Friday, February 27, 2015

Atlanta “News” and Notes

—In case you haven’t heard, the #44 car of Travis Kvapil was forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Cup race after the trailer it was in was STOLEN.  Hampering efforts to find the car itself were conflicting descriptions of it by witnesses—some said it was white and gold, while others said it was blue and black.

—For members of the “When Will The #9 Car Have Medallion Financial Sponsoring It” pool, well, I hope you picked early.

—In something of a shocker, David Ragan was chosen as the medium-term substitute for Kyle Busch.  David Gilliland was initially annoyed that he wasn’t asked, but then realized that he wasn’t very talented.

—Matt DiBenedetto is the latest driver to sign with BK Racing, so I hope he’s OK with working for free.

—Chris Buescher will be sponsored by Bit-O-Honey in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, which makes sense, since “BOO-SHUR” is the kind of sound a person makes when their teeth are stuck together with Bit-O-Honeys.

—Yeah, the Trucks are running two weeks in a row to start the season, but the early-season schedule is still pretty messed-up—three off-weeks afterwards, then Martinsville, then FIVE off-weeks after that.  It always seems like the entire series is procrastinating.