The Jimmie and Chad Show heads to a NASCAR legacy track this weekend. Martinsville Speedway has seen 'em come and go for sixty years of short track, slam bam, excitement. This flat, paper clip is where feuds used to be settled....now it's where Chase points are counted.
In the last 31 Chase races, Jimmie Johnson has 11 wins, 21 top-5s, and 27 top-10s. He also has not finished lower than 15th in that 3+ years. That is how Chase championships are won. Why don't any of the other teams try this formula? Juan Pablo Montoya's team tried to, this year. Made the Chase, and lasted all of four races.
He has now hit everything but the lottery
Michael Waltrip, once again, showed off those razor sharp reflexes Wednesday night. Seems Mikey missed the entrance to the ol' Crystal Pistol Saloon. No spotter, I guess. Then, like the pro he is, pulls a Uwee. Like most of his route changes on the track, this one ended with contact.
A motorcycle just happened to be in the way of Mikey's u-turn. The cyclist was transported to an area medical center, and is okay. Waltrip was given a field sobriety test and passed. Finally all the years of training pay off. Waltrip only showed a .06 blood alcohol level on the Breathalyzer. Under North Carolina's .08 limit. Not bad for 7:30 in the evening, Mikey.
In a related note, Waltrip's sponsor this week at Martinsville is NAPA Adaptive One Brake Pads which feature 'stop on a dime' braking power. I wonder if there's time to change the slogan to 'stop on a Harley' braking power?
Who's the bad guy, and who's the good guy?
JGR teammates, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will be the guest hosts of Monday Night RAW this Monday night in Buffalo. It will be a live pro wrestling show in which the guest hosts usually have some interactions with the wrestlers. Will Kyle turn against the upstart Logano? Is Ric Flair coaching Kyle? Tune in at 9pm et on USA Network to find out.
More Kyle, Really?
This weekend Busch competes on two NASCAR tracks that he has yet to win on, Martinsville on Sunday and Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday. The #18 Toyota will feature a Halloween paint scheme this weekend at Martinsville.
The new American Formula One team, US F1 wants Busch to be their driver in 2011, after his JGR contract is up in 2010. A lot of smoke being blown in search of a sponsor. This team would take Danica Patrick if she brung the noise.
Don't sing it, bring it!
2007 F1 Champ, Kimi Raikkonen is being dropped by Ferrari and has no racing plans for the future. When asked if he would consider NASCAR Kimi said, "I could race there if I wanted, but I'm not one of the biggest fans of NASCAR."
Seems he would like the F1 like qualities of NASCAR, where one car gets out front and no one can pass him.