Thunder Valley!! The highest banked track on the circuit!!
Let's hope this year is a little better than last. Needless to say, the COT's debut at Bristol last year was disappointing to say the least.
At least there might be some excitement in the points. This week marks the last race where the 2007 points will be used to determine the top 35 and those who are on "go-or-go-home" status. After this week, 2008 points will be used to determine who's automatically locked into the field each week. And right now, it's getting tight around the 35th position.
Guys like our C List driver, Vickers should be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as he currently sits 9th. However, some of the open-wheel rookies are going to start really sweating. Franchitti at 38, Carpentier at 43, and Villenueve at 48 need to start drastically improving or they may start facing sponsor trouble as they become weekly "go-or-go-home" drivers. Could get interesting . . .
Well, at least the fantasy picks were relatively easy.
- Jeff Gordon (24)
- Greg Biffle (16)
- Brian Vickers (83)