Sunday, May 10, 2009

View From The Flagstand

Welcome to the Slam-Bam-No-Thank-You-Ma'am version of the View. Darlington Raceway, The Lady in Black, threw down with 17 caution flags Saturday night. Here's the recap from up high in the flagstand.

Checkered Flag: Mark Martin won a long, rough, race that was as much about survival as anything else. Hell, that SOB's older than the Beatles, he ought to know something about outlasting the competition. Matt Kenseth won the NNS race on Friday night, and had a top-10 on Saturday.

Green Flags: Jimmy Johnson had to start a back-up car, and finished second. SHR teammates, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman were third and fourth. Rookies, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, both had top-10 runs.

Yellow Flags: Uh....the yellow flag gets this award this week. 17 caution flags, and a handfull of other spins that didn't get a caution. It made for a long ass race.

Red Flags: Those 17 cautions weren't just the usual suspects. Chase regulars, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Carl Edwards all finished lower than 27th, and were all at least 7 laps behind the leader.


  1. DAYUMM!!! for your new avatar!

  2. Hah. The other pic was 4-5 months old. Updated to one only a couple of weeks old.