One thing you may not know about me is that I love fast cars, in particular I’m a big mustang fan. My car enthusiast side became tamed once marriage and a family came into the picture, however this past weekend I had the opportunity to experience my first NASCAR race at the Daytona 500. Keep reading for details on the Walgreens Balance Financial Prepaid Mastercard and its benefits!
Talk about fun!! I forgot just how loud a revved engine could be, so thank goodness Nate and I came prepared with ear plugs. The Daytona 500 was a really cool experience, and although rain dampered our fun, we still made the best of it. The before show with Larry the Cable Guy and Luke Bryan performing was awesome. There’s also so much to do on site before the big race. There were a ton of people there, and many arrived hours before the race began.
This is a partnered post on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.
Just before it rained on our parade (literally) I snapped pictures of the current leaderboard with #11 Danny Hamlin in first place, followed by #41 Kurt Busch and #27 Paul Menard in third. We had great seats (just after turn 4) with almost a full view of the track.
Earlier in the day we had an opportunity to walk around the grounds and participate in free activities. I spotted this beauty – a Mustang GT. Walgreens Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard is giving fans the opportunity to win one in their #RaceAroundAmerica Sweepstakes (no longer open for entries).
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So how do I look in front of my new mustang? Just kidding…..but I sure would love to win it!
Congrats to all of the drivers on a job well done Sunday, and Dale Earnhardt Jr on his second Daytona 500 win!
Nascar Driver Greg Biffle Interview:
I had an opportunity to interview Greg Biffle via phone this evening and wanted to fill you in on my Q&A with him.
picture courtesy of Getty Images
Here’s the 5 questions I asked him:What is the most exciting thing about Race Around America for you? GB: We love driving cars. I just took the mustang for a spin here at Arizona Motorsport on a closed course. When making a pit stop at Walgreens, what three items are you most likely to purchase with your Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard? GB: I always fill my prescriptions there, bathroom items because it’s quick and convenient, and any medical items like bandages. (He mentioned he currently has a brace on his wrist) Do you have any advice for what the fans should vote for to make the mustang go as fast as possible? GB: Definitely the supercharger. If you want it to go fast, it needs a good supercharger kit, and bigger breaks. Which racetrack is your favorite to race on? GB: Michigan – it’s big, fast, and it’s great for strategy. If you weren’t a racecar driver what career would you have taken up? GB: Well I’ve been all about cars since high school. I was building them and learned how to weld back then. But I have always been interested in Real Estate so maybe something with that.
I appreciate Greg Biffle taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with me for a few minutes. And thank you to my readers who suggested some of the questions I asked him during the interview!
Ask him if he is ever scared when driving so fast.
Kathy Lane says
Which racetrack is his favorite to race on?I live near to the Bristol Raceway.
What lead him to start racing?
Vicky D says
Do you ever get bored going around in a circle so many times???
jeremy mclaughlin says
What age did he start racing?
You should ask him what inspired him to start racing.
Liz Mays says
Maybe I’ll pick one of those up for son and send it to him. Your Mustang love is so cute. 🙂 You and Cat!
sara giresi says
When will he retire?!
Cynthia R says
what’s your goal, do you have a magic number of races you want to win before you retire.
Lisa McCrory Johnston says
That Roush Mustang looks soooo awesome!!
[email protected] says
Love me some Nascar. (i’m a serious redneck woman)! The Biff.. now that’s one driver I’d love to meet
My step dad is a huge Nascar fan… and I’m a huge Mustang fan. 🙂
As a little boy what did he want to be when he grew up?
Margaret Smith says
How does your family feel about your racing?
who inspired him to start racing
Jamie H says
I wouldn’t mind winning that mustang!
who was his favorite driver when he was growing up.
Madeline Jones says
Ask him what inspired him to start racing?
Melissa Green Hartley says
What his favorite thing is about racing?
What about life post fast cars on the daily?
If you weren’t a race car driver, what kind of career would you have taken up?
I would ask him the coolest thing he has done as a race car driver.
Faithful_Mommie (@Faithful_Mommie) says
That Roush Mustang has my name written all over it!!!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Ask Him What Inspired Him To Become A Race Car Driver?
Digna Dreibelbis says
My father was a huge Nascar fan. #3 was always his favorite.
Laura Ari says
I don’t have a favorite!
Cat Davis says
That Mustang is gorgeous!
Nicole Brady (SahmReviews.com) says
I know you already talked to him but if I could ask him a question it would be “What is the fastest you have ever gone OFF the track?”
What a fun experience!
What an incredible experience!
sandra davis says
my favorite driver is Tony Stewart
Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says
Kasey Kahne is my favorite race car driver
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
What a cool experience!!
Brooklyn Dutson says
no favs but fun to watch
Shell Feis says
That looks like such a fun day! &That prepaid card is a great idea for a gift or a teenager!
