This Week in NASCAR [November 10th Edition]

Nationwide and Sprint Cup head to the wire and Happy goes to SHR?

11/10/12 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Blog Photo - This Week in NASCAR [November 10th Edition]Remember last year when Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup Championship by virtue of his wins throughout the year?  He and Carl Edwards finished with identical points, but Carl had only won a single race, so Tony Stewart took the Championship.  

This year the Nationwide Series is seeing that same scenario.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Elliott Sadler both have 1170 points, but Ricky Stenhouse has the points lead, as he has six wins to Elliott's 4.  In order to win the Championship, as Elliott desperately wants to do, he needs to finish ahead of Ricky, preferably with a win.  Qualifying is underway as I write this, a day later than normal because of my work schedule, and neither of these young men has qualified yet.  

Elliott Sadler has said he is quite certain he will not return to Richard Childress Racing for 2013.  Richard Childress, himself, has said that while he has the capabilities to do so, he will provide rides for his family.  Both of his grandson's, Austin Dillon in Nationwide and Ty Dillon in the Camping World Truck Series, are showing a talent for driving.  Remember, Richard was a driver before relinquishing the driver's seat to become an owner.  

The obvious point here is that as both young men progress, they will undoubtedly end up in Sprint Cup rides.  One of them, likely Austin as he is the older of the two, will likely end up in the 3 car.  RCR currently is a three car operation, with another driver occasionally running a fourth.  For the Daytona 500 in 2013, that fourth driver will be Austin Dillon, running the 33.
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Okay, so in the last couple of days we have heard, read or seen the rumor that Kevin Harvick will move over to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.  SHR has always said their goal is to be a four car team, and with the expansion to three for 2013, including Danica Patrick, 3/4 of that goal will be achieved.  

All of those facts above make this rumor one of the very easiest to believe.  After all, Austin Dillon will undoubtedly move to Sprint Cup in 2014, with Ty moving to Nationwide.  

Add to those facts the performance by RCR in Sprint Cup this year.  Kevin Harvick is winless this year, as are his teammates, Jeff Burton, 19th in points and Paul Menard, 16th in points.  Kevin sits 11th in points and the only reason he isn't in 12th is because Dale Jr missed two races.  He is roughly 20 points back of Greg Biffle so is unlikely to move up, and being 50 points ahead of Jr. means that is where he will finish.  Last year RCR combined to win 6 races.

Oh, and remember Clint Bowyer?  Yeah, he's the guy RCR didn't have room for any more.  Where is he in the standings?  Third.  That's right, the guy who was elbowed out of the Childress organization first is still in the hunt for the Championship, driving for....WHAT?? WHO??? Michael Waltrip Racing??? How can that be??

Believe it.

Unfortunately, as much as I have cheered for RCR over the years, becoming a Dale Sr fan only after his wreck at Talladega showed he really was human, I am dismayed to see the organization falter the way it is.....again.  A couple of years ago Kevin Harvick had a bad season and thought seriously about "turning a new page" and decided to give RCR another chance.  He signed a contract extension, which is due to expire at the end of next year.  But the time has come for Kevin to move.  He and Tony were partners, of a sort, when Tony drove for Kevin Harvick Inc. in both the Truck Series and Nationwide.  After all, who else could grab DeLana's ass and not get punched out?
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It's a great fit.  They get along well, they talk, they socialize and they have the same goals.  They want to win.

Maybe SHR, RCR or Kevin haven't confirmed the rumors yet, but this is a match that needs to happen.  And truthfully?? I wish it would happen NEXT year, not in 2014.

As for the race?  Well, we know Jimmie is leading the points.  We know Bad Brad is 7 points back.  We know I don't want Jimmie to win again.  I'll satisfy myself cheering for Dale Jr, Brad or Kevin to win the race and try to ignore all the JJ hype.

For me the Nationwide race this afternoon is the one to watch.  Be it Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Elliott Sadler or Austin Dillon in the Championship at Homestead, it will be exciting.  

Oh and the Truck Series?  In case you missed last night's race, two of the top three in points had accidents.  Timothy Peters is the only one of the Championship contenders who finished in the top ten.  This series could be a nail biter as well. 

So, if you are a NASCAR fan, there is plenty of racing to watch over the next week.  
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11/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Jess posted something about it.  I've had quite a few messages from people in the same boat, as well.  They ARE working on it and trying to get it fixed.  Can you keep track/make note of what you have lost?  I haven't received mine either, but if you keep track, hopefully they will be able to do something about it once it is fixed.

