THE STORY LINES:
1. JOHNSON WINS AGAIN!
2. QUALIFYING RAINED OUT FOR 9TH TIME:
3. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS DOMINATES @ MARTINSVILLE:
4. DEI AND PETTY ENTERPRISES MERGER? ( espn.com) (nascar.com)
5. PETTY RESURRECTS #44: (espn.com)
6. JEFF GORDON CLOSING IN ON 20,000 LAPS LED:
7. ROCKINGHAM RACEWAY BUILDS A “LITTLE ROCK” ON PREMISES:
8. AMBROSE IN #47 (WAS #44 MWR) REST OF YEAR:(MWR PR)
Well folks, it happened again! The #48 Lowes Chevy dominated the race. Jimmie Johnson led over 330 laps of the 500 lap race, a true sign of domination. The Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) Chevys all had a good day at the track. Just to let you know how the HMS teams have done over the years at Martinsville, here are some facts. Prior to Sunday, HMS had posted 11 victories and 78 top 10’s there!! Now make that 12 victories and 82 top 10’s!! They have completed over 96% of all laps entered. Jeff Gordon has posted 7 victories there alone! They have now won 9 out of the last 12 races at Martinsville!! HMS now have a total of 174 wins and 7 Sprint Cup Championships in NASCAR!!!! These numbers are staggering!
The merger rumors are running rampant in the garage area this week. There are talks rumored between Petty and DEI. There are rumors of talks between Petty and Ganassi. There are rumors that Gilette-Evernham (GEM) are leaving Dodge and heading to Toyota. It is truely “The Silly Season”!!! IT APPEARS THAT NOT ONLY IS “JOE THE PLUMBER” HAVING TOUGH FINANCIAL TIMES, THE CUP TEAMS ARE EQUALLY FINDING THE TIME A ROUGH GO!!!! There appears to be a changing of ownership coming to the garage area. Financial partners and mergers seems to be the key to suviorship here in NASCAR!
Remember the first 26 races of this season??????? Ol Kylie Busch, aka TLVW, was truly dominating the entire field each and every Sunday. What happened?????? Everyone was singing the praises of TLVW, how he was running away with the championship lead! Well, did everyone forget how the #48 Lowes Chevy came from the cellar last year to put the BIG WHOOP on the other 11 contenders in the Chase?????? DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT HE IS ABOUT DO REPEAT THAT SAME FEAT THIS YEAR!!!!!!!
This reporter was one of the naysayers this year. I repeatedly said that the #48 Lowes Chevy team could not possibly win 3 championships in a row! After all, it had only happened once in the history of NASCAR, so that by itself shows the difficulty of that feat. By the way, that one feat was accompolished by one William Caleb (Cale) Yorborough from 1976-1978. But don’t look now, it is about to happen again!!!!
SO THE ANSWER TO THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG WOULD BE A RESOUNDING NO!!!!!
ONCE AGAIN I LOOKED IT UP SO THAT YOU WOULDN’T HAVE TO!!!!!