I can’t say that I have a favorite Nascar Driver.
Carol W says
I do not have a favorite. thanks
Jenny Taylor says
Ooooh awesome. You’re so lucky. I would love to go to a race one day… my fave racer is actually dead but he’ll always be awesome 😀 DALE SR!!
LOVE that Mustang! I don’t think I have a favorite driver. My pick would be whoever is winning!
Yes my favorite is Denny Hamlin – thank you.
Rafflecopter name Barbara Montag
Kristi Price says
Ryan Newman, love him! and Jr., he will always be a favorite, so glad that he finally won the 500 😀
Ann Fantom says
Jeff Gordon is my favorite NASCAR driver.
Kelly D says
I don’t really have a favorite.. maybe Danica Patrick.
Jimmy Johnson all the way. When I first moved to NC and started dating someone, he was a huge Nascar fan and wanted me to pick a favorite driver. Jimmy had just won in Charlotte and was in the newspaper so I picked him. He has been a great driver.
heatehr baker says
I don’t have a favorite but my husband likes Jeff Gordon.
Daniel G. says
I love Walgreen’s for the last minute gifts and cards
chris z says
i dont have a favorite
Trisha Haas says
Woah that car is beautiful!
Cynthia C says
I like to get vitamins and supplements at Walgreens
Em Ma says
I love Matt Kenseth
I love to buy soda and candy at Walgreens.
Adrianna Holbrook says
My favorite thing to buy at Walgreens is nail polish!
Janice Cooper says
I like to get Walgreen’s daytime cold and night time medicine. I also like to get my lipstick or mascara at Walgreen’s.
Jammie Morey says
No favorite here, but we like to get our household items at walgreens, always great deals when you match with coupons.
Tonya Prater (@travelermom) says
My favorite item to pick up at Walgreen’s would be photos. I love to order my prints online and pop in to the store and pick them up.
I like getting shampoo and conditioner at Walgreens, they offer great deals on them.
Mary Happymommy (@mami2jcn) says
I get my son’s allergy medicine at Walgreens.
Jamie Brigham says
I am a Kevin Harvick fan and I love shopping for clearance items like shampoo,conditioner,cosmetics, body wash and other female items
not particularly! and i always get my lanolin at walgreens!
Wild Orchid says
I love to pick up my hair color at Walgreens.
Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Tiffany Schmidt says
I’ve liked Jeff Gordan since I was young.
Taryn T. says
I don’t really have a favorite racer! I love Walgreens being so convenient in picking up meds for the kids.
sherry bult says
My favorite racer is Dale Earnhart Jr! So glad he won the race! Daytona Race Track is awesome, been there and loved it!!
Jenny Sims says
I like Dale Earnhart Jr, and I love the Nice! brand items at Walgreens. Also, their new store brand ice cream, Delish, is really delish!
Virginia Rowell says
We are totally Jeff Gordon fans. My favorite thing to pick up at Walgreens is make up.
Brittney House says
I love buying my tights and nylons there.
Sents Saver says
I love to pick up covergirl eyeliner & mascara from walgreens
Thomas Murphy says
I like Kurt Busch
Ashley Tucker says
I like to pick up makeup at Walgreens. I don’t have a favorite Nascar driver.
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love to pick up nail polish there!
terri broome says
How do you stay awake driving for such a long time?
Stacey B says
My family have always been Earnhardt fans, so if I watch that’s who I root for
I don’t have a favorite driver – I buy makeup and candy plus sale items at Walgreens.
Wanda McHenry says
I don’t follow Nascar. My favorite item to pick up at Walgreen’s are vitamins, they always have great sales!
I’m all about prescriptions at good prices, plus I get 500 points a fill!
dan williams says
ryan reed, toothpaste
What does he love most about racing.
I’m a big Jeff Gordon fan 🙂
My favorite driver is Greg Biffle. I like to get my prescriptions and vitamins from Walgreens
rachel rohde says
my favorite driver is Kasey Kahne.we get our medicines from Walgreen’s.
Mihaela Day says
my favorite driver is Tony Stewart
My favorite NASCAR driver is Jeff Gordon!
Allison Downes says
I love picking up beauty items at Walgreens.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
Tara Huff says
I like to buy shampoo at Walgreens.
Susan Smith says
I buy a lot of my makeup at Walgreens
jessica edwards says
I don’t really have a favorite….
alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says
jeff gordon is my favorite driver
My favorite things to pick up at Walgreen’s are beauty supplies.
Jennifer Reed says
I do not have a favorite Nascar driver. I need to get more involved in Nascar racing. It always looks interesting. I mostly pick up beauty products and medications at my local Walgreens, occasionally candy and seasonal items.
Jeff Gordons my favorite and I like to buy candy at walgreens
Jessica Whitehouse says
I’m not really interested in Nascar, but I like Walgreens. I like hitting Walgreens’ clearance aisles. They always seem to have some great deals, especially on toys- I shop year-round and save them up for Christmas and birthdays.
