Newman's run last year was impressive, but I am liking his wising up about things a bit this year, pulling his weight as a contender, not just a win it all or crash trying attitude.
I was heartbroken to see Kahne get knocked out like that, Mears car was clearly unsuitable for the track. But with the points race and that, you have to get out there. You can't afford a DNF.
That race was a trainwreck though, it was exactly what people describe NASCAR as when they make fun of it, just a demo-derby. It was horrible, I had the same feeling like I have when I watch like a war movie or a disaster movie, that sinking, sickening feeling and just praying somebody makes it through it.
Jr. can get obnoxious, despite being "The Intimidator" I think that Jr. lacks the professionalism that his father had. Yeah, you're a "good ol' boy" but he's too much that at times, I feel sometimes like he's auditioning for a modern remake of Dukes Of Hazzard. I do agree he's a good driver, and there are many qualities that I like about him, but he just doesn't settle with me.
Lately, NASCAR has been good, Mark Martin wins, Rusty Wallace wins, by the way, Wallace ran 228mph at Talledega in a non-plate car on Wednesday, NASCAR and Racing Radios wanted a test of the radios at extreme high-speed runs. They passed with flying colors though everyone said that it running that fast, wound up another 1500rpm and just tearing around there was awesome. Wallace said it was the coolest thing in the world, but he couldn't ever imagine racing like that, someone would get killed.
But on the topic of Sunday's race, Marty Smith had a real good article at NASCAR.com
Well, Pocono qualifying, time for some real boredom.