FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Crew members of the  FedEx Office Toyota, celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)I’m not going to lie, watching the 48 Lowe’s team experience failure in real time was fun. No, I don’t wish them ill and, really, really, who cares if I do? Dude, they’ve won the Championship 4 times in a row, they’ve got their place in history sealed for-ev-er. A little schadenfreude never hurt anyone.

It was clear that the 48′s cage was rattled with that pit crew swap happening in the middle of the race and watching Chad Knaus’ post-race interview was amazing. We got to find out what he looks, and sounds, like when he doesn’t have to pretend that the Championship isn’t a lock yet, because it really isn’t this time! (Ok, ok, so it’s not that different from when he’s on top, but there was a difference!)

Hehe. :)

Ya know what really irks me though? It’s when I think about what could have been had Clint Bowyer’s team not received that 150 point fine. Things would be so different, it’s so frustrating! Would I prefer that Kevin Harvick won the Championship over Denny Hamlin? Yes, but I’ll take what I can get. I so wish I was going to Phoenix this week, and hell, Miami too. Just promise me that when I do get to go to every NASCAR race the Championship is as close then as it is now.

:)


FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Denny Hamlin, driver of the  FedEx Office Toyota, shoots a Turnbull Revolvers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Uhm, Denny? What are you doing? What is that face? :)

Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Office Toyota, shoots a Turnbull Revolvers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: NASCAR driver Brian Vickers talks to Kasey Kahne, driver of the  Red Bull Toyota, on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers talks to Kasey Kahne, driver of the Red Bull Toyota, on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the  Lowe's Chevrolet, holds his daughter Genevieve Marie with his wife Chandra Johnson on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowe’s Chevrolet, holds his daughter Genevieve Marie with his wife Chandra Johnson on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (L)  of the Texas Rangers and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage pose in the media center prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Apparently C.J. is very much into racing, his Twitter name is: str8edgeracer

Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (L) of the Texas Rangers and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage pose in the media center prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Jeff Burton, driver of the  Caterpillar Chevrolett, talks to the media as he walks from the infield care center after an incident with Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jeff Burton, driver of the Caterpillar Chevrolett, talks to the media as he walks from the infield care center after an incident with Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Brad Keselowski, driver of the  Discount Tire Dodge, celebrates after winning the Nationwide Championship with a third-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Congrats to Brad and the No. 22 Discount Tire team!

Brad Keselowski, driver of the Discount Tire Dodge, celebrates after winning the Nationwide Championship with a third-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the  Copart.com Ford, celebrates in the stands after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Loved it when Carl ran into the grandstands. That was very fun, especially when he started hugging random people.

Carl Edwards, driver of the Copart.com Ford, celebrates in the stands after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Jeremy Clements, driver of the  Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Greatest sponsor ever! :)

Jeremy Clements, driver of the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

And how awesome was the fight between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton?! Freaking great! Wanna see it again? Check out the video below: