Friday, May 4, 2012

Talladega "News" and Notes

--Furniture Row Racing has been talking with Kurt Busch about a possible second team in 2013.  It makes sense, since Kurt could bring his past champion's provisional and bitter, repellent personality into the fold.
--No, you're not seeing double--the 1 and 39 cars will be running near-identical Bass Pro Shops paint schemes on Sunday.  Unless you really ARE seeing double, in which case, seek help immediately.
--Mike Skinner is teaming up with Jimmy Means for a few races.  Uh, Mike, let me spare you the disappointment later--"Smut" is just a nickname and has nothing to do with porn.  Boy, did I find THAT one out the hard way.
--Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, nicknamed The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.  The Most Boring Two Minutes in Sports?  That would be Joe Nemechek's normal raceway.
--Speaking of Kentucky, if you went into the vestibule of the Louisville Slugger headquarters, would you be standing in the Slugger Lobby?