Friday, November 5, 2010

Kudos to the Voters of Oklahoma

Kudos goes out to the voters of Oklahoma who banned the use of Sharia Law in their state courts.

No court in the United States should be using this law or any other international law to enforce the laws of this land.

We are a nation of laws. We have our own laws in which to enforce. We are a nation in which we govern ourselves and we pass laws to make sure that no one can commit violence or have their will imposed upon their neighbor.

No where in this country should an international law or "islamic" law supercede the will of the people and the laws of this nation.

That is why our forefathers wrote our Bill of Rights and our Constitution. We are a sovereign nation.

We do not have to abide by other countries laws, when we are in our own country. Granted when Americans travel outside of our borders, then they can and are subjected to other countries laws. Even international law.

So when visitors come into our country, they should be subjected to our nation's laws. International law or "islamic" laws should ever be implemented into our courts decisions on whether someone is innocent or guilty.

That is why the taxpayers go to the booths every two years for elections. We elect individuals to represent us and to make laws for the people of the land to abide by.

International laws or "islamic laws" have no place in our courts.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mid-term Election

We are only 4 days from going to the polls for the mid-term elections. The way this thing is shaping up, there is going to be a real shackup in the Congress. Nancy Pelosi it seems is on her way out as Speaker of the House. And it looks like Harry Reid is going to lose his Senate seat to Sharon Angle in Nevada.

The Obama Administration, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid lead senate and the house have went against the will of the people. Over and over again. With each town hall meeting that was held by the Democrats for the health care plan and the other bills passed by this group, the people let it be known that we did not want the country to be taken down this road.

But did these democrats listen? NO! Before Obama was elected and the American people elected all of these democrats to office. I had the opportunity to talk with some people who were discussing the upcoming election in 2008. And I told them then, that the American people were not electing all of these democrats and Obama because of their policies. They were doing it show, the Republicans, you don't do what we want, we will get you out of office.

And once again, the American people are telling the party in charge, that we are tired of you not listening to us. You have passed laws, we do not want. You have envaded on our private lives enough. It is time to stop you.

And on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, the American people will once again go to the polls and stop the party in charge, by sending the Republicans back. But the one thing that will be different with this Republican party is that there will be alot of Tea Party candidates that will be filling the seats once held by Republican candidates.

The Tea Party, has been called a group of fanatic extremists. Well if the average American is a fanatic extremists, then I think God I am one of them. What the liberals call fanatic extremists are just average Americans like myself.

I am a registered Democrat, so I guess when the Democrats call people like myself an extremists, then they are talking about people within in their own party.

We are not extremists. We are just simply hard working Americans who are tired of Washington, sticking their hand into our pockets and taking whatever they want. We are tired of big goverment, big spending, big social projects, that just do not work.

The welfare program in this country is a complete failure. It was meant to help get people back on their feet. But it has become away for the government to hold people back in proverty and keep them under the will of the government. By sending them a check each month not to work.

It is time to stop these big goverment programs and get people back to wanting to help themselves. Instead of thinking they are entitled to this money.

I was raised to believe that if you don't earn it, you don't deserve it. It is time to put that philosphy back into the American vocabulary.

It is time to get people off of their duffs and get your but up and dig a ditch for a day's pay if you have to. If you do not earn it you don't deserve it.

If you want to eat, then you get up and go work for it. You do not get fed if you don't work it.

There is an old saying, "Give a man a fish and it will fed him for one day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." This is what we need to do again. Stop giving out fish and teach people how to fish for themselves.

Time to stop the tax hikes, time to stop welfare, time to bring back the manufacturing jobs, time to stop labor unions. But most of it all It is time to stop the Democrats and Obama from destroying our country!


God Bless You America!!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday America, May You Forever Be One Nation Under God

Imagine standing on board a ship. Just a few short miles off the coastline. As you stand on there you are seeing your home being bombarded by the enemy. As you stand there you wonder in the morning, if there will be anything left.

As the night passes on, the bombardment continues. The fire lights up the night skyline. There are fires burning homes, shops, fields, crops and even ships that have been set ablaze.

As you stand there on that ship, your mind may goes back to days of fun that you had in your home with family and friends. Maybe it even wonders to discussions that you have had with someone about the new nation that is only a few years old.

The hardships that the new nation has faced. The trials that it must still go through. But what good things this new nation could do also.

As you look up you see the sun starting to rise in the east. As you look back towards to the west, towards land, you notice a battered flag waving in the wind. You realize it is the flag of the new nation.

