Sunday, February 7, 2021

6th 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 14th. 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:

No. 00 – Quin Houff – StarCom Racing
No. 1 – Kurt Busch – Chip Ganassi Racing
No. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Team Penske
No. 3 – Austin Dillon – Richard Childress Racing
No. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 5 – Kyle Larson – Hendrick Motorsports
No. 6 – Ryan Newman – Roush Fenway Racing
No. 7 – Corey LaJoie – Spire Motorsports
No. 8 – Tyler Reddick – Richard Childress Racing
No. 9 – Chase Elliott – Hendrick Motorsports
No. 10 – Aric Almirola – Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 11 – Denny Hamlin – Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 12 – Ryan Blaney – Team Penske
No. 14 – Chase Briscoe [R] – Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 15 – Derrike Cope – Rick Ware Racing
No. 16 – Kaz Grala – Kaulig Racing
No. 17 – Chris Buescher – Roush Fenway Racing
No. 18 – Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 19 – Martin Truex, Jr. – Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 20 – Christopher Bell – Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 21 – Matt DiBenedetto – Wood Brothers Racing
No. 22 – Joey Logano – Team Penske
No. 23 – Bubba Wallace – 23XI Racing
No. 24 – William Byron – Hendrick Motorsports
No. 33 – Austin Cindric – Team Penske
No. 34 – Michael McDowell – Front Row Motorsports
No. 36 – David Ragan – Front Row Motorsports
No. 37 – Ryan Preece – JTG-Daugherty Racing
No. 38 – Anthony Alfredo – Front Row Motorsports
No. 41 – Cole Custer – Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 42 – Ross Chastain – Chip Ganassi Racing
No. 43 – Erik Jones – Richard Petty Motorsports
No. 47 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – JTG-Daugherty Racing
No. 48 – Alex Bowman – Hendrick Motorsports
No. 49 – Chad Finchum – MBM Motorsports
No. 51 – Cody Ware – Rick Ware Racing
No. 52 – Josh Bilicki – Rick Ware Racing
No. 53 – Joey Gase – Rick Ware Racing
No. 62 – Noah Gragson – Beard Motorsports
No. 66 – Timmy Hill – MBM Motorsports
No. 77 – Jamie McMurray – Spire Motorsports
No. 78 – B.J. McLeod – Live Fast Motorsports
No. 96 – Ty Dillon – Gaunt Brothers Racing
No. 99 – Daniel Suarez – Team Trackhouse

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!!!


Photo Cache said...

Our mom was into baseball.

Emma and Buster

Summer at said...

How fun! I don't want to enter because I hope the prize goes to a kitty who really needs it!

Audrey Stewart said...

Kevin Harvick is my man also. I hope he wins the entire championship. (

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We will go with Denny Hamlin. We like Joe Gibbs here in Washington DC.

Patricia T said...

I have no idea, so I vote for Mudpie and her zoomies! ;)

Mickey's Musings said...

Good luck to your driver and all the cats choosing today :)
Purrs, Julie

ZOOLATRY said...

Even tho we used to live just down "the road a-piece" (as they say) from Daytona ... never
followed the races!!! We'll vote for Mudpie to win ... tho we suggest she put her paws on the wheel please!
And June says she needs a helmet!

Brian's Home Blog said...

We didn't realize it as today, we say Kyle Larson will win.

meowmeowmans said...

Mudpie. you are the coolest. Look at you in your car!

We'll go with Denny Hamlin this year.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

We'll be watching and we pick Kyle Busch - Chip Ganassi Racing! Start your engines Mudpie!

Marvelous Marv said...

What an excellent give-a-way! We concatulate the winner (of the car race and the contest). May you and yours today be filled with fun!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are going with Ryan Newman! Yep we are. Thanks for the reminder so we watch next week

pilch92 said...

I won last year with #17 so I will stick with that. :) XO

CRYSTAL said...

We at our house love NASCAR. We are a NASCAR family. We started watching NASCAR in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt Sr. Crashed and died. What a way to start. We decided it would be more fun if we chose a favorite driver to win. We chose Tony Stewart. That was good until he retired and became part owner. Now I root for anybody on Stewart-Haus team but if I have to choose 1 driver then I choose Kevin Harvick. I want him to win.
Daisy Mae and I want Kevin Harvick to win also so he's our choice.
We will be watching that's for sure.
Thanks for reminder
I hope Kevin Harvick wins so I Win.
Crystal And Daisy Mae

CRYSTAL said...

OOps forgot to give you our email in case our driver Kevin Harvick wins.
Email is:

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Hmm I am guessing YOU have a favourite Mudpie!!

I will share your celebratory giveaway1

Valentine said...

Mudpie, I have to confess, Mom and I know nothing about race cars, but ever once in awhile we'll watch a race on the black moving screen. I choose Mr. Briscoe No. 14 to win, since Valentine's Day is on the 14th. Tee hee hee. Purr purr purr.

Eastside Cats said...

I know nuthin' 'bout racing, but I've been to both Daytona and Indianapolis racetracks! I kissed the bricks too.

The Menagerie Mom said...

I watched NASCAR with my dad as a kid, but now I haven't watched it in years. After Dale Earnhardt's crash, I got a bit nervous to watch it. Though we know Mudpie would win if she were allowed to race in more than the Zoomies 500, I'll pick my lucky number 9 and go with Chase Elliot. Deep down we're rooting for your guy Kevin Harvick, though. Purrs!

evie said...

i dont know much abt racing, but i know Joe Gibbs from the Washington football team, he was coach when i lived in N Va. and i knew some of the players. so i will go with Denny Hamlin -Joes Gibbs racing. thank you.