Is there any other track in NASCAR that screams, "Old School", like Darlington does? This track was scraped from the sandy cotton fields of northeastern South Carolina about 60 years ago. It was built on a tilt, and it's still that quirky, egg-shaped oval of asphalt. This Saturday night they'll race there, and it will be called the Southern 500....but the longtime fans know that the Southern 500 can really only be held on Labor Day weekend.
Make it Stop
Jimmie Johnson was named the first quarter Driver of the Year for 2010 by a group of motorsports journalists. Open wheeler, Will Power was second. John Force and Denny Hamlin tied for third.
Help is on the Way
Maybe Denny Hamlin or Kyle Busch will stand up to seriously challenge Johnson for his Sprint Cup title this year. Hamlin and Busch have scored the most points over the last five races, and won three of them. Hamlin's sponsor, Fed Ex, announced that it was not sponsoring the Orange Bowl game anymore. They have assured JGR that they will stay on Hamlin's #11 Toyota even though their contract is up this year.
Doublemint Gum makes it's debut on the #18 of Kyle Busch this week at Darlington.
The four hosts of Showtime's Inside NASCAR will serve as Grand Marshalls for the Showtime Southern 500. With two of the four being Mike Waltrip and Chris Meyers, Showtime should not be expecting a flood of new subscribers from this brilliant stunt.
Ricky Craven won NASCAR's closest race in 2003, when he beat Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds at Darlington.
Jeff Gordon's Chevy will feature the National Guard Facebook page on the hood this week. Click the like button.
NNS rookie, James Buescher will have his #1 car wrapped in an Andre Bauer for SC Governor theme during Friday night's race at Darlington. Bauer is the Lt Gov now, and has been stopped numerous times for speeding, at speeds over 100 mph.... on public roads, not the track. He should already have the coveted NASCAR vote locked up.
Happy Mother's Day!
A big thanks to all the wonderful women who love us unconditionally!
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Stewie: ...Hi! [runs out of room] Teeheeheeheehee