Thoughts on Ryan Blaney’s “networking”?
I guess about 99% of us have learned for some reason through this test in the All Star Race: the driver is obviously easy to throw the net out of the windows (actually, it’s a universal symbol after an accident: “I’m fine!”).
But apparently they’re not meant to be fixed in place from the inside, though Blaine seemed to have done so (at least in a sense) until the last green restart on Sunday night.
Lesson learned: leave this network until everyone comes out and signs the sign. Or something like that.
On the plus side, it took away part (not all, but part) of the attention from the quality of the racing product. Many are shouting to find more race houses for the All Star Sprint format, but two problems:
1. Damn, wherever you go, sometimes you can get spectacular races; and 2. It’s not just competition, it’s business.
Texas is not giving up the race because of poor reviews. Lots and lots of moving parts on schedule.
How’s Jimmy in Indy?
Jimmy Johnson kicks off on Sunday the 12th in his first Indianapolis 500 after qualifying for an acceleration average of more than 231 miles per hour.
That’s right, 231!
Fourteen years ago Jimmy won the NASCAR pole in India at 50 mph less than his current Brickyard speed. That’s right, 50!
Last weekend he would have been faster, but he flirted with the wall through the first corner and made a good save.
Although he fought hard on IndyCar’s road courses, Jimmy is obviously better at ovals, but 230 in excess, starting with a number of three? A man, you need to admire the desire, especially at his age (46) and a comfortable lifestyle.