Friday, November 03, 2006

Don't Mess with...

Well, a little slow today in getting a blog posting up. Traffic was slow coming back from the track after qualifying. In fact, things just were slow all day. Plain and simple, the No. 84 didn't make the field for this weekend's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. During practice the car swung from feeling "tight" to the other spectrum of feeling "loose" by the end of practice. Drawing the third from last qualifying slot was a boost, but when it was all said and done, the 29.0 sec. run wasn't enough to get in the show. Back to "tight" the driver said. On the positive side, the last qualifier and TRB driver-to-be Brian Vickers (in No. 25 GMAC car) eclipsed the track record with a 27.5 run (196.235 mph) to take the Pole Award, which means one thing: Brian and the No. 83 get into the Bud Shootout next February at Daytona. So how about that for an emotional rollercoaster, all in the span of a few minutes at the end of qualifying.

6 Comments:

Anonymous toro rosso 83 fan said...

BV getting a pole was HUGE! A little extra test time in the shootout should really help for next year. Sorry about AJ though..add Homestead to the schedule (he asked selfishly)

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

Will NASCAR even allow AJ to race at Daytona next year? They usually want to see at least a few races on the track before they grant clearance to race the superspeedways.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous govickers said...

I really hope Vickers can make all the races this year, the good thing is he is a good drafter so the Gatorade Duel will be huge at Daytona.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83 fan said...

AJ will be OK at Daytona. He came over from Champcar which is viewed by Nascar as at the least an equal series. He also ran a truck at Talladega, so he is already approved for DIS I would think.

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance Dinger will run these last 2 truck races for a little experiance?

5:16 AM  
Blogger The Bull Spotter said...

as long as he promises to keep it off the walls

8:58 AM  

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