What joy you must feel as you realize that the enemy has not taken over your home. But the men on the front lines have held their ground. They have fought the enemy and won. And suddenly your heart if filled with such emotion that you just have to put those words down. And that is what Francis Scott Key did back in 1812. My friends I give you the words to our the song that would go on to be our National Anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner.

Happy Birthday America, May God always bless and keep this nation in the palm of his hand. Happy Fourth Everyone.

The Star Spangled Banner
Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep.
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the Star-Spangled Banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the Star-Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Words to the National Anthem Taken from this link:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Back to the Beach

Well, NASCAR heads back to the beach this weekend. The Coke 400 is this Saturday night. Last year's Coke 400 was very action filled right up to the end.

Where we saw Kyle Busch go to block Tony Stewart on the final lap on to be put into the wall. What will we see this time? Who knows, but one thing is for certain it will be entertaining.

Between all of the rivalries that have sprung in the last few weeks, this weekend proves the perfect opportunity to take out a rival driver and have people blame it on "that is what you get with the restrictor plates". The only thing the punting drive has to make sure is that he does it in the pack without taking out anyone else. Or else he will have bigger fish to deal with on the next lap.

So will Jeff Gordon find himself greeting the inside wall? Will Denny Hamlin finally get his from Kyle Busch? Will Kevin Harvick take young Joey Logano out to the beach for a good thrashing? Or will teammates duke it out on the track?

The season has already seen some pretty good rivalries. But not too many have had the opportunity for payback. But then again, new rivalries might be made and the old ones put aside.

Either way it is great to be back at the Beach!!!

As Darrell Waltrip is famous for saying, "Let's Go Racing, Boys!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Road Course Weekend

It is time for the first road course of the season. All I can say is YAHOOOOOOO!!!!

I love the road courses. I know most people don't but I do. To me it is one of the few weekends that I really look forward too in racing.

This weekend, guys like Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Juan Pablo Montoya and a hand full of others will be at the front. The one guy that will be in the top 12 but he usually is not out front is Jimmie Johnson. For two weekends a year, we don't have to hear how great he is at the track. And that in itself is worth watching the road courses.

I just wish NASCAR would put more of them in the schedule.

Oh, well, that is the way it goes. So everyone enjoy the race this weekend. Because I know that I will, because, if history repeats itself, it will come down to two drivers, Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart. And that is wonderful.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pocono Not Quiet What You Expected

The Pocono race proved to be a race of unexpected moments. Moments that gave a team a shot in the arm, when they needed it. A moment of excitement that usually comes at restrictor plate racing. A moment in which a boy showed that he is a now a man. And a moment in which a boy showed just how much growing up he still has to do.

Most of the race at Pocono was a long boring green flag drive around a triangle. There were moments in which there was great racing around the triangle, but less face it, no one really enjoys watcing 500 miles of racing at Pocono. The races are just too long, for the 2 1/2 mile track.

Watching a race at Pocono is kind of like watching rain fall from the sky hitting a wet pavement. You know what the rain will do when it falls out of the sky, that the pavement will only get more wet, nothing very impressive about that.

We had the usual few leader changes with the green pit stops. When the only two early cautions came out Kyle Busch took the lead.

For awhile it looked like Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin was going to stink up the show, by running off and hiding. Each time they got the lead they would pull away from the field and put several seconds on the rest of the field.

You had the usual pitstop speed violations. Nothing unsual about that. So really until the race laps started to wind down, the race was turning into the usual Pocono race.

Even started shaping up to look like it was going to be a fuel mileage race. Tony Stewart was doing his best to conserve gas, by turning the engine on and off, and coasting into the turners. It was starting to look like that maybe the 14 team might actually have a chance of winning another gas mileage race.

But then there was a late caution, that brought in part of the field, the back part of the field for tires and gas. Those at the front of the pack stayed out, even though they knew that most of them would be about 2-3 laps short of the end of the race.

Then a few laps later after going green there was another caution. This caution was caused by Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick getting together. Causing Joey to go for a spin, that would make one think he was at Eldora slinging dirt. Joey almost saved it, but wound up hitting. This caution brought in most of those at the front for gas, and some took tires.

Then as the leader Denny Hamlin was coming to take the white flag, the big one happened. Kasey Kahne dove down low to go around AJ Allmendinger, who blocked Kahne all the way to the grass. In which Kahne spun his tires, went shooting back up in front of the field, hit the outside wall, causing a 12 car pileup. Taking out drivers like Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon. Ryan Newman was involved but he was able to limp across the finish line.

