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12:22  07 december  2017
12:22  07 december  2017 Source:   charlotteobserver.com

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A: Get a gift card for any dollar amount. Gift cards are good at any of our nationwide locations and never If you don ’ t have the ability please let us know in advance so we can be prepared to assist you . Top speed will be printed for all drivers on your graduate certificate. Top speeds will vary Gift Cards are good for either NASCAR Racing Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience.

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The driver we find here knows that all his wins won' t be enough to get him to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. You may ask, "If he's winning, why wont Essentially, you don ' t want to enter in the series that is considered "super competitive" and finish fifth every week. Honestly, no one besides your dad will

*Real NASCAR racecars that have been driven by NASCAR Drivers *No lead cars to follow- as you If you don ’ t have the ability please let us know in advance so we can be prepared to assist you . Top speed will be printed for all drivers on your graduate certificate. Top speeds will vary depending on Gift Cards are good for either NASCAR Racing Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience.

Ah, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, remembering all the good times from the past year, and being thankful for what we have.

And, as a way of showing our appreciation for one another, giving presents.

But what do people really want? Teenagers may ask for a video game system, or young adults may ask for tickets to a concert. Because athletes, including NASCAR drivers, are people too, that means they're also in line for gifts.

So let's try to give a handful of NASCAR's best drivers and biggest names what they really want for the holidays. You'll find the perfect (somewhat fictional) gift guide below:

Dale Earnhardt Jr (A parenting book): Earnhardt, unfortunately for his legions of loyal fans, ran his last race in November at Homestead, meaning now he's retired from NASCAR's Cup Series. The next great challenge for the 15-time winner of the sport's Most Popular Driver award? Being a dad. Earnhardt and his wife, Amy, announced earlier this season they are expecting their first child next year. The best thing we could give Earnhardt at this point, who has no children, is an intro-to-parenting book. If you thought racing was tough, get ready for dirty diapers.

Kurt Busch agrees to 1-year deal with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Get an internship at NASCAR . While many race car drivers don ' t have college educations, working on a degree while racing and honing your skills won' t hurt. "I've always wanted to be a race car driver . It's been my dream since 2nd grade, after reading this, I know what to do now. Hopefully it'll work out

Becoming a NASCAR driver is not just about your raw racing talent. There are a number of other factors that will determine whether or not you will ever see You 've got to give it your all, all the time. If you make it you can be a legend, but if you don ' t make it you 'll still have a bunch of fun and learn a lot

Kyle Larson (A working engine (or a few)): Larson, 25, was one of NASCAR's most dominant drivers all season, and he looked poised to compete for a championship through the first half of the playoffs. But then in the playoff cutdown race at Kansas, his engine inexplicably blew and eliminated him prematurely from contention. Then it happened again weeks later, and Larson ended up not finishing four races in a row. Had that not happened, Larson would have been one of the favorites at Homestead, but now he'll have to wait for 2018 to get his first crack at a title.

Chase Elliott (His first win): This one's got to come soon anyway. Elliott has finished second seven times (!!) in his young career without winning a race, coming as close as the last lap or two on several occasions. That said, he still finished the season fifth in points and almost made it to Homestead without a win. That would have been impressive. Look for Elliott to finally get a win in 2018, and potentially more than one.

20 drivers eligible for 2018 Clash at Daytona

  20 drivers eligible for 2018 Clash at Daytona Twenty drivers are eligible to compete in the 2018 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.The 75-lap, two-segment race will be run at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 11 capping a day which will including qualifying for the 2018 Daytona 500.

OK, we all know that an iTunes gift card may work for the tween-agers on our holiday gift lists , but what about the grown-ups — you know , the guys having midlife crises Remember those name your own star gifts that were all the rage when you were a kid? Well, Nudo Italia is like that for grownups.

You don ' t have to have your entire career planned out before you can get started. You don ' t have to know everything that you want in life in order to able to When we just stop and smell the roses and allow ourselves to enjoy where we are we give ourselves the chance to fall into the natural flow of life.

Jimmie Johnson (No. 8): Not the actual number, as his No. 48 has done him very well throughout his career, but championship No. 8. Johnson won his record-tying seventh in 2016 by storming from behind, and now he's tied with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most all-time. But Johnson was never really a threat to win in 2017, despite three wins, and he'll look to finish 2018 on a better note. That eighth trophy would make him, statistically, the GOAT (Greatest of All Time).

Danica Patrick (A good finish in her last race): Patrick's announcement that she was retiring from being a full-time Cup Series driver in November was tough, but at least her fans will get to see her suit up for one last NASCAR race at the 2018 Daytona 500. Patrick has never won a NASCAR Cup Series race, but the Daytona 500 actually has been one of her better tracks, considering she won the pole for the 2013 iteration and came in eighth there. Patrick doesn't need to win her final Cup Series race to go out on a high note, but she'd certainly like to finish better than 28th, where she finished the 2017 season.

Ryan Blaney is taking his driving talents to TV

  Ryan Blaney is taking his driving talents to TV Ryan Blaney is taking his NASCAR driving talents to the TV screen. Blaney, the 23-year-old third generation NASCAR driver, will guest star in the upcoming season of NBC’s “Taken,” a TV series which serves as a prequel to the Liam Neeson film franchise in which Clive Standen plays Bryan Mills decades before the movies.Mills works with former CIA operative Christina Hart and a team of fellow operatives to tackle missions around the world.Blaney will appear in the episode, “Imperium,” which is scheduled to air in 2018 (The second season of the show premiers Jan.

Gift -giving is a storied tradition and a complete trap. Rather than spend another year groping blindly for a gift that will tell the people in your life what they mean to you , why not let this scientifically perfect gift guide do the work for you ? Here's what to get for literally everyone you know

Gift shopping is tough, especially when you don ' t know what the person you 're shopping for likes. Be careful, though. If you get a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan a Kyle Busch shirt, prepare to watch them burn it. There are plenty of things out there, though, that a race fan for any series — be it NASCAR With the holidays just around the corner, we compiled a list of 12 gift ideas that are perfect for racing

Martin Truex Jr. (To stop time): Maybe this is a little silly, but considering everything Truex has going for him right now, this makes the most sense. The man just won his first Cup Series title, which capped a dream season for him. His longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex, who has battled ovarian cancer, was healthy enough to be there to celebrate with him. And he won several awards at last week's NASCAR awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Yeah, now would be a good point to just freeze time and savor everything he has going for him.

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