Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ford 400

Championship Weekend!

I don't know who I'm pulling for. Kenseth already has a championship and I'm ambivalent about Johnson. So maybe I'll just hope they wreck out and Kevin Harvick pulls off the incredibly unlikely double-championship in one year, or all three bite the dust and Denny Hamlin becomes the most unlikely rookie champion ever.

So far:
-Kurt Busch's car better be parked for the rest of the race He's already ruined Bobby Labonte's race, and perhaps Jimmie Johnson's championship with that debris through the nose. Two wrecks in the first 15 laps? One in front of the leader? You're done. "Experimental setup" or not.
-Watching the pace lap, I realized how I wish the cars looked in comparison to the Ford Mustang Pace car, and kind of wish NASCAR would go back to a more "stock" configuration. I don't know how the Car of Tommorrow will look next season when a field full of fully finished cars are racing. It may look more realistic, but it will certainly be yet another step away from NASCAR's stock roots.
NASCAR Ford 400 Mustang Pace Car
NASCAR Ford 400 Mustang Pace Car

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