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NASCAR Update And Other Fast Stuff 8-25-13
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NASCAR Bristol Michigan Logano Martin Stewart Kurt B Kyle B


Hey Ho. Lets Go. Welcome Gabbers and others to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. Lots of silly season stuff happening. It started as a trickle right before Stewart broke his leg and has become a non stop stream of ever changing updates ever since. That picture up there is of Joey Logano. He won the Michigan race last week. It was a motor eating tire popping gas mileage affair as usual but we'll get to that after the updates and fast stuff.


Jimmie says baby girl #2 will be arriving some time around Sept 13-15. That makes it the Chicagoland race weekend. Drivers James Buescher and Regan Smith will be on standby if she decides to arrive during race activities. Jimmie is hoping that she's not afraid of Mondays or Tuesdays. Good luck with that Jimmie and congrats on the new addition.



I spoke of a site called Bargaineering.com where 2 guys were going head to head to see who would get the most from their game pieces. One guy bought 200 hash browns and the other sent in 500 envelopes requesting game pieces. The 4th blog with their findings is now up. Interesting note. The guy who sent in for game pieces made out better than the one who bought food. Neither won a big prize. According to the rules you had to buy a big mac to get the game piece for the car. Very interesting risk vs reward experiment.


Ok now. Stewart was asked this week if he was going to race the winged sprint cars any more. He said that this reporter was to tell the winged nation that he'd be back as son as he was able to. Wondering what his business partner and sponsors think. Probably cringing right now.

Martin says he's humbled and honored to be asked to drive the #14 for Stewart. Says he'll do his best. 

Newman says he's not bitter about being served his walking papers. Still no contract for next year though.

Kurt Busch has been offered a contract extension from Furniture Row and Stewart Haas racing has offered to come up with a contract. Who'd have thought after Kurt's huge melt down that he'd actually have choices? But he does. No word on the sponsor for SHR or if the contract has been finalized yet.

SHR was said to be making a play for Rodney Childers at MWR. They want him as Harvick's crew chief for next year and they've won. Rodney gave MWR his notice that he'll be done at the end of the season. He said it was a tough choice. He's been there 5 years and says the guys he worked with are a great bunch. He said he doesn't know if he'll be allowed to stay till the end of the season but will do whatever he's asked and that he wants to leave the team in championship form. He also said that working with Harvick is a huge opportunity that doesn't come around often and he'd regret it if he didn't take it. Vickers will be upset. He really wanted to work with Rodney.

So that leaves Montoya still up in the air. Mario Andretti has said "HELL YEAH" when Montoya asked about an open wheel ride. Mario is looking for sponsors. Montoya said he's open to any ride as long as it's a winning ride.

And then there's Austin Dillon. He just may be coming to Cup next year and dusting off the #3 for his RCR car driving for grandpa Richard. Which leaves room in his Nationwide car for brother Ty. Nobody knows if it will be 3 or 4 cars for RCR next year. Sponsorship is a tough sell these days.

So to wrap this all up....all in all Zipadelli said that the deal to have Martin in the #14 car went extremely smooth. That level of cooperation between teams (or manufacturers for that matter) is something that just doesn't happen. He chalks it up to the respect for Stewart in the garage being very high. 



Logano won and he's old enough to drink the bubbly coming out of the bottle. Our winner had the pole for the race and led the most laps too. Bonus points day with 48 going to his Chase hopes. He's now 13th with 1 W.

It was hoped that Jimmie would come from the back in his back up car and he did and he led 3 laps. AND he blew his motor up around lap 55. Pooooooooooooooof.

Dale Jr sccccccccccccccrapes the wall on lap 135. Crew can't get the jack under the car. He spends time in the garage. Comes back but ends his day 36th and minus 29 laps

With about 45 laps to go Kyle spins and messes up his rear. Got to have your body in as aerodynamic & cosmetically pleasing as possible for Michigan.....31st and minus 3 laps. Ouch.

Bowyer spun out on lap 1 but managed to not hit anything which is key to digging your way out. Reward? A 5th place finish.