Tabathia B says
I like to pick up cold and cough medicine for my kids
I like Jeff Gordon. My favorite thing to pick up at Walgreens is shampoo and conditioner.
My favorite driver is Kurt Busch
christine jessamine says
I love to buy the as seen on tv products with walgreens
Lisa V. says
My boyfriend is the NASCAR fan, so I don’t have a favorite. I will usually pick up hair products at Walgreens.
dan williams says
Blythe J. says
Dale Jr! …and Harvick and Vickers. I can’t just say one.
Oh I really like Dale Earnhardt Jr!
Debra Hall says
i gt all my medicines at walgreens because of the easy order options
Alena Svetelska says
Dale Earnhardt Jr…i like to pick up astma meds for my daughter at walgreens
Jessica Fortner says
I like to buy makeup, toiletries, medicine, and greeting cards at Walgreens.
Natalie yeoman says
I buy makeup at Walgreens
Mary Cloud says
I like to pick up toilet paper and paper towels and other household items at Walgreens
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Bill Elliott says
My favorite Nascar Driver would have to be Bill Elliott of course.
alesha ol says
#48 #18 #88 are my guys!!
Valerie S says
Kyle Busch is my favorite driver.
Kyl Neusch says
who inspired him to start racing
Deborah G. says
Jeff Gordon is my favorite!!!
Erica C. says
I don’t have a favorite driver.
RICHARD HICKS says
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is one of my fav drivers
My favorite driver is Dale Jr
Leanne G says
My favorite item to pick up at Walgreens is saline solution for my contacts.
I don’t have a favorite driver, and I love to buy my cold meds and lots of holiday stuff at Walgreens!
Jaime Nicole says
I love picking up milk at Walgreens! Faster than the grocery store…
Rebecca peters says
I don’t have a fav driver, I used to watch it with my boyfriend though.. I love to buy shampoo, dye and they have great clearance there!
Danielle hall says
my fav driver is harvick
Angela Cisco says
I dont have a favorite driver, don’t keep up with it much. I like to buy toilet paper from Walgreens, its usually cheaper.
I like to buy nail polish at Walgreens.
Francine Anchondo says
i like to buy makeup
Sherry Bult says
Walgreens is my everything store! Plus i love their Balance Card!! By the way I learned about that card from you!! Thanks!! 🙂
Eddi Bendossa says
Michael Waltrip and i like to get makeup at Walgreens
I love Dale Jr~~
Heather Dawn says
I love going there mainly for fingernail polish!
I like to pick up vitamins at Walgreens.
Peggy Rydzewski says
Jimmie Johnson is one of my favorites.
Annemarie Z. says
I like Dale Earnhardt, Jr.!
At Walgreens I like to buy cleaning and paper products.
My favorite driver is Jeff Gordon.Love watching him race!
Liz Lew says
Hee, my insulin is my fav item
MARIA SIMON says
JEFF GORDAN WOULD BE MY FAV..AND AT WALGREENS..THERE ISNT ANYTHING THAT I DONT GO IN AND GRAB..FROM PICS..TO MAKEUP TO MILK, WATER..IT IS NEAR MY HOME SO THE GIFT CARD WILL BE GREAT 🙂 🙂
Julie D says
This is going to sound lame, but I buy Occusoft Eye wipes for my eyes. I have bad allergies and it really helps. I can only find the extra strength version there. Julie D [email protected]
I buy Blue Bell Ice Cream from Walgreen’s because they always have a great price compared to the local Grocery store.
Crystal F says
I like Dale Jr. I live right in the middle of Nascar country. thank you!
tammy shelton says
Daytona is just down the interstate from me, but I’ve never been to a race. Maybe some day! I think Dale Jr is my favorite guy.
denise donaldson says
Dale Jr is my favorite
tina reynolds says
My favorite driver is Jeff gordon
Stephanie Galbraith says
Danika of course.
Janet Boyanton says
No favorite driver or favorite irem
Tanya White says
No Favorite Driver but I love Picking up Laundry soap at walgreens.
RambleSAHM (@RambleSAHM) says
I have always like Jimmie Johnson with Lowes! I love the Delish brand from Walgreens! They also have great diapers!
I like to pick up vitamins at Walgreens.
i like to get household supplies at walgreens, soap, shampoo, toothpaste. my favorite nascar driver is dale jr!
Karrie Millheim says
I love Dale Jr. I got to meet him one time!! It was so awesome
I don’t have a favorite.
heather s says
Dale Earnheardt Jr. I like getting got2b smoothing lustre lotion at Walgreens
Tony Stewart is my driver.
Vikki Billings says
My favorite thing to pick up at Walgreens is motrin and cough syrup
Ashley Fryer says
My favorite driver is Trevor Bayne.
Kyle Busch is my favorite.
I love their make up