Denny Hamlin finished the race in first, his teammate, Kyle Busch finished second and their former teammate, Tony Stewart finished third. Giving his team a much needed boost. Not going to say that this is the shot that this team needed to give them a win next week, but it certainly was a shot that will at least give them something to smile about this week at the shop. They took a car that was at best going to finish in the top 12 and came home with a third place finish, on fuel strategy.

Now who was at fault with the AJ and Kasey wreck? Well, a case could be made that either one of them was at fault. One could say that AJ should not have blocked, but then again, every driver does it to protect a spot. One could say that Kasey should have backed off when AJ put the block on him.

The truth is neither one and both were at fault. Both should have did a better job of give and take. But then again they were in the "heat of the battle" and men know only one way when they are doing battle, Take no prisoners and get all that you can.

Now on to the incident with Harvick and Logano. If it had not been for the history of these two, this would have simply been written as a racing incident. But because these two have had run ins together in the Nationwide Series and previous Cup races, this was looked at as something more. But the truth is this really was just one of those racing incidents. Two drivers going for the same spot at the same time. One ends up in the wall, while the other one goes on to finish.

What made this so much worse was what happened when Logano parked his car on pitroad next to Harvick's car. Logano got out of his car, intent on talking to Harvick about what had happened. But the crews of both drivers got in between the drivers and would not allow Logano to approach the points leader.

Even Logano's dad, tried to intervene, but Logano would not have any part of it. He was determined to talk to Harvick. But fortunately the 20 crew was able to get Logano away from the public view and get him back to the hauler.

Brought back the remembrance of another driver who use to drive the 20 car. One thing is for certain, the 20 team is no stranger to having to step in between their driver and another one. 10 years with Stewart gave them plenty of experience.

I was so proud of Joey for standing up for himself. I thought to myself, you go Joey. You stand up for yourself.

Joey had to stand up for himself. Even if it was just a racing incident, Joey had to let Harvick and the other drivers know that he will not be pushed around anymore. So yesterday, Logano gained alot of respect not only from this race fan, but from the other drivers.

Now while I am very proud that Logano stood up for himself, I was so very disappointed, when he made the incident personal with Harvick. One thing Logano needs to learn, you never bring a man's wife or his family into your fight with him. If you really want to stir up a man's emotions, you make a fight between you and him personal by bringing his wife or family into it. Now Harvick did not have the opportunity to respond to Logano's smart remark about Harvick's wife, but you can bet that when he does have a response, it will not be a pleasant one for Logano.

Logano, needs to go and call Harvick and apologize for this remark. Because if there is one thing you don't do, is attack a man's wife or family in the media.

So while Logano in one incident proved that he was a man, in the very next moment he proved just how much growing up he still needs to do.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What is wrong with Jimmie Johnson?

Well, well, well, how things have changed since the spoiler came back. The wing seems to have been the thing that gave Jimmie Johnson his magic to winning four championships.

He won three races with the wing this year, but since the introduction of the spoiler has not won once.

So what is going? Did the lucky horseshoe finally fall from Johnson's behind? Or is there something more going?

Well, I got the feeling that there is something else going. It is very uncharacteristic for Johnson to be having this much trouble. Maybe the lucky meter has finally tipped over for this team. But I seriously doubt that is the problem.

I think the problem with Johnson lies within his personal life. Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra are getting closer to the birth of their first child. Within the next five weeks the arrival of baby Johnson will happen. And let's face it, if you are expecting your first child, there is alot of unknowns.

Now since I have never had that experience personally, I am not going to sit here and say this and that is what they are experiencing. I can only talk about what I have seen from the experience of others.

There seems to be alot of nervous moments, and alot of stress trying to get things ready for the arrival of the child. Not even taking into consideration the nervous and anxious moments of the parents-to-be personally experience.

So I got the feeling that once baby Johnson is here, Johnson will be back to his winning ways. (Aaauuuggghhhh) I just think that right now, the reality is sitting in with Johnson that he is fixing to be a first time father and he is getting a bit nervous. And it is showing in his racing. Drivers say they don't think about anything else but the car when they are in there.

But let's face it, they are human and there has got to be moments in which life creeps into their minds in that car, even if it is only for a split second. And that is all that it takes to go from being first to being the new ornament for a wrecker.

So let's enjoy the fact that Johnson is not winning everything, because once the baby is here, unless the baby is "blessed" with colic, Johnson will be back in the winners circle.