Gordon was quiet all day and never cracked the top 10. I guess no news is good news. He came home with 17th and all his fenders as well as the motor. 

With 33 to go Keselowski assumed the lead but was told he wouldn't make it to the end on fuel. He didn't want to come in but his CC Wolfe said we're points racing. You can come in for a splash or end up 28th. Then Mr Penske came on the radio and told him he needed to make his way down pit road. He ended up in 12th. Those points are better than 28th place points.

I thought my other man Mark Martin was coming home with the win but fuel mileage bit him. He was 2 laps short. Gave up the lead with 2 to go for a splash. 27th and minus 1 lap. Bummer. He said the team was going for it. 

Austin Dillon's subbing day for Stewart's #14 car went great. He spun trying to avoid a spinning Yeley on lap 14 but gathered himself up and ralleyed for a 14th place finish. Good job.

Top 15 finishers - Logano - Harvick - Kurt B - Menard - Bowyer - Ambrose - Kahne - Burton - Biffle - Edwards - Montoya - Keselowski - Newman - Dillon - Kenseth



Hamlin on the pole. Must be feeling better. After watching the race tonight I raced back here to finish my blog. I tanked in 4 of my fantasy leagues but Kahne finished 2nd so in the Streak I got 2nd place finish. Must be the powers that be punishing me for my psychic comment. Yeah. Psychics are people too.

This was one action packed race as per the usual. The 2 Bristol races on the schedule are night and day. Literally as well as for real man. I think the night race with all those cameras going off must create a strobe light atmosphere that brings out the animal in the drivers. The pack at the front changed often. It ain't over till every car is dented and the fat lady sings Sweet Home Alabama.

So Hamlin had the pole and the lead for about 27 laps. Then Kurt took it till about lap 77 when he started dropping back. His crew didn't get the lugnuts tight so the tire was loose and ruined his hub. Back to the garage for a new one and he would finish his day in 31st minus 24 laps.

Edwards now leads. Then Dale Jr leads.

Lap 101 sees Kyle & Logano make contact. Kyle has rear damage. Logano needs a new right front. Dale Jr keeps leading till lap 134. Bowyer on point.

Until lap 176 when Bowyer gets stuck behind Kyle who is about to go a lap down but Kvapil drifts up and there goes Boyer for a spin. Caution.

Edwards takes lead. A few laps later Johnson hits #33 Tony Raines but keeps going. Gordon is complaining of high water & oil temps.

Edwards leads till Vickers hits the wall. Kenseth gets pit road speeding penalty and to the back he goes. Menard & Kyle don't pit. They're now 1 & 2. On lap 272 it's Menard - Kyle - Edwards - Dale Jr - Montoya.

Lap 323 sees Edwards catch and pass Menard.

Caution for Johnson, Reutimann, Vickers & Almirola all getting together. Vickers is racking up friendship points this evening. A bad night for Jimmie just got worse. Off to the garage he goes.

At this point it's Edwards - Kenseth - Truex - Gordon - Bowyer as your top 5. At lap 381 Kenseth takes the lead and Edwards starts dropping back saying he thinks his motor is going. And it does.

So a couple cautions later Mr Vickers causes a wreck that pretty much does in my fantasy hopes. On the restart he moves up on Hamlin and it cuts his tire. Hamlin's tire goes and he then shoots up the track into Harvick and it's on. Truex, Hamlin, Harvick, Keselowski, Mears, Schrader, & Newman are now in pieces. 

Harvick is parked in Hamlin's pit box so he moves his car out of the way to the crowd roaring it's approval. Harvick gets out of his car for a chat with Hamlin. 4 NASCAR officials block him and he assures them he won't hit Hamlin. They talked and that was that. I'm sure when he sees the replay he'll be Vickers best buddy.

So now with 40 to go it's Kenseth - Montoya - Kahne - Bowyer - Ambrose.

With 14 to go Kenseth & Kahne are banging door numbers. This went on till the end of the race off & on. Scared me because these 2 were the last in 2 of my fantasy leagues still in it for some good points. Great finish.

