Monday, May 26, 2008

North Carolina

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Lowe's Motor Speedway president and general manager Humpy Wheeler is retiring after the race so he gave a speech to the fans before the race began. He needed to speed it up because I promised the boys they could watch Meerkat Manor at 7 and I wanted to see as much of the race as possible. Humpy finished in a timely manner, then we had to suffer through Darryl Worley singing the national anthem, then the green flag!

On lap 154, Brian Vickers says he has a vibration and it's either a loose wheel or a brake problem. And guess what? It was a loose wheel. Thirty laps later, while travelling at speeds close to 200 mph, his tire came off, flew across the track, and bounced into the inside camping area avoiding photographers and fans.

7 o'clock. Time for the Meerkat Manor movie. Awwww, look, it's Flower when she was a baby! You know, I always think I'm going to love nature shows but the whole circle of life thing is not pretty. So I go start the dishwasher and fold laundry instead.

Elliott Sadler had an awesome race. I was a little worried when he reported hearing engine noises toward the end of the race, but he held on and came in 8th. This brings him up to 25th in the points standings. He seriously needs top 10 finishes from here on out to make the chase.

Kasey Kahne gets the win, Robby Gordon gets the red lantern, and we're in Dover next Sunday.

Happy Memorial Day!

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1 comment:

  1. Great to meet a fellow Nascar fan!! Love your blog!!


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