Today is the All-American race day, the annual 1100 miles of racing during Memorial Day weekend.

Both the Indy 500 (the Indy Racing League Series) and the Coca-Cola 600 (the Nascar Nextel Cup Series) are today – making today one of my favorite days of the year.

I’m cooking today – beer brats, corn on the cob, potatoes on the grill, salad, homemade fried apple pies, and homemade ice cream.

PS- I’m pulling for Danica Patrick in the Indy race, and I’m pulling for my driver, Jimmie Johnson, in the Nascar race. The Coke 600 is at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway, also known as Jimmie Johnson’s house, mainly because he has won 5 of the last 7 races at Lowe’s (and his sponsor is Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse).

And one of my favorite quotes has to do with Lowe’s Motor Speedway (it is from

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowe’s Chevy has made the Lowe’s Motor Speedway his own personal improvement warehouse.