Track Trash – The NEW Michigan
The Most Popular Driver finally gave his fans something to cheer about.
Yeah, he’s near the top in the Points, but this W is putting an exclamation point on this season.
Can he do it again? Hangeth in there……
Dada: Happy Fathers Day, dudes. Enjoy it while you can, cuz tomorrow is just another ordinary day.
Danica: Haven’t we cut her enough slack by this time? Isn’t it about time she showed us that she has some above average talent? By this time, shouldn’t she have shown us at least a flash of her ‘brilliance’? You know, we just may be witnessing the birth of another mediocre driver…… When (if) she wins a race (and not a fuel race or a stoppage by rain), I will then eat my words. Who knows….in a couple of years she may end up being one of those ‘start-and-park’ drivers. And by the way, I’m not a sexist…..I’m looking for results.
Da race: The stands were (again) a tad over half full, depending on your view point. And this race historically has been a good one, with sometimes 4 wide racing. Perhaps not that way at the start of this race, due to the new track surface and the rain washing off the old rubber, but there was some good racing out there. And with only 200 laps to tick off, it usually is a pretty fast race. What’s not to like (especially for Junior Nation)?
Das Kurt: Yeah, he ran his mouth off again to a reporter, which seemed odd considering his recent ‘meeting’ with his employer. So the racing gods paid him back by making him lose it on Lap 2, damaging his nose, and his tender ego. Das Kurt, you’re not racing for the money…..you’re racing for your job. It could be a short slide back to ARCA…….
Trevor: Why, oh why would he have that kind of luck? And that early in the race? Just seven (7) laps from the Start line, his engine expired. And at the time he was running near the front, so it was more painful than ever. Bummer, dude.
Nasty: Kyle seems to be heading south in a hurry. For the third time in as many weeks, he suffered an engine problem (all different), but nonetheless troublesome for his race team. The only way he can recoup from his present situation is to win 3 or 4 races before the Playoffs (which is right around the corner). As good of a driver as he is, he may be only as good as his luck……
Joey Phenom: On a Lap 126 restart, he got caught up in a series of stupid moves and ended up via a wall job. Gilliland seemed to be the culprit, but it also collected the Kase of Kahne. Just keep going to the sports psychologist, Joey, and everything will turn out OK…..
Denny Hambone: On the subsequent restart, Denbone spun into the grass, which tore off his splitter. On the return to pit road, his engine caught fire and seemed to engulf the entire car. Mama mia. All of a sudden, all three of the JGR cars were out of action, none of which finished the race. Hey, now we have a real story to file…..
Attaboy, Austin: Dillon drove the 33 car with proficiency, and finished a respectable 24th place. No doubt he may be cementing a seat in the RCR organization. Featherbedding? Perhaps so, but at this early age he’s probably only a few steps behind Jburton….and gaining ground as we speak.
JJ: They did it again. Starting last due to an engine change-out, he managed a 5th place finish, one better than his semi-boss Gordo. So you’ve gotta give credit where it’s due, and like it or not, they’re a high caliber operation.
Jr.: On his 450th start, and 4 years from his last win (at this track), he finally got the jinx off his back. Today he was on a rail, and restored Junior Nation to its place of honor. He did the standard burnout, then went back to pit road and accepted the high fives offered by his competitors pit crews……just like his dad did way back at Daytona. Very fitting. And to cap everything else off, he got a kiss from his main squeeze (who now appears to be venturing away from the secure haven of Charlotte). And a special ‘thank you’ to Lefarte for making this team whole again.
Heaps of 3’s all over yer Dark Knight Rises,
Racing Maniac #3
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