To some people, Alexis DeJoria is the wife of Moster Garage star Jesse James. To others, she is the daughter of Jean-Paul DeJoria, billionaire businessman and co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and the Patron Spirits Company. But on the NHRA Mello Yello circuit, Alexis DeJoria is one of the most successful Funny Car drivers on the tour.
We spent two days with Alexis and her team from Kalitta Motorsports at the Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas, and inadvertently found ourselves in the middle of the most exciting weekend in the history of the sport.
In this video, Alexis talks about how her car accelerates faster than anything on earth (yes, even a fighter jet), how she got into racing, and her career-defining victory in the 2014 NHRA U.S. Nationals, it’s 60th anniversary, a feat akin to winning the Super Bowl.
The day before we arrived in Topeka, during the second day of qualifying, DeJoria ran the best run of her career, an Elapsed Time (ET) of 3.994. ET is the time it takes from the car to get from the starting line to finish line.
Nothing worse than looking like an idiot in front of your friends at a young age.
“So you wana act grown…well now you can look grown too,” said barber Russell Fredrick on the Facebook page for his A-1 Kutz barbershop in Snellville, Georgia, near Atlanta.
Fredrick shaved his son’s head bald and then showed him a picture of an old bald man, like the character in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
“I showed him and I told him, this is your next one if you keep it up,” Fredrick told him. “He didn’t want it, so he got his act together.”
You know what’s really annoying? About 99% of the announcers on TV, especially during the NBA playoffs.
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Confidence opens doors that nothing else can. But confidence can also be misplaced. How do you know if the shirt you’re wearing is completely ridiculous until you actually wear it outside the house? Thanks to Speed Stick, at least I had confidence in my underarm scent.
But confidence was definitely not lacking for driver Cole Whitt. Even though Front Row Motorsports is at a distinct disadvantage, operating on one-eighth the budget of its competitors and Whitt’s highest previous finishing position this season a modest 22nd, Whitt was ready.
A Top 20 finish at Talladega would’ve meant a lot, as Cole explains in our interview below, shot immediately before the race. But Whitt was able to #DefyTheDoubt and lead the entire field with under 40 laps remaining en route to his best performance this season. Speed Stick is all about giving you confidence for the moment you shut down the naysayers, as Whitt did finishing a career-best 13th in the race.
I got a little excited during my interview, and it isn’t completely my fault – there’s so much energy at a NASCAR race, it permeates the grounds and is as real as the guy with the Dale Jr. shirt on next to you.
For anyone who has ever uttered the words “where’s my pizza?” – Pizza Hut has the answer, thanks to its new pizza navigation system that will debut in Dallas next month.
The new technology, unique to Pizza Hut, will allow customers to track the journey of their order from “Hut to home” – similar to an Uber experience – including the exact road coordinates of the delivery vehicle and a photo of the driver who will soon knock on the door.
Originally implemented in Israel and Russia late last year, Pizza Hut’s pizza navigation technology will first be available in the Dallas market (home to Pizza Hut’s global headquarters) before being rolled out nationwide later this year, allowing customers to plan for meal time while Pizza Hut simultaneously manages its fleet of drivers to ensure an efficient ordering process.