Just kidding about the baby being blessed with colic. I would never wish that on any parent. I work with kids, and colic babies are the worse for the nerves of a parent or anyone taking care of them.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

This is the second Memorial Day in which my father in law a World War II veteran will not be here to celebrate it.

He was always proud of his service to this great country of ours. He often talked about his time down in Panama. He never saw Europe, but he was stationed in Panama. And he was injured by a mortar attack. To the day he died, he had sharpnel inside of his head. This sharpnel injured caused him to have severe headaches throughout his life.

As I sit and think of the stories he would tell. I can't help but think of the men and women who serve in our armed forces. These brave men and women have volunteered to fight for the freedom of this country. The freedom that some in Washington, D.C. are so forcefully taking away from us.

When I think of the man who was elected into the presidental office two years, I cringe. Because this man is doing more harm to the freedoms that men like my father in law gave their lives to protect.

Well, this Memorial Day as we celebrate the sacrifice of these brave men and women, let us take one more hard look at the freedom that we enjoy today. Because tomorrow those freedoms may be a thing of the past.

May God Have Mercy on this Country and Her People. Because we are certainly going to need it.

May God Bless All of Our Armed Forces All over this world. Who are fighting to uphold the freedoms that our forefathers bravely fought for.

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Denny Hamlin Is Proving Why He Is Someone To Challenge Johnson

Once again, Denny has pulled his number 11 FedEx Toyota Camry into victory lane. This is the third time in six races.

Hamlin is proving to everyone that he is someone who is going to seriously challenge Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team for the championship. At the rate Hamlin is going he is going to be the one to beat for the championship, not Johnson.

Every since NASCAR went to the new spoiler, Johnson has not won a race. While Hamlin has gotten all of his wins with the new spoiler. So I guess we can speculate, that the wing was an aide to Johnson, while he spoiler seems to be the equalizer for Hamlin.

And what is much more impressive is that he is doing this while recovering from surgery on his right knee. Now I know that this is probably a great incentive for Hamlin to do well. He messed up his knee while playing basketball on his own time. So maybe this is his way of telling the team, that I am going to give 110% while I recover. Since I made a dumb mistake.

I am not going to let this team suffer for my mistake.

And often times, when a mistake like this is made, some drivers do perform better, while others just fall by the wayside. Hamlin is showing the talent that Joe and J.D. Gibbs knew that he had when they hired him back in 2003. And he is really maturing into the team leader.

Hamlin, keep it up. And you and your team will be sitting at the head table on Banquet night in December.

Congratulations on another great win!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Harvick Survives Talladega

No way you cut it, the race today at Talladega was one of the best of the season, if not the best.

With more lead changes than ever in any NASCAR race, this race was one for the ages.

It had everything you could have wanted in a race. You had side by side racing, two car pull aways. Wrecks, unhappy drivers, blown engines, and a winner who was long overdue.

So if anyone found this race boring, must love to watch grass grow.

For the second week in a row, there is a Jeff and Mini-Me feud. I for one think Johnson needs to be taken down a peg or two. Are you paying attention, because what I am about to say, I may never say again: I hope Jeff Gordon is the one who takes him down a peg. Yes, for once in my life, I am pulling for Jeff Gordon to do something.

It sure was nice to see Stewart and Earnhardt Jr. team up again at the restrictor plate races. Unfortunately for Tony, Greg Biffle got in his way, and kept him from having the kind of finish that Jr. had. But that is the nature of the beast.

And finally, Happy Harvick, made it back to Victory Lane. I was pulling as hard for him the last lap, as I pull for Stewart going for the win. It was thrilling to see Harvick and his team back on top.

Well, I for one was very happy with today's race, even if Stewart didn't win. So guess it is on to Richmond next week. Wonder if Denny will win there next week?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Day Out with My Dad

Living is certainly an amazing thing. Often times we take it for granted. Now I am not going to get philosophical on you. But too many times we get to busy with doing our daily business, and forget to take the time to smell the roses.

I am guilty of doing this. My days are so routine, that I have actually forgotten what day I am in. I have to actually consistently remind myself of what day it is.

Too many times, you say I am going to do this and do that with someone. And before you know it, time has slipped away and days, months and even years have passed by.

Well in this particular case it was years that had slipped away. My dad and I use to do alot of things together when I was younger. But it has been many years since he and I just went somewhere or did something together.

A week or so ago, my dad and I got to talking about NASCAR. And he got to saying how he and I should take a trip to the museum at the Darlington Speedway. And we should also go to Randleman to the Petty Museum.

