So far as TV-watching holidays go, I feel you need to put Father’s Day on the high of the checklist, proper?
Thanksgiving is your first apparent quantity, adopted by New Years and Christmas (sure, in that order), and Most likely Slightly Memorial Day mingle (undoubtedly for racing followers).
However, coming from somebody who simply watched 4 hours of protection of the final spherical of the US Open on Sunday… Father’s Day belongs fully within the dialog.
Which brings me to my level (sure, we’re lastly right here!): would possibly I decide one other weekend in the summertime to offer the blokes the trophy?
I missed the race. You missed. Heck, even the Grail guys (type of) could not keep away!
“Having the ability to are available right here and watch is enjoyable,” Chase Elliott informed Matt Weaver of Racing America after he took a visit from Dawsonville to Pensacola to observe Father Invoice run the inaugural SRX Sequence on Saturday evening.
“You do not at all times get these alternatives, weekends are often busy, so I recognize that. I wish to see him do effectively and he enjoys this.”
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No race for the cup, no drawback. Tony Stewart, Ray Evernham, Invoice Elliott, Helio Castroneves, Michael Waltrip, and…Ryan Newman! …they had been right here to avoid wasting us final weekend.
sure. Stewart’s second season of the Celebrity Racing Expertise went inexperienced on Saturday, giving us our annual dose (effectively, at the very least since final 12 months) of summer season nostalgia.
Chase was in attendance to observe his father, who completed ninth out of 15 drivers in the principle occasion.
Facet observe: Superior Invoice is now 66 years outdated and simply raced a summer season race in Florida. For these questioning, there was virtually a warning of warmth statewide in these elements on Saturday.
Anyway…Mickey Waltrip introduced within the butt, Stewart – final summer season’s champ – completed tenth, Bobby Labonte completed fifth, and Rocketman Ryan Newman got here third.
How’s that for the leaderboards!?
“In spite of everything I have been within the 12 months, or the final 12 months and a half, with automobiles that are not very enjoyable to drive – as an instance it that approach – to get out right here as fully-equipped as potential and have some enjoyable,” mentioned Newman, who final gained a cup race at 12 months 2017.
“These guys are one of the best of one of the best.”
Helio Castroneves makes his solution to SRX racing
Talking of that…
The four-time Indy 500 champion gained the season opener in dominant vogue despite the fact that he wasn’t within the authentic beginning lineup!
That is right. Helio drove his solution to Pensacola, obtained a automobile, superior to the principle occasion after which gained the entire horrible factor.
“I purchased my very own ticket, I obtained the whole lot able to go, and after I was on the aircraft I requested Ashley (SRX operations supervisor) what time I ought to be on the monitor, she was like, ‘Oh, I am not speculated to be right here,’ he mentioned. Castroneves Weaver.
“I used to be like, ‘I am already on the aircraft,'” she mentioned, ‘Wait.’ I landed, it is like, ‘I’ve obtained a automobile for you and the whole lot else.’ So rapidly I obtained right here and everybody was like, ‘What are you doing right here?’
Will Helio Castroneves run the Daytona 500? ‘do it’
So, let’s carry this again to the trophy collection (sure, there was some extent to all that wanderlust!).
Helio’s win in Pensacola allegedly meant the long-lasting rider additionally cemented his run for the…Daytona 500.
sure. Daytona 500!
In keeping with Castroneves, SRX CEO Don Hawke guess him pre-season that if he wins a race, Hawk will get the February Daytona 500 Cup Sequence automobile.
“I used to be like a ‘deal,’” Helio mentioned of the present. “Now, he has to make it occur on his finish.”
No, Castroneves has by no means raced in NASCAR. Nevertheless, I’ve heard that some guys known as Foyt and Andretti – fellow Indy 500 winners – have had success at Daytona, although.
He is perhaps doing effectively!
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says industrial flights are ‘wild (expletive)’
For these questioning (and I extremely advocate tuning the principle occasion at the very least), the SRX heads to South Boston on Saturday for its second race of the season.
As for the Trophy buddies, they’re again in motion in Nashville after a much-needed Sunday break.
And sure, the oldsters at NBC can have the process for the remainder of the best way. Which means we’re bringing Dale Jr. In our residing rooms for the following 4 months, and whereas I will at all times desire Mike Pleasure (Go Emerson!), Rick Allen is not shabby both.
Talking of Junior… on our approach out, let’s do our weekly scan of his Twitter to see if something attention-grabbing is happening.
“The man flying on a industrial flight this week was (expletive) wild,” Junior tweeted over the weekend. “It was like they had been difficult me to unravel a posh puzzle with slightly bit of selecting your individual journey. The great instances.”
Look, just like the outdated baseball coach used to say… All of us gown the identical approach.