Friday, August 9, 2013

Watkins Glen "News" and Notes: Ringer Edition



With Nascar making one of its twice-yearly trips to a road-course, a number of special substitute drivers will be in the Cup cars this weekend.  Yeah, pretty much none of them have a good shot to win, but let's take a look at 'em anyways.

14 Max Papis (in for Tony Stewart):  Pretty last-minute here, as Smoke is out indefinitely with a broken leg.  With Ryan Newman out the door next season, this means that the driver with the "highest-standing" at Stewart-Haas right now is Danica Patrick.  Think about that.

19 Alex Kennedy (in for Mike Bliss):  Nascar's best start-and-park operation is running with a sponsor called "Media Master"… sounds like one of those old high-school projector machines, doesn't it?

32 Boris Said (in for Timmy Hill et al):  BORIS OVER BIFFLE FEUD!  BORIS FOCUS ON BMW DEALERSHIP!  BORIS OFFER LAID-BACK SALESMEN AND REASONABLE APR!

33 Ron Fellows (in for Landon Cassill):  Ron brings back Canadian Tire sponsorship, as Landon Cassill shifts to the new #40 team.  Kind of sad that a country as big as Canada only has one tire, though.

36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. (in for JJ Yeley):  Can he improve on his 37th-place finish at Sonoma?  Well, yeah, probably.

51 Owen Kelly (in for AJ Allmendinger):  Dinger transfers over to the #47 JTG Daughtery car, putting Kelly in the car that was supposed to have shut down by now.

87 Tomy Drissi (in for Joe Nemechek):  Over/under on the number of people who go over to the car and say, "Hey, you forgot an 'm' there" is at 7.5.