Track Trash – My Home Town…
Do we have some bad blood brewing between das Kurt and squeaky clean JJ?
das Kurt is openly wondering if the 3 time Champ is really that good of a driver on the track.
Yep, we all thrive on the ‘good guy / bad guy’ scenario, so let ‘er rip……..
The METH od: Jerry Maybefield’s tribulations go on, and on, and on. Like a dime store novel, like the ‘soaps’ at Noon, like dirty laundry. It’s sort of odd that Jerry got the injunction, then decided he really couldn’t race (no owners offering a ride, no sponsors willing to support him, no money in the bank to hire personnel and buy equipment). So the injunction is utterly worthless. But the vision is becoming clearer. Deep pockets (NA$CAR) vs. no pockets (Jerry). And the punch line will come when we hear the results of the latest drug tests. Stay tuned……
Naked: VickersVapoRub thought he had a deal to re-up with Red Bull, but no papers have been offered. Sounds to me like Brian oughta take a page outta Danica’s book. Offer your services elsewhere and put some heat on the Bull. By now Brian’s built up his credentials to the point that he could hire on with almost any major owner. As a matter of fact, his credentials are much (MUCH) better than his bud CaseOfMears and a few other wannabes.
Yated: Strange rumor that Yates may dump Maynerd and Blobonte at the end of this year. On the other hand, Yates hasn’t done many smart things in the past few years, so it would be par for the course. In spite of its connection to Roush, this is (at best) a third tier team, and is a shadow of its once glamorous past.
Bradski: Another recent rumor surfaced regarding the possibility of Bradski jumping to Penske’s 12 machine next year. What with Bradski’s avowed worship of Hendrick and Chevrolet, you might have to take this with a few grains of salt. On the other hand, the Penske name still has some sort of luster on it…..and by the way, money talks.
Da Race: Our very best friend KidKyle (of COURSE I’m joking) had another bad hair day. The car was never tuned for this track, and with almost each lap it seemed to get worse. About 2/3rds through the race, things started going South in a hurry. He dropped a cylinder, and from that point on it was just a matter of time. His time ran out with 7 laps to go when his engine blew (but he ran much longer than was expected).
Speedo: Scotty started the race in 2nd place, but we all knew that wouldn’t last long. It’s one thing to have a good qualifying run, and it’s quite different to back that up with a solid run. MillionDollarBill (Elliott) had a similar situation of a great Q lap, then stumbling during the race. But Speedo, of course, is a totally different situation, as he is still very low on the learning curve. And to think that RedBull dumped AJ for Scotty……..a pretty dumb move for this racing consortium.
Maynerd: The announcing booth made one too many kudos to the strong performance of the 98 car of Paul Menard, cuz right after that Jr. got up into him, and Maynerd blew his LR tire. What might have been his best finish to date ended up in a crash, and a 35th place finish. Another coulda/woulda/shoulda performance.
The best racing occurred on the restart of the next-to-last Caution. JJ was leading, DennyHambone bumped him out of the way, then the freight train started to rumble by. When it all sorted out, SirMark was back in the lead, and never looked back. What a stellar performance by the old geezer. For most of the evening he had the best car, and racked up the most leading laps. Then toward the end he almost looked like he was gonna be an ‘also ran’, but the wild restart played into his hands. Yep, the double file restarts have certainly put some flavor back into NA$CAR…..
Heaps of 3’s all over yer bowl of Kellogg’s,
Racing Maniac #3