On vacation still…this is coming from my new Dell laptop (Woo Hoo!!!). It’s red just like Tony’s car and I even have a red cordless mouse to go along with it. I sent the Macbook to my mom’s house so she could have a computer. Went to the zoo today with my mom, Postman and Little Smoke. It was a blast. It’s amazing to see a zoo through the eyes of a five year old. The only bad part about the trip…THE FREAKIN’ HUMIDITY! For the love of Pete, I took a shower this morning and yet it was like I had another one by the time we were through with the zoo.
I had the race on once we got home from the zoo, but I was trying to transfer all my files from the old computer to the new one. So it took some time to get things transferrred, but I have for the most part got everything transferred. But I did watch the battle between Smoke and Jimmie. I have to say that was some fun racing. Now that’s the kind of racing I would love to see every week. Of course Jimmie did just get passed Tony for the race win, but Tony leaves Dover with the points lead. I am very proud of Tony at this point of the season. He has in this race fan’s opinion brought Stewart Haas Racing to a whole never level. I had to chuckle when Fox presented him with the trophy because he was the leader for their part of the season. And what did Tony do with it…put his Coke bottle in it. Classic Tony! Tony was the only driver for Stewart Haas ending up in the top 10 this week. Newman finished 8th and leaves Dover 5th in the standings and 173 points behind his boss.
Dale Jr. finished 12th today. Not bad for his first race without Tony Eury. I don’t know if Mr. Hendrick had a come to Jesus talk with the whole #88 team, but if he did I think the #88 team is headed in the right dircetion. I am not a fan of Dale Jr., but I hate to see any team struggle as he has struggled lately. Only time will tell to see if the changes Mr. Hendrick has made will be effective. Dale just needs to let the crew chief do his job while he does his.
Speaking of the points lead I am hoping I am still ahead in my fantasy league “One and Done”. I had a points lead of 9 points (I believe if my Math was correct) and I picked Ryan Newman. Ryan gave me a great finish today, but I won’t know things until later this week as to whether or not Ryan keep me atop the standings.