The Bullring and Pocono

I have to say I love short track racing. This year it will be a little different new car and somewhat a “new” track.  Remember, Bristol was revamped last year prior to the fall race.

Bristol…where you can seat 160,000 fans, house 43 cars into a track that is 0.533 miles. How can you not expect action in this bull ring?  If you hear the phrase three wide at Bristol, someone is going to get be the odd man out.

So who is the best bet for Bristol?  Of course I always pick Tony to win, but if I had to lay some cash down, I would pick Kyle Busch.  He is sitting on the pole for this weekend’s race.  He laid a lap of 14.813 (129.535) yesterday which broke the previous record held by Ryan Newman (14.908 set in 2003).  In fact, 8 others (including Tony Stewart) laid down a qualifying lap under 15 seconds.  Joey Lagano who qualified 10th had a qualifying time of 15.005.  It safe to say the Gen-6 seems to be fast on this half-mile track.  Of course, that may change once all 43 cars are out on the track.  Still, despite these fast times, I would still place my hard-earned dollars on Kyle Busch to win the race.  He has won the 4 times in the last 8 races.  In total he has 12 wins at the track–5 in Cup, 4 in Nationwide, and 3 in Trucks.  This man knows how to get around Bristol!  Oh by the way, he is racing in the Nationwide race today! And he was atop the leaderboard in the last Cup practice of the day!

race driven

VOTE IS STILL OPEN! HAVE YOU VOTED??? Head on over to and vote for the name you think should be given to the Pocono 400!  Here are the three names up for consideration for the Pocono 400.

  1. Race More. Live Better 400–submitted by Carrie Conway Wilson
  2. Pocono for the People 400–submitted by Diane Martin Carroll
  3. Party in the Poconos 400–submitted by Shawn McMillan

Looks like Party in the Poconos 400 has taken the early lead, followed by Race More. Live Better 400 and in third, Pocono for the People 400.  If you want your favorite to win, you need to race on over and VOTE!

You can vote once day, every day until April 8 to vote for your favorite!  Also just a reminder you can attend the Pocono race on June 9, 2012 for JUST $25!  That’s a FABULOUS deal!  You better get on these tickets fast, because there are only a limited amount available at the price!  You can purchase your tickets on-line at Walmart or Pocono Raceway.

Headed to Auto Club Speedway next weekend and don’t have a lot of cash to spend?  You and three other people can attend the race for just a cool $99!  That’s right, you can purchase a Walmart Family Track Pack which includes 4 tickets to the Cup race, 4 hot dogs, and 4 Coke Sodas.  So head on over and take advantage of this deal at Walmart!  This isn’t the only race of the season you can get a Walmart Family Track Pack.  So if you don’t live in and around Auto Club Speedway, you can still take advantage of this special ticket deal!

Other tidbits…

  • Head on over to Bad Groove and read about her adventures in Vegas!  I am glad some of what happened in Vegas escaped Vegas.  I have to live vicariously through her and her friend Misty’s adventures!  Very good read! Thanks for sharing!
  • I don’t know if you have seen it or not, but if have, the Jeff Gordon test drive was interesting.  I saw it all over Facebook.  If not check it out.  I am sure you can find on You Tube or Facebook, or somewhere.
  • Jeremy Clements has been reinstated by NASCAR after serving a two-race suspension for disparaging remarks he made several weeks ago.  He seems remorseful for his racial slur he made during the Daytona race weekend.  He is back on track this weekend.

Attention this is has nothing to do with NASCAR, but wanted to share!  I am headed to the Bon Jovi concert tomorrow night in Raiderland!  I have been a fan of them since I can remember!  I have always wanted to see them in concert.  But for whatever reason have not had the finances or do not live close to a concert venue…until now!  My hubby made a comment a couple of years ago about Bon Jovi.  He told me if they were to ever come to Lubbock he would get me tickets and go with me!  Well, right after I bought tickets for the George Strait concert, it was announced Bon Jovi was coming to Raiderland!  OMG!  So, my hubby had to eat his words so to speak.  I did manage to get tickets to the concert, but he is not going with me.  Instead one of my fellow Bon Jovi buddies is going with me!  Thanks hubby for sitting with our two boys and letting me have a girls night out with Bon Jovi!

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