It is so kind of the schedule makers to have Pocono and Michigan run their events back to back. Now we can really get a handle on just which is the most boring race track east of the Mississippi. MIS will have to go way above and beyond their normal zonker to overcome the 30 minutes of racing we witnessed last week in Pocono.
Crips vs Bloods
First it was Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer. Then, Jeff Burton getting all up in Kyle Busch's grill. Now, Lil' Joey Logano bows up on Kevin Harvick, as the JGR gang continues to throw down with their sworn enemies, the RCR crew, in NASCAR's version of a turf (asphalt?) war.
Harvick caught Logano with a veteran move, leading to Logano spinning himself out of a top-5 at Pocono. Afterwards we had it all, crew members pushing, Harvick laughing, a Little League dad acting like a jackass, and DeLana Harvick's fashion sense being impugned. If only Logano had made that whip cracking sound effect as he questioned the Harvicks' lifestyle.
Bloods vs Bloods
The latest team-on-team violence occurred on the last lap at Pocono when AJ Allmendinger foolishly tried to block teammate, Kasey Kahne. I would love to hear the spotter replay from the Dingerling's radio during that last lap. Let's add these RPM drivers to our growing list of feuding teammates this year. Montoya/McMurray, Gordon/Johnson, Hamlin/Busch, and believe it or not Bowyer and Burton don't speak to Harvick too often.
But Which One is The Evil Empire?
Wal-Mart is close to signing on with Hendrick Motorsports in a huge marketing deal. This will include all, or partial, sponsorship of Jeff Gordon's #24. Current sponsor, Dupont, may stay on in a limited role as primary sponsor in some races next year. HMS and Wally World, a perfect fit. Don't believe me? Check out all the Dale Jr fans on this site... http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?page_id=9798
Brian Vickers won the last race here back in August. Would some network wise up and let Vickers be their lead race analyst while he's out on medical leave?
Mark Martin led ONE lap in this race last June. The money lap as he won a fuel mileage snoozer.
JMayer thinks we should do a shot every time we hear "manufacturer's backyard" on the telly this weekend.
There have been THREE races at MIS without a caution.
Honorary starters are Adam Sandler and Kevin James. So, expect about TEN commercials from their new movie, which looks dreadful by the way. When was the last time Sandler had a funny, or even watchable, movie out?