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Why is it considered "Exciting" to scream the command to start engines as if your face is on fire? A nice, dignified and/or clever command is much better than having yet another NBC TV Preview by someone that wouldn’t know a lugnut from a hickory nut!
I must be getting old…who is Josh Kelly?
At Dodger games it is fashionable to arrive late and leave early…I guess at California, at NASCAR events such as the Busch race it is just fashionable not to show up at all! At least they had a full crowd for the Cup date they stole from the Southern 500.
F for Brian France
Some will say "Let it go" or that this is old news, but I will continue to be irritated about losing the charm and tradition of the Southern 500 every Labor Day from here on out! Don’t worry, I felt the same way when baseball took away my 4th of July doubleheader, too, and I still have not gotten over that one!
D for Jeff Gordon
My new theory about the 24 team…with less spoiler, we have learned that Jeff Gordon is just not that good on a hot track surface when the car starts to slip and slide. Will they put together a collection of his "Greatest Whines" after the season is over?
C for NBC Coverage
I miss having Allen Bestwick doing the play-by-play this year. Overall, the NBC coverage has been a step down from their efforts of previous years…but to be fair, they did raise the bar rather high last season!
B for Ricky Rudd
There is no argument that this team is not as well funded as their competition, yet Rudd continues to come on strong. This weekend was just further proof that Ricky shouldn’t be talking about retiring just yet! Finishing ninth with the extra baggage of a heavy heart after losing his Dad earlier in the week is amazing.
A for Kyle Busch
Four years ago a writer for the Tuscon, Arizona newspaper told me that Kyle Busch was a better driver than his older broither Kurt. Since his brother has already won a Nextel Cup championship, that makes it rather scary just how good this "Shrub" will be in the years ahead!
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PS I miss Alan, too…even more so since he’s now been displaced by Dave Despain on INC…UGH!! It just won’t be the same. Ever.
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