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Posted on: July 15, 2008 9:18 am
Edited on: July 15, 2008 10:33 am
 

NASCAR Awards, so far

Well, we have a week off so I thought from racing, its all star week in Baseball, so why not do an award blog for what has happened so far this season.  I'll make the categories and who I feel the award should go to, you can blast my pick and make your own pick and explain why.

Here we go:

MVP:

KYLE BUSH - Without a doubt he wins hands down.  8 wins in 19 races, well lets just say he is out classing the rest of the field by a wide margine.

Most Improved:

This one was tough for me.  Being a homer of sorts I want to say David Reutimann, he has put 2 of MWR's cars solidily into the top 35 but my head tells me that the true choice has to be,

BRIAN VICKERS: Brian has taken his Red Bull car from a go or go homer at the beginning of the season to the brink of the chase.

Most Disappointing:

Again this one was tough but for different reasons, what is a disappointing season,  Well, we have Kyle Petty struggling to make races but really did we expect that much from him?  How 'bout Casey Mears,  Here he has all that good HMS equipment, barely in the top 25 and has lost his ride for next season.  I could go with Jeff Gordon, who has struggled, by his standards, after the year he had last season, no wins, his fans I believe are a little disappointed.  But no I have to go with,

Ryan Newman: After his win at the Daytona 500 he has fallen in the standings like a Rock.  In fact it has gotten so bad at Penske that Ryan is going to leave after this season.

Biggest Surprise:

Now some may say this is the same as the Most Improved but not really, what driver has surprised you the most by how well he has done this season?  I could say Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a real big surprise, why well I think a lot of people thought he would be in the top 12 but how many people really thought he'd be sitting 2nd in the points this time of year?  I think we can all say if we are honest with ourselves we would have to say it is a surprise to where he sits.  But I didn't go thier I went with:

David Regan: Here is an individual that everyone was saying last season would be the one to go at Roush.  That Roush made a big mistake by putting him in the 6 car and that he couldn't handle the pressures of the big show.  Well, I not only think he is handling the pressure I think he has solidified his positions at Roush.  Right now he sits 15th in points with a solid shot at the chase.

Rookie of the Year:

This is really a tough one as no one Rookie has stepped forward.  Sam Hornish is hanging around the go or go homers and all but one of the rest are go or go homers.  So I have to go with

Mike McDowell - I know this looks like a homer pick, and it may be, but the fact that this kid has not had any experience in the Nationwide or Cup series and he has managed to keep the car in the top 35 to me is a great accomplishment.  I know he was given a break by NASCAR not allowing the points swap between the 00 and the 44 but he has maintained his position in the top 35.  This to me is no more of a break than Sam Hornish getting the points at the beginning of the season from the 2 car.  But I will say this.  If Patrick Carpentier can get into the top 35 he may be the best of this lot. But this years Rookie Crop does not show any outstanding drivers at this time.

Now for Team Awards:

Most Improved Team:

Ok, I'm going to let my bias get to me on this award,  I know that Red Bull with Brian is doing well but they still have one in the go or go home category.  So I have to go with:

MWR: Michael Waltrip has put a lot of effort into this team and has all three cars in the top 35.  Although none of the cars are in the top 25 where this organization has come from last season to now is a great accomplishment.

Most Disappointing Team:

To me this is an easy pick.  You have Penske with their troubles but both cars are in the top 20,  You have HAAS who has both cars out of the top 35, one because of a rules violation. but the winner hands down is:

Ganassi Racing:  Here is a team that has folded a team has one team sitting at 32nd in points and his best team has gone through 3 crew chiefs, causing his driver to publicly criticize the owner.

Most Shocking Event of the Season:

This one, I don't believe, is as cut and dried as most people will think.  Yes Tony Stewart is leaving JGR, but this has been rumored since JGR announced that they were going to Toyota.  Tony has severed a long relationship with Joe Gibbs and It may be a long hard road for him to get back to the top. But the one thing that I never saw coming at the beginning of the season was:

Ryan Newman leaving Penske Racing: Ryan started the season winning the Super Bowl of Racing the Daytona 500.  All was well but suddenly things went sour, and really haven't heard what really has happened, and now all of a sudden Ryan is out of Penske without a ride for next season.  Will he get a ride, you bet, he is too talented, but this was not foreseen by anyone that I know of. 

