Martinsville - My Take (In Point Form)

Man, I just can't seem to settle down long enough to get things written down. I am so behind in answering my email too - sorry.

 

Last week was a 'write' off (get it? - never mind) I had to coach a ton of things; regular season senior boys volleyball game (lost 2-1), varsity boys rugby tournament (3-1-1, not bad eh?) and take 55 students to a cross-country meet just outside of the city (most runners finished in the top half of their fields), plus I had the regular stuff with my own kids (swimming, skating, etc.) as well as begin the home renovations that my wife has so patiently been waiting for me to start for the past 8 months (I promised her that they would be done before Christmas).

 

No that I've written this out I realize that I'm way too busy. All of this was in addition to my job as well.

 

Anyway, let's get to the point form version of my take from Martinsville:

 

1) Jimmie Johnson rules! At least he does so far.

 

2) Dale Jr runs well at Martinsville, now all he needs is a win there.

 

3) Speaking of Hendrick drivers, 4 out of the top 6 were all Hendrick hot-shoes. That is dominance.

 

4) Good call by Kenseth's team to keep him out on very old tires (80 laps I believe) to keep that track position. Kenseth ended up finishing a respectable 8th, and after his horrible day that was a pretty good feat.

 

5) 8 out of the top 10 finishers were Chase drivers too. That says something.

 

6) I haven't been keeping track or anything but I think David Ragan may have gotten more points in these Chase races than some of the Chase contenders like Kyle Busch.

 

7) Tires, tires, tires! I can't believe tires played a role in the outcome of the race again for some of the drivers. At least it wasn't Dale Jr being punished by Goodyear with tire blowouts etc. this time around.

 

OK gotta go, but I'll be back tomorrow with my own personal commentary about something NASCAR related that is making headlines in Canada, rumour has it that NASCAR is going to run snow tires for the first time in an exhibition race at Cayuga Motorspeedway in January - more on this, and something else that is even bigger, tomorrow!

 

Take Care!

 


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