While I am a NASCAR fan, I will not be a golly gee, yoo-hoo, never speak ill of NASCAR reporter. My perspective is that of a fan, I am not an insider, but when I see things I do not like, I will not hesitate to say so. You will not see the words “boogity, boogity, boogity,” again in this blog unless it is in conjunction with a campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise money for Darrell Waltrip’s favorite charity if he quits using the phrase.
As of now I plan on at least two posts per week-one prior to each race, and one the day after to review the good, the bad, and the ugly. I hope to entertain, inform, maybe give an occasional history or geography lesson, and very much would appreciate your comments. If nothing else, I love to argue.
Just to give you an idea on how my mind works, hear are some random thoughts:
-if Pocono, Dover, and New Hampshire each get two Sprint Cup dates, Iowa Speedway should get at least one. Iowa is the racingest state in the nation so there is no question the race would sell out-no embarrassing camera shots of half empty grandstands. The ¾ mile track is not just another boring 1 ½ cookie cutter oval. Put a race there on a Wednesday night if a weekend can’t be found.
-I am a Jeff Gordon fan. For those of you who aren’t Gordon fans, sue me. He is a great spokesman for the sport-i.e. his interviews are actually intelligent. He is now somewhat of an elder statesman, and at my age, I like it when older drivers win. He is compassionate-among the programs his foundation helps supports are those dealing with pediatric cancer. Plus he remains a helluva driver.
-I have been to Daytona, Charlotte, and Sonoma, but never during a race weekend. I really need to get to a race. A friend loves Talladega. Maybe I could visit there, though I am too boring to go in the Talladega infield on a race weekend. I am afraid I would end up with a tattoo of Kyle Busch if I did. Kansas Speedway is just a day trip for me, no excuse not to go there. Homestead at the end of the year sounds like a winner too.
-can a person like Dale Earnhardt Jr., but be irritated by Junior Nation?
-whoever asked Danica Patrick if she peed in her race car should be tasered and banned from press conferences forever. I dare him to ask Tony Stewart that question.
-if Tony Stewart wants to race on dirt, I say let him. Same with other Sprint Cup drivers. I admit this is more of an emotional statement than a logical one as I come from a state with nothing but dirt tracks-where “dirt is for racing, asphalt is for getting to the track.”
-next up for the Sprint Cup Series is Sonoma, north of my favorite city by the bay, San Francisco. I promise “no whine before it’s time.”
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