Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Trifecta- Hot Diggity Dog Edition

Greetings, race fans. Time once again to get your picks in for the Trifecta, but before you go running off to the concession stand for a Martinsville hot dog, there is an administrative matter to take care of.

CR was found to be in violation of Section K9 of the Trifecta rules (click here for details). After a meeting in the big black, tan and white hauler, CR was fined 15 doggy treats and placed on scooper duty for this weekend's races.

Now that the unpleasantness :o) is out of the way, let's get on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 1:16pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from St. Louis, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 3:45pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 South Korean Grand Prix, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 2:00am ET (entry list)

4. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 1:13pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and don't eat too may hot dogs.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kahne is Toast! Well, Sort Of...

The Charlotte Observer is reporting this evening (Wed. Oct. 20th) that Richard Petty Motorsports has released Kasey Kahne effective immediately.

Click on the title to go to Jim Utter's article.

Right Sides Only

Hotdogs.... and Tums? Must be Martinsville.
Click for fast relief.

Weekly caption contest celebrates Nolan Ryan, George Bush and the Texas Rangers

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Cost of Infidelity

With Bret Favre now on the rotisserie accused of indescretions with a member of the opposite sex, here's some sobering news for all of you highly paid sports jocks that happen to be married...

I'm tellin' ya... All ya gotta do is click the title.

Tim Richmond 30 for 30

Tonight, Tuesday 10-19-10, A Tim Richmond documentary airs on ESPN at 8pm ET. Richmond was one of a kind. The best way I could describe him would be that he was a cross between Joe Namath and Evel Knievel... that kind of talent and charisma.

For those that got into NASCAR after Richmond's time, this is a chance to see how it used to be.... back in the good old days.

ESPN Press Release.....

Tim Richmond Featured in Tuesday Night ESPN ’30 for 30’ Film

Former NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, a star of the sport before his death from AIDS in 1989, will be the subject of a documentary airing on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN as part of ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed film series 30 for 30 Presented by Cadillac.

Tim Richmond: To the Limit, produced for ESPN by the Emmy-winning NASCAR Media Group,tells the story of Richmond with the words of many who knew him well and some who competed against him on the track. Former NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Richard and Kyle Petty, champion team owner Rick Hendrick, movie director Hal Needham, famed racing promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, ESPN reporters Dr. Jerry Punch and Ed Hinton, Richmond’s sister Sandy Welsh and friends from his hometown of Ashland, Ohio, are among those appearing in the film.

Click HERE to view a trailer of the film.

NASCAR Boss Going Under Cover

No, it's not Brian France; however, on this Sunday's episode of Undercover Boss (CBS), Steve Phelps- NASCAR Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer- will be going undercover within the NASCAR organization. The preview for the show showed him mostly working at race tracks and with race teams as a pit crew member. This brings up a whole slew of questions.

1.) Kristen, as a member of the NASCAR Fan Council, what if anything can you tell us about Mr. Phelps?

2.) How deep in the bowels of NASCAR does he work? It seems to me that the Chief Marketing Officer would be pretty well known by most of the race teams.

3.) NASCAR maintains that the race teams are independent contractors. Doesn't a NASCAR officer going undercover as a race team member contradict that?

4.) Will we see any noticeable changes in NASCAR because of this or is Brain-dead just humoring the disgruntled masses?

Ready, set, discuss.

Rating the Bank of America 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Saturday night's race in Charlotte is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm Telling......Kristen, CR tricked me!!!

CR_Racing said...
My picks for the Trifecta;
NFL...49'ers LOL, they can't loose that many game in a row!
so I come along and write:
ATHENS said...
My picks for the Trifecta;
SEC...DAWGS LOL, they can't loose that many games!
He tricked me! I should get a win!
lol j/k
Have a great week, everybody!!!