Top 15 finishers - Kenseth - Kahne - Montoya - Vickers - Logano - Menard - Gordon - Ambrose - Biffle - Dale Jr - Kyle B - Ragan - Burton - Bowyer - Almirola

So what did your fantasy league look like after all that sheet metal damage? There's no race next week but I'm sure silly season is still going strong and there'll be plenty to write home about. Untill then all you Gabbers and others have safe happy travels, get a couple more grilling opportunities in, and take a moment to stop and enjoy the last of the summer. AND.......

I'm outta here......






NASCAR Update And Other Fast Stuff 8-18-13
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NASCAR Watkins Glen Michigan Bristol Stewart Logano Johnson Dillon Vickers


Good morning!!! It really is morning. Like 2:30 am type morning. Welcome Gabbers and others to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. That car up there used to be fast but Montoya drove into a jet dryer with it and now it's a part of a sight seeing tour on a 4 wheeling trail in Dale Jrs woods. I'm so beat. Just watched Jack Russell's Great White at a club in Lancaster. Dude is lucky to be alive for sure. He's not looking so great and his voice is a bit shot. Lots of audience participation. At least he tried.


Fox Sports 1 is a go on all major distributors on August 17th. Yup, that was yesterday. Mike Hopkins of Fox Network says it's the biggest sports cable launch in history and it will change the sports television landscape. So happy everyone got on board. Did they have a choice? So everybody get out your wallets and hug them. Somebody is going to be coming along to be helping you to empty it soon.


I hate that sentence. It hurts to write it. Just doesn't seem real. Apparently it is though. Zipadelli told the media that he spent time with Stewart at his home trying to get plans worked out. He said that Stewart was in good spirits and had just been to the doctors. There were no set backs but he was told that he was to stay in bed with his foot elevated above his heart to keep the swelling down. I'm just glad to hear there's no infection. That would be a huge game changer for sure.

So any way, Austin Dillon is subbing for him at Michigan this week and he's already paid the price in the Nationwide standings. He was first. He's now 5th. Because the Cup series and the Nationwide Series were in 2 separate states this week Dillon couldn't get qualified and started from the back. A late race restart wreck ended his day in 21st. He qualified Stewart's #14 in 27th for Michigan. But don't worry. Danica is right behind him in 28th.....

Mark Martin was another name brought up. Since it was announced that Brian Vickers would be in the #55 car that he shares with Mark Martin it would be conceivable that MWR would want to get a head start on setting the car up for Vickers by getting him into most of the remaining races of this year. Toyota has given their blessing. Now it's up to MWR to keep Martin to that contract or tear it up. 

Martin said he was asked but things just aren't that simple. Rides are starting to open up and silly season is starting to kick up some dust. There's even rumors that Martin will share the #42 ride with Kyle Larson that Montoya is vacating at EGR. Martin says he can't say exactly what or where he'll be next year but it won't be racing full time. He likes his part time schedule.

SHR hope to have the driver situation worked out this coming week. 



M&M's wins the Glen. Actually Kyle Busch did. Ambrose had the pole and took off to hold the lead for about 30 laps. Green flag pit stops had begun when a caution for Almirola getting stuck in the tires occurred. Ambrose pitted but was mired back in traffic and never got back up front. He eventually broke something and ended up wrecking. So now Kyle and Truex were duking it out. Keselowski made his way up there for the fight for the win. 

Gordon and Kahne both wrecked out in separate incidents but you got to be wondering about these 2. If you want to pick either of these 2 for your fantasy leagues you best get a psychic reading first. They came in 1-2 at Pocono and then wreck the next week. 

Top 15 finishers - Kyle B - Keselowski - Truex - Edwards - Montoya - Bowyer - Logano - Johnson - Kurt B - B Labonte - McMurray - Mears - Harvick - Newman - Papis <-----Stewart"s car...



This week it's a high speed track that eats motors and patience. Track position is a big deal here. Johnson was to start 3rd but in the 2nd practice session he said he lost the handling and it spun out on it's own. He'll be starting 43rd in a back up car. Not good but it's the #48 team so they will make lemonade out of this situation. Besides that they're locked into the Chase as of their 8th place finish last week. They can take chances others wouldn't dare to at this stage of the game.

