Jeff Burton sure looked good in both practices Saturday. In fact all the top Chevy's did, including the Hendrick cars and the subsidiary Junior divsion, Ganassi, and Childress. The only outsider with hope this week may be the Virginian Denny Hamlin in a Toyota. Eight of the top nine practice times during happy hour were in Chevy's. What do ya'll think?
Greetings Trifecta players. I bet you thought this day would never arrive, but it is finally here. Our second trifecta of the season also brings us our first "Build Your Own" of the season.
1. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville, Saturady March 27; green flag drops at 2:16pm ET
2. The F1 Australian Grand Prix, Sunday March 28;green flag drops at 2:00am ET
3. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Martinsville, Sunday March 28;green flag drops at 1:13pm ET
4. The IRL Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Sunday March 28;green flag drops at 3:46pm ET
Driver changes for a race must be submitted before the posted green flag start time.
If you have bad finish in an early race, you may change races with a5 point penalty.Your switch must be posted before the green flag drops on the later race.
Ex: You pick drivers in the CWTS, Cup and F1. Your driver in the truck race smacks the wall on the first lap and is out of the race. You may- should you so decide- to pick a driver in the IRL race, and take a 5 point penalty.
There is NO PENALTY if you switch a race before it is run.
Ex: You pick drivers in the CWTS, Cup, and F1. Your F1 driver qualified poorly and doesn't have a chance. You switch from F1 to the IRL race BEFORE the green flag drops on either race.
In the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, Jon is on top of the leader board with 1 win.
That's all I have for this week. Any questions, just ask.
It is time to make some decisions for Sonoma...June is rapidly approaching!
***WHO IS COMING??***
Please let us know even if you are a maybe...obviously Melissa and I will be there. I believe Jon is planning to trek up and Tez has his flights booked! Who else!?
***DO YOU WANT TO BUY SEATS TOGETHER??***
I will likely be in the garages again so won't have tickets - but I assume everyone wants to sit together?? I believe last time there was interest in sitting in Turn 7 -- which is right in front of the "bottleneck" where the drivers often (well Junior anyway) go flying off track before the esses...Other most popular place to sit is the main grandstands where you can see the pits. Here is a link to a seating map at Sonoma: http://www.infineonraceway.com/fanguide/maps/
We will need to someone to spearhead buying the tickets.
***DO YOU WANT TO STAY IN THE SAME HOTEL??***
The main problem we have with lodging is that if YeeMum joins us she would like a smoking room and very few hotels offer smoking rooms anymore. The following are the "best" options in the area as far as price, location and safety goes. Please let me know which one you prefer and if you want to try to share rooms. Melissa and I are likely to bunk together again.
GAIA -- This is where Melissa, myself and IowaGirl stayed last time. Best rate $109 per night.
Ramada -- This is where I believe Jon stayed last time. Best rate $95 per night
http://www.ramada.com/ Search for Vallejo hotel.
Best Western Inn - This is the only other hotel with openings that isn't more than $200 a room. Best rate $112 per night.
http://book.bestwestern.com/ Again search for Vallejo hotel.
***DO YOU WANT TO DO ANOTHER DINNER ON SAT PM??***
If so, any requests? I will say the place we ate at last time was excellent Italian and reasonably priced. We can also "splurge" & have a lovely Napa Valley experience or not dine together at all.
Here is where we ate last time: http://www.lastradasanpablo.com/napa.html
I think that is it for now...would love to make reservations and order tickets by mid-April to have the best options for lodging and seats. Everyone is welcome!! Please join us!!
- February 6 Shootout Kevin Harvick Results - February 11 Duel 1 Jimmie Johnson Results - February 11 Duel 2 Kasey Kahne Results 1 February 14 Daytona Jamie McMurray Results 2 February 21 Fontana Jimmie Johnson Results 3 February 28 Las Vegas Jimmie Johnson Results 4 March 7 Atlanta Kurt Busch Results 5 March 21 Bristol Jimmie Johnson Results
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