Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Several months ago, Crown Royal gave MSF the opportunity to cover the “Your Name Here” 500 NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in Indiana, I learned to love racing, and as such, was sent to cover the event. As much as I like racing, the actual race was secondary. While I was there, I got to meet Daniel Hansen: national hero. I was also able to meet Rodney Atkins and attend his concert from fewer than five feet away before the race. While covering the event, Crown Royal had me and several other writers participate in a scavenger hunt. I teamed up with Tracy Pendergast (The Smoking Jacket) and Brett Singer (Daddy Tips) in the contest. Mike, my rival, is on the far right. Matt Kenseth is front and center.   The deal was this: The winning team would win a trip to Las Vegas where they would get to hop into a NASCAR and race against Matt Kenseth. Of course, we finished in last place…by less than one item on the list. But Crown Royal decided to reward us all (for what, I don’t know;
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