We were just at this track in June of this year. Kahne was leading and blew a tire. Dale Jr was leading and blew a motor. Johnson was trying to run down Biffle in the closing laps, scraped the wall and wound up 28th minus 1 lap. Gordon went for a spin with Labonte and ended up 43rd. Danica got a great 13th place finish.Hamlin had shock problems.McMurray blew a tire and most of his front end went with it. 

Top 15 finishers - Biffle - Harvick - Truex - Kyle B - Stewart - Kenseth - Bowyer - Edwards - Logano - Burton - Dillon - Keselowski - Patrick - Menard - Stenhouse

​So the guys that are said to be the best here are Biffle - Edwards - Kenseth - Johnson - Dale Jr - Stewart - Kyle B - Hamlin - Kurt B - Kahne & Gordon

Biffle won last August as well as this past June. It's a Ford kind of track lately. So his team mate Edwards should be up there fighting for the win this Sunday too.

Harvick found something in June. It didn't take him long to get into the top 10 and stay there. 

Truex & Bowyer did good too. This is their kind of track. Martin never seemed to get a handle on it.

Kyle B & Kenseth both qualified in the top 10 and stayed there. Team mate Hamlin's back issues are pushed to the limit by the G forces going around those turns. Not a good pick.

Kurt B got 2nd in qualifying. He's on the hunt for a Chase spot. 

Montoya has lost his ride for next year. He starts 6th today. Not sure if his luck will hold out but he was fast in both practices. 

Dale Jr & Kahne were fast in practice but you know how I feel about Kahne or Gordon. Chose with caution and a psychic.

Burton could be a sneaky good pick. Qualified 5th right after Martin.

C Listers to pick. The Danica - Stenhouse - Dillon - Bayne - Labonte - Mears - Gilliland - Kvapil.

So it's WAYYYYYYY past my bed time and I'm beat. You all have a fabulous Sunday. AND....

I'm outta here......



Just Some Random $h!t
Category: User Showcase
Tags: Jared Remy Jerry Remy Charissa Thompson Erin Andrews Fish Tacos Michigan State Fox Media China Sucks Lion

So Fox is launching their own Sports Network...Why not? NBC Sports and CBS Sports are out there still losing to ESPN, along with the NFL and MLB Networks...What's one more sports network with limited programming?

Well Fox is gonna sell theirs differently...They're selling it the old fashioned way...With tits and ass...

I'm not looking forward to them throwing it to Donovan McNabb for his bullshit analysis, but I may stop by to check them out...They'd have me watching all the time if they set aside a couple hours a day of these two donut-bumping!

And for the record, Charissa Thompson is totally hotter the Erin Andrews!

-At Michigan State, they had a little fun with the football players...Nothing like seeing some so called tough guys get the shit scared out of them...

-Famous Red Sox announcer, and former player, Jerry Remy's son has found himself in trouble again...

This time, the crime is a lot more serious then selling steroids...Jared Remy had just been in court over domestic assault charges and was released on "personal recognizance"...So what does he do? He stabs Jennifer Martel, the woman he is accused of assaulting, to death...While her daughter is in the house...Dude was already a 'roid raging dealer...Then he was a woman beater...Now he's a murderer...How quickly one can go from a piece of shit, to a big steaming pile of shit...Love Jerry Remy, but I hope Jared burns in hell!

-Many times I have written about how China sucks, and how much I hate them...Well, let the hate continue for these assholes...Checkout their LION!

That's it...It's Friday people...Who wants Fish Tacos!?!


Have a good weekend!

The Beeze

Power Rankings - Pure Michigan
Category: Racing
Tags: Michigan International Speedway NASCAR Greg Biffle Carl Edwards

   Pure Michigan is the next stop for the left turners as they try to dodge paper wrappers on there grills and blown tires on this super fast speedway.

Welcome once again to this weeks Power Rankings as I display the top ten best during the past five years at this track.

