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UTV blog: Orlando

June 28, 2011, Special to NASCAR.COM,

Another week, another state traveled. This is John and Tim with the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle and we have made our way down to Florida. We are used to some pretty crazy weather coming from Ohio, but no one prepared us for the Florida weather in June. There were daily weather swings where Mother Nature bathed us in hot, sweaty sunshine one minute and then showered us with rain and lightning the next minute.

If anyone made it to the Central Florida Music Festival in Lakeland, Fla., this weekend, you may have seen us splashing in some big puddles while listening to more than 20 local bands play. Every style of music you can think of was at this festival. We heard hardcore rock, smooth jazz and toe-tapping country. All of the music was muted, however, when the cracks of the thunderstorms kicked into high gear.

This coming weekend, we are taking the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle to the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona. We will be set up outside at the Hooter's. What luck! If you make it out the race, or to get some wings, stop by and say hello. You can check out the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle, and then enter to win it.