Adventures of Beasley

AAA 500 Race

ItsMadeCreatively’s bear-y cute mascot, Beasley, was once again seen at Texas Motor Speedway for a weekend of NASCAR fun! The adventure kicked off on Thursday evening when Beasley arrived to see the Parade of Haulers pass by right in front of where she was sitting. Amid all of the train-sounding honks from the trucks, Beasley posed for a quick photo with Joey Logano’s hauler as it passed by. On Friday, Beasley toured the Fan Zone just outside the track, gathering all sorts of great prizes and then watched the Monster Energy cars run qualifying laps around the track. Afterwards, she stayed to watch the Camping World Trucks run the JAG Metals 350! Finally on Sunday, Beasley attended the AAA Texas 500 and got to watch all of her favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series drivers zoom around the track!  It was a hot afternoon, but Beasley stayed cool with her Racing Fans made by ItsMadeCreatively! All in all, it was an amazing weekend!

Beasley at the AAA Texas 500 Race with Racing Fans made by ItsMadeCreatively!
Beasley at the AAA Texas 500 Race with Racing Fans made by ItsMadeCreatively!
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O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Race

This weekend, Beasley went on a grand adventure to Texas Motor Speedway to watch the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race! With windchills in the low 40s, she brought along her new handmade coat to stay warm while exploring the many speedway sights. First, was a photo on the Texas Motor Speedway sign, just outside of Gate 6. After spinning countless prize wheels and winning all kinds of free goodies from the sponsor booths that lined the outside of the speedway, Beasley posed for a photo in front of the merchandise trailer for the Penske drivers! Drivers were signing autographs, answering questions from fans but the best part of all was when Beasley got to sit on Joey Logano’s AAA race car!

Although much warmer weather was expected, Beasley still brought along her ItsMadeCreatively “Cool” Racing Fans! If you missed the blog post that announced these innovative paper fans, check it out here. These three cleverly-designed  paper fans let fellow race spectators know that not only are you cool (i.e. awesome) but when using these fans, you’re also much cooler (I.e. temperature ) than they are! Assembly instructions are included. All you’ll need is card stock paper, scissors and large self-adhesive tip craft sticks. We recommend laminating the fan for added durability before attaching to the craft stick. Get your “Cool” Racing Fans today for the next NASCAR race you attend!

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Racing’s Coolest Fan

This week, Beasley is here to showcase the newest product in ItsMadeCreatively’s growing collection of easy-to-do crafts, “Cool” Race Fans! Here’s the inside scoop…

Picture this… You’re sitting in the stands under a blazing sun watching your favorite stock car driver zoom around the track. There isn’t a breath of wind and you’re pretty sure you’re slowly melting into a puddle of sweat. But wait, what’s this? The NASCAR fan next to you is barely sweating and doesn’t smell like a 3-day-old pair of socks! How can this be? What secret to staying cool do they know that you have yet to uncover? Then you see it. In their hand is a punny paper fan that claims they are cool – both in temperature and in awesomeness! Desperate for relief, you inquire as to where they came by such a desirable item and learn it’s the newest product from ItsMadeCreatively. They go on to say that printing and assembling the fan was a breeze – no pun intended. Just when you think you’re doomed to perennial perspiration beside this refreshed race fan, they pull a second fan out of their bag and give it to you! Suddenly, a cool breeze floats across your moist brow bringing relief from the sweltering heat like jumping into a swimming pool. Visiting ItsMadeCreatively’s website and getting these paper fans for yourself quickly jumps to the top of your To-Do list before next week’s race! And maybe bring a few extras – just in case you find yourself sitting next to a sweaty spectator that reminds you of your former self before owning some of ItsMadeCreatively’s “Cool” Race Fans!

Disclaimer: While our paper fans are indeed awesome, they are not guaranteed to make you stop sweating or smell better! Also, we cannot guarantee that the race fan next to you will have an extra ItsMadeCreatively paper fan to share with you. Be that person who shares with others!

So what’s included in our “Cool” Race Fans? Three cleverly-designed paper fans that let fellow spectators know that not only are you cool (i.e. awesome) but when using these fans, you’re also much cooler than they are. Assembly instructions are included! All you’ll need is card stock paper, scissors and large self-adhesive tip craft sticks. We recommend laminating the fan for added durability before attaching to the craft stick. Visit the product page now!

Get yours today and be as cool as Beasley!

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Beasley At O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Race

And now for those most famous word in motorsports… Drivers! Start… Your… Engines!!

Beasley’s latest adventure took us to Texas Motor Speedway to watch our first NASCAR race, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300!

After wandering around the merchandise trailers and winning several free prizes along the way, we stepped through the gates and went in search of our seats. Donning our ear protection, which included a small pair for Beasley, we watched at the NASCAR Cup drivers posted qualifying laps around the track for their race the next day. It was quite exciting! And loud! Of course, the best part of all was Beasley seeing her favorite drivers, Joey Logano and Brad Keslowski, zooming around the track!

Before we knew it, the race began and things really got exciting! Restarts, spin-outs, crashes, lead-changes… the list goes on and on. Beasley cheered along with the rest of us each time her favorite Xfinity driver, Erik Jones, led the restart!

During the race, Beasley munched on a giant wrap and mini bag of potato chips purchased from Buc-ee’s before the race! Simply put, it was delicious!