Greg Biffle took the checkers here in June on a hot day that saw blown engines and blown tires on this sticky re-paved track. The speeds are so fast here at Michigan that this might be the end result for some.

Carl Edwards looks for a better showing this time around, paper wrapper prevented Carl from taking the checkers back in June as he had to dial the power down to prevent his Ford from overheating. I look for the same to happen to some of the racers on Sunday.

Remember, the picks shown are not my picks, they are the drivers that excelled at this particular track.

Here's the top ten best at Michigan:

10 Denny Hamlin - is a good buy for most fantasy games but I would avoid him like the plague. 2 wins, 4 top 5's and 5 top 10's.

9 Dale Earnhardt Jr was on the verge of getting another win here last time out but a blown engine prevented that. 1 win, 3 top 5's and 4 top 10's.

8 Danica Patrick might be a sleeper pick after posting a top ten pick, its her only stat and I go by average finishes when it comes to Power Ranking, its why she's in.

7 Kevin Harvick is good here but not quite good enough to take the checkers. 1 win, 2 top 5's and 3 top 10's.

6 Matt Kenseth has to saying finally were back to the mile and half track, good chance for Matt. 0 wins, 3 top 5's, 5 top 10's.

5 Clint Bowyer is thinking like Matt Kenseth, give me a mile and a half track. 7 top 10's.

4 Tony Stewart won't be driving but Austin Dillon is where he finished 11th for Richard Childress Racing.

3 Carl Edwards can smell the checkers 0 wins, 4 top 5's and 6 top 10's.

2 Brian Vickers is a stud here but her won't be driving this weekend, but next season he will have the #55 for the full season. 1 win, 1 top 5 and 3 top 10's.

1 Greg Biffle is all world at Michigan and he took the checkers last time out, I think a top 10 this weekend. 2 wins, 5 top 5's and 6 top 10's

Streakers Standings- Good Luck!

2 quelndo (Jose Castillo) Juan Pablo Montoya 2 7 671 420 1091
797th 17 Vroooom Vroooom  (Wendy Morin) Marcos Ambrose 0 6 622 420 1042
1055th 18 Nascar Devil.SS (Robert DeMerchant) Marcos Ambrose 0 4 691 300 991
1426th 3 BonBonBJH (Bonnie Hopkins) Clint Bowyer 6 6 611 330 941
2676th 2 NASCARJEN29 (Jennifer Sullins) Jimmie Johnson 0 6 542 290 832
4036th 16 Where's my Cloths (Jose Nieves) Marcos Ambrose 0 5 522 230 752
4535th 26 chili pepper racers (Lynne Pepper) Marcos Ambrose 0 4 549 180 729
6761st 11 AGR (Dan Isaacs) Clint Bowyer 4 4 480 160 640
9932nd 11 Nascrew (Dustin Lewis) Marcos Ambrose 0 3 445 90 535
12690th 6 StewMarFan
NASCAR Update And Other Fast Stuff 6-16-13
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NASCAR Pocono Michigan Leffler Keselowski Edwards Johnson Hamlin


Howdy, good morning and good day. Welcome Gabbers and others to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. Lots to talk about this week. Some sad stuff, eye rolling stuff, stuff to cheer about and race stuff mostly. Oh, before I forget...HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!!!!


That picture above is of Jason Leffler and Tony Stewart way back when they both were in the JGR stable. Tony's kind of skinny. Jason was killed Wednesday night at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey during a heat race. Fellow NASCAR driver Dave Blaney witnessed the wreck and said the way the car veered into the wall suggests that something broke. 

Autopsy results said he died from a blunt force neck injury. His team said he was wearing a Simpson Hybrid Head & Neck device which is one of 6 restraint systems approved for use by NASCAR.


Seems Jason was well liked by all. He didn't have a Cup ride this year but got a Start & Park ride last week at Pocono. He was not happy about the arrangement but drove the laps and parked. He's gone back to his dirt track roots and has been driving Winged Sprint cars most of this year.

