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Race 8: Kansas – Heartbreak Hotel

Posted by Amy in General | NASCAR

Crew members push the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet of Tony Stewart on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 19, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America)

Qualified: 18th

Finished: 21st, 1 lap down

Race Winner: Matt Kenseth

Points after Kansas: 21st, 130 points behind current series leader Jimmie Johnson.

My Mood after Kansas: Disheartened. It’s got to get better soon right?

I take notes during each race.  Some races I take PAGES of notes and some I am lucky if I write down three words.  The notes are just to jog my memory for when I sit down and write the post race article that I write every week.  These are my notes this week typed up exactly as they appeared in my notebook (minus the doodled flowers in the margin and the random word “Satellite” I wrote – because I have no idea why or what that was about):

“We will make this better.” Tony Stewart’s pre race pep talk to crew on the radio during the warmup laps.

Heartbreaking- Tony apologizes on radio and promises he’s doing all he can with what he’s got.

“We never doubt it.” Steve Addington’s reply.

That’s what I got out of the race. The word heartbreaking.

Tony signs autographs for fans at Kansas Speedway

Tony signs autographs at Kansas Speedway (Photo credit: Official Tony Stewart Facebook Page- Click picture for original)


+LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Bass Pro paint scheme by the way- hope it’s a keeper!

+ Dear NASCAR- I am not the only one who is upset that driver radio chatter in the NASCAR 13 mobile ap is censored.  PLEASE let us hear our drivers in all their frankness.  To quote Tyler Farr I want to hear my driver get his “pissed off on”. Thanks — Amy

+ In case you missed our post this weekend- please consider taking part in the BadGroove Smokin’ Birthday Charity Drive and Raffle for a chance to celebrate Tony Stewart’s birthday and win some great prizes. You have from now until midnight on Tony’s birthday to register for the raffle!

Gratuitious Tony Ryan Newman picture because it’s FUNNY!

Ryan Newman-- not sure what he's doing here.

I had to share this one- I am not sure what on earth Ryan is doing…is he in pain? Showing that he just got his teeth cleaned? Did a dog just bite him? What? (Photo Credit: Quicken Loans Racing Official Facebook- click picture to be take to the original)

#GoTonyGo #ImWithSmoke

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  • sue says:

    The way the 14 is running sickens me. I know they’ll get it figured out since Tony’s at the helm BUT I just can’t stand seeing Tony run like a 2nd or 3rd tier team.

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