Monday, February 20, 2006
I am so grateful that it's Febuary! NASCAR is back!
The Great American Race, The Daytona 500 opened up the 2006 Nextel Cup NASCAR season on sunday.
Without his crew chief, Chad Knaus, #48 Jimmy Johnson managed to hold off a 2 lap shoot out at the end to take the checkered flag at the end. This was Johnson's first Daytona 500 win, 19 total Nextel Cup victories for the young driver and the sixth Daytona 500 win for team owner Rick Hendrick.
The #48 Lowes car crew chief Chad Knaus was suspended from the weekends activities in Daytona after an inspection team found that Knaus had altered the rear window of the Lowes car. Team engineer Darian Grubb filled in as crew chief during the absence of Knaus, and with stunning results I must add. This will make a nice addition to Grubb's resume in the future.
Fellow Hendrick Racing team mate and last years Daytona 500 champion and three time winner of the Great American Race, Jeff Gordon had a tough time of it having swapped some paint with last years Nextel Cup Champion #20 Tony Stewart, and with some other difficulties managed to squeeze out a 26th place finish.
Tony Stewart on the other hand, having listened to this guy talk about respecting other drivers on the track and not driving aggressivly, did a 180 once he hit the track. This guy changes his mind more often then defeated 2004 Presidential Candidate John Kerry. With what appears to be the same results for Stewart...Defeat. Although he did manage to finish in 5th despite his and #17 Matt Kenseth trying to put each other out of the race, each driver being penalized for their antics on the track.
The Rogue Jew would like to congratulate the 2006 Daytona 500 winner Jimmy Johnson on a superb win.
If their are other Jews out there that are NASCAR fans, E-Mail me, I would love to hear from you and your thoughts about this years season!
Posted by The Rogue Jew at 2/20/2006 12:04:00 PM