NASCAR drivers celebrate Thanksgiving

November 30, 2013, Staff report,

NASCAR drivers celebrate the holiday in different ways

Thanksgiving is a time of year to sit down and give thanks with family and friends for the blessings in life while sharing a grand meal with each other. Several NASCAR drivers and their families marked the day in different ways.

Kasey Kahne took in the South Park Turkey Trot in Charlotte and tweeted a photo from the event.

Jimmie Johnson took part in a Thanksgiving Day run in Tulsa.


Johnson was also among the NASCAR national series drivers who talked about their favorite Thanksgiving food with The Whistle.

Perhaps, no NASCAR driver had more to celebrate than Aric Almirola, who welcomed his second child into the world on Thanksgiving.

For Ricky Stenhouse Jr., he spent Thanksgiving night watching his beloved Ole Miss Rebels take on in-state and SEC rival Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl. Unfortunately for Stenhouse, Ole Miss lost the game in overtime, 17-10.

And while Ricky expected his girlfriend Danica Patrick to be playing the popular game, Candy Crash, she was up to something else.

And earlier in the day, Danica was busy winning at a different game.

Kurt Busch spent some of his day in the kitchen, helping girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son Houston, prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Busch later spent some time helping Houston work on his boxing skills.

Michigan native Brad Keselowski spent part of the holiday watching the Detroit Lions play. But he seemed to be more of a good luck charm when he stopped watching. Detroit defeated Green Bay, 40-10.

Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ryan Blaney had an interesting observation about the day.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Steve Letarte, doesn't seem to be a fan of putting Christmas decorations up right after Thanksgiving.

Ron Hornaday Jr. hit the road on Black Friday, driving to Havsau 95 Speedway in Arizona. He tweeted a picture from his drive.

And on Black Friday, seeing a cargo ship go by made David Ragan think of something that has yet to arrive. Perhaps, it will reach him in time for Christmas.

Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha even took to Instagram to send Thanksgiving well wishes to their followers through video.