Another beautiful day here on the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge Trophy Tour! The weather? Beautiful. The Skies? Clear. The fans? Let’s just say there were plenty of NASCAR-hungry Marines here at Camp Lejeune. I was so proud to be on display in front of the brave men and women who – along with their families – represent this country with honor. As you expect from a military base, today really turned out to be a family affair with face paintings, games and an overall fan fare that was full of cheer. Spiderman and Shrek even made a guest appearance but they weren’t one of the hundreds of fans to get their picture taken with me on stage! That’s okay though, Spiderman probably would have marked up my shiny chrome finish anyway. Speaking of beautiful, how about that country music vixen Lila McCann … what a lovely voice! Growing up on a military base herself and with a brother that served in Iraq, she put on an extra special show for the crowd by giving us a sneak peak at her new album. Look out fans – Lila’s back! Check out the picture of us together! Yep, that’s a huge smile on this trophy’s face. We’re off to the Coastal Carolina town of Wilmington for an event Thursday from 3-7 p.m. It’s my first trip to the beach!