I can, thank you....

11/12/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

JenX63 wrote:
it hasnt given me any of my money from bets i have won...:/   since the beginning of november
can you do anything about that....:)

Jess posted something about it.  I've had quite a few messages from people in the same boat, as well.  They ARE working on it and trying to get it fixed.  Can you keep track/make note of what you have lost?  I haven't received mine either, but if you keep track, hopefully they will be able to do something about it once it is fixed.

11/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Yep, I just posted the story of the fines....


It was like pulling teeth to get it to post - the site is really having issues today :(

it hasnt given me any of my money from bets i have won...:/   since the beginning of november
can you do anything about that....:)

11/12/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Yep, I just posted the story of the fines....


It was like pulling teeth to get it to post - the site is really having issues today :(

11/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Jeff was fined 100,000 and 25 points, no suspension.

11/12/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Wow. So sad reading some of the boards today.  The absolute hate for either Jeff Gordon or Clint Bowyer is insane.  Then when someone brings up Joey Logano, you read "Who the hell cares about Logano?"

I do't know if Clint really has been wrecking Jeff all season long.  I do't know if the bad luck Jeff has had all year long finally sent him balistic.
 I don't know any of that, because I'm not either one of them, I'm not in their heads.  For people to wish serious injury or death for either of the drivers is ridiculous.  

As Darrell Waltrip said today, if you were to put Jeff and Clint on the track today, side by side, and their crews side by side in the pits, there would be no problem.  I'm not positive that would be the case, but these guys have a way of getting over things faster than their fans do.

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

I have to say here that racing this year has occasionally boring.  This race was not boring.  No one was hurt.  That's first and foremost. (well Brad tweeted that the hit he took at the end of the race DID hurt)

Jimmie got into the wall and spent many laps in the garage, getting the car fixed, and Brad took over the points lead.  However, Brad almost got collected TWICE by the other drama on the track.  First it was the Jeff Gordon/Clint Bowyer incident.  Brad's in car camera shows he barely got thru.  

The last lap crash of Danica's and NASCAR's failure to throw the caution resulted in Brad getting hit, but still finishing 6th.

The web, TV, radio waves, and even newspapers will be abuzz all week about the race today.  It couldn't have been scripted.  Now we will have the "experts" and the rest of us voicing opinions about everything - Jeff Gordon's penalty or lack of, NASCAR not throwing the caution, etc. etc.

it's going to be quite a week!!!!!

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Jeff just tweeted that he is watching Beyond 200 on Speed.  Just as he tweeted it the scroller across the bottom showed a statement from Clint Bowyer that he had no idea what was going on.  He said he didn't even need to pass Jeff, he was just biding his time, but he was faster so he went around him.  Said they barely made contact, so he is baffled as to why Jeff reacted as he did.

Wonder what Jeff thought when he read that?

It's true, Nascar says, go at it, take care of it...but then they are there to slap hands...make up your mind.  Fans feed on acton, but really, don't the crew feed on it too?  really, driving in a circle and nothing ?? = no fans , but I do get nervous too...    The drivers I think are pretty safe and I don't think intentional "out of hand" mishaps should be that severe.... and like Jen said, armed guards throw it out of proportion, but...that brings in viewers too, for Nascar..... as far as Clint claiming total "innocence" , I know that's not the word I want, not knowing what's going on....can't buy that one........I sat here and said not 2 minutes before it happened, 'something is fixin to happen, just watch Jeff's car'...then boom!  why?, no clue....

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
At home my son and I were laughing at the carnage behind the wall.  He is a huge Jeff Gordon fan, has been for years, and even he had no idea what he was talking about.  We were laughing because it just seemed so ridiculous to us! 

NASCAR will do what they have to do, but we both feel Jeff has to be frustrated.  He hand picks Jimmie and Jimmie outdoes him, winning 5 champions to his 4, and fighting for a 6th.  Don't know if that had anything at all to do with Jeff's over reaction, but I think it could.

Fines, I feel, but no parking.  Homestead will be interesting.

I really don't want to be a thread hog, but you know Debi, I have very strong opinions about this. Yeah Jeff is frustrated, not just this race but for a long time. Is he truly happy that  Jimmie has out shined him? IDK, he has to have that "proud pappa" thing since he did "discover" him....and you are probably right, he can't understand why Jimmie is winning and he isn't. Quite frankly, there was no magic like the Gordon/Evernham, not even Johnson/Knauss have it, close, but not the same. Nascar needs to step off and let racing be racing and go at it be just that. The melee really wasn't much and the armed guards are a bit much..it's just that kind of stepping in and out that pisses me off about Nascar.

