Thursday, February 21, 2013


I am here in Daytona Beach, Florida, visiting my "adopted mom" and family.  Beautiful weather down here.  A whole lot WARMER than in New Hampshire this time of year!

Guess where I went today?  I will give you three guesses and the first two don't count.  Silly moose, aren't I?  I went to see the Budweiser Duels at the Daytona International Speedway.  It is that time of year when Nascar "kicks off" their season of racing.  It is Speed Weeks in Daytona right now.  It started last week with the Sprint Unlimited Race on Saturday night.  Then on Sunday they had qualifying for the Daytona 500 race this coming Sunday.  And guess who is on the pole (starts first in the race)in the Daytona 500?  It is Danica Patrick!  She is the first woman to ever take the pole position for the Daytona 500!  Pretty Awesome, I think.

Now the Budweiser Duels that were held today set the rest of the field for the Daytona 500.  That means that they had two races and how the driver finished the race (position), that is where he will start the race in the Daytona 500.  Follow me?  I know, it is a little complicated.  It is especially complicated for me as I really don't know much about racing.  I am a Moose, remember?
Here I am at Daytona!
And you know who won the first race?  I keep asking you questions, don't I?  It was Kevin Harvick who drives a car sponsored by Budweiser!  Imagine that!  Pretty neat for the Bud car to win when the race is sponsored by Budweiser. The second race was won by Kyle Busch.  He drives the M & M car.  It had M & M candies all over the car!  Not real candy!  Pictures of the different colored M & M candies.
"Mom" was happy as we were sitting right across from the driver she likes in the #88.  Dale Jr.
And we saw the Clydesdale Horses!  Wow, they sure are BIG!!!

I sure loved watching the race today.  They have a truck race Friday night.  Then they have another race with different cars on Saturday.  Then on Sunday, it is the Super Bowl of racing!  It is the Daytona 500!  I can't wait to see it.  Woohoo!!!   I will let you know all about it in my next blog!

Until next time.....................

Moose Mills

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