Denny Hamlin loves Denny’s and, no doubt, appreciates the business opportunities he has with Denny’s Denny’s, a mobile version of the iconic American restaurant that is on hand for Texas Motor Speedway’s race weekend.
The Denny’s trailer is for novelty only. No food is served inside, but with all the artery challenges offered at the track, who needs the healthy fare offered at Denny’s? Fans can go in and take pictures, see Hamlin’s famed fork collection and enter for prize giveaways.
“Back when I was racing late models, we used to eat at a Denny’s in Virginia every Saturday night,” Hamlin told his publicist, who shared his emotional bond to the masses. “My mom still remembers the name of the waitress.”
Hamlin is expected to be at mini Denny’s at some point Saturday, though the timing has been termed a “surprise.” It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..
She’s prettier, though
NASCAR reaches fans though all sorts media platforms. One is the video game NASCAR ’15. As part of promoting the newest version, Xfinity Series driver Erik Jones raced Miss Sprint Cup a few laps in the media center Friday. Jones bested his lovely opponent, proving perhaps that racers have as much sense as bull fighters.
In a case of “whatever you can do, I can do better,” the red and black of Texas Tech will adorn Mike Bliss’ No. 32 for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500, a year after Jeff Gordon drove a Texas A&M No. 24.
The car paint scheme is being sponsored by Vic Keller, a Tech alum, through his company ZAK Products in Grapevine.
“Wreck ’em” is Tech’s battle cry, but that seems bad advice for Bliss, who is seeking his first top-10 finish in 12 starts at TMS. His best is 17th in 2005.
“I didn’t realize the impact it would have on me after meeting some of the people I’ve met. I don’t think anybody really understands how many true heroes are out there. It’s been an eye-opener for me.”
— NASCAR Xfinity driver Cale Conley, 22, on meeting the men and women associated with the non-profit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The non-profit’s color scheme bedecks Conley’s No. 14 Toyota Camry.