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Family, Football, and . . . Flames?



Family, Football, and . . . Flames?

For drivers in any discipline, Thanksgiving usually represents the first holiday they’ve had off in awhile. So Turkey Day represents many things to many people, whether it’s spending some much-needed time with the family, showing off their culinary skills, or just sitting on the couch and doing a whole lot of nothing.

Here’s what some of the PEAK family of drivers do to celebrate and give thanks:

TJ Zizzo
Top Fuel, NHRA

“I have been frying turkeys and other tasty treats for 28 straight years. I will never forget the first time I slowly (and I do mean slowly) lowered the turkey in the 375-degree oil in my driveway. No, I did not tip over the oil and cause a big fire. I pulled the turkey out 54 minutes later and it looked burnt to a crisp. I was pissed until my family and I dug in. It was delicious! Do not let the fried skin take away from how awesome it tastes.”

  Brian Vickers
  Cup Series, NASCAR

  “It’s one of my favorite times of the year. It has all the fun and celebration   of Christmas without the pressure to buy anything; we just eat and enjoy     family and be thankful.”

Clint Bowyer
Cup Series, NASCAR

“Thanksgiving is the only time of the year that I get to sit on my couch and do nothing but relax with my family and watch some football. We travel so much during the year that we never get a chance to do that. So the family comes over, they cook a great meal and we relax

on the couch. It’s a nice couch, a real nice couch, and it’s practically brand-new since I’m never home … but I plan to use it a lot on Thanksgiving. Honestly – I know a lot of people have a favorite food
or holiday tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving – but for me it is spending time with my family. We laugh a lot, cook a good meal, and give thanks. I’m just a guy from Kansas that has a lot to be thankful for and not a day goes by that I don’t think of that and give thanks.”

(Note: When asked, Clint’s business manager gave his assessment of how the Bowyers spend the holidays: “I think they basically just get together and eat all day. Ride motorcycles, 4wheelers, shoot guns, burn stuff, etc.”)

So whether you’re eating, watching football, enjoying your family, or,
uh, burning stuff, be safe and know we are thankful for PEAK Nation.

The Peak Team

November 27, 2013

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