Now, I don't know if this actually gave him an advantage or not, but it seems as though yesterday's winner failed post-race inspection. Something was awry with the lid to his oil tank.
Edwards Wins Again, but Fails Inspection
This little "oops" could result in a fine and points deduction, but it's very doubtful that NASCAR would actually take away a win. Besides, even though that would give my boy the win, I'd hate to see him break his points-race-winless streak by getting one by default. He should earn it on the track.
But ole Roids-boy aside, yesterday was another pretty exciting event. Two of the sports veterans took some nasty spins and nailed the wall. First, it was Smoke who emerged from his race car looking like he'd been smacked in the head with a 2x4 (from Home Depot, of course). Then with only a few laps remaining, the ole Rainbow Warrior tried to go low on his teammate, got loose, and slammed into the infield wall shattering his race car and sending his radiator flying across the track.
Those two wrecks means I pretty much screwed the pooch on my A list fantasy pick, but the other picks did well. So, assuming you ardently follow Rusty's Thursday reckoning, you should be off to a good start!
So, after 3 crazy races so far this season, who knows what Atlanta's going to bring. Known as the fastest track on the circuit, there are a lot of unknowns heading into this weekend. I will tell you this, though. It's nice to have the start back at 1:30. Rusty's getting tired of waiting until after 4:00 p.m. for the green flag at these west coast events. I think it'll be a hard pick for my fantasy, but be sure to come back in a few days and find out.
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