Best Move by NASCAR:

Well this is a category that people may say WHAT?  When has NASCAR made a good move recently?  Well I have 2 for this category?

1.  Ryan Newmans 25 Point penalty for being too high.  To me this was consistent to all the past penalties.  Even though it was the COT it was nothing that kept the car from meeting the templates.

2.  The no penalty to the 66 car of JJ Yealy last week.  Initially, it was reported the team had put lead in the water bottle and then when they changed the water bottle the car would weigh about 30 pounds lighter.  Well it turned out that the bags contained Water and when they took the bag out the car was within standards but, the a violation had taken place by placing the bag in the car prior to tech, thereby changing the attitude of the car.  The penalty was a drive through on lap 1 and did not result into a loss of a lap. 

Honorable mention to the no calls to the Mikey incident at Richmond except to sit him out the last 50 laps, the no call to Hamlin at Richmond for stopping on the track and the no calls to the crews of Junior and Bush after Richmond. 

Well there you have it.  Agree, Disagree,, but remember if you disagree let everyone know why and who you would pick for that category.  After all your opinion counts too.

Category: Auto Racing
Posted on: June 29, 2008 9:34 pm
 

Mikey Scores a 2nd at New Hampshire

Well, Michael Waltrip's luck may finally be changing for the better. Last week at Sonoma Mikey had a solid 25th place finish and increased his points lead over the 36th position by a nice margin moving from 34 to 31st.  Then this week Mikey has a solid second place finish at New Hampshire.  The 170 points he received vaulted him to 28th in points and has moved him from the danger list of the go or go homers. 

Now some may say it was because of the rain but let I follow Mikey and listen to him and his crew chief and spotter during the race on "HotPass"  When the caution came out on Lap 204 because of the blown engine of the 84 car Mikey pitted and came out 24th on the grid.  On the drop of the green flag Mikey dropped like a rock to the last car on the lead lap,30th,. he said his right front tire was bad.  He had recovered just a little and moved up to 28th when the caution came out for the 8 car spin. Mikey got a chance to come in put on 4 fresh tires and top off with fuel. Well, this stop put him about 3 laps short but he was going to go for it. 

Mikey had moved up to 20th and was closing up on the 2 car when the Junior/McMurrary incident happened.  So Mikey moved up to Second and was pulling a Junior under caution. He was shutting his engine off and coasting around the track to save fuel.  Well when the green flag came back out Bobby Kennedy told him he had saved enough to go all the way.  Then when the last caution came out it was enough to allow Mikey to go a green white checkered if needed. 

The rains came and as we know Mikey came in second.  Although I am estatic about his finish, I am going to try to lay low this week and not harp on it.  I can only hope that Mikey can have a strong, can we say win, run at Daytona.  This race may just be what Mikey needed to get his team on track and moving towards that top 20 finish.

David had a good run he finished 19th but he was consistently running between the 15th and 20th position all race long.  He stayed in 29th, in points, passed by Mikey, but again moved himself out of danger from the go or go homers and it was a nice rebound after last weeks showing on the road course. 

Mike McDowell ran into some bad luck, his engine expired.  He went down a lap early but had maintained his position and looked to have a finish around 31st or 32nd.  Now he is tied with the 77 for 35th, 25 points ahead of the 36th place car.  Hopefully, he can catch onto the back of the 55, or 44 and they can help push Mikey to MWR's first win.

Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
Posted on: June 17, 2008 12:23 pm
 

Mikey and Michigan

First I would like to congratulate the Fans of Dale Earnhardt Junior for Juniors victory.  I know I an hard on these fans and most of us knew it was a matter of time for Junior to win and he now has.  The monkey is off is back at least for another 76 races (LOL) So enjoy your victory and celebrate because it was a long time coming.

Now for Mikey and Michigan.  Well, do to qualifying being rained out Mikey was guaranteed to be in the field and he started 38th.  At the drop of the green flag I was worried because here he was complaining how loose the car was and it was undriveable.  Then he moved to the top of the track and started to pass cars at an average of about 1 a lap for the first 30 laps.  In fact he lead a lap prior to the first pit stop.  Mikey ran consistently in the top 20 all day and after a pit stop he would fall to about 18th and then start climbing to the front.  At one point he was a solid 12th and again moving up.  When the caution with around 50 laps to go that is where he started to run into problems. 

