Track Trash — Missigan
If I were Rick Hendrick, I’d give serious thought about never returning to Michigan International Speedway.
But then, it can only go up from here….
Leffler: What a shame. All he wanted to do was race, and it caught up with him in the worst way possible. And now we hear the rest of the story. He was 37 years young, recently got divorced, and had no life insurance to help his 5 year old son. Wow. Looking back on his racing career, it appears he was at home when he was running USAC midgets, as he acquired several championships in that venue. And now the racing community is going to make sure his kid will be financially sound via one or more trust funds…..because that’s what we do.
Father’s Day: Congrats to all the Dads out there. I will say no more, lest I regret it later…….
Recover?: Will this sport ever recover enough for the fans to sit in even half of the available seats? Race after race, there are countless seats, and no real strategy to fill them. Ah, but if our President were running NA$CAR, he’d sure pack the tracks…..by giving the seats away. Wait a minute….did I just spew a snide remark??? Oooops.
Da Race: I like this track. Only 200 laps long, 5 wide racing, and enough action to satisfy almost everyone.
Blabonte: El Bobbo didn’t have a good time today. While Dinger was sitting in his old seat, and pulling down a 19th place finish, Bobby broke loose on the 6th lap, collected Gordo in the process, and finished dead last in Position placement. Sorta smells like a swan song if you ask me….. Retire while you can, and don’t let those bottom feeding teams hire you just for your “past champion” ability to get into a race. Do it with honor.
Ricky: (the Hendrick one). This must’ve been one of his worst days in recent memory. First his old stallion Gordo got knocked out of the race very early (by Blobonte), then Kasey (who was swift for most of his race) blew a RF tire and did a wall job about midway during the race, then not long thereafter while leading the race, Jr. lost a cylinder, and then his engine. Then you follow all this up with JJ trying to draw a bead on the leader when he blew a LF, kissed the wall, and had to enter the pits for a new tire. So the Hendrick team finished 28th (JJ), 37th (Jr.), 38th (Kasey), and 39th (Gordo). Hey, Ricardo…..it’s Fathers Day, and time for a swig of Jack.
Blue Oval: Congrats to Ford for their monumental win today. This has pretty much been their track for awhile, and impressive to shut out JJ from getting his first win here.
Kudos: To da Biff for making it happen (again…at MIS). To Happy for another stellar race and almost doing The Closer bit again. To Trueaxle for finally making a run at it. And to give credit where credit is due, kudos to Danica for coming in 13th. She kept her nose clean and ran a steady race (with the exception of one restart, where she got her doors blown off).
Heaps of 3’s all over yer 3M products,
Racing Maniac #3