I want my MTV….or in my case, You Tube. Dire Straits is cranked on my You Tube. Nice to see the 80’s again. I’m still getting over a nasty hacking cough. The grandkids have it too. So we shared.
Bummed that I couldn’t get my hands on a Nintendo NES Classic Edition on Friday. What a joke that I even tried. I can totally see people getting stampeded at Walmart for one on Black Friday. I really want one but I guess I’ll wait. Love my Mario Brothers.
Tonight and Monday night you’ll get to see a super moon or The Beaver Moon as the scientists call it. It’s the closest and biggest full moon since 1948 and it will be 18 years till we see another one. So if it’s a nice clear night in your neck of the woods then you should definitely take a peek outside tonight.
Not a whole lot of news in the land of Left Turns. There’s the usual stuff like teams that might fold or teams that are switching drivers. Brad Keselowski has signed Austin Cindric for his truck team in 2017.
It was Gene Haas’s birthday this week.
The Wood Brothers are moving there team closer to the Penske team. Will be easier to collab on the cars.
Brian Scott has announced his retirement from racing. Richard Petty will have to find somebody new for the #44 car in 2017.
Even though Alex Bowman has been filling in for Dale Jr in the #88, he still has no ride for 2017. He will keep his day job in the HMS shop though.
Was on Twitter and a tweet came up about Monster Energy Drink possibly being in the final running to be the sponsor of NASCAR’s Cup Series. Sprint is leaving at the end of this season.
Say a congrats to Greg Biffle. When he starts the Phoenix race today he’ll be 1 of only 17 drivers to make 500 consecutive starts in NASCAR’s Cup Series.
Ron Capps won the NHRA Funny Car Championship. Was hoping John Force could get just one more before he goes but Nice to see Ron get one. Congratulations Ron!!!!!
I can’t really talk too much about this race because I didn’t watch it. It was a rain delayed affair. The afternoon race turned into a night race. I was feeling ill and I just could not hang. It was a hot shower and an early bed time for me Sunday night. They ended the race 41 laps early because rain came again and Carl Edwards got the win. So Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards now have their tickets to the final race for the championship.
So Logano is in 2nd and is tied with Ky Bu. I could see either of these 2 winning. Harvick won the March race here and he HAS to win to advance. He’s in 6th place. Kenseth, Hamlin and Ku Bu have to win as well. It’s go time in Phoenix.
Top 15 Finishers @ Texas – Edwards – Logano – Truex – Elliott – Ky Bu – Harvick – Kenseth – Kahne – Hamlin – Newman – Johnson – Blayne – Bowman – Keselowski – Larson
Mr Alex Bowman has the pole. He doesn’t get the finishes he should while driving the #88 for Dale Jr but he’s getting better. I think he tries too hard. Rookie mistake. This is a 1 mile track. They’ll be doing a 312 lap race. Harvick beat Edwards by about 2 inches in the March race on the last restart. So I’m expecting that Harvick wins today. Well, he has too. It’s win or no racing for a championship next week.
HARVICK – So it’s do or die. I call winner.
ELLIOTT – Rookie and fast learner. Had a 8th place finish here in March. I expect more of the same. Top 10
KENSETH – Needs a win or forget it. Top 10
KY BU – Top 5 in March race and last Novembers race. Needs the win or bye bye. Top 10
LOGANO – He could get the free pass to race in the Chase next week with a good finish but a win would better his chances. Top 10
KU BU – Do or die. Had a top 10 in the March & last years races so Top 10
HAMLIN – Needs the win or no Chase. He should get a Top 10 but I hope you have your local psychic on speed dial.
KESELOWSKI – He isn’t in the running for a championship but he could help his team mate Logano out by winning. All Logano needs is a good finish and he’s in. Top 10
BLAYNE – Dark horse pick for a Top 10
JOHNSON – He’s safe. Has his ticket but a Top 10 is still in order.
So there we go folks. Make your fantasy selections. Stay warm up north. Temps are starting to be November like.
And I’m outta here….=^!^=