Bobby Kennedy told Mikey he was about 2 laps short of fuel and that Mikey needed to conserve.  Well Mikey started to back down his lap times but the problem became clear that the other cars that were pitting for fuel and tires were catching Mikey and passing him while he was still conserving fuel.  When Sam Hornish spun with 3 laps remaining Mikey was still in 18th position so he didn't gain anything saving fuel, in fact he probably hurt his position,  So in my mind it was a bad call, good thought thinking they could gain a top 10 but a bad call in the end. 

Well when the caution came out it was 4 tires and fuel for the 55.  Mikey came out in the 18th position and was ready to fly.  At the drop of the green flag I guess the racing was going strong, anyway when the caution came out TNT showed the 10 sliding around and then I heard Mikey say it wasn't Patrick's fault.  Apparently, the 1 car of Martin Truex Junior got real loose and checked up and Mikey was right behind he checked up and the 10 hit him in the rear spinning both cars out.  So Mikey ended up finishing 23rd.  That is how his luck has run Mikey had a car capable of finishing in the top 10 and a questionable call by the pit crew and bad luck once again kept him from getting the finish he deserved.

But the good news is he is back in the top 35 and doesn't have to worry about qualifying at Infenion.  I know a lot of folks are saying it curtains for Mikey at the road course, after all he put Terry in the car last year.  But he put Terry in the car because he wanted to guarantee the car made the race and Terry is not bad on a road course.  But here is his stats and I have a good feeling he will do well again this week.

18 Starts, 1 Top 5, 7 Top 10's  Average start 20th, Average Finish 15.9

So to count him out is playing against the odds.

The biggest concern this week for MWR is how the 00 will do,  He is only 7 points ahead of the 66 who is bringing in a ringer to run the race in Max Pappis.  It would be great if Max didn't qualify and Scott Riggs did in the 70, to me it would be fitting for that to happen.  David while he didn't have a good run at Michigan is in 28th and in real good position of staying out of the go or go homers. 

Heres' to MWR and hopefully a very successful run for all 3 cars at Infenion.

Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
Posted on: June 11, 2008 7:15 pm
 

Back to the Stress of Qualifying

Well, it finally happened, Michael fell back into the clutches of the "Go or Go Homers".  For those who were not listening to his radio or who missed my responses to post here is what happened at Pocono that cost him. Mikey was running around 27th when the last caution was over.  Mikey and Bobby Kennedy decided that they would short pit and come in when they new they could go all the way on one more stop.  So that is what happened.  They were about the 5th car in and changed 2 tires and went back out.  Well he remained on the lead lap and the strategy looked like it was going to pan out for them.  When the last of the leaders finally pitted Mikey had moved up to around the 13th position.  Well, they ran their 35 laps and with 32 laps remaining they made their final pit stop.  They were far enough behind the leader that they went a lap down but were just about ready to go back on the lead lap because Carl Edwards was coming in.  Well as his luck has been this year just as Carl Slowed down to come into the pits for his final stop, the caution came out and Carl narrowly missed passing the cones which means he would have had to come down pit road and Mikey would have gotten his lap back and been towards the front of the field after the others came in for their pit stop.  But instead Carl remained on the track and Mikey was caught a lap down. 

Well as we know Pocono is not known as a track where a lot of people go a lap down, so there 34 cars on the lead lap and Mikey was 1 of 3 cars caught a lap down.  So Mikey finished 37th which left him in the position to fall into the go or go homers.  But Mikey will be ok and I look for him to rebound and work himself into the top 30 prior to the end of the season. 

I posted the following on another thread answering my friend JustGreat and I'll stand behind what this says.

JG, you may be right about Mikey needing to step back but if you go back in history I think you will find that for any team that started out new it took at least 3 years for them to make a mark.  Why is JGR more successful that MWR with the toyotas, Experience and Resources that's why.  Yes they have more talented drivers but They have also been building cars a whole lot longer than MWR has.  They learned what worked and what doesn't.  Now that JGR is on board with Toyota I expect to see all the Toyotas benefit from this information as it gets passed around and new cars are being built.  This is a tough business to get into and even tougher to become competitive,  But when you look at teams such as BDR, BAM Racing, HAAS racing, I think for just being together for 1 and 1/3 seasons, MWR is doing remarkably well.  Yes, I was disappointed that Mikey fell out of the top 35, but I don't think he will stay there.  Him and his crew cheif are starting to hit on a few things.  Mikey is learning that when this car is just a little off you don't make major changes, i.e a pound of pressure in the tires, just maybe a 1/4 pound etc., because it makes the car worse.

