Today was 500 laps at 'The Paperclip', or known by its real name Martinsville Speedway. Going into the race it is another track where you don't know what is going to happen. The reason is with the season winding down it is the last best chance for revenge. If there is anyone you have truly pissed off during the season. Once they find you it doesn't take much to bump your rear-end, and take you for a spin. If all goes well it ends your day, and payback has been achieved.
Following the disappointment of seeing Kyle eliminated from the chase due to the stupidity of Austin Dillon. I watched the race as I am a NASCAR fan, but it lacked luster to me. Normally when we see Kyle's chance to win the chase go down the drain. We deal with it, and enjoy the remainder of the season. This year was extra tough as everything was going right until last weekend. With three more races left after today's, hopefully we can move on this year, and enjoy those races.
With all that said it's time to talk race winner.
Normally I wouldn't show this card, and use it for a post.The reason is I bought it to send to a fellow blogger. The difference this time is simply because it's a cool cards, and well. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the winner of Martinsville today.
Now I am not a fan of Junior in any way shape or form. I could even go off for awhile about why I don't care for the guy. When it comes to today's race it would have been a crime for anyone other than Junior to win. First is it was the ten year anniversary of the Hendrick's plane crash. To see a Hendrick driver just felt right due to that. Having it be the one Hendrick driver who's father died during a race is the way it is supposed to be on a day like that.
Adding to everything was Junior has long wanted to win this one race. Seeing the man so excited he didn't know what to do. He ran hugging everyone within sight, and when he ran out of people looked lost. It brought back memories of North Carolina State winning the NCAA Championship in 1982. Watching the celebration on television was a great moment. Then when he was grabbed to talk about the win. He mentioned how he had wanted one of the grandfather clocks since he was a kid growing up. Despite not caring for the guy I couldn't help, but root for him today.
When it comes to Kyle I'd have to sum it up as quiet. Kyle ran a decent race, and finished a respectable 11th place. He stayed away from trouble, and was running a quiet race in the top 15. No getting into it with anyone, and just doing his thing.
The best racing news for us this weekend was the card above. I managed to find 25 Kyle Busch cards at the card show Saturday. This will get me through most of next year with new cards as I post about races.