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

JenX63 wrote:
I don't Debi. It's the "boys will be boys". Yes it was intentional, but come on, when is't rivalry intentional. No one got hurt, thank God. Nascar I am sure will have a say, maybe throw some fines out. If they do park Jeff, it will be in my opinion, just a show of "see what we can do". One more race and a new season begins. Does anyone think this will blow over by next year? (shaking head) it's what the fans crave whether they admit it or not. When you listen to the guys in the booth and a certain driver "bumps" another, they will go into the history of why that just happened....you start getting to far from the roots of nascar or anything and it becomes mundane. No one got hurt, that's what is important. Ego's and feelings got bruised, but at the end of the day, Everyone walked away to race another day....

At home my son and I were laughing at the carnage behind the wall.  He is a huge Jeff Gordon fan, has been for years, and even he had no idea what he was talking about.  We were laughing because it just seemed so ridiculous to us! 

NASCAR will do what they have to do, but we both feel Jeff has to be frustrated.  He hand picks Jimmie and Jimmie outdoes him, winning 5 champions to his 4, and fighting for a 6th.  Don't know if that had anything at all to do with Jeff's over reaction, but I think it could.

Fines, I feel, but no parking.  Homestead will be interesting.

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Do you think Faye, though that Nascar sends mixed messages? On one hand, they say we are "letting them handle things themselves" then something happens and they step in...make up your minds Nascar, you can't play it one way for one incident and another for the next. 
Don't misunderstand me, I get nervous when the wrecks and the paybacks happen, because I don't want to lose anymore drivers. i also don't want Nascar changing the policy whenever the mood hits them. It's  a fine line I guess, and quite frankly I am glad I am on this side not having to make the hard decisions.

Jeff just tweeted that he is watching Beyond 200 on Speed.  Just as he tweeted it the scroller across the bottom showed a statement from Clint Bowyer that he had no idea what was going on.  He said he didn't even need to pass Jeff, he was just biding his time, but he was faster so he went around him.  Said they barely made contact, so he is baffled as to why Jeff reacted as he did.

Wonder what Jeff thought when he read that?

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
There will be more talk....and with armed escorts going to the Nascar trailer I can just  imagine what kind of fines and such will be handed out.

Should Jeff be parked ?  I really don't think so, I think that things will be taken care of through Nascar "in a way"

They are always 'pushing' for 'more action'...so they say....I have mixed feelings, emotions.....

Do you think Faye, though that Nascar sends mixed messages? On one hand, they say we are "letting them handle things themselves" then something happens and they step in...make up your minds Nascar, you can't play it one way for one incident and another for the next. 
Don't misunderstand me, I get nervous when the wrecks and the paybacks happen, because I don't want to lose anymore drivers. i also don't want Nascar changing the policy whenever the mood hits them. It's  a fine line I guess, and quite frankly I am glad I am on this side not having to make the hard decisions.

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm sure we will hear more about the Jeff/Clint goings on as things get ironed out.  I don't recall seeing Clint ever run over Jeff, not recently and not in the past.  Alan Gustafson seemed to know what he was talking about and I'm sure some member of the media with time on their hands will look over hours and hours of racing footage and find proof of the "running over" at which time we can post it for everyone to view.  

Question - I'm seeing some demands for Jeff to be parked....what does anyone think?? Should he be?

There will be more talk....and with armed escorts going to the Nascar trailer I can just  imagine what kind of fines and such will be handed out.

Should Jeff be parked ?  I really don't think so, I think that things will be taken care of through Nascar "in a way"

They are always 'pushing' for 'more action'...so they say....I have mixed feelings, emotions.....

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm sure we will hear more about the Jeff/Clint goings on as things get ironed out.  I don't recall seeing Clint ever run over Jeff, not recently and not in the past.  Alan Gustafson seemed to know what he was talking about and I'm sure some member of the media with time on their hands will look over hours and hours of racing footage and find proof of the "running over" at which time we can post it for everyone to view.  

Question - I'm seeing some demands for Jeff to be parked....what does anyone think?? Should he be?

