Thoughts While It's Hot
Random observations while pacing a steamy pit road at Dover:
+ Popsicles, the kind where you either bite or scissor off the tip, make men in firesuits look like kids again.
+ Seventy-pound Goodyear Eagles make for a nice seat during long green-flag runs.
+ Some fans apparently think that fanny packs are still cool. (Were they ever?)
+ Red Bull Formula One driver David Coulthard, a winner of 13 grands prix, went unnoticed to the untrained eye. What a shame.
+ Loud. Loud. Loud.
+ Imagine what it used to be like racing for 500 miles here. They last did it in 1997.
+ After the 11th time, lost count on the question, “Do you have any Red Bull in there?”
+ The “Big One” arrived from Talladega on lap 15.
+ Still loud.
+ Chicken wings and brats don’t seem to be the healthiest of choices for chubby crewmen a few stalls down.
+ A speeding ticket sucks.
+ A second speeding ticket sucks even more.
+ Note to fan: Ask for an autograph before or after the race. Not during.
+ It’s gotta be hot as %#@^ in those cars.
+ Do we really have to go to Pocono this week?