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Hey hey hey neighbors, friends, Gabbers and others. Welcome to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. This week is an off week. No Cup race. Nationwide drivers were at Chicagoland. Bill Elliot's son Chase won again & has taken over the points lead.†
I just got back from Maryland. Took my son & #1 grandson to see the Monster Truck Jam. Red neck heaven. Was an awesome show. Grave Digger Legend did a jump into a wheelie and held the wheelie going down the front stretch over the bumps. He was so vertical there was mud on his rear bumper. He got the prize for the free style part of the competition hands down. The free style is my favorite because these guys get some wicked air going over the bumps. There were only like 7 trucks there. Really expected to see at least 10. Both Grave Diggers were there, Hot Wheels, Monster Energy, Strait Jacket and 2 others that I can't remember the names of. Great show. Worth the drive. Grandson was happy and thanked me for taking him.†
STEWART BACK IN THE WINGED SPRINT CAR SADDLE
This week Stewart did just what he said he would. He snuck into the Crystal Motor Speedway in Michigan and got into a winged sprint car. Not only did he race but he won it too.†
On Wednesday,†July 23rd Stewart will host the 2nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at his track Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Last years winner Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson plan to return.††You can watch it on FOX Sports 1 @ 9pm.
RACE TEAM ALLIANCE UPDATE
NASCAR says they will communicate with the newly formed RTA through lawyers. Now that's starting things out on the right foot. NASCAR still says they hold no animosity towards this group. They're just covering their butts.
SPECIAL CHASE PAINT FEATURES INTRODUCED
When the Chase starts besides the winner decals above the drivers door for every win they'll be some more Chase type markings. The front splitter, roof number, windshield viser where the driver name is and a Chase decal on the drivers door all will be in yellow. As the drivers get eliminated from the Chase they will lose the yellow markings. I wonder if they get a horn too. Get out of my way. I'm a Chase contender.
TOP 10 COMPANIES WITH THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE
In light of the recent Comcast scandal where a customer tried to cancel their Comcast cable and the customer service rep drag the poor guy through the wringer, I found an article on customer service.
1. Bank Of America
3. Sprint Corporation
4. Dish Network
5. Direct TV
6. Time Warner Cable
9. Wells Fargo
So Comcast is 2nd. They're planning to merge with Time Warner Cable. Charlie Ergen, CEO of Dish Network went to the FCC to tell them his thoughts on that merger which pretty much added up to things are gonna suck if you let those 2 monopolies merge. The FCC says that they're taking all comments on this merger till August 25th. So if you're not happy and want to comment on it then you best get your comments into the FCC before the decision is made.
I find it interesting that all these entities are banks, phone companies & tv service providers. They all can make up their rules as they go along and not much we can do about it.
NEW HAMPSHIRE RECAP
So last week was Ky Bu on the pole to start the race. Off we go and 7 laps in Johnson is in the pits with a flat left rear. Then lap 13 Caution is out because Johnson is in the wall. Done
Lots of Twitter back & forth between the #48 team and Goodyear about who's fault it is. Team #48 saying it's bad tires and Goodyear saying it's too low air pressure.
Ky Bu leads till lap 63 when Hamlin takes over. Gordon has fallen to 26th. Says car is undrivable.
Lap 90 sees Keselowski to the lead. Top 5 : Keselowski - Hamlin - Ky Bu - Kenseth - Harvick
Lap 127 Kenseth takes the lead but has trash on his grill. On lap 139 Keselowski takes it back and Kenseth uses him to get the trash off the grill.
Pretty much Keselowski is dominating this race. On lap 212 Morgan Shepherd loses control of his car and drifts up into Logano as he's passing by. Logano's day is done.
With 4 to go Allgaier is in the wall. We're going into a green/white checker. Gordon is on the apron. He needs fuel. Hamlin pits for fuel. And Harvick tries to restart but his car runs out.†
Top 15 Finish - Keselowski - Ky Bu - Larson - Kenseth - Newman - Bowyer - Stewart - Hamlin - Stenhouse - Dale Jr - Kahne - Edwards - Dillon - Biffle†
Next week is The Brickyard at Indianapolis. I'll post a review next Sunday.
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So I leave you with this gem. Have an awesome and safe weekend.†
And I'm outta here.....