It's Mind Boggling
Jeff Gordon - 700 Consecutive StartsI find it difficult to get my last two, very old brain cells to comprehend that level of accomplishment. Seven Hundred NASCAR Cup races without missing a single event. And on top of that he has 301 Top 5 finishes. That folks, works out to 43%. I find it extremely difficult how some "fans" can criticize. But then, I realize I criticize Kyb for being a whining little cry-baby - Oh, but he is a whining little cry-baby.
We certainly now understand why 'Coach' Gibbs decided to bring a man to his team to drive the #20 Toyota. Matt currently has three very strong wins for the team. And on top of that, we haven't heard a single bellyaching whine - That's Refreshing!
Really hated to see Kane's race get spoiled by Kyb. Yea, yea. I know. Kyle didn't exactly hit him and put Kasey into the wall. But he damn sure knew exactly what his "move" would produce. Oh, yes, Kyb can certainly drive a race car, we all have to give him that. But that doesn't change the fact that he's a "recardo cabeza" through and through.
Then, while all this is going on, the "queen" of near zero achievement merely sashays around Darlington five laps off the pace. Over 'media' hype can only go so far. There has to be a time when performance is necessary to sustain the charade that is Danica Patrick. With one of the best prepared (mostly Hendrick) and well financed cars on the track little Miss "P" has produced one, yes one, top ten finish. She's been lucky to break into the bottom top 20 category. Hence her 28th position this weekend. Let's get all the Patrick fans to give a big "high-five" for finishing the race. After-all, she was the only woman and there were eight other (male) drivers that didn't make it to the checker. That must count for something. Please. Give me a moment. I'm trying to figure out what it actually counts for. Darn. Couldn't come up with anything - sorry.
SPANISH GRAND PRIX
Very interesting race. Tough to figure out how it would work out with all the different pit-stop and tire change strategies going on but it was perfect for Spain - Alonso put everyone to shame. Fantastico Ferrari. I just wish Pirelli would get their act together - it gets old real quick when every race is about "tire management."
No comment. I'm getting sick and tired of Kyb and the other Cup drivers proving just how much better they are and how much better their equipment is than the regular Nationwide teams. Send these Cup guys home and let's watch the up-and-comers duke it out. After-all, isn't that what the series is supposed to be about? Developing new talent - just like what the GP2 series is for - develop new F1 talent.