It’s dawned on me- that you know your a NASCAR fan when someone you love- in my case my mother…starts a sentence like this about an hour after the last race of the season: “Now that NASCAR is over I am hoping you…”
So yesterday…I missed nearly all of the NASCAR Countdown and Prerace stuff. Besides being the season closer- yesterday was also my mom’s birthday and my father does not like to shop and does not like to shop alone. So after we took my mom to breakfast, he asked me to go with him to get my mom’s birthday stuff taken care of. I walked into the house right as they started invocation. I missed the prerace countdown, the interviews before the race and Race Day. Luckily I had a feeling this would happen and I dvr’d it all. I have yet to watch any of it though.
I didn’t take notes during the race because I was busy crocheting something that I am trying to get done (the blanket for my nephew. I would tell you it was almost done- except when Tony took the lead towards the end of the race I got excited and messed up so I have to take out a bunch to fix it because its a major booboo. Anyway…Team Home Depot as I know and love it…had an awesome weekend all around. Tony qualified well (13th). He was in the top 10 most of the race and the top 5 for a good portion as well. When he was second and reeling in Kenseth he said “Here kitty kitty kitty” which always cracks me up. Of course I had to explain to my mom that meant Tony was pretty damn confident he would catch Matt and pass him. Unfortunately a lack of gas would necessitate a late pit stop. Stewart was able to again charge through the field to make it into the top 10 before the end of the race, finishing 9th.
It was a good race overall. I was pretty confident that Jimmie would leave with the championship and I am glad he did.I was also glad that Tony and Team Home Depot were able to move up in points enough with their 9th place finish to be able to go to the ceremony in New York.
On to next year! I am excited to see what Tony will do with Stewart Haas Racing.