Posted in NASCAR 2010, Tony Stewart

Day O’ Racing

Happy Day O’ Racing!  It is one half over.  Congratulations to Dario Franchitti on his 2nd Indy 500 win.  That win makes Chip Ganassi the first car owner to win both the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in the same year.  Is this a sign for tonight’s Coke 600?  It would be kind of cool, but sorry Chip, I’m pulling for the #14.   I am looking forward to watching the race.  Yes, I am allowing someone outside the immediate family to be part of my Day O’ Racing, but sometimes it’s all about the sacrifices we make in life.  Speaking of sacrifices, mine pales in comparision to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  I want to say “THANK YOU” to those men and women who made that sacrifice so I could enjoy today.  I also want to say “THANK YOU” to the men and women whether you have already served or currently serving. 

Stay tuned for the second part of Day O’ Racing….

Congratulations to Kurt Busch!  This the second week in a row the #2 team has seen Victory Lane.  I was hoping Jamie would get the win for Ganassi, but that darned yellow came again.  I have to say I didn’t watch much of the Coke 600.  We had some friends over for a cookout.  We rocked it out on some Rock Band, watched a little Star Wars, and had some cake and ice cream sundaes.  Some times you just have to stop and enjoy those types of moments.  Oh no…you spin me round and round…loving that tune there Jimmie?  I love the fact that Jeff Burton got in Kyle’s face and put him in his place.  You know you have done something wrong when Jeff Burton is in your face.  Maybe some of the other veteran’s need to get in his face.  Was it a racing deal?  More than likely, but Kyle pushes the issue too much sometimes and well, there you go.  Jeff was respectful when being interviewed. He doesn’t mind Kyle being aggressive, but when it affects him,  he isn’t going to stand for it. 

Well, it has definitely been a fun Day O’ Racing.  I hope everyone else had a great day as well.  On a personal note, I have to say it always brings tears to my eyes when the fallen are honored…the 21-gun salute and then Taps.  I may not have had a family member die in the service for his country, but I awe of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.  I try to live my life the best I can so their sacrifice is not in vain.

Posted in NASCAR 2009

Rocketman and other items

  • First Tony gets the first win for Stewart Haas Racing last week, now Ryan wins the pole for the Coke 600 on Sunday. Woo Hoo!  
  • Tony qualified 28th for Sunday’s race.  I am not too concerned about Tony’s qualifying spot.  It’s a long race and a lot can happen during that time.  I mean he didn’t exactly start up front at the All-Star race and we all know how that turned out.
  • I see Jeff Gordon received treatment for his chronic back trouble.  I can understand how he must feel.  I have chronic back pains and I know how painful they can be.  Of course, I am sure last week’s crash during the All-Star race didn’t help his back.  It would not surprise me if he continues to have trouble with his back that he retires earlier than he anticipated.  Oh by the way he is starting third.
  • I have to say I am a little tired of all the Jeremy Mayfield situation.  I can’t put my finger on it, but something just doesn’t seem right with this situation.  Could Claritin D been the culprit?  If so, is this the reason NASCAR hasn’t come out and said anything?  I mean after all Claritin D is a sponsor for a major Cup team.  It’s just a thought.  Either way this is going to be interesting to see how NASCAR’s drug testing policies and procedures stand up to scrutiny.
  • And what was up with Jimmie’s new hairstyle?  I do have to say it does distract me from his beard.  It’s not too bad.  In fact he now has the same hairstyle as Little Smoke.

I am so ready for this weekend to get under way.  I mean I will be heading out to the store to pick up supplies for Day ‘O Racing.  I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  As you are going throughout your weekend enjoying all that food, beverage, sun and of course racing remember what this weekend is truly about.  Stop and take a moment to say “Thank You” to a soldier or a veteran.  For it wasn’t for all the brave men and women in the military, we would be able to enjoy the freedoms we have to day.  Thank you to my dad (Air Force), my father-in-law (Army), my uncles Cecil, Junior, Chris, Bill (Air Force, Marines), my cousin, Joe  (Navy) as well as Mike (Air Force) and Jack (Marines).  You served our country with pride and honor and I thank you.