The Old Man Prevails!

An exhausting victory 

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Once again the Michigan race was determined by fuel consumption/gas mileage.  The final laps were very dramatic.  In fact it was the last 10 laps that made the race very interesting.  The #48 Lowe’s Chevy dominated the race all day long.  but the last 10 laps were a nail bitter!  It came down, once again, who got the best fuel mileage in the final fuel run. 

 

It appeared that both #16 3M Ford driven Biffle and # 48 Lowe’s Chevy driven by Johnson choose to race each other hard til the bitter end, and consequently, they ran each other out of gas!  First the #48 Lowe’s Chevy coughed, sputtered, and ran out of that precious commodity that powers those 800  horses, as he crossed the start/finish line with the white flag flying.  The heir apparent for Johnson’s lack of good gas mileage appeared to be the #16 3M Roush-Fenway Ford.  But that was short-lived, as he too ran out of petro motoring down the back stretch.  With Biffle running out of fuel, the victory was handed to the #5 Kellogg’s/Carquest Chevy!

At a time when most race car drivers have been retired for quite some time, this 50 year old is making a move to the front.   He obviously got re-energized from his two years of part time racing, now Martin  is making a serious charge for his first Cup championship.  Martin’s re-awakening has prompted me to pose this poll question below. 

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4 thoughts on “The Old Man Prevails!”

  1. That would be one sweet moment if Mark Martin did win the Championship and I would love to see that happen. He certainly deserves to be there for many reasons, but most of all, he is one heck of a driver. Many of the younger drivers could take some lessons from him on being humble, too..

    LOYL

  2. That would be one sweet moment if Mark Martin did win the Championship and I would love to see that happen. He certainly deserves to be there for many reasons, but most of all, he is one heck of a driver. Many of the younger drivers could take some lessons from him on being humble, too..

    LOYL

  3. I agree that it would be a great day for NASCAR to have Mark Martin be the 2009 champion! Mark Martin is a gentleman and a very humble race car drriver, characteristics that I find admirable in people. Besides I hope that he wins to show Jack Roush that he still has the fire and desire to win. Sorta like take that, Jack Roush!!

    GO#5!!

  4. I agree that it would be a great day for NASCAR to have Mark Martin be the 2009 champion! Mark Martin is a gentleman and a very humble race car drriver, characteristics that I find admirable in people. Besides I hope that he wins to show Jack Roush that he still has the fire and desire to win. Sorta like take that, Jack Roush!!

    GO#5!!

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