Thursday, April 23, 2009

Right Sides Only

Are you tired of watching the lead car run off and hide? You know, like they've been doing for the last two months. The leader gets downforce out front, while the also rans fight it out in the dirty air.

Well, the largest lead this week will be one car length. We are in the Heart of Dixie, Talladager, ALA....BAMA! Three hours of three wide, white knuckle mayhem.

With his win at PIR last week, Mark Martin made it three in a row for HMS, among three different drivers. Jeff Gordon got it started in Texas. Then Jimmie Johnson followed up at Martinsville.

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr make it a record four in a row for Hendrick, by four different drivers? I could answer that, but the Nation can't handle the truth.

Carl Edwards will be sniffling along with Claritin on his #99 on Sunday. Pedigree will be Kyle Busch's best friend on the JGR #18 this week. Sam Hornish will be trying to stay in the draft with the Penske Truck Rental #77.

Bobby Labonte gets a new crew chief as Ben Leslie takes over for Todd Parrot on the #96 Ford. Parrot gets reassigned to 'other duties' at Yates Racing. That means that Todd does not play well with others, and if any other team wants him, please take him.

The RCR teams of Casey Mears and Kevin Harvick swap teams after Talladega. This includes all personel, from crew chiefs to truck drivers. Uh, Richard... Mears' team has finished 5th and 3rd in points the last two years, with Clint Bowyer driving the car. Maybe you should look into swapping Mears, for...ANY driver on the planet.

Not piling on, but Mears also starts his six week probation, along with Dale Jr, this week. Both drivers bumped each other after the race at PIR last week.

Six week NASCAR probation = Mom saying, "You boys better think about what you just did." Wait, the probation may not be that harsh.

Did it seem like there were a LOT of commercials during the telecast from PIR last week? The race was on for 137 minutes, with 52 minutes of commercials. But, to paraphrase Mike Waltrip, "Digger was shown 31 times, so we got that going for us."

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