He had 4 USAC Championships, 3 consecutive USAC Midget titles from 1997-1999 and won the USAC Silver Crown Championship in 1998. Unfortunately his dirt track experience didn't translate to NASCAR. He drove in the truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series but just didn't do as well there. He did have 2 Nationwide wins. One was Toyota's first win in Nationwide.

Tony Stewart said that he enjoyed talking to Jason about up coming races or the one they were in and would miss not being able to talk to him any more. Tony will race over 100 races this year between NASCAR and his Winged Sprint Car. Tony is one of the few drivers who doesn't have to worry about the sponsors telling him no to the extra racing.

Kasey Kahne said he had flown with Jason to Pocono last week. He owns Sprint Car teams but hasn't raced this year preferring to concentrate on his Cup ride. He had a meeting with the teams to make sure the cars were safe this week.

Kasey and Tony as well as other drivers feel the tracks and cars are as safe as they can be but accidents do happen. They don't plan on making too many changes if any. Most all drivers at Michigan this week agreed. It was an accident and racing is dangerous. 

Jason had LEFturn painted on his roof above the door of his race cars. He leaves behind a 5 year old son named Charlie Dean Leffler. This is just a sad day in racing. My condolences to the Leffler family. R.I.P Jason Leffler. You died doing something you loved which is more than most can say.


This would be Stewarts Winged Sprint Car.


Bill Elliott's son Chase became the youngest driver at 17 years to win in the ARCA Series. He drove his #9 Aarons Dream Machine Hendrick Chevy to victory on June 8th. Chase said he got good advise from his dad who won here 5 times. He remembered being in victory lane with his dad so this was extra special that dad could be with him in victory lane for his win. Happy Fathers Day to Bill Elliott and congrats to his son Chase.


Carl Edwards got to drive Sweepstakes. That's what Henry named his car. It was a 1901 Ford that Henry raced against another car on Oct 10, 1901 at a dirt horse racing track. He won the race. Carl said he got the car up to 20 -25 mph and was more scared than driving his car at 205 mph around Michigan Speedway. It was said that Henry got his car up to 73 mph. 


Keselowski was at it again. Seems he was talking to the media and we all know how that goes. Keselowski made accusations that Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have been stealing employees and information from other teams. Of course you know he got a response.

Gibbs response was that he was surprised and a bit upset. He said that Keselowski's comments were misguided and irresponsible and that he would do well to speak on subjects he is properly informed of. He feels he has a very good personal relationship with Roger Penske too. He said we look forward to competing with Brad in the future and hope he uses better judgment going forward.

Hendrick responded as well. He said that we hired the back up tire changer at Penske who's contract was up, a mechanic from the Penske team in the Nationwide Series and a few guys from the Penske engine shop that shut down. He said Brad forgot to mention the tire changer they got from him.

He feels that everything was done above board and that it is part of doing business in a competitive environment and that Roger would agree. He thinks that Brad should spend more time  focusing on his own program and less time making accusations and insinuations about other teams. He needs to represent himself and this sport with a little more class.

And to think Hendrick was trying to hire this guy a couple years ago. Yup. Making friends is what it's all about.


Last week in light of the 6 motors that went poooooof this season, Toyota dialed back the motors in the JGR and MWR camps to make sure the motors would make it through the race. Well they did and the highest Toyota finish was Kyle in 6th. So this week they're amping up the motors. Hamlin will be given extra because he sits 25th in points and needs W's and to get into the top 20 in points to make the Chase. Mark Martin will get all out power. Don't put him in your line up this week. I'm seeing a great big POOOOOOOOF in his future. Mark is hard on motors any way and so is Michigan. Kyle, Kenseth, Truex and Bowyer will get variations on the tweaking up of the motors. So we'll see how the track turns for Toyota Power this week.



See that huge Lowes? Not only is it one of dads favorite places but that's your winner. The Jimmie and Chad Show was on. All Jimmie & Chad almost all race long. So how'd he get to victory lane? Lets check my notes.

At the drop of the green flag it's Jimmie on the pole and on the bottom lane. Edwards in 2nd spot takes the lead at the moment. By lap 2 Kahne has gone to the pits complaining of a possible drive train issue. By lap 5 he's in the garage getting a new trans and Jimmie's still 2nd.

