I am back from my quick weekend in Vegas. I drove over 1000 miles between Friday morning and Monday afternoon. Ha!
So I had a blast watching the Atlanta race from the bar at the NASCAR CAFE. BFM tells me they do this every race day- but for $10.00 they give you a drink coupon, a raffle ticket and a wrist band with your favorite drivers number on it and then let you sit in the bar during the whole race. If your driver does certain silly things (lead three consecutive laps, gets black flagged, gets a pit road speeding penalty, causes a crash, DNFs, gets the lucky dog, etc)- you win another drink ticket. Plus during the commercials they do trivia and you win $20.00 coupons for the cafe and after the race they raffle off a table full of NASCAR goodies…diecasts, clocks, sweatshirts, etc. I was pretty good at the trivia..I knew a lot of the answers…but never got picked to answer one so I had to pay for my nachos afterall.
So Tony didn’t do so well in Atlanta…and because I was on vacay I didn’t have access to the radio communications so I have no idea what was going on with him. All I can say is that at the end of the race he obviously got the lucky dog because I got a beer on Tony! Hey it gave me something to drink while they auctioned off the goodies.
I will say that I thought that Chad Knaus was crazy to call Jimmie in for tires during that last yellow. I was amazed at how well and quickly Jimmie was able to work his way up the field to his second place finish- I believe someone used the words “freaking genius”. I loved Carl Edwards postrace interview though when he found out that Jimmie finished second. “Are you kidding me? Man why did you have to go and ruin my day!” That cracked me up. Sorry Carl.
I was also pleased to find out that Denny Hamlin was able to get the Gillette Young Guns Time Shaver of the race this week edging out Kurt Busch by just a smidgen. Way to go Denny!!