Friday, February 21, 2014

Sprint Unlimited/Budweiser Duels

First off, I've never been a fan of change when it comes to NASCAR and this year is no different. Sadly, change has hardly ever been good in this sport (new Chase rules anyone?). I miss the old format of the Bud Shootout and I don't particularly care for this Sprint Unlimited thing they've got going on now.

The Bud Shootout took pole winners from the previous year and pitted them against each other. Now, we've got some kind of bologna going on with there being "representation" of all the manufacturers in the sport. To me, it just sounds like a joke. Heaven forbid we upset our sponsors because their drivers don't know how to win poles. Ugh.

But anyway, Denny Hamlin won both the Sprint Unlimited and the Budweiser Duel he was in, so it's fine - I'm not entirely disappointed (though I may be a bit biased).

It gives me good vibes that Hamlin just might make a good showing at the Daytona 500 - if not win the darn thing. Neither Daytona or Talladega have been particularly good to him in the past, unfortunately. But that could all change this year (fingers crossed!).

I'm hoping that Hamlin can come back from a such a disastrous year last season and bring some real heat to this competition. I don't really want to get into the details about the reasons Hamlin missed his first Chase of his career last year but I am glad to see this rivalry between Denny and Joey Logano is over.

Honestly, it was all in good fun when it started. I confess it even made me giggle a time or two. However, when it gets taken out onto the track and people get hurt and seriously hurt at that, it loses all the fun.

I'm still a fan of Logano and the past is the past. End of story.

- Jay

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Season, New Start!

Though I don't watch races as much anymore, I am always on top of what's going on in the world of NASCAR.

I want to start writing in this blog again, but it probably won't be every weekend. I'm thinking I'll post when something interesting happens that I particularly feel the need to express my opinion on (which could be every weekend, who knows!).

I am probably going to the Sprint Cup race out here in California this year, so I will most definitely be posting about that.

I will see you when I see you but let us hope we have a very exciting year!

- Jay