You look great in your racing car, Mudpie ! We don't know anyone on your list, so we vote for you ! Purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

We are not participating for the prize, but we hope you win Mudpie!!
Purrs,Georgia and Julie

pilch92 said...

I look forward to your giveaway, it is a great idea. I am going with #17, you have my enail :) XO

Jana Leah B said...

I'll go with Michael McDowell. Thanks for the giveaway!
turtle6422 at gmail dot com

Cathy Keisha said...

TW couldn't read it cos it got smaller when she clicked on it so we can't accurately pick a winner. It won't be Steinbrenner's team, we know that much.

Misty said...

Mudpie - As usual, I won't be sad if Kevin wins, but I'm 100% behind Chase Elliot! Good Luck! Steel & Misty

Misty at WeitzelAndSonsExcavating dot com

The Menagerie Mom said...

I used to watch NASCAR with my Dad as a kid, and I don't even remember why we stopped watching it. I think it was after seeing Dale Earnhardt's crash. Nevertheless, we're going to vote for and wish the best of luck to your man Kevin Harvick!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Wow! Look at you, Mudpie! You're the cutest race car driver ever!

Nancy said...

Mudpie - Good Luck to you and Kevin! I'm throwing my kibble behind Martin Truex Jr. Thanks for the chance to win!


Rick said...

Good Morning Everyone!
I'm going to going with a sentimental favorite and all around good guy, Jimmie Johnson. He looked competitive last night, as did Kevin. Congrats on his new contract, Mudpie! You get to root for him for a few more years!

Rick at
weitzelandsonsexcavating dot

Marsha said...

As much as I want Harvick, I am going with Chase Elliot.
Marsha C