Shannon Stacey

The #18 rocks the short kid's day

Some of you know my short kid is one of those rare and annoying creatures—a hardcore Kyle Busch fan.

This is race weekend and we’re the primary highway exit for NHMS, so there’s a certain part of town I wanted to avoid. Unfortunately, Walmart is in that part of town and I really, really needed batteries. (For my cordless mouse. I know what you were thinking.) After much internal drama, I decided to brave the traffic.

Guess who was hosting the Kyle Busch racing simulator? So the short kid not only got to see the #18 car, but he got to “drive” it. He actually giggled, he was so excited. (I apologize for the quality, but I didn’t know the car would be there, so they’re cellphone shots.)

6 comments to “The #18 rocks the short kid's day”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · June 28th, 2008 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Oh how cool!

    The #88 was at the auto parts store here in our town last night. Sadly, Junior wasn’t with it. But some nice looking National Guardsman were with it. We had our picture taken standing next to it. *grin*

  2. Angela James
      · June 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Aw, Liam looks so cute. I have no comment on anything else in those pictures. :censor:

  3. Ellen F.
      · June 29th, 2008 at 6:39 am · Link

    Aw, cute! How exciting is that??

  4. Annmarie
      · June 29th, 2008 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I love racing! The short kid looks EXCITED. Cute pics.

  5. Shannon
      · June 30th, 2008 at 8:06 am · Link

    Considering the short kid’s a Kyle Busch fan and I’m a Juan Pablo fan, y’all can imagine the mother/son trashtalking yesterday. :noevil:

  6. Melani Blazer
      · June 30th, 2008 at 9:24 am · Link

    Suwheeet, Shan. I love it when the cars come to town. It was probably the highlight of his summer so far. :)

    Aren’t you glad you went now? And you did get EXTRA batteries, right?

  • Get my latest news straight to your inbox!

    I'll only be sending newsletters when I have news to share, and I'll never share your information. You'll receive an email asking you confirm your subscription (so please check your spam box if you don't receive that). You can unsubscribe at anytime.


  • Affiliation

    Shannon Stacey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of

    If you purchase a book listed on the site from, she’ll earn a small commission. Thank you!