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I Swore I Was Going to Enjoy the Last Two Days of Vacation

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Daytona 500

I Swore I Was Going to Enjoy the Last Two Days of Vacation

Jeremy T. Sellers
Jerm's Joint
February 16, 2009

...but it is amusing to see everyone so quick to come down on Dale Jr. For the most part, I don't get involved on articles of opinion on him due to my obvious bias. However, I felt obligated as that bias fan to post some sort of defense. I am pretty sure that I wasn't on my couch, in my easy chair, or sitting at a bar watching the Daytona 500...no, in fact, I was there. Freezing my ass off, and so wind burned that my lips are blistered.

I am not for sure, but I think there was a certain superspeedway race in 2006 at Talladega in which Brian Vickers ass plowed the golden child Johnson and Earnhardt, taking them both out to get the victory. However, that was considered "one of those racin' deals" back then. However, Dale, simply trying to get his lap back, had his nose picked of last lap boogers though it wasn't even half-way. After all, Jr. played by the rules, he didn't advance his position when he came back across the yellow line...he tried to fall back into place, and had "one of those racin' deals", but because he's Dale Jr, the media frenzy of the trying to advance the antid Dale movement has become immense, and the crucifiction will take place somewhere in Mooresville for certain. Everyone has wanted to see a little bit of his father in his racing, but when it when he finally reveals a tad, holy shit, it's a mutiny. Whatever...

Now, just as equal amount of people are saying Matt didn't deserve to win the 500. Are you serious? Did anyone notice Elliot Sadler trying to play the rain game? It damn near paid off for him, and if he had been declared the victor, the same outcry would have taken place. C'mon folks, Jimmmie, Jeffy, The Keebler Elf, and Carl can,t win every race. Every once in a while, believe it or not, someone else IS going to win. Kenseth had run a smart race the entire day. When mother nature pissed on us at DIS, Matt was simply in the right place, at the right time...his name belongs on the Earl Trophy. Did NASCAR call the race too soon? Again, I was there...the rain didn,t stop until we were out of the parking lot, back at our hotel in St. Augustine, and on our way for a good Ham and Cheese with a pint of Guinness at O'Malleys. It was cold, wet, and windy, and people were leaving in droves circa lap 100! Is it the way Kenseth wanted to win the race? What driver would? However, you gotta do what you gotta do to get the check at the end of the day. Hail to Kenseth! lol

Tony has really got this superspeedway thing figured out. He could take an AMC Gremlin and figure out how to draft and pass. If you had any doubt about driver/ownership simply based on history in the sport, perhaps that same history is about to be re-written!

So now I wait. Fill up my in box with you bitches, your moans, your "you don't knows", I don't care. I plan on enjoying the last day of my vacation tomorrow before the long drive back north.

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