I am absolutely in love with the little drama between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Sign me up for more of that, please! I think that was my favorite part about yesterday’s racing double-header. As was Jimmie’s post-race comment about not wanting the issue between him and Jeff to be played out in the media. Good luck with that, Jimmie. I actually think Jimmie needs this, to be in a battle with someone, anyone, even a teammate. It’s far more interesting when someone’s pissed off at him. hehe.
I was very disappointed that Jeff didn’t get the chance to be in the race at the end, that wreck had to hurt and I’m not talking physically. Also, loved how Jeff went over to Tony Stewart and was immediately taking the blame but Tony calmed him down and ended up taking some of the heat at the end of it all. Tony was super classy yesterday, I dug it.
And now on to Dale Earnhardt Jr., I was super proud of him, and his team, for their eighth place finish. Even though he didn’t win when it felt like he could have. His tires just weren’t there to do the job he needed in the end. It was a fun race though, it was the first time in a long time that I found myself yelling at the TV for him to kick some butt. That’s saying something because for what felt like all of last year I didn’t even attempt to hope something might happen for him. He’s in the top-10 right now and that, to me, is better than eating cheesecake with The Golden Girls.
Fans spotted NHL Dallas Star’s Mike Modano in the garage at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
(Left to right) Dale Earnhardt Jr., future Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle talk on pit road during Coors Light Pole qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Musician Peter Frampton poses with artist Sam Bass and the special guitar Bass created for him in the deadline room Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Crew chief Bootie Barker talks with driver Max Papis during practice Friday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Papis qualified the No. 13 Geico Toyota for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500. (Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
(Left to right) Landon Cassill and Plano, Texas native James Buescher talk in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage during practice Friday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
A multiple-car incident on lap 319 brought out the red flag after collecting Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, AJ Allmendinger and Juan Pablo Montoya. Also involved were Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard. No one was injured. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jamie McMurray kicks off his first of nine races in the JR Motorsports stable as driver of the No. 88 in Monday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Tony Eury Sr., stand on the pit box of the No. 88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet, driven by Jamie McMurray, during Monday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. McMurray finished the race in sixth. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)