NASCAR Vacation News and Superstar Pitbits: A Jay Med Column 1/3/10

Jesse L. Medford@JesseMedfordContributor IJanuary 3, 2010

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02:  NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin signs autographs as he arrives at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for the Roast of four time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson during Day 1 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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After signing autographs at Sound and Speed, Denny Hamlin flew commercial to Los Angeles yesterday. He said it was a "reality check."

Kelly Bires spent New Years eve at Wisconsin Dells.

Colin Braun celebrated at Times Square.

Bobby Labonte is back from hunting in Texas.

David Ragan is vacationing in Jamaica.

Aric Almirola and Justin Lofton have been skiing and snowboarding near Boone, NC.

Juan Pablo Montoya is getting ready for testing this week.

Today is the Newman's sixth wedding anniversary.

NASCAR television personality Riki Rachtman, has been seeing a doctor for his back and bronchitis.

Rachtman is at the Carolina Panthers game, to see his first ever NFL game.  It is the coldest game to have been played in Bank of America Stadium.

Meanwhile, Kenny Wallace is comfortable in the Edwards Jones Dome.  He is watching the St. Louis Rams.

Digger made an appearance in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Finally, a reason to see the movie!

Michael McDowell has been helping with the Nationwide team's move to Mooresville. McDowell is also pricing cars to add to the fleet.

Joe Gibbs Racing has released the 2010 Home Depot showcar schedule. It can be found on their website.

ARCA driver Leilani Münter's brother-in-law Bob Weir, was monopolized with a Grateful Dead Monopoly board game. Weir is the Dead's guitarist.

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