Today is racing at Martinsville! That doesn't get me excited since I am not a short track fan. After watching all the cautions in the truck race yesterday I am really not looking forward to watching caution laps again today. When they are not under caution there are some things to look for.
One is Kyle Busch being aggresive and then crashing late in the race. It seems like this is happening every week now. I don't know why the Nascar announcers praise this kid every week for his skills. Skills don't equal over aggressive driving. Guess I am still mad at the way he closed the race a few weeks ago by almost wrecking Dale Jarret for no reason.
I am expecting Denny Hamlin to have a good day. He seems to do well on short tracks, and the truck race yesterday may have helped give him and his team some information on the track. Of course I am rooting for Jimmie Johnson but it seems they have lost their edge on the car of tomorrow. I don't know lately it only seems like Dale Jr's car is actually working well for the team. It is only a matter of time before he gets Hendrick's a win.
Jeff Gordon has the pole and the very important first pit stall. It is also the first race with UPS as a sponsor for David Reutimann as Dale Jarret is going to retire after the All Star race. It will seem funny to not see Dale in the UPS car.
This is the way I will remember Dale since I was there. It is a shame since he had so many wins. Good luck Dale I look forward to watching you in the booth and sharing your knowledge with us