The Race Is Not Always…

to the swift(est), nor the battle to the strong. But that’s the way to bet. (Damon Runyon and the Dirtwater Fox). Or not!

Another race is in the can.

“Second sucks” – Tony Stewart. A heartfelt and refreshing display of emotion. No matter how many victories and championships. No matter how much money in the bank. To him – and fewer others than we may think – winning is still at the top of the list.

I officially end my campaign to get Ol’ DW to pronounce the name “Kenseth” correctly. You would think an untrained announcer, when given the option, would take the easier pronunciation path – especially when it is the correct one. Do you know how much harder it is to say “Kenseths”? Anyway, I retire from that pursuit. It would be easier to get Matt to change his name. However, I reserve the right to use the Martin retirement pledge.

While researching the ever-changing Bobby Allison victory stats, I noticed on the million dollar Nascar website, their “All-Time List” section only goes back to 1975. There’s a handful of kilobytes saved.

3.5.72: A.J. Foyt won for the Wood Bros. while Marty Robbins was 8th and Red Farmer 41st.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Tina Gordon.

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

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