He was fastest in all three practices on the road course at Sonoma, and he barely missed the pole position, losing it to Marcos Ambrose by about 1/10 of a second. So, can he win today? I think he can.
Not only is he the only one of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers to not have a win this season, but he has had a string of bad luck that makes me think of Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s efforts to win the Daytona 500. That's why I keep saying, "has anyone seen a seagull?" It seems that's about the only thing left to hinder a good finish, or even a win for the four time champion.
He seems more determined than ever to overcome whatever demons are riding with him this season, and win another one for Rick Hendrick. And he can.
In his way are, of course, Marcos Ambrose, who loves the road courses and does very well at them. Additionally, Jimmie Johnson starts right behind Marcos, in row two, and he will be trying for another win. One has to wonder if Jeff ever regrets the day he suggested to Rick Hendrick that they sign the then little known Johnson. After all, Johnson has more than lived up to expectations, somewhat overshadowing Jeff in the process.
Surprisingly, a lot of the so-called ringers are start
I had picked Dale Earnhardt Jr earlier this week, bases on the momentum he gained from last week's win.
It's time for me to go to work at the golf course, but I will have the race on in the clubhouse - one of the perks of agreeing to work Sundays. Unfortunately, I won't be able to comment, unless the rain starts up again and I get sent home, so you'll have to do that for me. I'll be back later tonight for some thoughts on the race, though, so strap in and enjoy the show.