The time I've had to spend on this site has been limited over the last several months, and even the last year and a half or so for a variety of reasons. I apologize for not posting more, but I will try to post more during the second half of the NASCAR season.
In some ways, I like the racing more this year than in some of the last few years. To me, the competition is good, and many, if not most of the races are close, right up to the last lap.
I know many fair weather racing fans have lost interest in the sport over the last few years, for a variety of reasons. I have not lost my interest. I watch as many of the races as I can, and read at least a little bit of racing news every day. I have hopes of traveling to either Atlanta or Charlotte later this year and attend a race for the first time in a while. I feel like it's important to recharge the batteries once in a while and actually be at the track. I'm going to make a real effort to do so in the coming months.
How about that Dale Jr.? He finally got the monkey off his back with a win, which I celebrated along with some of my fellow Junior fans. It's great to see the consistency keeping him up front all season. A couple more wins and he might be the man to beat in the Chase.
Overall, I've enjoyed this racing season. Probably, I've enjoyed it more than last year or the year before. Jr.'s win notwithstanding, I feel like the racing is better this year, for some reason. I can't really put my finger on the exact reason why.
Congratulations to Delana and Kevin Harvick and Krissie and Ryan Newman for recent additions to their families. I wish all the mothers and fathers and children my very best wishes.
You can find me on Twitter and Facebook when I'm not here. Give me a shout sometime and let me know what you're doing and what you think about the current state of stock car racing. I'd love to hear from you!
Much, much more to come soon.
In the immortal words of Joe Cartoon, "Stay tuned, I'm going to do it again!"