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"NASCAR Notes and Observations..."
Posted by Joey2448 on August 10, 2010
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After Watkins Glen on Sunday, these are some of the things running through my mind...
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Marcos ran with Montoya all day long, lead eight laps, but missed the setup slightly at the end, which allowed Juan to pull away. Poor guy, he'll get his win soon! And perhaps next year will be a breakout season for him, as it is rumored that he will replace Kasey Kahne in the #9 Ford. Kahne is rumored to go to Red Bull Racing, the year before he will take over the #5 Hendrick Chevy.
Good to see A.J. Almmendinger finish fourth! It's good to see him run up front. His only other top-five came at the 2009 Daytona 500 (third).
Carl Edwards finished fifth after starting from the pole, and after the last couple races, Carl is starting to look real strong, and I wouldn't be surprised if he won a race or two here when the Chase starts.
Jamie McMurray once again had a good finish in sixth, and is less than 100 points out from a Chase berth, but he is much too streaky for me to pick him to make it.
Jeff Gordon finished tenth after a mediocre day, and the winless streak continues.....I pick him to break that streak here in the next few races, possibly at Bristol. We'll see, but until then, the FRUSTRATION continues.
OH, AND GUESS WHAT???? I hear Chicago is going to host the opening Chase race, moving New Hampshire from it's place in September 2011. And Kentucky might get a date, and Kansas will likely pick up another date???!!!
It's so stupid that NASCAR is giving Kansas a second race, as if we need more cookie-cutter tracks! At least they took away Fontana's second race...and I understand it'll bring in money, but in the long run, it'll turn traditional fans away....
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