Track Trash – New Hump

Not a bad race, but the stands were half full.  NA$CAR would call them half empty…..trashbin

 

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

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  1. Mick

    I have to disagree on Morgan Shepherd. I listened to a Claire B Lang interview she had with him, and he said that Logano cut in too close to him and took the air off so that he spun out into Logano.

    Then to hear Logano mouth off afterwards, well, I lost some respect for him. I would think he would know a little more of the history of the sport than what he sounded like he knew.

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