I don't Debi. It's the "boys will be boys". Yes it was intentional, but come on, when is't rivalry intentional. No one got hurt, thank God. Nascar I am sure will have a say, maybe throw some fines out. If they do park Jeff, it will be in my opinion, just a show of "see what we can do". One more race and a new season begins. Does anyone think this will blow over by next year? (shaking head) it's what the fans crave whether they admit it or not. When you listen to the guys in the booth and a certain driver "bumps" another, they will go into the history of why that just happened....you start getting to far from the roots of nascar or anything and it becomes mundane. No one got hurt, that's what is important. Ego's and feelings got bruised, but at the end of the day, Everyone walked away to race another day....

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

I'm sure we will hear more about the Jeff/Clint goings on as things get ironed out.  I don't recall seeing Clint ever run over Jeff, not recently and not in the past.  Alan Gustafson seemed to know what he was talking about and I'm sure some member of the media with time on their hands will look over hours and hours of racing footage and find proof of the "running over" at which time we can post it for everyone to view.  

Question - I'm seeing some demands for Jeff to be parked....what does anyone think?? Should he be?

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

JenX63 wrote:
I love that saying: "payback's a bitch".....I am not sure where Jeff got his facts, but I have not seen Clint "run him over", ever....maybe Jeff is confused or just plain pissed which I can understand...that was something there at the end and Clint's crew chief stating pretty plainly that there will be some pay back at Homestead if given the chance should make for an interesting side show. I hate that Jimmie wrecked, because even though I am not a fan, I do enjoy good old fashioned racing for the Championship and in reality Brad needs to finish 17th or better...I really don't like the "cruise to the championship"...I can't comment on Danica, cause quite honestly she just makes me laugh....Congrats Happy, I knew you wouldn't't finish the year without at least one win!

I think the thing between Jeff and Clint goes back a lot further than just the Chase, they have bumped and pushed off and on for quite awhile, don't know about running over though.....Danica...plz, let her race bumper cars....sorry!!,  and next week, ...interesting to say the least !!  ...  last weeks race between Brad and Jimmie, gloves off, neck and neck.....loved it !!!  .. Happy was due a win,....just hadn't thought about him today... but did Congrat him .. :)  Now it's just 1 more race and we wait till Feb., but that isn't really too long...

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

I love that saying: "payback's a bitch".....I am not sure where Jeff got his facts, but I have not seen Clint "run him over", ever....maybe Jeff is confused or just plain pissed which I can understand...that was something there at the end and Clint's crew chief stating pretty plainly that there will be some pay back at Homestead if given the chance should make for an interesting side show. I hate that Jimmie wrecked, because even though I am not a fan, I do enjoy good old fashioned racing for the Championship and in reality Brad needs to finish 17th or better...I really don't like the "cruise to the championship"...I can't comment on Danica, cause quite honestly she just makes me laugh....Congrats Happy, I knew you wouldn't't finish the year without at least one win!

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Wow kids, the fun is over for the day !!....on to other things a'hem...one thing, they go down I-10 to Homestead, which passes right by me, I saw them going the other way earlier in the year....now I can see them going to FL this time, or go to the Rest Area and stop where they always stop !!, couldn't last time, cuz I was late for Dr., appt, in San Antonio, but I was "tryin" to drive and hangin out window waving and honking !!

I wished they would of thrown a caution with Danica, but oh well...Congrats to Harvick !!
Next week is going to be...interesting !!  I wanna go !!

11/11/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

Joey Logano:

When I was young I thought was the best driver. Now I've lost a lot of respect for him.

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Kevin Harvick gets the win, his first of the season and it comes, of course, after the "leak" about him moving to Stewart Haas Racing.

Of course, Danica (was) spun (by Jeff Burton) and NASCAR didn't throw the caution, so there was a wreck of cars at the start finish line.  Brad got thru and finished 6th??

Yep....next weekend should be awesome!

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Kevin Harvick gets the win, his first of the season and it comes, of course, after the "leak" about him moving to Stewart Haas Racing.

Of course, Danica (was) spun (by Jeff Burton) and NASCAR didn't throw the caution, so there was a wreck of cars at the start finish line.  Brad got thru and finished 6th??

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

It's like being a WWE event and having a race break out lol

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Well, that was entertaining - shades of WWE at Phoenix when Jeff Gordon took out Clint Bowyer in retaliation, then when Gordon went behind the wall a bunch of Clint's teammates descended on Jeff.  #CrewFight!

Clint Bowyer made his way to pit road (or wherever) and all out sprint to the 24 hauler, where he was stopped by NASCAR officials and 24 pit crew.

