Welcome Shrub Welcome To The Machine

I wonder how much of a butt chewin’ Kyle Busch got over his Kanye West style ‘I can’t stand to drive them. This car sucks.’ comment after winning the first COT race at Bristol last week? I thought it was ‘suspect’ when Jimmie Johnson claimed ignorance to teammate Kyle’s post-race comments earlier this week on […]

You Don’t Have To Be In The Race To Be A Winner

Two drivers that have impressed me the most this year seldom make the race. Yet, like the Little Engine That Could, each week they try. And, continue to try. All the while remaining (outwardly) optimistic and positive about their chances and their teams efforts. The perseverance exhibited by Michael Waltrip and Brian Vickers truly does […]

2007 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Martinsville Speedway

Goody’s Cool Orange 500 Fresh Out Of Bristol I’m a little late this week because I just got home from Bristol and watching the debut of the COT. This was the first time I have ever attended a race at Bristol and I was very pleased with how everything went. The only disappointment to the […]

2007 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Bristol Motor Speedway

Sharpie 500 My Pick To Win Bristol After a long weekend at Michigan the teams head to Bristol for Saturday nights running of the Sharpie 500. I am looking at a battle between Tony Stewart and his teammate, Denny Hamlin, for the win here. Both of these cars were the class of the field this […]

Mark Martin Is Too Old For The Draft

That’s the draft as in wartime. Look. I’ve held out from blogging about the should-Mark-run-or-not debate for long enough. I can’t wait until Bristol to see that Mark is no where to be found. Sure, I’d love to see him continue to race. But, Mark has decided that a NASCAR Championship is not worth fighting […]

3 Reasons To Love NASCAR Statistics

Jimmie Johnson. Tony Stewart. Matt Kenseth. The planets were lined up during the Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday in Atlanta. The top 3 drivers performed exactly as their prior performance predicted. At least according to the statistical model that our NASCAR numbers wizard Steve McClearn predicted they would in his Atlanta pre-race report. Steve shares his […]

Kasey Kahne is Still An Idiot

Anyone notice that ‘Pretty Boy’ Kahne is a punk? Was it just me? Yes, I’m a little riled up because I am on the verge of proclaiming Johnson, Knaus, et al as the new ‘Lords of the NASCAR World’ (94 laps to go…hopefully I can defer the proclamation another week.) I really don’t have to […]

Kobalt Tools 500: Trivial Numbers

Some interesting numbers for trivial talk and NASCAR fantasy race games relating to this Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Atlanta Motor Speedway 1: Start (and finish) position for Kasey Kahne in the Spring race last year. 1: Driver (Tony Stewart) to score bonus points during the last 3 races at Atlanta. 1.54: […]

2007 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kobalt Tools 500 Repeat Race Winner This Week? Three races three different winners so far this year. Will that trend continue or will someone become a repeat winner this weekend at Atlanta? My Pick to Win Atlanta In my opinion we get our fourth winner of the year and his name is Kasey Kahne. Kasey […]

Waltrip-ism’s UAW DiamlerChrysler 400

Here’s the UAW DiamlerChysler 400 submission of Darrell Waltrip quotes: Every Friday is Friday the 13th when your not in the top 35 in points. The tires are one thing, it’s the ‘restrictor tank’ that I don’t agree with. If they’d make the tires and the cars and the tracks all perfect, I wouldn’t have […]