Looking over statistics, it is hard not to make Jimmie Johnson the favorite in this week’s AAA 400 at Dover Delaware. Even the Las Vegas sports books have him as the favorite, giving him odds of 4-1. Brad Keselowski is shown at 5-1, while Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are listed at 6-1.
Speaking of Las Vegas, I will be headed there to cover the NASCAR Champions Week in early December. Activities will include driver appearances, the Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon followed by media interview session of Chase Drivers, NASCAR Victory Lap with all Chase cars taking a parade lap on Las Vegas Boulevard, After the Lap- all 16 drivers on stage and open to the public, and of course culminating with the Champions banquet. I may also attend the NASCAR Marketing Forum.
I get invitations to some of the events as a member of the NMPA-National Motorsports Press Association, and I will plan on making as many events as possible from Dec 2nd-Dec 4th. My plan is to blog everyday about my activities. Like you I will be watching the Championship banquet on TV from my easy chair at home in Nebraska.
I subscribe to National Speed Sport News and would highly recommend this monthly publication to you. A year’s subscription-12 issues-cost $29.95 and includes daily email updates. I read almost all of every issue-I am not really interested in motorcycle racing-and find the articles and columns very informative. I am not a shill, and am adding this just after reading my email update today-there were 10 articles, two photo galleries, and a video. It really is a good value.
Also, this is not about NASCAR, but I would recommend purchasing at least one night of the www.DirtonDirt.com PPV of the Knoxville Late Model Nationals-preliminaries are Thursday and Friday and cost per night is $24.99. Virtually every top late model driver in the country will be at this event. Coverage will include practice laps, time trials, 6 qualifying heats, 3 consolation events, and a feature event. I plan on watching on Thursday, and then on Friday my son and I are driving to Knoxville-about a 3 hour drive to watch the Friday show at the legendary track.
Finally, check out the link below. The only testing NASCAR is going to allow in 2015, is the Goodyear tire tests. There will be no Daytona testing, and any private testing will bring about a huge penalty. There will also be changes in the car, from horsepower to down force that are supposed to make for more passing. We’ll see-fool me once, your fault. Fool me 27 times, well it would still be NASCAR’s fault.
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