(photo by Leon Hammack)
Tonight is the night!!!
It is Saturday night in Richmond and it is crunch time in the Sprint Cup! Kyle Busch, “The Wonder Kid”, “The Las Vegas Weasel”, “The Whiner”, “The Spoiled Brat”, call him what you might, but one thing you can’t call him, is in “THE BIG SHOW”!! But the bottom line is Busch is on the outside looking in for the Chase for The Cup. He is tied with Mark Martin with the most wins by a driver this season, four victories. In spite of being tied with the most victories in the 2009 season, that team has been very erratic in their performances in 2009 and is currently two positions outside the Chase !
With one race to go to solidify the top 12 in the Chase to the Cup, ol Kylie Busch finds himself in 14th place, 37 points out of “THE BIG SHOW”! The JGR #18 M&M’s Toyota has their work cut out for them in order to make the top 12. They have to finish significantly better than more than half of those teams that are in positions 1-12 in order to pick up more than the requite 37 points needed to get into “THE BIG SHOW”!!
Tonight there will be races within this race! There are about four teams that have a chance to move into the top twelve and they will be extremely aggressive trying to get into the Chase. Those teams who have already locked into the Chase, may be pushing really hard to try to pick up bonus points with one more win. Some teams may instead be using this race to test some new setup items for possible use during the Chase.
Anyway, it is Saturday Night, it is Richmond, and it’s the end of the regular season! There will be some radiator spewing and fender chewing going on tonight!!
And as Elton John put it, “SATURDAY NIGHT IS ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING”!!
UNTIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!