The Frontstretch: Making the Grade : Atlanta (Flippin' Good Time) by Dennis Michelsen -- Monday October 31, 2005

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Making the Grade : Atlanta (Flippin' Good Time)

Dennis Michelsen · Monday October 31, 2005


Pace Laps

Can Atlanta send their blueprints to the other 1.5 mile tracks to teach them how to make their racetrack the right way?

Is it just me, or is a trampoline advertisement in Carl Edward’s future?

F for Mike Skinner

Five laps and he wrecks out…looks like he folded that hand real fast! (Think about his sponsor and that will make more sense)

D for Bobby Labonte

Once again, he was running poorly on a track he used to dominate, and got into a mess because of it. This team is wheezing its way to the end of the season. (Again, the sponsor is the key to that comment too!)

C for Ryan Newman

Maybe Ryan stopped for some snacks. Even with his sponsor, that isn’t a good idea during the race!

B for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

This has been a trying season for the Bud team, but they are starting to look stronger every week. Bringing Tony Eury Jr back is just what was needed to put Junior back up front!

A for Carl Edwards

This kid just "Aww Shucksed" his way to another win…his third of the season! It’s a good thing he wasn’t eligible for Rookie of the Year this season, because he would have made a mockery of the rest of the field. I would even give him a 9.7 on his backflip!

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