Lap 17 sees Jimmie in 1st, Edwards, Dale Jr, Harvick and Kenseth

Lap 22 Khne is back on track and green flag pit stops are in progress. Jimmie leads after all are done and a reminder for all to go to QLRacing.com to enter the contest for getting your mortgage paid for a month if Ryan Newman comes in the top 5.

Lap 44 Jimmie leads, Danica is 25th and Hamlin is complaining about a delay when he shifts into 3rd.

Lap 65 is a caution. Somebody threw their blanket onto the track? That's a new one. Danica is the lucky dog. She had gone a lap down. Everybody pits except Newman and he now leads the restart but Jimmie takes it back. Everyone is told to save fuel.

Caution with 28 laps to go Montoya spins out and takes Kenseth with him. JERK!!!! That's my fantasy league he's messing with. Keselowski bumps into Stewart on the restart. They save it but Keselowski has fender damage.

With 23 laps to go another caution for Almirola getting into Blaney. And around they go.

Jimmie still out front and complaining of a vibration. 

With 13 to go another caution for Allmendinger in the #51. His left front tire has gone down. He gets down onto the apron and into the pits. Gordon complaining he's way too tight. Jimmie has a vibration and he's still in the lead.

With 7 to go Blaney goes into the wall and caution. On the restart Jimmie takes the lead again and Biffle flies up to 2nd. Poor Dale Jr. Just not enough to get the 48. 

Top 15 finishers - Johnson - Biffle - Dale Jr - Stewart - Newman - Kyle - Kurt - Hamlin - Harvick - Logano - Burton - Gordon - McMurray - Bowyer



EDWARDS has the pole this week. Roger Penske once owned this track from 1996-1999. It's a 2 mile lap around a repaved track. New pavement and a new car says throw out last years notes. Last years winner was Dale Jr. This is an endurance track. It eats motors. Mark Martin has 54 starts here. Jeff Gordon has 954 laps led here. Last year the cars were so fast that Goodyear brought 6 year old tires for the left side to slow them down. Didn't do much. We'll see high speeds and blown motors. And we;ll see Superman on Dale Jr's hood. 

Last years top 10 finishers - Dale Jr - Stewart - Kenseth - Biffle - Johnson - Gordon - Bowyer - Montoya - Ambrose - Harvick

​I'm afraid for the Toyota's this week. They'll need the speed to win. So Toyota better not skimp too much on the tweak up. Mark Martin is good on this track but I see a poof in his future and Hamlin too if he's not careful. The other Toyota's (Kenseth, Kyle, Truex & Bowyer) will be good but not fast enough.

Johnson is on a roll. 

Dale Jr has his Mr Steady Eddie title back.

The Roush crew of Biffle, Edwards and Stenhouse will be at or near the front. Look for Edwards or Biffle in the top 5 or W spot.

Stewart & Newman have shown some life. Pocono was a 4-5 finish. Looking good,

Logano starts 6th. He's coming off of a 10th at Pocono.Teammate Keselowski needs to stop running his jaw and concentrate on driving. He was 12th here last year. Not feeling a good finish this week.

McMurray had a 13th finish last week. He's getting closer. The HMS motors have really helped but bad luck has undone those awesome motors. Montoya too. They're both due for a top 10.

Kahne continues the erratic season. He's up and down as of now. A 34th place finish and 19 laps down is not good for Chase championships. I can't recommend this guy. He starts in the top 5 but.......

Gordon is another up and down driver this season. A 12th place finish does not a championship run make. He should do good here but again I can't recommend you pick him either.

C listers I'd recommend. David Ragan, Casey Mears, Ricky Stenhouse, and David Gilliland. Again expect about a 20th through 30th place finish. Stenhouse should do more. He's in power house equipment. This SHOULD be a good track for Danica. It's fast and she's supposed to be fast. She finished 29th at Pocono last week on the lead lap. 

So there you have it. Again I want to wish all the dads out there in Gabville a HAPPY FATHERS DAY. Hope it's a great day for grilling and chilling. And...

I'm outta here....






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