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"Monday Morning Roundup (3/1)"
Posted by martin-n-rusty on February 28, 2010
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- Rick Hendrick... Give Jeff Gordon a new, competent crew chief.

Jeff Gordon should of won the race today, as he had a wicked good car, but Steve Letarte should be canned as soon as possible, like IMMEDIATELY. 2 Tires instead of 4? If Letarte was not on top of the pit box the last few years, Gordon would of probably reached 90 wins by now.

- Rick Hendrick... Maybe Jr. isn't all of that.

Still early, could of been a bad car, but this can't be good for Jr. I still believe he is talented, but unless the COT is just not for him, I still feel there is some kind of mental stumbling block that Jr. can't overcome. What it is, I dont know, but still...

- Rick Hendrick... Wow for Jimmie Johnson.

If this is how Jimmie is going to perform like this for the season, I think we could very well witness the greatest single season by a driver since Jeff Gordon's 1998 13 win season. Not only, as I have said many times, that this team has their stuff straight, and not only is Jimmie and Chad Knaus the perfect combo, but they seem to have luck fall their way more times than not.

- Did Digger chew through, and mess with the wiring of the caution lights?

Ok, I can get that yeah, stuff happens, and I did find it legit to throw the cautions (imagine seeing the lights, slowing down, then realizing the green flag was still supposed to be out?), but that is now the first two of three races, where there was problems at the track (the rain showers at California does not count. Weather happens in outdoor sports). Hopefully, NASCAR now has all the little bugs out of its system, but if this keeps up, this will be just as bad as if NASCAR decided to run things like last season.

- Finally a decent performance for Marcos Ambrose.

He deserved it. Still a long way to go, but having the start to this season, and now this, has to be a good turning around point for the Aussie.

- Juan Pablo... Watch your tounge.

Lap 94, Jamie McMurray gets a little loose, Juan Pablo Montoya started coming down, and the two ended up wrecking. I still believe that Juan Pablo has a ton of talent, and could get the 42 in the chase with his talent alone, spewing the barbs he launched was uncalled for. I don't think he watched the replay anyway, but it was quite clear that it was a racing incident, rather than Jamie taking out a team mate. Everyone knows it, and Montoya should know it, McMurray does not race dirty.

- Fantasy Racing

A-List - Well, a 12th place finish for Carl Edwards, better than Kyle Busch's 15th, but Carl didn't lead any laps (like Busch's 1), and quite a few A-listers did better than 12th place.

B-List - Unlike the A-List, I hit the best possible combo for the B-List, as Kevin Harvick finished 2nd, and Matt Kenesth finished 5th, best of the B-Listers, and they both led laps. With RCR still being so strong, and if this keeps up, I feel I will be having at least 1 RCR driver each race starting.

C-List - Well, Scott Speed got more points than Sam Hornish, but if Scott Speed keeps on pulling the best stats of the C-List drivers, I feel I will probably end up seeing this a bunch as I conserve Speed's starts for later in the season, trying to aim for when he goes for better finishes.

All told, I finish with 294 points, but I probably could of did better. Oh well, still a good output anyway.

I will post Atlanta's picks sometime within the week.

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