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08 August, 2015: Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart (14) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) talk during qualifying for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook/HHP/David Tulis)

Tony Qualified: 3rd

Tony Finished: 43rd

Points: 418 (currently 26th place in the chase chase standings)

Us Stewart fans came into the Sprint Cup race at Watkin’s Glen knowing three things: (more…)

The #14 crew work hard on getting that Smokin' 14 car right for Max!

The #14 crew work hard on getting that Smokin’ 14 car right for Max! (Photo Credit: Stewart-Haas Racing Facebook Page- Click picture to be taken to the original)

Ahh- Watkins Glen is hard to write about. (more…)

This will most likely just be a complete mishmash so I am going to throw it at you bullet-style:

  • My driver, Tony Stewart, has never won a race that I have actually attended in person and I am starting to take it personally.  I have been to three races this year alone. THREE. Did he win at any of them? Nope. I was really hoping for a win at Sonoma…and 2nd was GREAT…but I wanna see my driver win in person. I mean seriously- he has won three races (four if you count the non-points all-star race)…maybe the next time I go to a race he will win.  And if Tony can’t win the next race I go to..can Jeff Gordon please win…since I will most likely be there with BFFM and that is her driver.I hope I am not some sort of jinx.  (Don’t think that didn’t cross my mind after the first race I attended was the one where he hit the wall hard last year in Las Vegas and he just happened to hit the wall right in front of me). If you are keeping track, by the way, I have seen these people win in person: Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, and Kasey Kahne.
  • To make up for my cranky, boo hoo I didn’t get to see Watkins Glen race post…I have a special treat for you.  My new twitterfriend @kevinmboots77 offered to let me share his pictures from the race- since he was there in person.  This is just one of my favorites that he took. Click the picture to go to his photo galleries from Watkins Glen:

    The crew of Tony Stewart's #14 stand on the pit wall to congratulate their driver on his win at Watkins Glen. Photo by: @KevinMBoots77

    The crew of Tony Stewart's number 14 Chevy stand on the pitwall to congratulate their driver for winning at Watkins Glen. Photo by: @kevinmboots77

  • Heluva Good.  I have to tell you that I love the name of this sponsor…but to be honest? I have never tried anything by them. Who knows if you can even actually get it out here. You can’t get some things…like Goody’s here either. Oh well.

Well I guess I had less to talk to you about then I thought I did. Tomorrow? Hopefully we will take about cupcakes.

Mother nature dealt us fans who work on Mondays an evil blow by raining out our Sunday NASCAR race for the second week in a row. BAH!  The race was run on Monday starting at noon (time local to the race- not to me).  Unfortunately I didn’t get to watch it- and I won’t get to- because I somehow forgot to DVR it completely. Not like last week when I DVR’d the wrong channel…this week I didn’t dvr a damn thing.  So of course Tony would win! Don’t get me wrong- I am ecstatic he won…just disappointed I didn’t get to watch.

All I can say about the race right now is that the Sam Hornish, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon wreck was NASTY looking. That I did see. I was glad to hear the drivers get out- and in the snippet of the video that I saw- Jeff Gordon was one pissed off camper. And I don’t blame him.  I am sure that did nothing for his back to be collected in someone else’s wreck (I can’t tell in the snippet I saw if it was Kasey Kahne’s fault or Sam Hornish’s fault…according to my friend who was watching the race- it was Kasey’s).  I also heard that the Team Old Spice/Office Depot pit crew did awesome on their stops! Way to go!!

Notes On The Glen:

  • Honestly I don’t really have any.  What do the drivers do when a race is moved to Monday? Do they just sit around in their Momohomes (yes my nephew has a new word…momohome- and he actually points to motorhomes and motorcoaches and says it which is very exciting) and watch TV/ Play video games? I would think that would get old- unless you REALLY like video games.

Next week: Back to Michigan!