Chicagoland

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THE STORYLINES:

1.   Tony Stewart leaves Joe Gibbs Racing: www.jayski.com

2.    Newman (done deal) and possibly Truex to Stewart Haas Racing: www.captainthunderracing.com

3.   Joey Logano thinks he is up to the #20 car: www.scenedaily.com/news 

4.   Reutimann possibly to the #45:  www.jayski.com 

5.   DW thinks that Stewart can make the transition:  www.allwaltrip.com 

6.   DEI possibly up for sale:  www.jayski.com 

7.   The JGR/Tony Stewart split: www.foxsports.com/nascar   

8.   Stewart/Haas Racing looking to be a 3 car team: www.captainthunderracing.com 

9.   Silly Season 2009 Team Chart: www.jayski.com/pages/2009teams.htm  

10.  Kylie  wins seventh race:

11.  Two families remembered:

 

Kyle Busch, aka The Las Vegas Weasel, does it again!!!  Once again he is the dominate race car.  He led over 160 of the 267 laps of the race, bringing his total laps lead to slightly over 1000 so far!!!  If anyone is keeping score it is seven wins for ol Kylie,  and twelve wins for the entire rest of the 42 drivers so far.  If that isn’t DOMINANCE, then I don’t know what it is!!

 

Now I must commend ol Kylie on just how he pulled off the win last night.  Jimmie Johnson passed ol Kylie with about 20 to go and it looked like Johnson was going to sail on to his second victory fo the season.  But there was a caution flag and a restart with just two laps to go.  Johnson brought the field down really slow to the green flag, much slower than ol Kylie liked, so he just pushed Johnson all the way down to turn #1!!!  Then proceeded to work the outside line as they passed the start finish line with one to go. Ol Kylie drove it deep into turn #1 on the high line and it stuck!!!!  As the two exited the turn, Kylie was slightly ahead heading down to the final turn of the race.  Again Kylie ran high and inched ahead of Johnson thru turn #4  and got to the start/finish line ahead of Johnson to record the victory!!

 

It was announced on Wednesday that Tony Stewart is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing to partner with Haas/CNC Racing to be called Stewart Haas Racing.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources close to the deal indicate that Stewart is putting up very little of his own money!  The rumor in the garage area is that Ryan Newman is leaving Penske and following Stewart.  Some say that it is a done deal, and will be announced at Indy in two weeks!!  There is also talk that Tony is eagerly looking to make his new team a 3 car powerhouse!!!  The talk is that quite possibly Martin Truex, Jr. may be in that equation!!!!  Tony has a tall oreder to turn the Haas/CNC team into Stewart Haas!!  There are many key things needed to be put into place before that team is a contender!!!  However, ol DW thinks that Tony has the wherewithall to make it happen.

 

This last weekend was a milestone/anniversary for two of the storied families of NASCARNASCAR celebrated “THE KING”, Richard Petty’s 50th anniversay in NASCAR.  It was on July 12, 1959 that he first sat in the seat of his race car!  His father, Lee Petty, entered Richard in a race at Columbia Speedway in Columbia, S.C. one Saturday night.  The rest is history!!!  THE KING raced in 1,185 NASCAR events.  Petty won 200 races, seven championships (’64,’67,’71,’72,’74,’75,’79), seven Daytona 500’s, and 27 victories in one season in 1967!!!!  Long live the King!!!!!

 

The other milestone/anniversay was not so joyous.  This involves the Bobby Allison family.  On the morning of July 12, 1993 Davey Allison boarded his newly acquired Hughes 269 HS helicopter to fly to Talladega Superspeedway to watch old family friend and Alabama Gang member Neil Bonnet and his son David test a car for David’s Busch Series debut.  Davey stopped to pick up another old family friend and fellow Alalbama Gang member,  the legendary racer Red Farmer.  Allison was attempting to land his helicopter inside a fenced-in area of the track infield when the craft nosed up and then crashed!  Neil Bonnett was able to free the semi-conscious Red Farmer from the wreckage, but was unable to to reach Davey Allison.  Paramedics arrrived and freed Allison, who was alive but suffered serious head injuries.  Davey Allison passed away the following morning, July 13, 1993.  Only a year earlier Bobby Allison and his wife had suffered thru the death of their other younger son, Clifford, in a Busch Series practice accident.  Davey Allison was only 31 years old and had a very promising NASCAR career ahead of him!!!

YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO LOOK IT UP ‘CAUSE I ALREADY DID!!!!    GO #88

 

 

6 thoughts on “Chicagoland”

  1. Ol Rowdy pushes them Chevys don’t he? That last restart, Johnson almost got out of his car to start pushin’ it by hand and all the sudden a Toyota showed up, Ol Rowdy was there to rescue Jimmy and give him a push to get it a goin’. But Johnson wasn’t fast enough for ol Rowdy, so Sherrif Weasel jumped to the outside for another “Rowdy Rondevou” with the wall….but it stuck !!!! To the flag first again. Mercy!

    To celebrate Karen and Carolyn’s favorite driver, I went to fire up the Big Red Truck again because of Rowdy’s win, this time I took it for a spin. Hammer down, smoke a blowin’ and listened to the big dog eat. Did a trip to the fuel pump down the road, and before I left, I was 679 dollars lighter !!!! Didn’t even care cause Rowdy won don’t ya know!!!
    On the way back, I saw 12 Chevys (3 GMC’s) and 17 Fords for sale, the scuttle but was, they were all selling them to go buy themselves ….you guessed it !!!! A TOYoTA!!!!

