American Ethanol 400

It’s noogie time. Get up.

Another good race is in the can.

Fuel strategy is part of racing and the American Ethanol marketing folks should jump on this opportunity. But that scenario can get old pretty fast. Indeed, the next 2 or 3 races lend themselves to such shenanigans. Beware.

That was a surprisingly decent Kansas race, even without the fuel drama.

Imagine the hubbub when the casino opens. We all know how much gamblers prefer to be outdoors for 5 or 6 hours instead of the air conditioned sports book area with comp drinks. For my original take on the subject, go here.

Once again, my favorite time of the Nascar season is upon us. Fox turns over the reins to someone else.

How about the attendance at “Chicagoland” on Saturday? I think there were more people getting paid to be there than sitting in the stands. I don’t think you can blame it on the 15 minute storm. Apparently a stand alone Nationwide event is not a good idea in Joliet.

OK. Here’s what I believe. At the moment the 88 did a partial spin – with not another car in sight – the race director fell asleep and hit his head on the caution button. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

Kenny Bruce of SceneDaily has a tongue-in-cheek list of the top ten comments overheard at Kansas. You can read it here.

6.4.66: Elmo Langley, @ Spartanburg, got his 1st (of 2) win.

6.6.71: At Dover, Bobby Allison, the only one of the top four finishers not to have a relief driver, won the caution-free event.

6.5.83: @ Riverside, Ricky Rudd got his first victory.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Jon Wood.

Ref:, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.



2 thoughts to “American Ethanol 400”

  1. I’m sure this site’s proprietor is busy concocting this week’s blog. Face it GE, Gordon’s still around, and he’s taking steroids. Deal with it. He could be a wine that is starting to age at the right time. As for Geoffrey Bodine……………………

  2. With the 2012 HOF noms due anon, let me say that I doubt that Tim Richmond will ever get any props. But I suggest that he earned his own wing in the museum. I can daydream, can’t I ?

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