Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Random Thoughts Before Charlotte

Is It My Imagination Or What?

First of all, I want to apologize for not posting more lately.  I’ve had some problems which I’m not able to discuss here, but I hope that I’ll be back on a regular basis soon.

Am I imagining things or has Joe Gibbs Racing figured out the spoiler much faster than anyone else?  Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch have won most of the races, it would seem since the re-introduction of the spoiler.  So far, the Hendrick guys haven’t been able to get the handle on the spoiler, so the fact is that the JGR guys have shakes things up a little.  That’s not a bad thing.  Let’s light this firecracker!  We’ve  now got some legitimate claims to end Jimmie Johnson’s  claim to his 5th Sprint Cup title.  Jimmie and Chad Knaus are the most incredible team in recent history, but it would be interesting to see another JGR or RCR team break the streak.

Kevin Harvick still leads in points after the 12th race of the season, and he’s only won one race this season.  That’s how the points system works, folks.  It’s not wins, it’s top 5 and top 10 finishes.  That’s how championships are won.

What the heck is going on with the 88 team?  Dale and Lance snipe at each other on the radio and Dale has a horrible finish at Dover.  Is there a new crew chief in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s future?  Dale is obviously not the easiest guy to work for.  It’s hard to figure out why a guy who has won so much in the past is running so poorly in the last few years.  I’ll let you experts figure it out.

It’s almost time for the races at Charlotte, and I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve been to the 600 a few times and it’s incredible.  If you really want to see a really good race, go to the Coca Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway.  The race starts under the sun and ends at night.  It’s the longest race of the season, and you will not be disappointed by the quality of racing.  This is old home week for the teams and the drivers, because most of them all live in the Charlotte, NC area.  Drivers and crew will all have lots of friends and family there, so they’ll be putting on the show of the year.

Don’t worry about Hendrick.  Sooner or later Jimmie or Jeff or Mark, and hopefully Junior will be winning races again.  If you’re a Junior fan, lookout, fireworks are going to happen.

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