Track Trash – Toto-ville
The King: What a waffle-head. He’s a staunch supporter of Dodge for most of his career, then suddenly switches to Ford (in hopes of being as competitive as Roush). Then all of a sudden, when Dodge sees Penske exit the fold, the King starts thinking about rejoining Dodge. What a weird move. If this happens, Petty would be getting engines from Penske, who themselves will be running Ford power plants. Doesn’t seem like a good vision of a success story….. And by the way, to make things screwier, Dodge is now offering a special “Dodge by Petty”.
Jr: Open mouth, insert foot. Why on earth would Jr. tell the press that he’s the best driver at Hendrick? Why? Because he may be about 15 tablespoons short of a cup of bean soup (yeah, the kind of soup that makes you flatuate….and this time out of one’s mouth).
Penske: Why was Penske the only team having problems figuring out the fuel pick-up component in the new fuel injection system? You’d think that after all this time, they’d have determined where their problem is, and woulda fixed it. Something’s breaking, and needs to be replaced before they can get the car going again. How different could it be from the Ford or Chevy? Bradski is getting irritated, and well he should.
Maybe(not): Jerry Maybefield’s legal problems have spread to a third county in N.C. The Mooresville police department charged him with five counts of felony breaking and entering of tractor trailers and one count of subsequent felony larceny from alleged crimes that occurred in the latter part of 2010. He’s also charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny from a building. In Catawba County, he faces three charges of possession of stolen goods, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of possession of methamphetamine. In Caldwell County, he faces four counts of felony larceny. If they locked him up for 10 years in each county, it would put him out of our hair for the next 30 years. Hey, since they’re gonna auction off his house on April 30th, he’s gonna need a roof over his head…….
Patti: There’s something going on that we aren’t aware of. Patti Petty has been a driving force to get the Kansas City Victory Junction up and running. All of a sudden, they’re telling her to back off, and not be a working part of the organization anymore. She’s persona non grata. The board of directors reportedly told her she was making irrational decisions, and to bug off. There’s gotta be more to this story, so we’ll let it play out…..
Da Race: NA$CAR allowed a gear change before the race, and the combination of cool weather and higher revs caused a number of engines to ‘expire’. Two of the MWR engines (#15 early, and #55 late), and two of the Hendrick engines (the #24 and #51 late, and about a lap apart). The Ford engines made it through the race without a burp.
Truaxle: It looked like Marty might pull off an astounding win, cuz he lead most of the laps by far. But when the sun came out after the last pit stop, he lost some performance, and Denny Hambone was finally able to get around him. With about 3 to go, Marty made one more valiant effort but just couldn’t make the pass. Another ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’.
The 200th: The hats are still in the back of the truck. Maybe the night race at Richmond next weekend will be Hendricks 200th win………but then again, maybe not. The longer it stretches out, the harder it’s gonna be. It’s a good thing the hats have adjustable headbands, cuz some of the guys may be bald by then. But eventually it’s gotta happen.
Questions: Why aren’t Kyle and da Flipster a factor in races this year? Why is Gordo off to his worst start in years? Why hasn’t Trevor Bayne gotten another sponsor by now?
Heaps of 3’s all over yer local FedEx Ground driver,
Racing Maniac #3