JJ Yeley appreciates his fans, they are what drives the sport, JJ has always appreciated their enthusiasm and continued support. JJ has a Fantasy Racing Pool each year, hosted by TracksidePools.com where the fans can play for free. He plays Speed Dice with the fans on Facebook and Twitter, sending a lucky fan a prize of his choosing each week. He is on Facebook every day, sending "A Big Shout Out" to friends on his page who are celebrating their birthday. All, a small way of saying "Thanks to the Fans".
The winner of the 2011 JJ Yeley Fantasy Racing Pool last November was Scott Taylor. He was offered a pair of Hot Passes to any race this year, he chose Kansas. Here is Scott's account of his Kansas weekend.
Last year I won the JJ Yeley Fantasy Sprint Cup Pool. JJ offered me two hot passes to a NASCAR race as my prize for winning. I chose the Kansas race on 10/21/2012 and it was an awesome experience! I have seen NASCAR races from the grandstands, but a hot Pass gives you access to the garage and pit areas before, during, and after races. I was very excited with this opportunity to see things up close.
On Saturday, I took my camera and pen for autographs and headed to the garage to watch the Nationwide qualifying and Sprint Cup practice sessions. The whole garage area was buzzing with cars, drivers, crews, TV people, and car owners. I walked around in awe of the experience and had to watch carefully for cars entering and exiting the garages. I was literally within a foot or two of the cars as they drove past me! Also, I would randomly see a driver walk by and I took tons photos and got autographs from a lot of people. I got to see or meet LOTS of NASCAR drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, and of course JJ Yeley! I did introduce myself to JJ and he was super nice to me and my wife! He signed my Hot pass ticket and let me take a photo with him. My wife and I talked to him for awhile and after the Nationwide driver introductions we got to stand next to his car during the National anthem. Very cool!
We watched the race from the pit areas on both Saturday and Sunday and got to see things up close. We had a great time all weekend long. I can’t thank JJ enough for the experience and hope everyone gets the chance to experience a Hotpass weekend like I did. JJ you are a true professional, great driver and person! Thank you so much for what you do on and off the track for your fans.