Posted in NASCAR 2008

Race 5: Lowe’s

I can’t believe I haven’t posted on last week’s race.  I am sure a bad blogger.  In fact I really wanted to do a post on Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton, but work has been so crazy this week that all I want to do when I leave is go home and sleep.

Congratulations to Jeff Burton!  He is the one driver I like to watch every week.  You never can considered him out until his car is in the garage.  He definitely is in the hunt for the championship.  I love it when they show his wife Kim.  She is so passionate about Jeff’s racing.  Her enthusiasm is great!  If I was married to a NASCAR driver, I would hope to be as passionate about my husband’s racing as she is. 

Well, I thought the race last Saturday night was great.  There were several times during that night where different drivers lead the pack including my driver Tony Stewart.  I am still confused as how he could go to leading the race and then boom he is back in the pack and stuggling.  But it seems this car struggles once it gets in dirty air as opposed to the clean air. 

It was another bad day for the Junior Nation.  Dale Jr. hit the wall after a tire goes down.  This happened to him in the spring race as well.  I have been listening to Sirius this week and soem fo the callers wonder whether or not Junior creates the tire issues by running up in the high groove.  There is quite a bit of debris up along that part of tracks, but I don’t think that is just that.  Sometimes it’s just oen of those things that happens to drivers during a season.  Don’t fret Junior Nation I am sure Junior will find the right path and get back to his winning ways.

I have to say I have a little quirky thing about numbers and at times it can drive Postman nuts, but he had to admit it was strange about what was happening last Saturday.  Last Saturday was a night for the double number cars.   What you say?  That’s right the double number cars were having all kinds of trouble. 

  • #00-crash
  • #11-slid/dinged wall
  • #22-not sure if anything happened or not
  • #44-slid in the pits
  • #55-crash (not surprising on this one)
  • #88-crash
  • #99-struggle with car issues

I think I have made my case.

The boys are in Martinsville this week.  People say that Lowe’s is the Jimmie’s house, but I have to disagree.  I think Martinsville is Jimmie’s house.  He has 4 wins, 9 Top 5s, 12 Top 10s and and average finish of 6.0.  Plus I see qualifying has been cancelled once again and Jimmie will be starting on the pole.  I think Jimmie will be tough to beat at Martinsville.  If you don’t believe me just look at his stats below.

Year

Race No.

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

2008

6

10

4

500/500

Running

2007

6

20

1

500/500

Running

2007

32

4

1

506/506

Running

2006

32

9

1

500/500

Running

2006

6

1

3

500/500

Running

           

2005

32

6

3

500/500

Running

2005

6

37

8

500/500

Running

2004

32

18

1

500/500

Running

2004

8

8

4

500/500

Running

2003

32

26

2

500/500

Running

           

2003

9

7

9

500/500

Running

2002

32

7

6

500/500

Running

2002

8

14

35

446/500

Vibration

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One thought on “Race 5: Lowe’s

  1. I know! We mind as well put Jeff Burton’s wife in an orange cheerleading outfit the way she cheers!

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