Not a bad race, but the stands were half full. NA$CAR would call them half empty…..
TNT: After 32 years broadcasting NA$CAR, it’s the last dance for TNT. Lots of interesting announcers, including Ken Squier and Benny Parsons. Toward the end Squier was mis-calling a number of races, but earlier in his career he done good. Of the recent ones, I will miss Wally Dallenbach the most, as he was the first one to call the “Lucky Dog”.
Captain Morgan:At first glance one might allow Morgan Sheppard to race and become the oldest racer in NA$CAR. But then he did the utmost stupid thing he could think of when he ran into the rear of Joey (who was in 2nd place at the time). What a ridiculous situation, being sixteen (16) laps down at the time, and causing Joey to go to the garage. This is what I would call a gigantic brain fart, and should hopefully end Sheppard’s Cup career. And look where he ended up in the race…….
Ricky: What the heck happened? Did he have a spat with Danica? Whatever it was, he finished an unexpected 9th place, the best Roush driver at New Hampshire. (Not to worry, fans, Danica finished in 22nd place…..her norm).
JJ: A bad day at black rock. How could you possibly think that he would get two flat tires within 15 laps of the start of the race, the second with a wall job, and drop out? This kind of luck belongs to the bottom feeders.
Bone dry: Trying to out-guess Lady Luck, both Gordo and Happy ran out of gas during the G/W/C. Both were lucky they didn’t cause a log-jam wreck in the process. Kyle Busch was in the same boat, but managed to squeeze his tank bone dry and make it to the Checkers in 2nd place.
Bradski: Aside from the very first part of the race, and towards the end where he was on two new tires, Bradski owned the race. No other car did a better job of rolling through the corners, and none had the horsepower. I still don’t understand how the Penske Fords can out-pace the Roush Fords.
Kudos: To Bradski. To Kyle Larson for a 3rd. To FlyinRyan for a 5th.
Heaps of (old) 3’s all over yer next Redds Apple Ale,
Racing Maniac (old) #3