NASCAR at Atlanta is a snoozer! 
I nearly fell asleep twice yesterday during the race. Nothing happened. Nothing at all.

There didn't seem to be anything interesting going on until the last 10 laps, when Jimmie put the smack-down on the field. Way to go, Jimmie!

I think the best part of the entire race was the post-race interview with Hot Carl when we all got to see the moment he found out that Jimmie came in 2nd. That was priceless!

I'm not sure what they have to do to fix it, whether it's repaving the track to get more grip or what, but something needs to be done. One of the most exciting aspects of NASCAR is the constant battles for position and the ability to pass. If they're driving like they're on ice and can't get around one another, then what are we watching for?


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What a fun weekend in motorsports! 
I just got a shiny new PVR so now I can actually catch the F1 races without having to skip my Sunday beauty sleep.

Yesterday's race was just plain good fun, unless of course you're a Ferrari fan. Watching them foul up their own seemingly sure victory was great entertainment.

Then, in the Sprint Cup race, seeing Hot Carl divebomb the corner and plant himself into the wall in a last ditch attempt to pass Jimmie was hilarious! I'm no Hot Carl fan, but I give him props for the insane attempt, and Jimmie full credit for keeping a cool head while watching it unfold, and then just driving by for the win.

I'm all for Jimmie winning three championships in a row. He may not be my favourite (though I suppose he's close), but he and Chad sure do deserve it for the way they work together!

As for Clint Bowyer, who I had picked to keep my winning streak going in the Fantasy game, he deserves a firm KITN for blowing it not once, but twice by speeding on pit road. He tossed away a certain top 10 finish with that bone-head move. I'm sure Mikey was giggling to himself when he heard about that one.

And finally... WTF is up with JGR???

I honestly feel terrible for Kyle Busch. Love him or hate him, he should be fighting right now for the lead and it's just a shame that car troubles have completely killed his chase. Here's hoping next year will at least give him the opportunity he deserves at the end, which is to be a contender winning or losing on the track rather than in the garage.


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It's the Rowdy Busch and Hot Carl Show!!! 
The next few Sprint Cup races before the Chase begins are going to be an absolute blast.

Bumping Kyle out of the way on Saturday night, Hot Carl has officially thrown down the gauntlet and I expect every other driver will be doing their best now to just stay away from either of them.

Up until now, neither of them cared about anything but winning. Now I think it's just as important to each of them that if they can't win... neither can the other guy.

It should make for some great fun, and I really hope Kyle gets the better end of the deal.

Or we could just get lucky and HC could break something during one of his smarmy backflips.


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Isn't Goodyear a Tire Company?? 
Yesterday's fiasco at the Brickyard should be an embarrassment for Goodyear. Nobody in NASCAR seems to want to place the blame on them, but aren't they responsible for the tires everyone is mandated to use? Haven't they been to the brickyard before? Doesn't anyone else think that with all the resources available to them, they may have been able to produce something that could last more than 10 laps?

The whole thing looked to me like a shameful display of incompetance. It's just too bad Smoke (and everyone else) seem to have been given the business beforehand with regard to saying anything bad about Goodyear this time around.


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The NASCAR Gods Have Frowned Upon Me 
Yesterday was a great day for racing. If you're a race fan, you couldn't help but be entertained.

While I hadn't planned on waking in time to catch it, I managed to see the end of the Monaco GP and was happy to see LHJ coming in for the win. Good for him! I'm not much of an F1 fan, but as they seem to be putting the skill back into the driving with some of the driver aids taken away, it's nice to see the top notch driver taking a win after racing in the rain without traction control. Very good!

Then came the Indy 500. The greatest spectacle in racing, as they say. I have to admit that I'm not much of an IRL fan either, but the 500 was great fun to watch, even if just to see whether this would be Danica's year. You just can't help but love watching her race. Waching Sarah Fisher crying like a girl after crashing out was just plain sad, so having Danica up in arms and ready to kill after she was taken out was a refreshing reminder of just how much she fits in.

Finally, the Coke 600 just wouldn't let me have a victory, however small. I had all sorts of chances. My top fantasy racing team had Jimmie Johnson picked to win, and all seemed to be going swimmingly until his engine blew up. Then it seemed that at least one of my favs would take the win, with Jr. running strong at the front before crashing into the wall. Even that didn't deter me though, as my boy Tony took his spot and seemed like he was on a cake walk to the finish before also losing a tire and hitting the wall.

It just wasn't meant to be, but was at least hugely entertaining.

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