Do I expect Mikey to be a chase contender this year or even next season,  No not really, I think David can and I think Mike McDowell can be a solid top 20 driver next season.  What I do expect from Mikey next season is to finish someplace between 15 and 20th in the points.  this year i expect him to finish within the top 35 hopefully between 25th and 30 or higher. 

I know a lot of people like to put him down, but except for the first couple of years with DEI Mikey never really had good equipment to run with.  So I am hoping that with Toyota's help he can get the equipment and start being competitive.  But first he has to learn this new car and i believe it is harder for the older drivers to adjust to than the younger drivers. And besides Mikey is only 45.  He has a few years left. 

 

I will say this if Mikey struggles next season and is at least not a top 20 car by the end of next year then I will be the first to say it is time for him to hang it up.  But as I pointed out no team has really come out of the box and been a top notch team.  Even Ray Everham struggled the first couple of years when he brought Dodge back into the sport and he didn't have to worry about "Go or Go homers".
Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
Posted on: May 27, 2008 3:06 pm
 

My observations of MWR at the 600

Well, I made it back from the 600 is good shape,  Got home around 2:15 AM after the race.  So here is what I observed during the race concerning Michael Waltrip Racing. 

First the Good:  David Reutimann had a great run.  He started 28th finished 10th and was up as high as 5th at one point.  The gas mileage game cost him a top 6 maybe a top 5 finish.  David is doing well in the 44 and hopefully, is convinceing UPS that he is the driver they need to stay with.

Next the Ok:  I give Mike McDowell the ok as he finished 31st, but despite the troubles I give him a pass because he is a rookie and this is the first time on this track.  I have faith that if he can stay in the top 35 that he will do much better in the second half and maybe even win the rookie of the year award. 

Last the Bad:  Michael is having problems with the COT.  I, as a big fan, am getting tired of him telling his crew chief week in and week out that "This is the worse car I have ever been in"  It can't be the worse car every week.  Thank goodness Bobby Kennedy has been with him long enough to brush off these remarks as Mikey and try to get as much information as he can from him to fix the car.  I blame most of Mikeys problem on him and here's why.  Mikey is telling the crew chiefs what he wants in the car prior to the race. The springs, Shocks, wedge, track bar placement, swaybar etc.  Mikey has a lot of say and it usually ends up his way.  But when the race starts and the car isn't right then you hear him whine about how bad the car is.  But Mikey it's your own fault.  What do I think he needs to do?

Well I'm not a racer, never have been, nor a mechanic, but if it was me I would take all three cars to the track, say Kentucky for a 2 day test.  I would set each car up the same and have all three drivers go 30 laps in the car reporting back every 5 laps what the car is doing in the turns, ie. loose in, center ok, tight off, etc. and record their lap times.  After the 30 laps, I would take the seat out of the 44 and put it in the 00, the 00 to the 55 and the 55 to the 44.  Put 4 fresh tires on the car and do it again.  after that 30 laps I swap seats again.  After that I  would check to make sure each driver kept his same complaints and if they did I have a baseline to work off of.  It wouldn't matter if David considered the car loose entering the turns and tight off and Mikey considered the car tight in and real tight off the base line would be set.  That way the three crew chiefs could make the changes for thier drivers report those changes and they should be able to help each other out.  Say the make a shock change to David and that gets him right, then if the make the same change to Michael he may now be netrual in and tight off, As adjustments are made to get the cars to the drivers liking they are recorded and after the two day session is over they would have notes to compare with.  This way MWR would take all three cars to the track with the same setup and as the drivers relay the information they make the changes and when one hits the right combination they tell the others and they should be able to find the right setup in no time.

Also, with this baseline during the race if David needs an adjustment and the other do too the crew chiefs can relay to each other what the changes are and they should be able to get all the cars right by the end of the race. 

Mikey needs to do something and do it in a hurry.  Right now he is 3 points from the go or go home position.  Another sub 25 finishing position will leave him battling with the go or go homers and we have seen that scene before.  So Mikey please get it together before its too late.  I have enjoyed not having to stress about you making the races. 

Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
Posted on: May 22, 2008 9:12 am
Edited on: May 22, 2008 12:06 pm
 

Looking forward to Charlotte and the 600

Just a couple more days and the 600 will be here,  The beginning of the Dog Days in NASCAR, where the heat and the trek up to the Northeast occurs.  We have road a road course towards the end of June in California and trips to the Monster Mile and New Hampshire.  But it all kicks off with the 600 and what does that mean for MWR.  Well, IMO this is the start of the tell, tell signs if MWR is going to be a top 35 teams or are they going to fall within the clutches of the Go or Go homers.  Right Now the 44 is looking strong.  David has had strong runs all season and now that he has the 44 out of the Go or Go Homers he has been running in the top 20.  The 00 with Michael McDowell  is doing ok considering they have a rookie driver who hasn't been to any of these tracks before.  I know at Darlington he fell down 3 laps early but then maintained that for the rest of the race.  You get the feeling this kid may be the real deal and if he can keep his head above water, in the top 35, until the second half I believe you will see this kid have a strong 2nd half and believe it or not he has a real chance of winning Rookie of the year.  Why do I say that?  Because if you look at how the Rookie of the Year Standings are done and most of the Rookies this year have fallen within the Go or Go homers then Mike can score points where these drivers will miss races.

This brings me to Mikey,  Mikey needs a good race, not a great race, at Lowes Motor Speedway  this week.  I'm asking for a solid top 20 for 2 reasons,  1.  Mikey is within reach of falling into the go or go homers. and 2.  I'm going to be at the race and it would be nice to see him run well.  Also, a strong run will pull him further away from the go or go homers and could vault him into the top 30.  I know the top 30 doesn't sound like much but its a stepping stone and after last season to have his car in the top 30 would mean a lot for a new team. 

The question is can he have that strong run?  I think he can,  Bobby Kennedy seems to be able to handle Mikey and get the car to his liking.  Mikey and crew chiefs usually don't last very long with each other and is evidence with Paul Andrews this year and he went through what 3 or 4 crew chiefs last season.  He also went through a lot of crew chiefs at DEI so the problem appears to lie with Michael not so much the crew chiefs.  Why does he have problems with crew chiefs?  I believe its that Michael wants to play crew chief too.  He tries to tell the crew chief to make these adjustments and if the crew chief doesn't then Mikey quits driving or if his changes don't work then he trys to place the blame elsewhere.  So the crew chiefs get aggrevated with his antics and end up quitting.  However, Bobby is different.  Bobby has worked with Michael a long time in the Bush series and he has lead Michael to wins.  Bobby also, doesn't mind telling Michael to shut up and drive the car or no I'm not doing this and going about his business of fixing the car.  Bobby knows how he likes the car to driver and can set it up for Michael. 

So with a 1/3 of the season being done after the 600 it is going to be interesting to see how Michael and all of MWR fairs not only this week but for the next 1/3 of the season.

Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
Posted on: May 15, 2008 7:43 am
 

Coming up on 1/3 point of the season

Well race fans here we are approximately 1/3 of the way through the season and there have been a few surprises, a few just so/so things going on and of course some disappointments.  So here is your chance to list your thoughts on the season so far.  I am listing my Surprises, So-So's and Disappointments this year in decending order.  In other words a countdown in each category and I invite you to do the same along with a brief statement as to why that item is in the column you placed it.

So here we go and I look forward to reading your comments:

Disappointments:

4.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Here we go, Mikeyfan bashing Dale Junior once again right?, No, Dale Junior is having a very, very good year right now, the disappointment would be that he hasn't won yet. (Don't worry Junior fans you will see this name again)

3. Yate Sponsorship - Robert Yates Racing is an organization that has been around for quite a while and with two young drivers are having problems with sponsorship and that's a shame.  Jack Roush promised Yates sponsorship help, but where is it?

2.  Everham Motorsports - This is an organization that came out of the box real fast when they first moved to Dodge, Now they appear to be just a solid top 25 team.  This organization need to get it into gear.

1.  Open Wheel Drivers - With the success of Juan Pablo Montoya, there was a lot of hype of the Open Wheel drivers invading NASCAR.  Penske even went as far as giving Sam Hornish a leg up on his competition by giving him the points from the 2 team.  Problem is Sam is now in the Go or Go home category along with the rest of the Open Wheelers.  So much for open wheel domination.

