Since we lost Earnhardt Senior, there has been more or less a gentleman’s agreement between NASCAR drivers about the rules of civilized racing. Lately, however, there is one driver who seems to be gaming those rules. He seems to have his own set of rules on booting that driver out of his way. That driver is Joey Logano.
So in that spirit I have drafted the unsaid rules for his class in Booting Drivers:
1. I do not need to look, I know they are flipping me off.
2. Never admit that you wrecked the car in front of you.
3. Never admit that you made contact with the car in front of you.
4. Never acknowledge that you noticed the wreck at all.
5. Do not apologize for the wreck, even after you’ve seen the video.
6. Do not be involved in the wreck. It is bump AND run, run being the important part.
7. If he had the faster car, then he couldn’t have been bumped. Q.E.D.
8. If he wants to chat with you in the infield, stay in your car.
9. If you are already out of your car when he comes to chat, keep your helmet on.
10. Never go anywhere without your Dad.
11. If the news guy asks if you are a genius, the answer is “Yes.”
12. If the air can make you wreck, there was really no way you were going to be able to deal with me.
13. When you are not admitting fault for the wreck you didn’t see, always mention your sponsors.
14. If it ain’t broke, fixing it makes it your fault when it don’t work.
15. Yes, I blocked you.
16. If you’re complaining about me blocking you, then it obviously worked.
I”m positive that I don’t have all the rules enumerated here. I think I need to go watch some old races with Senior in them.
And as of today: There’s 43 days till the Shootout. 44 days till Qualifying. 48 days till the Duels & 51 days till Daytona 500!!
Where Smoke Will Rise!! and There are 201 days till we go dirt racing back at Smoke’s Place in Ohio, Eldora Speedway!
Truck Champion Matt Crafton, 6-Time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, Nationwide Champion Austin Dillon
Racing Comes To A Close – For This Year
The year comes to a close for Nascar’s 2013 racing season. Despite the grumbling and hysterics on Twitter, I think it was an interesting and exciting year. But then I’m a race fan, not a fair weather fan.
I’m not so quick to blame Nascar for the poor attendance and lower TV ratings. People who do this don’t understand how much the Great Recession has hit this country. Many of us are still struggling to recover and we can’t afford our season race tickets. And for many of the races, require cable/dish to view. That too costs money many don’t have. But that’s a different story.
You can’t write about the end of the season without first saying a big Congratulations to the champions of the season. Continue reading →
It’s Fontana Baby – Part II – Transcribed
Fontana California – March 24, 2013 Sprint Cup Auto Club 400
Anyone who thought the Gen6 cars were boring, didn’t watch the Nascar race at Fontana. The entire day was entertaining, with battles up front and back in the pack. But nothing like the final 10 laps.
After a late race caution, the last restart began with 11 laps to go. Kyle Busch was leading, Joey was 2nd followed by Tony, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth was 10th. The green flag flew and Joey didn’t get a very good restart. Tony was up on his bumper right away dropping to the inside line to make the pass. Continue reading →
Fontana California – March 24, 2013 Sprint Cup Auto Club 400
First everyone in our house hopes Denny Hamlin is ok. As of this post he has been transported to the local area hospital near Fontana California. Kyle Busch said he heard it was a back injury, but no official news has been released.
The race promised to be thrilling from the get go. The battle all week between Denny and Joey built the tension even before the cars hit the track.
Their battle started after the Daytona 500 Twitter Feud, when Denny tweeted a snide comment to Brad Keselowski about Joey’s racing. Which carried over to last week’s race in Bristol and the Twitter Feud Part II (by Nate Ryan USAToday). Continue reading →
2013 Daytona NNS Race Proves It’s Still A Dangerous Sport
Fourteen people were transported from the race track and fourteen were treated in the stands. On Sunday morning, all fans transported to local area hospitals were listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Like many Nascar fans the first thing we want to share are our prayers and thoughts to everyone involved in yesterday’s tragic crash. To those injured, their families and all the fans who were sitting in the crash area. Though not everyone was hurt, the trauma of yesterday’s crash impacted everyone in the stands and even some folks at home who had loved ones at the race.
Let’s not forget the drivers involved as well. They maybe waking up today with bumps and bruises but each one of them has express more concerned for the fans than themselves. Finally we can’t say thank you and give enough accolades to the first responders and to the fans in the stands who jumped into action and began helping those around them. Continue reading →
This year she will be driving the GoDaddy #10 Chevy full time in the Sprint Cup series for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Now as a major Tony Stewart fan, I’ve been conflicted about Danica from the beginning. I want to support him as both a driver and an owner. But it’s been hard where she’s concerned. Even knowing how much Tony likes her and believes in her abilities. (Danica and Tony are Fast Friendsby Nate Ryan – USA Today)
Make no mistake, I think bringing her on board at Stewart-Haas Racing is a great business decision. She’s immensely popular. She garners a great deal of attention no matter what she does or where she goes.
As the Marketing reps say…there’s no such thing as bad publicity. You merely need to look at the response to this years Superbowl GoDaddy commercial to see that concept working in reality. As soon at that supermodel/nerd kiss commercial aired, Twitter lit up with comments. With each and every one of them mentioning “Go Daddy” in their disgust. But that gross commercial, pulled in record business for the Dot.com and that’s what it’s all about. Sales!
So yeah it’s a great business decision having her on the team. But business decisions don’t play out on the track with fans hoping for a win from their favorite driver. Continue reading →
Last month Washington DC was in its usual fight over money, budgets and bills when it finally agreed on several little deals to create what’s being called on the street as the Fiscal Cliff Bill. Along with being a sports fan, an author and teacher, I’m also a political junkie. And one thing that irritates me more than the stupidity in Washington, is the B.S. and spin that the average American buys into at the hands of sloppy reporting and sensationalize journalism.
When that mis-information touches on something I care about, I tend to speak up. Such is the case of a recent story published in the Washington Post this week. An opinion piece, which I guess means the opinionated author doesn’t need to check their facts before publication. The article entitled “From NASCAR to rum, the 10 weirdest parts of the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill” was posted by Brad Plumer on January 2, 2013.