Jeff Gordon: All that and a bag of chips

Summary: Rewind to Jeff Gordon’s Martinsville victory celebration a week ago. An out-of-practice Jeff Gordon rambles off his sponsors. He is looking on his car and firesuit in an attempt to get them all. Well, obviously he forgot Lay’s Potato Chips. His second place finish this weekend at Atlanta, garners him post-race TV time again. […]

Kasey Kahne is an Idiot

Summary Kasey Kahne gets caught up in Reed Sorenson’s spin into the wall. Sorenson spins clockwise, ending with his driver side against the wall and nose-to-nose with Kahne. Several seconds after the dust should be settling, Kahne still is pushing Sorenson backwards along the wall. Finally, he punts him out of his way and drives […]

Asking the dumb questions

Summary: Jeremy Mayfield’s #19 has a mechanical problem and puts him behind the wall for 100 laps. Pit reporter asks him, “Looks like your championship hopes are over now?” Rusty Wallace’s #2 gets its front-end flattened and pits several times to fix it. Eventually, he’s behind the wall. Pit reporter asks him, “Championship-wise, Rusty, this […]

Rusty Wallace is Mr. Optimism

Summary: Rusty Wallace is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Again. Third week in a row with a terrible finish. His last five weeks have been mostly dismal. Talladega: 25th Kansas: 7th Lowes: 24th Martinsville: 19th Atlanta: 37th My Take: You may hate Rusty. You could say he whines too much about other […]

Silly Season 2005

Summary: Silly Season Updates: Driver New Ride Bobby Labonte Buzz stage (stay in #18 ? Drive #43 Petty Racing?) Ken Schrader #21 Wood Brothers Denny Hamlin #11 Joe Gibbs Racing Sterling Marlin #14 MB2 Racing Ricky Rudd Buzz stage (#42 with Ganassi?) Jamie McMurray Speculation stage (#97 Roush Racing) Kurt Busch Speculation stage (#2 Penske) […]

Lowes Motor Speedway: the new Talladega

Summary: Anyone who follows NASCAR knows about the sad state of racing affairs at Lowes Motor Speedway on Saturday night. So, I won’t recap anything but the raw facts.   Yellow flags 14 Red flags 1 % of laps run under caution about 25% Longest green flag run 32 laps My Take: For about 9 […]

My Fantasy Money is back on Jeff Gordon

Summary: If you play any NASCAR fantasy sports games, such as ESPN’s Stock Car Challenge, you know what a waste your fantasy dollars have been on Jeff Gordon. Is it time to pick him back up at his rock bottom price? My Take: I hope so. I’ve been hemming and hawing now for weeks, wondering […]

Matt Kenseth won’t dance with Busch

Summary: During Matt Kenseth’s 60+ laps in the lead at the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway, teammate Kurt Busch wanted a favor. Have Matt let him get 5-bonus points by conceding the lead for one lap. Kenseth holds strong and won’t slow down. Busch doesn’t make the pass. In fact, never leads a lap all […]

The Southern Cross

Summary: Brian France, King marketeer of NA$CAR, says he doesn’t like fans flying Confederate flags at races. His comments are part of his 60 Minutes interview that will air on Sunday, October 9th. My Take: Maybe I’m too white? Maybe because I was born an Ohio yankee and now live in Texas, but never over […]

Jimmie says sorry

Summary: Jimmie Johnson wrecks Elliott Sadler in the UAW Ford 500 at Talladega. He immediately claims he was, “hit from behind…pushed right into the #38.” Like a surveillance camera, tv video shows this is untrue. Now, two days later, he admits he was at fault. My Take: If this was the only the first (or […]