Written by Monte Dutton Fri, 2019-11-29 06:52
It’s Thanksgiving, and I might order a pizza. Generations have passed, the family has wings and my nephew is having the feast at his house on Saturday evening so that he and Jessica can show off their young’uns at another wing.
This is the second time in my life this has happened. The first was in 2001 when a race in Loudon, N.H., was postponed on account of 9/11 and run on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I couldn’t care less about Black Friday if it was puke green, but the rest of the gypsy troupe and I flew up to brave the elements, which didn’t really require much bravery. The race was run on Friday because, allegedly, NASCAR president Mike Helton had a wedding to attend on Saturday, and he was in a position to make such arrangements work.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2019-11-23 09:29
Jimmie Johnson is retiring, at least from full-time competition, at the end of 2020. That’s 7-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. He won six straight, which no one else has ever done. Only two other drivers, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, have ever won seven.
That’s Jimmie Johnson who failed to win a race this year. It’s also Jimmie Johnson to whom I have not talked since 2012, at least not 1-on-1.