Darlington shows why it deserves a race!!! great race, although it left me wondering about a few things……Lets look at just a few of them,
1)While cars were spinning all over the place, NASCAR who usually throws a yellow for a Kleenex on the track was turning a blind eye….. Biffle spun and no yellow, Hornish spun all the way down the front stretch and no yellow, were the officials in the booth watching the Simpson’s or what?
2)What was up with all the spins on pit road? Good God everybody and their brother spun on pit road … the 48, the 44 (who’s crew performed the pit stop like the car was pointing the right way… a tip of the hat to them for not getting shaken)
And David Stremme……just bowed up and stopped on the track right in front of the 9 car who had been leading for like 40 laps til he made a stop for 4 tires when others took 2 so he got mired back in the pack, then he turns slap to the right to keep from hitting “stupid Stremme” and the 9 car spent the rest of the night mired in the back running just as fast as the leaders, the best run Kahne has had in a while. I knew David Stremme was trouble last year when he bought half of the dirt car team of Randy “dream” Weaver, the as posted on Randy’s website…”The D&R Motorsports team has unfortunately cut all ties with David Stremme Racing (DSR), as of Tuesday, June 3. The team is saddened to report that the financial commitment promised to them by DSR was not fulfilled and as a result, the #116 team will no longer be affiliated with DSR. All logos in reference to DSR have been pulled from the website and no sponsor will adorn the quarter-panels of the #116 car as of now. “
Now why buy something you cant pay for? Why mess up a dirt team who left good sponsors to join forces with DSR (David Stremme Racing)? We all know dirt is very near and dear to the dr’s heart and for him to do a good driver like Randy Weaver like that…. . You can check out Randy Weaver at http://www.randyweaverracing.com/120407pr.html
Last week Stremme hit everything at the race track except the pace car, or as a dear friend said “only thing he didn’t hit was the planes in the fly over”(thanks Fletch), jeez the guy is trying to impress his boss I know, but to hit ,bank off of, or destroy all the cars he comes to is not how you get to the top of the Cup series… ok enough on David “stupid” Stremme.
3)Look at the race the newly formed Stewart/Haas team had!!! man both cars looked good and Ryan Newman lead at times and was strong all night, Tony come on really strong at the close and the team had 2 really good finishes.
It was good to see Mark Martin win , his comments in Victory lane cracked me up he said” I always,always,always run out of gas, and tonight, I don’t know how much is left but we never sucked air!” toward the end the 48 who started in a back up due to him spinning out and hammering the wall in qualifying was running the 5 of Martin down but he came on the radio and told his crew chief “we ain’t got anything for the 5 car” Kesolowski in the 25 HMS car this week had a very good run of 7th to show he ain’t no fluke!
The 19 of Elliott Sadler had a great run of 14th but he was strong toward the end, just faded the last few laps. The win moved Martin up from 15th to 11th in points, Gordon holds a 24 point lead over Tony Stewart, Newman,Biffle and Kenseth all moved up in points, while Edwards and Bowyer dropped. Edwards now sits in 12th in points.
More on the Mayfield suspension for violation of the drug policy coming …
Over all it was a decent night of racing, stay tuned for more this week on the Record breaking run of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott’s record attempt coming on Wednesday of this week.
C-ya at the races…