Oh my god, this has to be the worst year ever. Its even worse than 2003. Man I wish 2005 never ended. This year it seems like every race is worse than the last one. Like Martinsville last week. I mean that race barely got started and I have brake problems. Than I have to spend the whole race trying to stay out of everybody's way. Gah, I can't wait until this years over. Sorry for not checking in earlier, but as I said this years been hell. I hope everybody's doing well.
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Well that sure was a good time up at Richmond. I can't say I liked all that waiting during the Busch race, but I am glad we got the race in so we didn't have to come back on Sunday. We don't get too many days off. But man on Saturday, I had the best car, and I was all set to lead all the laps and win the race, but ofcourse there came the bad luck again. My teammate Carl got hit by Clint Bowyer as he was attempted to make a pit stop and spun out. That brought out a caution and unfortunately for me I had just made a green flag pitstop. So on the restart I stared in front of the leaders and tryed to stay on the lead lap. The middle part of the race was real tough and I thought the bad luck had ended our night again. But near the end all them cautions came out, and I got the lucky dog, and fresh tires and charged my way back up into the top 5. I know I would have won had there been a green white checkered. Anyway it still felt like a win to me, seeing how it was my first top 5 of the season. I really hope to get a win at Darlington, seeing as I'm the defending winner. I hope this bad luck is behind us.
Hey, y'all! So how have all you cats been doing? I've missed y'all... well, some folks, at least.
As some of y'all know, Bill Davis and I have put in a bid for the #77 team's owner's points. They've closed their shop, and the #55 Napa Domino's Coca-Cola Best Western Sofa Express CAT Remington Dodge could use those points to begin 2006. When I arrived at the track yesterday for testing though, I heard that other folks are making bids on those points too. Okay, y'all, who is it? Tell me what I need to do to make those points mine.
Another night race. Another chance at victory. Another chance at victory ruined. I qualified 2nd. Ryan laid down such a great lap that I was thrilled to start on the outside pole. I knew the minute we unloaded we would be good. My team and I just love these kind of tracks. We seem to run so well at these kinds of tracks for some reason. I had heard all weekend that the media said I was the man to beat. During that race I started to believe them. My car handled so good and was so fast! I had a 5 second or more lead over the 2nd place car and was lapping cars left and right. I thought our night had ended when the front suspension or something broke. Or at least I thought it broke. Tommy Baldwin decided not to pit under one of the cautions and it didnt seem to matter that we stayed out. We managed to just keep going and being really fast. I knew Jimmie Johnson was coming for us, but we were always running faster than them. Then the worst thing happened. The front tire blew out. How crappy was that. I was on my way to my first victory and that happens. Oh well. Guess tonight wasn't the night. We'll just have to go to Martinsville next weekend and see what happens there.
I am still really excited about getting my highest finish of the year! When am I not excited?! But 4th is really great. I love running those Penske chassis. We didn't get one until Homestead, and that one was Ryan's from last year which was a nice one. We got a new chassis for the Kansas race where I am running a Wizard of Oz paint scheme, but Kvapil crashed it in testing, so we have to use the backup.
On a good note, we signed Steve for another year with Orleans! My father was at the truck race in California. He is happy with how things are going. Steve does a great job. Now if only other people wouldn't hit him!
My fan club also just started up. It's going to be great! There are some very interesting things in the kit that reflect Vegas!
And to those of you who think my hair is getting too long, I can't cut it until Thanksgiving! With the exception of one time in college, only one person has cut my hair since I was 4. And Flo does a great job!
I guess that's it for now. See you in Kansas!
So this weekend was a short one. Yesterday we had a good day in the Busch car. Qualifying on the pole was just so awesome for that race. When we started out, our car was so hooked up! Unfortanely the handling went away some and we finished in the top 5. Not bad I must say! I still am craving that 2nd Busch series win though.
Dover in the Cup car wasnt as much fun for me. We were very fast in all of the practices, but by lap 13 we were done and out of the race. A flywheel or something broke and we were unable to repair it so I was done for the day. The guys in the shop do awesome jobs and I know this may have them down, but we'll go again next week! Guess my first cup win will have to wait another week at least.
Ok so Loudon is just the worst race track they have. I don't know what Robby's problem was today. He took me and Kevin three wide into that corner and I was just accelerating off the corner and he just didn't get off the corner as fast as I did. I certainly didn't get into him on purpose. But ofcourse he thinks I did, so he needs to get revenge. He sure picked a dumb place to do it though. He ended both our chances for good finishes with nascar holding him for two laps, and also not letting him get the lucky dog award. He also ended the chance for Jeremy and Tony to have good finishes and they need all the points they can get, being they are in the chase. I guess I should have stayed out on that competition caution, then I wouldn't have been back there with him. Congrats to Kasey on his top five! and I'm sorry you didn't make the chase buddy. Your an awesome driver, and your light years ahead of those other rookies. You may make the stage twice for ROTY and 11th place! Well I will see everybody in Dover. I think I like the banked tracks better than the flat ones.
It was a great night for us in richmond.Even though I misunderstood what Jimmy said but at least we made the top 10 in points. The car that we raced last week was the sister car to the one that we won New Hamshire.Which is the one that we are racing this week.I'll see you all in Loudon.
Well, Richmond just wasn't meant to help me in any way. I was in the top 10 before this race, but our short track program just isn't the best yet. Maybe it's because I'm a rookie or maybe I'm just not feeling the short tracks with the Cup car yet. I am so proud of my teammate Jeremy Mayfield for winning this race!! He made it into the top 10 and now hopefully will come out being champ! I've heard all the theories out there about Jr spinning me out on purpose. Well, that is not true. I know Dale Jr very well and he'd never do anything like that to me. It's a shame we won't be able to compete for the championship in our first season, but we'll get them next year. And remember we are still battling for the last place on the stage aka 11th place in the points. These last 10 races have a lot of tracks where I know I can run good so I'm ready to go out and win some races!! Loudon shall be a good race for us. If Hurricane Ivan doesn't stop us first! See you all in Loudon!! Good luck this weekend!!