Well what a week it has been in NASCAR. Who would have thought that the biggest race in NASCAR would have ended on the account of rain? Not taking anything away from Matt Kenseth who ended up winning, but this race should have been at the very least post-poned until Monday so that they could finish. Matt led hardly one lap before the caution came out for rain and then not long after, they called it. Oh well. Also did Dale Jr take out Vickers or was it just racing? You decide.
Now we are in California and the restrictor plates will be off for awhile and we will get to see some real racing. Hang on to your ballcaps folks! Let’s go racing! Go Kasey Kahne! Go Jimmie Johnson! Go Bobby Labonte! Go Martin Truex Jr!
And in the other season that started this weekend, the Bassmasters Classic is still going through the final weigh-in out in Shreveport, LA. I will update you with the winner as it comes in but as it stands now Mike McClelland from Bella Vista, AR is in the lead with a weight of 52 pounds 1 ounce with a limit of 15 fish over the three day tournament.
Well NASCAR is upon us and what a great start. The Bud Shootout was a bit different this year than in years past, but still a very exciting race. I think almost every driver led at least one lap and Kevin Harvick squeaked out a win. Or as Mike Joy, commentating on Fox (which by the way had horrible audio problems), said “Watch him squirt like a hotdog out of a bun”. Congrats Kevin! I don’t really know who had the audio issues, could have been Directv. A friend of mine has Dish and he had no issues.
Anyway, the pole qualifying took place yesterday and one of my favorite drivers, Martin Truex, Jr won the pole. He will be lined up next to Mark Martin who got the outside position. These two guys will be locked in with the rest of the field determined during the two Gatorade Duel races this Thursday (my birthday!). There were others that got in also, some of the drivers that were not in the top 35 from last year like Bill Elliot who is running for Wood Brothers Racing in the famous #21. Bill won the 87 Daytona 500 for Wood Brothers and now they will try again. Good luck Bill!
Loving it that NASCAR is finally here! It will be an awesome week!