The Frontstretch: Making the Grade: Las Vegas (Rolling 7s) by Dennis Michelsen -- Tuesday March 14, 2006

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Making the Grade: Las Vegas (Rolling 7s)

Dennis Michelsen · Tuesday March 14, 2006


Pace Laps

Progressive banking at Vegas is great, but even better would be a redesign to a 7/8th mile short track!

With all the celebrities to choose from, why pick Robin Leach?

No better flyover in the business than the “Thunderbirds” which call Nellis Air Force Base home.

Race Grade: B-
An exciting finish salvaged a rather boring race"¦maybe this is getting to be like the NBA, where only the last two minutes matters!

F for Jeanne Zelasko
Need any more proof why she is the worst pit reporter of all time? When talking about Matt Kenseth’s woes late in the race she said, "The 17 might have to switch to a reserve motor." Huh? I rest my case!

D for Tony Stewart
Could be his own worst enemy as he tries to defend his championship. Maybe it is time for another home improvement project for Tony!

C for Dale Jarrett
Are we seeing the farewell tour for DJ?

B for Matt Kenseth
Dewalt Ford Fusion was the best car on this day for 397 miles. Kenseth did a great job with less power trying to hold off Jimmie Johnson"¦this is championship form!

A for Jimmie Johnson
In Vegas it pays to be lucky instead of good. The Lowe’s team is both lucky and good to start the season. The best start in NASCAR history!

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03/14/2006 06:39 AM

Jimmy is not good or lucky, he has NASCAR on his side.

Glenn Heard
03/14/2006 11:35 AM

Stewart gets all the help he needs from Nascar ie: wrecks Kenseth at California & knocks over cone at Las Vegas; NO PROBLEM!

Rajeev Jaswal
03/14/2006 06:25 PM

Watch Tony rebounding after Atlanta race and I am pretty sure JJ’s lady luck would turn on him sooner or later. If history is an indicator, he’ll fall apart by the end of the season anyway.

03/14/2006 06:56 PM

Let me know how it all ends, I quit watching..I will tape them.


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