Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Preview

Before I begin, let me remind everyone that Sunday's race is not the Lenox Industrial Tools 300. It is the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. No, the title is not a type-o.

Alright, onto our Sonoma Sears Point Infineon review. For the first time in 3 weeks, I did not pick Kasey Kahne to win.

He won.

It's all good, though, because somewhere, some guy bet on Kahne and won lots of money. And by reading this article, he has agreed to split it with me 50-50.

Whoo Hoo! I'm moderately wealthy! I can rent anything I want!(courtesy: Homer Simpson)

So onto our 301 lap event. I am going to think outside the box(what else is new) and go with a guy who practically dominated Saturday's practice sessions. And it isn't who you think:

5. Marcos Ambrose
4. Greg Biffle
3. Kasey Kahne
2. Denny Hamlin
1. Reed Sorenson

Yes, I am aware of the fact that this is not a Nationwide race. It is not an ARCA race. It is not a Camping World East Series race. It is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. But Reed Sorenson, who finished 6th in this race a year ago, and who was 1st and 4th respectively in Saturday's practice sessions, will win at New Hampshire. Readers, this is where I depart for another week. Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Toyota Save Mart 350

Out west for a road course race this weekend. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Wine Country for this weekend's Toyota Save Mart 350.

Unless Jeff Gordon runs poorly; Then it would be Whine Country.

I'm going to keep it short again this week, but I did have to slip the Jeff Gordon joke in there.

Time for picks:

5. Greg Biffle
4. Carl Edwards
3. Jamie McMurray
2. Boris Said
1. Marcos Ambrose

To all you fathers out there, have a Happy Father's Day. And to everyone else, have a Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Your Bankrupt Car Company Here" 400 Preview

Okay, so that actually isn't the title of the race. But it sounds pretty good. At least, better than my top 5 from last week.

But you can't predict fuel mileage races. Or overheating. Or first lap whatevertheheckwentwrongwithdennyhamlinscar problems.

With all that said, onto the even more unpredictable Michigan International Speedway. Unpredictable because of, yes, fuel mileage. That and the fact that you never know what NASCAR may let certain drivers get away with, like passing the pace car. Oops, did that come out in print?

Yeah, it did.

I am going with Kasey Kahne for the third week in a row. But I have a very logical reason. I have some friends(yeah, I pay them well). And every time I see them before a NASCAR race, Kahne runs well. It's fool proof, which is why I use it to my advantage. For example, in 2007, a year in which Kahne struggled drastically, I saw them before the Daytona 500, the Sharpie 500, and the Bank of America 500. He finished 7th, 2nd, and 8th respectively. And in 2005, I saw them before Kahne's 2nd place finish at the Brickyard 400.

I'm going with Kahne for the win:

5.Greg Biffle
4.Matt Kenseth(even in his Carhartt car)
3.Ryan Newman
2.Carl Edwards
1.Kasey Kahne

I know I lost half my readers back at the phrase, "Like passing the pace car," so I'll put the rest of you out of your misery now, for another week. Have a Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pocono 500 Preview

Hey readers! We're back on track this week after a delay last week. To preserve your sanity, we'll keep this short and sweet again this week.

Last week, I once again managed to get at least one right, extending the streak to 13 races! Now onto Pocono, with our friend TNT. In my opinion, the guys at TNT are the best in the business as far as announcing is concerned. Of course, TNT is based out of Atlanta, so what can you expect other than perfection? (Hint: See "Hopper")

Speaking of perfection, onto Hopper's Pocono picks:

5.Greg Biffle
4.Brian Vickers
3.Kurt Busch
2.Denny Hamlin
1.Kasey Kahne

He dominated it last year, and he has even more power under the hood this year. Folks, that's all for this week. Have a Happy Sunday!