With this blog I wanted to talk about things that you’re not going to hear Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach or Darrell Waltrip mention during the races on Sunday. Ya know like who’s that new blonde chick standing next to Kasey Kahne during the national anthem??? Or didn’t Jeff Gordon’s fiancee Ingrid Vandebosch look like she might be preggers last weekend at the Brickyard?? (For the record she’s not as far as I know, but that shirt she was wearing made me do a double take, note to Ingrid: don’t wear that top again it makes you look a little pudgy in the stomach region)

Anywhoo… I couldn’t possibly get to all the gossip and insider info that’s out there and why should I when there are others who do it so well already. Like, for instance, this blog called Answer This… has a great section just about NASCAR wives and girlfriends. It’s a must read to get caught up on your favorite drivers love life.

Towards the end of August the IRL series makes its way to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, August 25 through the 27th to be exact. Yours truly will be there blogging from the race track. It’ll be great to get an up close look at the big names of the IRL, like Danica Patrick, Dan Wheldon and Marco Andretti. But honestly, I’m really hoping that Ashley Judd is there to support her husband, Dario Franchitti. I love her family and you just never know what she’s going to say.

I’ve never been to an IRL race before but I hear that the atmosphere is different than that of a NASCAR race. For the IRL fans it’s more about seeing and being seen. I guess I will have to see for myself, and of course I’ll report it all back to you.