Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mudsummer Classic night and Indianapolis Race Weekend + some of my life

Hey folks! Here's my take on the weirdest race week of the season. The Trucks raced on Wednesday this time.

Wednesday night was the Mudsummer Classic, a Truck dirt track race.  Darrell Wallace, Jr. won with 97 laps led, Ron Hornaday, Jr. with 17 laps led, Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon. Rounding out the top-10 were John Nemechek, Jeb Burton with 7 laps led,  Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Austin Dillon. Kyle Larson led 5 laps and was 26th after a late accident. Erik Jones led 24 but finished 29th due to suspension problems.

Saturday was the Indy Nationwide race. Rookie Ty Dillon won with 24 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch with 10 laps led, Matt Kenseth with 8 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 33 laps led and Joey Logano with 21 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Paul Menard, Brian Scott, Kyle Larson, Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith with 4 laps led. Trevor's cool box didn't work, which is probably particularly bad for him, heat and MS, not a good combo, but he seems ok. He's supposed to race this week.

Sunday was the Indy Cup race. Jeff Gordon won with 40 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin with 18 laps led,  Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano with 10 laps led.  Rounding out the top-10 were Kasey Kahne with 70 laps led, rookie Kyle Larson with 5 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 12 laps led, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and rookie Austin Dillon with 1 lap led. Clint Bowyer finished 16th with 3 laps led. Rookie Michael Annett was 31st with 1 lap led. Danica Patrick broke an axle and Trevor Bayne had an accident, hit the inside wall, due to a cut tire causing brake line issues, were the last two, as all the others were running at the finish. Carl Edwards will go to another team next year, so Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Trevor Bayne will be Roush's Cup drivers then, if all stays as it is.  I reeeeeaallllllllllly hope Trevor's health holds, but I believe anything is possible.

My mom has to have some more fix surgery Thursday morning. Last week one part had healed but the other hadn't. They tried something late last week, but it apparently didn't work. This should be the last surgery, though. It's a woman thing, so I can't give too much detail. Last week's was outpatient and so is this one, though, so nothing major.


  1. Weird events are sometimes the most fun to watch. :)

    Good luck to your mom. I hope everything goes well for her.

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  2. That Truck race was on cable, but I got the info off a website. If we had cable TV, my dad and me maybe would've watched it. The mid-week race was a deviation from NASCAR's normal schedule, so weird refers to the schedule for the week.