So - So's

4.  Red Bull Racing - I placed Red Bull Here because of the way Brian Vickers is running, yes Red Bull is having trouble with the 84 car but they did get the 83 into the top 20 at 17th so for that I have them on the verge of breaking into the Surprises.

3.  MWR - Yes, Mikey and company fall here, in my opinion.  You may of thought I would have had them in my surprises but alas I can't put them there because they are still on the verge of falling into the clutches of the "Go or Go Home".  I am happy they haven't missed a race but now I'm waiting for them to start making solid top 20 to top 10 runs.

2. Jeff and JJ - Who would have thought that Jeff would have been shut out so far this season and JJ is very up and down.  This disappointment led me to my most So-So performance so far.

1. HMS - Yes HMS is the most So-So performer this year.  The way they dominated the first part of last season and how they have run so far this seaason I think this is the proper place for them  Expections for this organization is very high and they just haven't reached that plateau yet.  And yes the 5 car is, well the 5 car.

Surprises:

4. Ryan Newman - I have Ryan here not so much because of the season he is having but who would have thougtht Ryan would win the Daytona 500?  I know I wouldn't have accepted a bet for his winning it all, would you?

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -  Dale Junior is a solid driver and is on a solid team, however, to say he would be in the top 5 in points at this time I think is surprising.  A top 10, say 8th to 10th maybe not, but his runs have been consistent and solid. 

2. Carl Edwards - Where did Carl come from this year.  He has dominated the Cookie Cutter Tracks and if it wasn't for my number 1 selection he would be far far ahead of his competition.  This leads me to my biggest surprise so far this year.

1. Kyle, you can hate me, Bush - (like the nickname?)  It was always known that Kyle was a good driver, maybe overagressive at times but a good driver.  His off track behavior has a lot to be desired but I don't think anyone can say they expected Kyle to be this good this soon at JGR, especially since JGR just moved from Chevy to Toyota. 

Category: Auto Racing
Posted on: May 4, 2008 2:10 pm
 

Michael Waltrip and Richmond

Ok, here is my rant on Richmond,  When they first penalized Michael for rough driving and parked him for the remainder of the night, I was as furious as one could be.  And even though my good friend Section was trying to interject some common sense into the incident I didn't want to hear it.  I also took out some of my frustration out on the Junior fans whose driver was involved in a racing incident at the end of the race.  I'll take care of those issues with a thread.  But after having a chance to sleep on it and also to calm down after I woke up here is what I have come to a conclusion on.

What Mikey did was totally uncalled for and he should have been punished, for 50 laps I'm still not sure but that was NASCAR's call and I'll live with it.  Another thing I tried to rationalize out of this, this stunt that Mikey pulled, if handled after the race may have resulted in a points reduction.  With that being said, I figured Mikey would probably have finished around the 20th position. Maybe as high as 18th with the late cautions.  So if a point reduction would have been taken after the race say 25 to 50 points then by NASCAR setting him down it actually cost him 51 points so I'd say he paid his dues and Nothing else should come of it.  Especially how NASCAR handled the Kurt Bush incident last year and Kurt put a crew member in danger and Mikey didn't really put anyone in danger.  It was uncalled for but nothing that should warrant anything more than what was done on the track.

Now I want to look at a couple of thing on the bright side of the race.  I appears that Mikey has subcombed to Bobby as his crew chief,  Mikey was telling him what was wrong with the car and not really making any suggestions as to what to fix.  he left that to Bobby,  Mikey was really starting to run well and it showed on the latter part of the race.  He stayed out on with 40 lap tires hoping to catch a quick caution and get back on the lead lap.  Well, that didn't work out but drivers with fresh tires that passed him early in that run, Mikey was catching back up to and passing just before he had to pit.  Mikeys lap times at the end of the run were just as good as the leaders. So maybe they are on the verge of getting things turned around.  

David had another strong run and moved ahead of Mikey in the owners points battle.  Now is the time for both the 44 and 00 to start going for the top 15 to top 10 runs.

Lets just hope that Darlington is the start of good things to come and seeing MWR starting to climb towards that top 20 in points.

Category: Auto Racing
Tags: MWR, NASCAR
 
 
 
 
 
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