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Old 18 Mar 2007, 21:50 (Ref:1870925)   #271
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Mark Martin still the points leader unofficially. Good run by Montoya, I easily see him being rookie of the year. Although I'm pulling for Menard since his sponsor/dad's stores are awesome, I was just at one of the local one's today.

Another poor showing by Toyota with their best finisher in 27th, the other 3 starters out of the top-35, and 3 cars going home. Dominating the trucks with mediocre manufacturer support is one thing, but it really doesn't look like they were prepared for Cup does it? Dodge was fast out of the gate in 2001 and pulled off some pretty good finishes and qualifying efforts. A lot of it probably is due to the teams they are affiliated with. Bill Davis has been back of the pack for the last few years and only had minor success before that. Red Bull racing has two relatively inexperienced drivers and had not made a race before this season. Waltrip racing ran poorly last year and Michael is distracted by being an owner and a driver. That's at least partially to blame for his teams performance. You can't really do the owner-driver thing anymore unless you have good management for the team, Kyle Petty learned that the hard way.

I was half expecting Toyota to come in and start being competitive right from the start. But I really don't see them winning races even next season at this rate. The only possible saving grace may be the CoT which will even things out somewhat. But I imagine they are still going to be hurting. There is no chance Allmendinger, Waltrip, and Mayfield will ever make the top-35 this season. There are enough cars ahead of them and they have missed enough races it will just not happen. Jarrett will be missing races shortly as he has burned up 4 of his 6 champions provisionals in the first 4 races. I am 95% sure he will use the last two in the next two races and won't be top-35 by then. After that he will start missing races. Reutimann has been a surprise and a proficient qualifier, but the results aren't there.

I can see several things happening. I expect Mayfield will be looking for a new ride before the Coke 600. Allmendinger will also probably be released from the #84, but I think Red Bull will keep him in a Busch or Truck entry. I also expect Waltrip to have a tough time bringing NAPA back as a sponsor, he can only use his advertising skills to keep them happy for so long. I also believe Caterpillar has their contract with the #22 expiring at seasons end and I can easily see them leaving at year's end as that team has been poor for 5 seasons now.

Sorry for getting a little off topic, I find this whole Toyota deal fascinating for some reason (kind of like a train wreck maybe).

J.D.

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Old 19 Mar 2007, 00:51 (Ref:1871016)   #272
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Crowd was about 50% at the start and didn't seem to gain many during the race. Anyone have any idea how many people were at the track?
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 06:46 (Ref:1871085)   #273
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stewart didn't look happy with that pass... did you see him shake his fist out the window on that replay?
Stewart's never happy with anything! And no big shock to see a Hendrick car win... Need an underdog to win a race.. It not as excitin to see the three major teams win week in, week out. And the estimated attendance at Atlanta was 105,000.
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 08:28 (Ref:1871166)   #274
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Good race yesterday, with a nice battle for the lead in the end. Indeed Steward is never happy, like he always races cleanely .

I do think the fastest man came in 12th though. JG had his car lined out perfectly just after midway in the race, shame he lost a lap...
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Another poor showing by Toyota with their best finisher in 27th, the other 3 starters out of the top-35, and 3 cars going home. Dominating the trucks with mediocre manufacturer support is one thing, but it really doesn't look like they were prepared for Cup does it? Dodge was fast out of the gate in 2001 and pulled off some pretty good finishes and qualifying efforts. A lot of it probably is due to the teams they are affiliated with. Bill Davis has been back of the pack for the last few years and only had minor success before that. Red Bull racing has two relatively inexperienced drivers and had not made a race before this season. Waltrip racing ran poorly last year and Michael is distracted by being an owner and a driver. That's at least partially to blame for his teams performance. You can't really do the owner-driver thing anymore unless you have good management for the team, Kyle Petty learned that the hard way.

I was half expecting Toyota to come in and start being competitive right from the start. But I really don't see them winning races even next season at this rate. The only possible saving grace may be the CoT which will even things out somewhat. But I imagine they are still going to be hurting. There is no chance Allmendinger, Waltrip, and Mayfield will ever make the top-35 this season. There are enough cars ahead of them and they have missed enough races it will just not happen. Jarrett will be missing races shortly as he has burned up 4 of his 6 champions provisionals in the first 4 races. I am 95% sure he will use the last two in the next two races and won't be top-35 by then. After that he will start missing races. Reutimann has been a surprise and a proficient qualifier, but the results aren't there.

I can see several things happening. I expect Mayfield will be looking for a new ride before the Coke 600. Allmendinger will also probably be released from the #84, but I think Red Bull will keep him in a Busch or Truck entry. I also expect Waltrip to have a tough time bringing NAPA back as a sponsor, he can only use his advertising skills to keep them happy for so long. I also believe Caterpillar has their contract with the #22 expiring at seasons end and I can easily see them leaving at year's end as that team has been poor for 5 seasons now.

Sorry for getting a little off topic, I find this whole Toyota deal fascinating for some reason (kind of like a train wreck maybe).

J.D.

To be fair, it's 2 new teams and 2 of their cars were taken out by Biffle having a spazz fit.

Personally I think Napa will be fine if they can just get into races. As a casual fan you hear a lot more about his sponsers than just about anyone below DEI/Hendrick.

You know who isn't in the top 35.... Kasey Kahne...
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 11:18 (Ref:1872269)   #276
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Sorry for getting a little off topic, I find this whole Toyota deal fascinating for some reason (kind of like a train wreck maybe).



Yeh good race, Montoya had me at the edge of my seat, good stuff, too bad be brushed the wall, he could have had Johnson...and you all saw where Johnson got by the end.

Pretty decent result for the drivers I like anyway, Burton, Montoya, Bowyer and Edwards were 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th
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Had to avoid the result for a bit as I was out on Sunday and had to tape the race - wtg Monty! To run on the pace of JJ/Gordon/Smoke all race is just fantastic. Hope he continues to pick up the pace and goes back to Atlanta in October with the possibility of maybe going for the win as chances are I may be able to get over there again for that race - would be great to cheer him on to victory, even if it did mean getting lynched by Joooooonyeeeeer fans!
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