Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bristol "News" and Notes

--The Truck Series race was already held on Thursday morning, as part of Nascar's "Let's Have An Exciting Race When Nobody Can Watch It" program.  The race was originally scheduled for Wednesday night, as part of Nascar's "Let's Have An Exciting Race When Almost Nobody Can Watch It" program.

--There may or may not be a race recap here on Saturday night--if there isn't I'll have something up on Sunday.  I can't go into details, but the reasons for it include coal, Senators, and a makeshift cooler.

--As you've no doubt heard (or guessed) by now, Carl Edwards is officially going to Joe Gibbs Racing next season.  In some actual news that came out of the press conference, the team will run #19 (continuing the legacy of Mike Bliss) with sponsorship from Arris (an internet system company whose name would sound REALLY cool if spoken by a pirate).

--Here's the questions I have coming out of the press conference: 1.) If Arris is sponsoring Daniel Suarez as well, and Arris isn't part of TelMex, then what the heck does Carlos Slim have to do with ANYTHING?  2.) If he opened up a fitness center, would it be the Slim Gym?

--The Nationwide Series welcomes Milka Duno this weekend, as she runs for RAB Racing.  Hmmm, ESPN has someone to constantly report on the woman in the Sprint Cup Series, but who will cover Milka?