Thursday, May 10, 2007

Stars & Stripes

One of NASCAR’s great inevitabilities is the Darlington Stripe, defined simply as a driver whose car makes contact with the wall at Darlington Raceway. It’s a rite of passage for rookies. No driver can say they’ve raced at Darlington until they’ve earned a stripe, and seldom does one come without another. Rest assured, AJ will earn his stripes this weekend. Darlington is also known as "The Lady in Black" and she bowed down to BV in 2003. The second of three victories in his championship Busch Series season came at Darlington when BV (in a Hendrick #5) slipped, slid and slithered around the 1.33-mile, egg-shaped track that’s famous for digesting large amounts of rubber in one sitting. BV admits he has a crush on Darlington as it is his favorite of all NASCAR tracks,. Even more than Talladega?

For the full scoop on Darlington, read this week's website feature.

3 Comments:

Anonymous RVnGrammy said...

I look forward to seeing th 83 car qualify for the race in Darlington. THEN, I will start thinking about how cool it would be to see BV WIN there again!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Can't wait to watch Brian @ his all-time favorite track!!!

We all have faith in the 83 driver, car, & crew! You guys can Tame the Lady in Black! Good luck to both Brian and AJ!!!

Rock Darlington boys!!!

WE BELIEVE!!!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Krissy said...

I always get excited for the Darlington race. Something about the "Lady in Black" just gets my blood pumping.

Brian and AJ can definitly tame her. Good luck boys!

WE BELIEVE!

1:05 PM  

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