The Driver Suit Blog-Miss Winston Revisited

By David G. Firestone

I was doing some cleaning recently, and I discovered I had this. I had to double check to see if I had covered this item, and it turns out I had, but not very well. So for this week’s Friday Feature, I will discuss this vintage Miss Winston suit.

Miss Winston was an idea thought up in the 1970’s. The idea was to have a beauty queen with the drivers in Victory Lane after races. The idea died after the Winston Cup turned to the Nextel Cup, but when Sprint took over in 2009, the idea was revived. Monster Energy kept the trend going, but with the new sponsorship setup, at the time of publication, I don’t know if it will continue.

At least 50 different women were Miss Winston at some point. Though they were told not to, many dated and even married drivers. The dress code was decided by Winston, and included this vintage jumpsuit.  It is a simple red polyester jumpsuit.There is a collar, and a wash tag in the cowl.It has a Winston logo embroidered on the chest.It come with a white belt and straps on the legs. The suit features short short sleeves. The back of the suit is unadorned. Winston was an idea thought up in the 1970’s. The idea was to have a beauty queen with the drivers in Victory Lane after races. The idea died after the Winston Cup turned to the Nextel Cup, but when Sprint took over in 2009, the idea was revived.

Since this is a short article, I’m going to add…

TAILGATING TIME!

It’s early in the year, it’s cold, so if you are going to watch a race with friend, you want something hearty, so I present:

Beef Pot Roast

8 Servings

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil

4 pounds boneless chuck roast

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

1-Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2-Heat a heavy Dutch oven on top of the stove over medium high heat.

3-Add oil, and sear meat in the center of the pan for 4 minutes.

4-Turn meat over with tongs; sear all sides for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

5-Remove meat from pan. Arrange onion, garlic, and 1 bay leaf in the bottom of the pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

6-Return meat to pan, place remaining bay leaf on top of meat, and cover.

7-Cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

8-Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

9-Remove roast to a platter to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

10-Slice, and top with onions and gravy.

Next week, we focus on Aric Almirola.

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