Friday, September 25, 2015

New Hampshire “News” and Notes

—Time for one of only two races where the winner gets a really big lobster for a hard day’s work.

—Barring something bizarre, Jeff Gordon will overtake Ricky Rudd to become Nascar’s new “Iron Man”, making his 789th consecutive start.  Oddly enough all three Iron Men (Gordon, Rudd, and Terry Labonte) all raced for Hendrick Motorsports—well, I guess it’s not TOO odd, since Rick loves having people who work overtime, expecting nothing in return.

—Once Clint Bowyer is eliminated from the Chase, what will Nascar be able to do if his team cheats again?  Points deductions don’t REALLY matter that much, and any fines can be appealed until the team was bankrupt.  At Homestead, I’m expecting one of those gigantic engines Richard Petty used to run.

—Kudos to Brandon Jones on getting a full-time Xfinity ride in 2016 with RCR.  Now he just needs to find a way to get adopted by Richard Childress to get a Cup ride.