The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at Watkins Glen International race that was scheduled for today, has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 9amPST/12noonEST. Lame!
I remember a time when I loved rain delays. It meant that the network covering the event had to fill time with driver interviews and that meant talking to more than just the latest “news makers.” While I still enjoy that part of it I don’t appreciate the race being postponed ’til the next day. Especially when the next day falls on a day when I have to be at work, and I have a job that doesn’t include watching television.
I don’t like missing stuff. Which brings me to this whole rain tire non-situation; someone needs to figure that out. I would of much rather watched them race today in the rain as opposed to a dry track tomorrow. I know it would suck to be a fan in the stands sitting in the rain, but that’s only what, like 100,000 people at most? Think of the millions watching at home. We wanted the race today!
Or, switch the race schedule around, race at Phoenix, Texas, Las Vegas, Sonoma, and Auto Club Speedway back to back to back. It rains to friggin’ much over there on the east coast this time of year, and I’m so over it.
I will say that I did love the montage of babies and fathers before the race was called off. They showed Jeff Gordon, and his daughter Ella, Juan Pablo Montoya and his two insanely cute kids, along with Sam Hornish Jr. and Casey Mears with their babies. How sweet was that? ESPN, you need to do that like every week. Super cute! You’ll be tops of the books of all the young childless women out there, like me, with ovaries weeping at the sight of all those adorable kids.
I love how I just meshed weeping ovaries with stock car racing. Ha!
(Right to left) Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, holds his daughter Ella before the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on Sunday at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed by rain to Monday at noon ET. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, shields his son and daughter before the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on Sunday at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed by rain to Monday at noon ET. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 47 STP Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, drives with his net down after spinning out on track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at Watkins Glen International on Friday in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)