Alan Gustafson claims the 15 has done this to the 24 so many times there had to be retaliation.

#AsTheWheelTurns

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Clint Bowyer was runing so fast he forgot to pick up steel chair.

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Don't piss off Danica, she'll just flat out turn into you and take you out! (or crash herself trying)

Hope Jeff don't walk out of the melee with a black eye, rut roh.... Sorry Debi, for the piggy back

11/11/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

Nice move by Danica Patrick Jeff Gordon wrecking Clint Bowyer there.......

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Don't piss off Danica, she'll just flat out turn into you and take you out! (or crash herself trying)

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

DAMMIT!!!!!!!! 

Oh Tony, that don't sound good :(

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Oh wow, I'm shocked and stunned!!! Jimmie Johnson has hit the wall and is in the garage, no brakes, right front wasn't turning, parts everywhere.

And this just after Brad had taken the lead.

Wow.  I'm sorry Faye :(

I hate these races !!!.....oh well, still pulling for Kyle !!

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Just read on twitter that Chad Knaus is on the radio telling "whoever" that they need to tell Kasey Kahne to back off and cut the 48 a break.

Seriously????

he told Jimmie to let him go, they wanted in front of him to see what they could do, if they had a chance to do anything,,,but there was nothing, so it was best to let him go ahead... dunno


wrecked anyway...

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Oh wow, I'm shocked and stunned!!! Jimmie Johnson has hit the wall and is in the garage, no brakes, right front wasn't turning, parts everywhere.

And this just after Brad had taken the lead.

Wow.  I'm sorry Faye :(

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Just read on twitter that Chad Knaus is on the radio telling "whoever" that they need to tell Kasey Kahne to back off and cut the 48 a break.

Seriously????

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I have to say I really would love to see Kyle win today.  It has been an off season for him.  Moments of greatness followed by pits of WTF???  I now part of it is the creation of the N'wide team, but that isn't all of it.  It almost seems as if all the hopes for a championship were placed on Denny and Kyle somehow got left by the wayside.  I'd love to see him get a win over Denny, especially.

Kyle really could use the boost in confidence.  I really like him since he has seemed to "grow-up". Not being in the chase has got to be such a let down for him, a win would be great for him. I totally agree with you !!

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
It's ok.....and I'd be happy for you and Jen if ya'll's drivers won....that's why we all like different people...:)
We know how to watch and enjoy a race and remain friends  !!!

Ummm cause we have the love of Tony, and you and Debi have the Jr love (which I just don't get (kidding) He's the vanilla in your coke Faye! I can respect that! :)

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

I have to say I really would love to see Kyle win today.  It has been an off season for him.  Moments of greatness followed by pits of WTF???  I now part of it is the creation of the N'wide team, but that isn't all of it.  It almost seems as if all the hopes for a championship were placed on Denny and Kyle somehow got left by the wayside.  I'd love to see him get a win over Denny, especially.

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
it's okay, Faye!! I know you love you some Jimmie and I'm sorry that I don't.  It isn't even the winning, it's his personality - he sounds so phony when he talks to anyone on camera, it just bothers the heck out of me!!

If he wins, I will be happy for YOU :)

It's ok.....and I'd be happy for you and Jen if ya'll's drivers won....that's why we all like different people...:)
We know how to watch and enjoy a race and remain friends  !!!

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
sorry guys, but you know who I want to win.. :)  ..but I do feel bad for quite a few drivers that aren't where they usually are, or are just having a really bad go of it.  This definately had been a different "chase".

it's okay, Faye!! I know you love you some Jimmie and I'm sorry that I don't.  It isn't even the winning, it's his personality - he sounds so phony when he talks to anyone on camera, it just bothers the heck out of me!!

If he wins, I will be happy for YOU :)

11/11/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83822 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Well, I said that Kevin couldn't really fall back any further in the points, or move forward, but with Martin Truex Jr in the garage with engine problems, that may not be the case.........

Caution for the 19 of Mike Bliss

sorry guys, but you know who I want to win.. :)  ..but I do feel bad for quite a few drivers that aren't where they usually are, or are just having a really bad go of it.  This definately had been a different "chase".

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Well, I said that Kevin couldn't really fall back any further in the points, or move forward, but with Martin Truex Jr in the garage with engine problems, that may not be the case.........

