This weekend NASCAR finds itself in the racing hotbed of Loudon, New Hampshire. Loudon? Hot bed of racing? Uh, yes. Just look at all the thousands of race starved fans who pack that place out twice a year....just to watch some of the most boring races that side of Pocono.
I feel for you guys (not really). Must be just like living in the central states and having to go to Kansas Speedway just to attend some live NASCAR Cup racing. Poor guys.
Richard Petty Motorsports ----actually 100% owned by the Gillettes---- is trying to pry itself away from Dodge ----actually 100% owned by U.S.S.A. and UAW---- so they can get on board with Toyota, as soon as possible.
Some of Richard's thoughts on the matter, "Can Dodge be loyal to us now that the government owns Chrysler.....are they race fans?"
I bet they aren't, but Citgo is government owned and they're still big in racing. But, then again the Venezuelan government probably isn't as socialistic as ours.
Richard Childress Racing dropped papers on GM as a means of collecting over 2.5 million that GM did not pay them on June 15. Good luck with that, Richard.
RCR is probably also losing two of their four primary sponsors at the end of the year, as Kevin Harvick's Shell, and Casey Mears' Jack Daniels sponsors are not likely to re-up with RCR. Team officials say they won't run any cars without sponsorship.
Toyota will be joining the Big Three, and also pull all monetary support from its Nationwide and Truck series teams at the end of the year.
Paul Menard will be running hot and cold this week with Moen Faucets on his #98 Ford. Martin Truex Jr will have to "make a left turn here" with TomTom on board his #1. Race sponsor, LENOX Tools, will be cutting it close on Jeff Burton's #31 Chevy. AJ Allmendinger's Dodge will have no trade-in value with Berlin City Auto Group this week.
Brian Vickers has nine starts here and one top-10 to show for it. Mike Waltrip has 26 starts and one top-5. Dave Blaney has 18 starts and one top-10 finish. Don't look for much improvement on that this week. Carl Edwards has nine starts with two top-10s.
Is that enough gloom and doom for this week, kids?
Okay, I'll leave you with a funny punchline, you'll have to guess the set up for the joke.....
"Hey, I rang the doorbell, didn't I?"