Track Trash * Texting in Texas
ZZZZZZZZZ, then all of a sudden, there’s action on the track.
Plenty of action.
And we end up with the same three drivers still within birdshot of each other.
Onwards to Pheonix….er, Phoenix.
Robo: Well, RoboGordo’s best laid plans apparently didn’t include doing a patented logo search, cuz the flaming “S” logo they wanted to use is pretty much like one now being used by another company. Thus he’s probably going to lose the law suit and have to think of another logo to use…….and all this is like pouring money down the drain.
Saddleburns: Elliott just signed on to KHI to drive full time in the Busch league next year, and he seems as happy as a pig in ….. er, a cesspool. Who knows….he just may want to stay there even if he becomes a winner again. Hey, Ron Hornaday Jr. sure knows that he’s ‘home’ when he’s sitting in a truck.
Engines: Anyone who even gave one brief thought that Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing would switch to Ford engines next year is clearly clueless, and should have to wear a hat that says “STUPID” on it for the rest of the year. But I guess we may have to chalk this up to another one of those days when there’s nothing else to report, and the guy writing the article needs to have something sent in by his deadline. So he picks a subject out of (very) thin air and starts to hack away on his computer. It sorta reminds me of those articles before most of the races that begins “xxxxx believes he’s on track for a win at xxxxx”, or “xxxxx hope his stretch of bad luck ends at xxxxx”. Face it: any on-line article that contains the words ‘hopes’, ‘believes’, ‘expects’, ‘confident’, etc. in their teaser headline is probably an article that doesn’t have much substance to it.
Da Race: If you saw the first 150 laps, you may have almost been lulled to sleep. The only ‘notable’ items were two Yellows caused by Trueaxle (only 20 laps apart). Then came all of the sweeping glory of NA$CAR racing….mostly within the next 10 laps.
NastyBoy: Just shy of midway in the race, Kyle got nipped by an unknown assailant. He spun out, then got a speeding ticket on pit road. Coming back in to change the remaining two tires, his temper boiled the pot over, and he gave the one finger salute to the official standing in front of his windshield. Ahh….this warranted another stay on pit road, and before we know it, he went from the lead lap to three (3) laps down. An utterly stupid move, cuz he might’ve had the car to beat.
Gordo: Somewhere during the cool-down for Nasty’s spin, Jburton and Gordo had a ‘misunderstanding’. To make a long story short (there were two views on this subject), Jburton retaliated by spinning Gordo into the wall, demolishing the 24 car, and sending the 31 car to the garage for much repair. Just after the wreck, Gordo approached Jburton and was fuming. The flames from his car were coming out of his ears. He got to Jburton, words were exchanged, and Gordo took a swipe or two. Hey…”have it on, boys”….. Just to set the record straight, Jburton, the up-front guy that he is, openly admitted to wrongdoing. He said it was not intentional (but is sure looked that way on the tube).
JJ: His pit crew let him down all day, giving him really bad pit stops. This doesn’t get das Knaus off the hook, cuz he never dialed in the 48 car as we have come to know him to do. Nonetheless, someone made a MAJOR decision, and in a hurry. Just after Gordo’s car was declared a ‘total’, someone decided to have the 24’s pit crew move over and displace the entire 48 pit crew. It’s never been done before, and it made a huge splash up and down pit road. Now, I’ve got a problem with all this. If someone (Ricky) can make or approve a move like this, why can’t they use the same quick decision making process to remove Lance McGrew from the 88 team?? OK, fire away at me. Tell me I’m stupid. But tell me why….
Kudos: Plenty of kudos to spread around. DennyHambone for never giving up. MattyBoy for coming out of nowhere. SirMark for finally getting his act together. JoeyPhenom for doing the same. Da Biff for leading the most laps, looking like a winner, yet yielding in the late laps. Trevor Bayne for his rookie drive in the 21 car and finishing in 17th.
Heaps of 3’s all over yer local FedEx office,
Racing Maniac #3