With a great view of the end of Pit Road, between the Start/Finish line and Turn 1, Beasley saw all of the exciting action that comes with pit stops during the race. Even better, was the enormous screen called Big Hoss which showed fans what was happening around the track.

Needless to say, one of the best parts of the night was when Erik Jones won the race -Hooray! There were even fireworks to celebrate the big win!

One last photo before leaving the track – Beasley holding her ear muffs on the Texas Motor Speedway sign. What a great race!

What will Beasley’s next adventure be? Stay tuned for more…

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 6

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The final round of Friday night drag races at Texas Motor Speedway was tonight and we were there, volunteering at an information table for Operation Christmas Child. It’s been a long, hot 6 weeks but worth it since we were able to introduce OCC to quite a few first-timers.

Next to one of the display shoeboxes on the table was Beasley! This shoebox is for a 10-14 year old girl and has so many great items: sewing kit, school supplies, jump rope, lamb, hygiene items, sunglasses, slinky and more!

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 5

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Round 5 of the Friday night drag races at Texas Motor Speedway was tonight. Once again, we volunteered at an information table for Operation Christmas Child at the speedway in +100 degree heat! Pedestrian traffic was slightly slower than previous weeks but we still managed to introduce several people to Operation Christmas Child!

Beasley posed for a photo in front of the brand-new Buc-ee’s fuel station that  just opened across the road from the speedway. That place is huge!!

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 4

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It’s Friday night again and where are we at? Texas Motor Speedway to volunteer at an information table for Operation Christmas Child during the speedway’s Friday night drag races. Without a cloud in the sky, the Texas summer heat was definitely intense but that didn’t keep fans from coming to see the races and also the Jeep club with nearly 400 Jeeps that came to parade around the track! It was quite a sight.

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Beasley posed for a photo on the corner of our item donation box which received nearly school supplies, a pair of sunglasses and nearly 35 Hot Wheels cars to put in shoeboxes. Awesome!

Several ladies came over to the table and wanted multiple OCC brochures to pass along to the friends and family members and to also try and get their church involved in packing shoeboxes.

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Three Legends race cars were parked right next to our information table this week but our favorite, by far, was the Captain America car #25.

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 3

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Once again, Beasley went with us back to the Texas Motor Speedway to volunteer at an information table for Operation Christmas Child during the speedway’s Friday night drag races. By far, it was the hottest Friday so far! Thankfully a cloud appeared in the sky and helped cool down the temperature. We simply had to take a photo of Beasley sitting on Legends race car #24, which was parked right next to our information table. This week, we shared news of OCC with several ladies who were very excited about the program and wanted information on how to get their child’s school involved. It was very encouraging!

Check back on Tuesday to see Beasley promoting Operation Christmas Child at Vacation Bible School!

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 2

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Tonight Beasley went with us back to the Texas Motor Speedway to volunteer at an information table for Operation Christmas Child during the speedway’s Friday night drag races! Along with her mini shoebox, we brought our custom “This is a cool fan” paper fan to well, keep up cool! This week, we were in the shade which made it a lot cooler feeling than last week. We were able to spread the word about OCC with quite a few race fans which had never heard of OCC and also met a few long-time shoebox-packing people who shared their favorite items to put in shoeboxes with us.

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Lone Star Legends Racing!

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Tonight, Beasley traveled with us back to the Texas Motor Speedway to watch the Lone Star Legends races. Despite getting lost and having ask for directions to the track where the Legend cars were racing, we arrived in plenty of time to find the perfect seat in the stands. Choosing the perfect seat on the top row of bleachers, we had a spectacular view of the track and a wonderful stiff breeze that kept the bugs away and the temperature cooler! We munched on dinner (delicious wraps from Buc-ee’s) while we waited for the races to begin. Before too long, it was time! The pace car driver led 10 Legend cars around the track to warm up after getting a little push from a fellow driver to get the pace car started. With a wave of the flag, they were off! Zooming past with a loud roar, they darted around the track, passing and skidding through the turns with laps flying by in the blink of an eye. It was so exciting!! Even though we didn’t know any of the drivers, we enjoyed cheering and clapping for them with the other dozen people in the stands. Between races, the pace car driver walked across the track and up into the stands to say hello and meet the rest of our group. He explained how the races work, what the flags meant and answered other questions we had. The race announcer was very entertaining, teasing back and forth with the track officials and drivers, making the fans laugh! All in all, it was a fantastic evening. See you next time . . .

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Friday Night Drag Races Round 1

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Tonight Beasley went with us to the Texas Motor Speedway to volunteer at an information table for Operation Christmas Child during the Friday night drag races! We were able to spread the word about OCC with quite a few race fans. It sure was hot underneath the stands of the track in the sunshine, but it was worth it!

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While we were there, we someone from TMS Lone Star Legends who came over and talked with us about tomorrow night’s Legends race. It sure sounds like fun, so check back tomorrow for photos of Beasley’s adventures at the Legends race! Before we left, Beasley got her photo taken next to the Lone Star Legends pace car!

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Duck Dynasty 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

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Met Reed Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson, Godwin and Martin (all you can see is his hat) signing autographs at the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway today! We volunteered at an information table for Operation Christmas Child at the raceway. On a break, we met the Robertsons and asked Uncle Si to sign our Operation Christmas Child shirt!

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