All-Star Racin’ and Other Ramblings

skid marks, jason hildebrand, beaverdamusa.comWell, it was upset city this past Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not the fact that Jamie McMurray came away with over $1 million, but the simple fact that NASCAR’s 2nd most popular driver (behind Dale Earnhardt, Jr) did not receive the fan vote to be one of the final 3 drivers into the All Star Race. Miss Danica Patrick, was beaten out by Josh Wise for that spot. C’mon people!!!! How can you not vote her in????? It was rumored that some individual voted for him 84,000 times. However, it was found that this wasn’t the case. But, the guy did say he voted a lot of times. Josh Wise must have some kind of cult following similar to Ron Paul. We’re not going to get all political, but Ron Paul has a devoted following, and evidently, so does Wise. Anyhow, to the race. It was a cool night in Charlotte, with Jamie McMurray taking the checkered flag and the big paycheck. Kevin Harvick finished second, and won about $800,000 less.

Back to Points Racin’

Now that the festivities have ended in Charlotte, let’s head back to Charlotte this Sunday for some points racin’ and the Coca Cola 600. This is a race track that has been dominated in the past by the stable of Hendrick cars. Of all drivers, the top 3 average finishers are Hendrick drivers; Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Kasey Kahne. After saying this, I am going against it for my winner Sunday night. I am predicting Kevin Harvick will end up in Victory Lane.

Drivers aren’t Athletes?

Please tell Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch this. Prior to last weekend’s All Star Race, Jimmie Johnson ran a triathlon, and won. He won his division, made up of 35-39 year olds, went home, then raced that night. Once again, who said drivers aren’t athletes. This weekend, Kurt Busch will be doing the double. Running in the Indianapolis 500 then jetting down to Charlotte to run in the Coca Cola 600. He is scheduled to run 1100 miles this Sunday, in the heat, in 2 different race cars. But drivers aren’t athletes.

About Jason Hildebrand

Jason Hildebrand was born in Cleveland, Tenn. and has lived his entire life in Bradley County. Jason started playing baseball at a very early age and went on to play at Cleveland High School where he graduated from in 1992. After graduation, Jason attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
An avid sports fan, Jason’s is a season ticket holder at the The University of Alabama. He has been fortunate enough to be a part of the last two Crimson Tide National Championships (’09 BCS game in Pasadena, CA and ’11 BCS game in New Orleans, LA). Though he primarily cheers, “Roll Tide Roll!,” he keeps up with all Collegiate football, regionally and nationally.
He is currently a co-host on the Sports Drive and the sideline reporter for Cleveland High School. He has been blogging for BeaverDamUSA.com since 2014.
In Jason’s spare time he enjoys playing golf and cooking (outdoors). Jason is the son of Terry and Diane Hildebrand, from Cleveland, TN. His birthday is October 3rd , and he is also the husband of Emily Beaty.

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