Well, normally, I would just kind of put it on the back burner. And check into it later. Well not this time. I actually got online checked out the times and prices of both places. Let him know, and I figured that would be the end of that. Because usually that is the way, things kind of go for him and I.

I got to thinking a day or so later. I got to wondering when was the last time my dad and I actually went off together. And I could only remember once he and I went out to dinner, but that too was years ago. So other than the occassion family gathering, that was basically it.
Now, there is one thing I think you should know. Before you go to thinking, she certainly doesn't spend anytime with her family. I work with both of my parents, everyday. So it is not like I don't know what it is going on with them or that I don't see them. I spend 10 hours everyday with them. So we do see it other. And we know what is going on with each other. But that is different. Working with someone and socializing with them is different. So when it comes right down to it, I actually spend more time with my parents than most people do.
So I got up with him and we made plans to go to Darlington.
Well, yesterday, we made that trip to the museum. It was something that only my dad and I share, NASCAR racing. My brother nor sister, care anything for it. My mom no longer cares to watch it. (She has not seen a race since Ernie Irvan retired.) My dad doesn't watch it anymore either. But he and I still keep up with what is going on in NASCAR.
While we were there at Darlington, standing above the racetrack looking down from the perch, (that the speedway has, so visitors to the museum can look down on the track). He was trying to pinpoint the place where Cale Yarborough went flying out of the speedway. He was there that day, and he actually has pictures that he took of Cale flying over the fence. That was when I let him know that the speedway had flipped the track some years ago.

He did not even know that they had flipped the track. But anyway, to make a long story short. When he took into account the fact that the track was flipped, we were standing only yards away from where Cale actually went out of the speedway and landed.

While visiting the museum and watching him take photos and listen to his stories of the races that he had seen, is something that I will always remember. Nothing can ever take away the fact that on that warm Saturday morning. My dad and I spent some quality time together, enjoying talking about something that only he and I have in common. Something that neither of my siblings share with him. And that my friend is priceless.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Thank You NASCAR"

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While most of the NASCAR media has been all a tingle with the arrival of Danica Patrick. There is one fan who has had enough of this woman and the media crap that surrounds her.

So it was fantastic for me to see the Boys of NASCAR back on the track, even if the Indy female was on the track with them.

The Nationwide series race certainly did entertain from start to finish. Whether you were pulling for Smoke, Harvick, Earnhardt Jr. or any of the other 40 drivers on the track. This was certainly a great way to get the season started.

And no it doesn't hurt my feelings one bit that my driver won it. Now if the Daytona 500 lives up to the excitement of the Dual races, the Shootout and the Nationwide race. The 500 should hail us back to the days of old. When racing was in the drivers hands. Not in whom was pushing whom.

So while I was skeptical about NASCAR keeping their hands off of the bump drafting, I will give credit where it is due. And NASCAR is deserving of the credit. They have let the drivers work the bump drafting out for themselves. And the racing is back in restrictor plate racing.

And thanks to NASCAR the cars are not so dependent on another car pushing them through the line. The owners are able to move up with just a slight bump from the car behind. And the best thing of all, the slingshot is back. All thanks to the larger restrictor plate.

And that was one of the racing moves that I have really missed. And Stewart put on a textbook showing of the slingshot on Thursday, during his Duel race.

So NASCAR, I just want to say "Thank You". You have made decisions that have made this fan, very excited about this season. And I have not been that way in the last four years.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Daytona Ready Or Not, Here Comes NASCAR!

Okay, it has been almost three months since we said good-bye to the 2009 season of NASCAR. There has been some movement among teams, as far as drivers, and sponsors are concerned. Even NASCAR itself is in the process of making some changes.

Well, while all of that is going on, we the fans have been easing our minds. Calming our nerves. Getting that itchy feeling to have engines blaring around a track once agin.

So while we are only one week away from the official opening of the 2010 NASCAR season.

Let's take one more look at some of the highlights of 2009. And feel free to share any of your favorite moments.

My list of memorable moments starts off with: Mark Martin. What three years ago, the man was on his way to retirement. Or at least his version of it. And here he signs with a new team, and he not only puts them in contention for wins. But they won 5 races, and they were the number one seed when the chase started. Mark Martin proved that it is not how old you, but how good you are that keeps in the winners circle.

Marcos Ambrose, while he did not win any races last year, he showed that he belongs in NASCAR. He increased his exprense level dramatically. Don't be surprised to see this man in victory circle this year.

Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart at Homestead. What were you two thinking? Did you both not realize that you both had cars that could have won the last race of the year? Especially you Stewart. Call me crazy, but that was probably one of the dumbest things you two could have done to your teams.

Tony Stewart's first year as a Cup car owner. Starting out of the box with basically not one but two new teams. Both teams proved that they were going to be contenders to win each and every week. While Ryan Newman did not find victory lane, his owner did. Not one but five times. Four points paying races and the All-Star Race.

And that leads me to my favorite highlight of last year: 2009 All-Star Race. Since 1999 Stewart had tried to win the All-Star Race. And each year he always came up empty. But in 2009, he was not going to be denied. Capturing the $1 million dollars was just a bonus, to the fact that this organization had its first official win in NASCAR. And then for them to go to Pocono and win that race on fuel mileage. That was just too perfect of a season for a re-built startup team.

What memories will 2010 bring? Will we have a first Daytona 500 winner? Can someone finally take the Cup championship away from the 48 team? Will someone take Brad Kesolowski to school? Will Joey Logano and the 20 continue to build on what they started last year or will they falter? What about Penske, being the only Dodge team left in NASCAR? Will Stewart-Haas finally get Ryan Newman back into victory lane?

Will Mark Martin ever win at Daytona? Or will Tony Stewart finally take that illusive Daytona 500 victory? How will the cars react to a spoiler, instead of the wing?

While I don't know the answer to these questions. Some will be answered in a couple weeks, the rest we will have to wait until the end of the season. Either way, 2010 should be an interesting year.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Denny Hamlin Injured is reporting that Denny Hamlin has torn his ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, in his left knee.

According to the article Denny was playing basketball on Friday, when the injury occured.

Denny is still planning on driving the whole season. And will have surgery at the end of the season.

With the Daytona 500 only three weeks away, it will be interesting to see how well he does. And just how long he will actually stay in the car. Especially this soon after the injury.

Good luck Denny, I think you are going to need it. But I guess, the one good thing is that, it is his left knee instead of his right.

Is Health Care Reform Really Dead?

As you well know by now the people of Massachusettes spoke loud and clear this past Tuesday. They let Washington know that they are tired of the status quo.

There have been rebumblings that the Health Care Reform bill is dead. Pelosi claims that she doesn't have the votes to pass it. And it appeared that the bill was at least headed for File 13 (the Trash).

But if you will read the undertide of what is really being said, you will realize that the health care bill is not dead. Oh, don't get me wrong, some of the incentives that has been put into this bill, is dead. But the Democrats will find away to ram this bill down the throats of the American people.

Before the election on Tuesday, Pelosi and the Democrats were already looking into reconciliation. Where a bill can be passed with only 51 votes. One way or another it seems that the Left-wing is determined to ram this bill down the throats of the American people.

The left-wing is determined to get a government plan in place that they will do anything to do it, even if it means backdooring it.

Don't be surprised by anything that may come out of Washington in the next few months. And if you think that the Liberals will not get their government run option on the books of this country. Keep watching. They will word it in such away that most people will not realize what it is until it is passed.

This is what lawyers, politicians and scavengers do best. The liberals want to turn this country into a socialist country. And right now they have the man in office who is spearheading it. And Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are doing backflips because they know, they have to get this done before November. Because if this is not done by November, the American people will vote enough of their liberal friends out of office and they will not have enough votes for even the reconciliation.

The government health care plan is coming. It is not a matter of if, but when.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Man Will Drive Anything!

It has often been said that Tony Stewart would race anything. Well it looks like the man will drive anything too, just so long as he can be at a race track.

Check out these photos by Jerry "Goose" Gossel at the 2010 Chili Bowl.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Thanks to a few special People

You know in this life, we make friends as we go through it. Sometimes those friends go through this life with us. But often, through circumstances we lose contact with way too many of them.

For sometime, I have been wondering whatever happened to one special friend that I met through Fox Sports blogging community. She and I didn't root for the same driver. But that was okay, because we respected each other enough to congratulate each other when the other driver's won. And we also were able to feel bad when the other driver didn't have a great day.

Well, unfortunately, she and I lost contact. Why? Let's just say life, and move on.

Well, I got to missing her and I wanted to see how she was. So I made it up in my mind that I was going to contact everyone, I thought might know how to get up with her. Well, through the help of Lori, Kristen and Bruce, I was able to contact her.

So I just want to say "Thank You" to them. And say I am so glad to know that my dear friend Rhonda and I are back in contact with each other. Even if she still pulls for the "wrong" Driver. Just Kidding.