Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Meeting Michael Waltrip

While at NHIS this past Sunday... my wife, Pattyjo, can get anyone's attention, especially men, celebrities or not. The whole episode was both funny and overwhelming.
Michael Waltrip was doing an autograph session in his novelty trailer during the race. He didn't qualify, again, so he was doing something nice for the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Basically he was selling #55 hats with his autograph for $20 with $1 of the proceeds going to the VJGC.
While in the crowd I lost Pattyjo so I called her cell. She told me where she was but I could not see her... I yelled her name and she waved a $20 spot in the air yelling "I'm over here Michael [me], I feel like I'm doing a strip tease"... well that got Waltrip's attention and before we knew it he said she could do a dance for him and within no time he was up close and very personal with us. After the whole fun was over Pattyjo got a hug and I got a hand shake. Pattyjo was making him laugh and the whole crowd for that matter.
The pics show that we probably could have gotten an invite back to his motorcoach.
We both left there with a whole new attitude towards Michael.










6 comments:

Starla said...

Wow that is so awesome.

Well my weekend was not exciting as yours, but I did buy a Tony Stewart 2005 championship hat for only $5. But like I said your weekend was way better, lol.

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

I'm glad you and your bride had a good time...I met Mikey at the sherrill's ford Posse party in 2003 and have been a fan every since...I had my 81 year old mom with us and he made her feel special..it was the first race she ever attended and she will remember that day forever...

MIKE said...

That's awsome. Michael has always seemed pretty cool to me....of course I have never met him though!

Cheyenne said...

Nice story...it brought a smile to my face. Michael's OK, he's just misunderstood.

vroom said...

Great fotos...you've come a long way since we ripped off your rookie stripe!

RevJim said...

Looks like you'se had a great time.
Mikey's great with the fans, and I don't fall for the media guff that he's having a breakdown, or meltdown or anything like that.