Caution for the 19 of Mike Bliss

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I think a lot of people predicted and hoped Kevin would move to SHR.  I know I certainly did back then as well. I'm a Harvick fan, so I want him to be wherever gets him wins.

Of course, the fact that I JUST bought a Harvick jacket about two months ago is a bit of Murphy's Law.   It will be worth more, but I wanted to wear it and if he moves..........

Yesterday, NASCAR of Speed tweeted requests for ideas on what to cover on NASCAR Raceday.  They listened to the people, and although my suggestion itself wasn't chosen, the ideas I suggested were.  This prerace show on ESPN is the exact opposite of what the people said they wanted to see.  It has been almost nothing BUT the 48 and 2 as if none of the other drivers even exist.  *sigh*

I suppose that means we will have tv views of nothing but the 2 and 48 during the race......

Probably, but, that is usually what happens. Remember the Smoke & Uncle Carl show?

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

That was so Lame.  Drivers "Spark" your engines.  

11/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

JenX63 wrote:
If I am not mistaken : Harvick Going to Stewart-Haas? I believe I predicted this a year or two ago. Dummy should of gone instead of resigning with RCR. It's all good that Mr Childress wants to promote his family and I really have no comment there. I am not saying he will do better (although, I really think he will), but fresh perspectives have done wonders for many drivers.
Hate that Sadler was so very close this year..with all that and the media hype..GO Bad Brad!

I think a lot of people predicted and hoped Kevin would move to SHR.  I know I certainly did back then as well. I'm a Harvick fan, so I want him to be wherever gets him wins.

Of course, the fact that I JUST bought a Harvick jacket about two months ago is a bit of Murphy's Law.   It will be worth more, but I wanted to wear it and if he moves..........

Yesterday, NASCAR of Speed tweeted requests for ideas on what to cover on NASCAR Raceday.  They listened to the people, and although my suggestion itself wasn't chosen, the ideas I suggested were.  This prerace show on ESPN is the exact opposite of what the people said they wanted to see.  It has been almost nothing BUT the 48 and 2 as if none of the other drivers even exist.  *sigh*

I suppose that means we will have tv views of nothing but the 2 and 48 during the race......

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

If I am not mistaken : Harvick Going to Stewart-Haas? I believe I predicted this a year or two ago. Dummy should of gone instead of resigning with RCR. It's all good that Mr Childress wants to promote his family and I really have no comment there. I am not saying he will do better (although, I really think he will), but fresh perspectives have done wonders for many drivers.
Hate that Sadler was so very close this year..with all that and the media hype..GO Bad Brad!

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Elliott accepted blame for the accident.  He apologized to his crew for his error in judgment. Hate it for him.  

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

In case anyone actually cares, Joey Logano won, yet again, in the Nationwide Series.  He probably should have raced full time in N'wide for points and practiced in the Cup Series.  It would be no contest.

Hate this for Elliott and his crew.

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Well, Elliott tried a move and cut down on the apron.  When he came back up onto the track, the 88 was there and it looked to me like the two were trying for the same real estate.  In any case, red flag condition and we will have a GWC.  Elliott is calling for 4 tires and tie down the hood.  Pull off anything that isn't secure and get on the track and try to finish.

Last year in the same place Elliott and Cole Whitt got together in the same place, giving away the championship.  Is it the same scenario this year? 

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

John Blankenship single handedly caused 3 cautions.  He is messing with the Championship, dammit! Get him off the track.


and just as I posted that Dowler caused HIS second caution.....

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Elliott has moved into the top ten, and just like I thought, this is one helluva race!!

Joey leads, but Kyle, Kes, Ricky, Kasey, Austin and Elliott are all in the picture, within about a second of first.

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Elliott is continuing to patiently work his way forward.  Meanwhile, Joey Logano leads the pack.

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

After pit stops, Logano gets out first, with Keselowski right behind - a win here in the Nationwide Race could help him tomorrow in Cup.  We know the cars are different, but the track is the same track they will race on tomorrow, so figuring out where he can or cannot run could be huge.

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

By lap 15 Elliott Sadler was up to 21st. 

We've had one caution and Joey Logano continues to lead, followed by Brian Vickers, Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch and they are changing quickly!!

Caution is out for the 44

11/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Just as this published, Elliott Sadler backed his car into the wall during qualifying.  The team is going to a backup car, and Elliott has said he will be clawing for the win.  They are going to turn this into a positive!!! WTG Elliott, whining and sniveling and blaming gets you nowhere! FIGHT for that Championship!