Dover Downs And Ups

Another good race is in the can.

This Chase is going to be different. Don’t ask me why. I just feel it.

It’s “The Chase”. Lots of drama. With 11 laps to go, ESPN goes to com’l for the next 6 laps. That’s more unacceptable than missing restarts (which they’ve done a great job of avoiding). I guess with not much pressure on the leader, they also must have been tipped off there weren’t going to be any phantom cautions.

Don’t you just love it when Denny Hamlin opens his mouth? I don’t know his shoe size, but I bet it would fit nicely. Although Denny said everyone has known for months the 33 was illegal, according to the AP they could find no¬† driver to corroborate that statement.

My immediate reaction was if the car was built too high, how did it pass prerace inspection? I knew I would get the answer when Mr. Bestwick interviewed Mike Helton before the race. I have great respect for Mr. Helton and the huge part he has played in the success of Nascar. He is a pleasure to listen to. I understood his explanation of the difference between pre and post race engine inspection, but the rest was mumbo-jumbo with regard to the 33’s infraction. Could be because I’m the world’s worst mechanic. I make Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor look like Norm Abram.

9.24.72: LeeRoy Yarbrough’s last race.

9.24.89: @ Martinsville, Jimmy Hensley subbed for Dale Earnhardt in qualifying and put the 3 on the pole. Dale had been delayed because of Hurricane Hugo.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Mike Alexander.

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

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