Track Trash – More Merlot, Please
Left, right, left, right.
Wiggle yer way around the track.
Then make the last 20 laps interesting……
Robo: Robbie Gordon announcing this might be his last NA$CAR event this year is not good news. We are about to lose one of the garishly rouge owner/drivers in the sport, and it saddens the heart. The sale of his sports drink Speed must not be doing well enough to cover the (exorbitant) expenses of fielding a Cup car. So, we see him fading into the woodwork, concentrating on his off-road activities…..and withholding the “7” so Danica can’t use it in Cup.
Jr: So much has been written about him since his W last weekend, but the truth of the matter is that one more W in the near future just might put a whole bunch more fans in the stands. Love him or hate him, he’s not an exceptionally great driver, but undoubtedly an extremely strong force in NA$CAR, and someone that could help resurrect this sport to a higher level. Not JJ, Gordo, Smoke, the Roushketeers, Danica…….none of them has a Nation all unto themselves. And to think that Teresa let all this slip through her fingers…..
Dodge: Still no solid indication from Dodge as to their future. Well before Penske closes up his engine shop, owners need to know who is gonna supply them with competitive engines. So right now Dodge is at the crossroad, not knowing if it’s going straight, or making an abrupt left or right turn and leaving the sport altogether.
Da Race: Gee, I wish I had a lot to say about road races, but sometimes it’s just too hard to determine who might win the race. Should we stop 3 times or twice? Do we gamble on a fuel race? OK, let’s just tool around for the first 3/4ths of the race and then step on the metal. There wasn’t a Yellow until the 82nd lap (of 110)….and it was because Tomy Drissi did a nasty wall job. And by the way, who the heck is Tomy Drissi? And who is Chris Cook and David Mayhew???? And why are they driving in this race? Shouldn’t we see them driving in a regional ARCA race? What happened to all the hired guns that we used to see at every road race?
Gordo: He ran out of gas on Lap 73 and spent an inordinate amount of time in the pits. By all accounts, he shoulda been toast. But this team just may have some good luck hangin’ around, cuz he finished in 6th place. It was either good luck, or because it was a road race, and NA$CAR just can’t keep track of everyone because they only have ten fingers to use.
JGR: Joey Phenom spun Denny on Lap 88. One of them finished 10th, and the other one 35th. Guess who???? Guess who’s gonna get a stern lecture on the ride back to Charlotte?
Das Kurt: For an underfunded team, he ran a great race. A GREAT race. And at the end, he raced Clint clean. He coulda wiped him out, but he didn’t. If only his mouth was as clean as his driving ability…..
MWR: Perhaps one of the best races in a loong time for MWR. They got a 1st, a 4th, and a 22nd, and at one time late in the race all three cars with in the top 6. Vickers got a 4th, even though he got a speeding ticket. SirMark is highly credited with the turn-around of this team, so even on his day off, sitting in his rocking chair, he had an impact.
Heaps of 3’s mixed into yer 5-Hour Energy drink,
Racing Maniac #3
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