This Week in NASCAR [Brickyard Week Part 2]

Racing at the Brickyard, Carl Edwards' last Brickyard run for Roush

7/27/14 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Blog Photo - This Week in NASCAR [Brickyard Week Part 2]Today marks the twenty-first running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Raceway.  Yes, the name has changed over the years, with sponsor's names creeping in, but to most NASCAR fans, I believe it will always simply be known at the Brickyard 400.  This year's race has the unfortuate name of Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com

Jeff Gordon won the first race there, a trivia fact every avid NASCAR fan remembers.  Since then, there have been numerous winners, but Jeff Gordon, and teammate, Jimmie Johnson are the winningest, with 4 each.  Kevin Harvick, today's pole winner, has a win, and with his speeds in practice, could be the newest repeat winner.  The Nationwide race yesterday, won by Ty Dillon, saw Kevin in 4th at the end.

The race gets underway shortly, and with only a chance of showers, it seems likely ESPN will have a full race broadcast for their first race of a 17 race run.
Blog Photo - This Week in NASCAR [Brickyard Week Part 2]
Roush Fenway Racing has announced their 2015 lineup, and as many guessed, the 99 car driven by Carl Edwards is not included in that lineup.  In fact, the only veteran moving forward is Greg Biffle.  Ricky Stenhouse, Rookie of the Year in 2013, continues in the 17 car, with Trevor Bayne moving into the number 6, most famously driven previously by Mark Martin.

Carl has not made a formal announcement of his plans for 2015 and forward, but has said there is a deal in place.  

And finally today, hide the jet dryers.  Juan Pablo Montoya is back in a NASCAR race car for the Brickyard 400, driving a third entry for Penske.  Juan has come close to winning at least two or three times here, but has no victory for his resume, usually because of his own mistakes.  This fan thinks it is highly unlikely he will score the V today.

So, my pick for today is Kevin Harvick.

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7/28/14   |   JenX63   |   32805 respect

Did you happen to see the text between Jr and his mom? It's hilarious!

7/28/14   |   JenX63   |   32805 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I didn't see another post??  I've worked the last nine days straight, a total of  hours.  I quickly signed on this morning and ran with part 2!! Sorry if I missed something I should have seen :(

Just got in from work and saw that Jeff won!!!! My son is ecstatic, and I'm pretty stoked as well.  I'm kind of liking this season, except for Smoke.  That doesn't make me happy at all.

(Now going looking for other posts)

lol, you don't have to go looking. I just hate when I jump the gun......
Yeah if Happy couldn't do it and I knew Smoke was in trouble, I am so happy for Jeff.

7/28/14   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Well according to all the rumors, Carl is going to Gibbs. There is something in his contract much like Matt Kenseth's that prevents Carl from announcing anything until September. Silly, but I guess its Rousch's way of having the "one-up" on its departing drivers. I apolgize for the other post, I didn't know if you were going to write a special just for Uncle Carl, knowing how you feel about him.
I have Harvick winning, hopefully, although I wouldn't be disappointed if Smoke showed up for the race!
Boogity Boogity Boogity, let's Go Racing!

I didn't see another post??  I've worked the last nine days straight, a total of  hours.  I quickly signed on this morning and ran with part 2!! Sorry if I missed something I should have seen :(

Just got in from work and saw that Jeff won!!!! My son is ecstatic, and I'm pretty stoked as well.  I'm kind of liking this season, except for Smoke.  That doesn't make me happy at all.

(Now going looking for other posts)

7/27/14   |   JenX63   |   32805 respect

Congrats to Jeff Gordon!

7/27/14   |   JenX63   |   32805 respect

Well according to all the rumors, Carl is going to Gibbs. There is something in his contract much like Matt Kenseth's that prevents Carl from announcing anything until September. Silly, but I guess its Rousch's way of having the "one-up" on its departing drivers. I apolgize for the other post, I didn't know if you were going to write a special just for Uncle Carl, knowing how you feel about him.
I have Harvick winning, hopefully, although I wouldn't be disappointed if Smoke showed up for the race!
Boogity Boogity Boogity, let's Go Racing!