    Have Fun
    Jer

    Headin’ out to Willamette Speedway Lebanon OR again on 7/15/08
    Have Fun
    Jerry

  2. Ol Rowdy pushes them Chevys don’t he? That last restart, Johnson almost got out of his car to start pushin’ it by hand and all the sudden a Toyota showed up, Ol Rowdy was there to rescue Jimmy and give him a push to get it a goin’. But Johnson wasn’t fast enough for ol Rowdy, so Sherrif Weasel jumped to the outside for another “Rowdy Rondevou” with the wall….but it stuck !!!! To the flag first again. Mercy!

    To celebrate Karen and Carolyn’s favorite driver, I went to fire up the Big Red Truck again because of Rowdy’s win, this time I took it for a spin. Hammer down, smoke a blowin’ and listened to the big dog eat. Did a trip to the fuel pump down the road, and before I left, I was 679 dollars lighter !!!! Didn’t even care cause Rowdy won don’t ya know!!!
    On the way back, I saw 12 Chevys (3 GMC’s) and 17 Fords for sale, the scuttle but was, they were all selling them to go buy themselves ….you guessed it !!!! A TOYoTA!!!!

    Have Fun
    Jer

    Headin’ out to Willamette Speedway Lebanon OR again on 7/15/08
    Have Fun
    Jerry

  3. Wasn’t that just a wonderful finish ~~~~~ ONCE again… I have a feeling some of you others are going to be jumping on the “ROWDY Bandwagon” ~ like Carolyn and me, before the season is over !!! My wondeful husband, The Captain Poonjobbie, seems to think the #88 is the best, but I’m thinkin’ that he is secretly liking the Las Vegas Wessel, as he fondly likes to call him….

    I’m still not falling for his excuse that he doesn’t have a picture of Kylieeeeeee, like has says, to put on his blog every week ~~~ especially when he has pictures of Morgan Sheppard, FireBall Robers, Lake Speed and the likes of those folks and 2,793 of JR., so lets hear some complaints about not seeing a picture of that little darling from Las Vegas……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone on board with me on that one ????????????

    I want to pick Kylie, better known as Rowdy, every race next segment, but the Sheriff says that I can’t do that : ( …….. Another thing I’m very happy about is my man “SMOKE” going out and starting his own team…. Now I get to go shopping AGAIN at the Nascar Superstore and replace my #20 stuff… Boy that makes that Poonjobbie guy sooooooooooooooooooo happy…..!!!!!!!

    Speaking of the Poonjobbie dude, you are doing a wonderful job with your blog and your wealth of Nascar trivia and knowledge. Keep up the good work ~~~~ we all look forward to it, whether everyone responds to your blog or not….

    Blondie (aka Your loving wife and #1 Rowdy Fan)

  4. Wasn’t that just a wonderful finish ~~~~~ ONCE again… I have a feeling some of you others are going to be jumping on the “ROWDY Bandwagon” ~ like Carolyn and me, before the season is over !!! My wondeful husband, The Captain Poonjobbie, seems to think the #88 is the best, but I’m thinkin’ that he is secretly liking the Las Vegas Wessel, as he fondly likes to call him….

    I’m still not falling for his excuse that he doesn’t have a picture of Kylieeeeeee, like has says, to put on his blog every week ~~~ especially when he has pictures of Morgan Sheppard, FireBall Robers, Lake Speed and the likes of those folks and 2,793 of JR., so lets hear some complaints about not seeing a picture of that little darling from Las Vegas……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone on board with me on that one ????????????

    I want to pick Kylie, better known as Rowdy, every race next segment, but the Sheriff says that I can’t do that : ( …….. Another thing I’m very happy about is my man “SMOKE” going out and starting his own team…. Now I get to go shopping AGAIN at the Nascar Superstore and replace my #20 stuff… Boy that makes that Poonjobbie guy sooooooooooooooooooo happy…..!!!!!!!

    Speaking of the Poonjobbie dude, you are doing a wonderful job with your blog and your wealth of Nascar trivia and knowledge. Keep up the good work ~~~~ we all look forward to it, whether everyone responds to your blog or not….

    Blondie (aka Your loving wife and #1 Rowdy Fan)

  5. Great Job Capt…you do good work. I was going to research it all out but lookey here…….you already did it all for me….LOL

    I also am ( as with Karen and Carolyn) leaning toward Rowdy for a favorite driver this year, next to the Yellow #29 Richard Childress Pennzoil Toyota . Next year I am going all the way with Home Depot driver….. I think…. Between the Home Depot driver, (Tony Lagano …LOL) and the Green Interstate Battery, Nos Energy Drink, M&M’s “Doesn’t Melt in Your Hands but in your Mouth”, Snickers Bar Sponsored, Joe Gibbs Racing Number 18 Toyota, there won’t hardly be any more wins for Ford, or Chevy, or the Dodge guys….IMHO.

    Jer….toughing it out up here in Oregon….waitin’ for pay day!

  6. Great Job Capt…you do good work. I was going to research it all out but lookey here…….you already did it all for me….LOL

    I also am ( as with Karen and Carolyn) leaning toward Rowdy for a favorite driver this year, next to the Yellow #29 Richard Childress Pennzoil Toyota . Next year I am going all the way with Home Depot driver….. I think…. Between the Home Depot driver, (Tony Lagano …LOL) and the Green Interstate Battery, Nos Energy Drink, M&M’s “Doesn’t Melt in Your Hands but in your Mouth”, Snickers Bar Sponsored, Joe Gibbs Racing Number 18 Toyota, there won’t hardly be any more wins for Ford, or Chevy, or the Dodge guys….IMHO.

    Jer….toughing it out up here in Oregon….waitin’ for pay day!

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