Monday, August 11, 2014

Watkins Glen Weekend+ an update from my life.

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Watkins Glen weekend. I've never been to the track, but as a kid I went to some camps down that way so I've been in the town. It's only a few hours from me, as I live in the same state, just in a more northern part of the state. The trucks were off this time.

Saturday was the Nationwide race. Marcos Ambrose won with 48 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch with 1 lap led, Joey Logano with 6 laps led, pole-sitter Brad Keselowski with 13 laps led and Matt Kenseth with 2 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Chase Elliott, Elliott Sadler, rookie Ty Dillon, Paul Menard and Brian Scott. Mike Bliss led 1 lap and finished 14th. Jeremy Clements finished 16th with 1 lap led. Regan Smith was 17th with 2 laps led. Brendan Gaughan was 28th with 5 laps led. Trevor Bayne was 13th, though he had three accidents, two of which were due to circumstances beyond his control. Once someone hit him and the one with JJ Yeley was unavoidable. Yeley and Kevin O'Connell DNF'd, as they call it when drivers don't finish the race, but Kenny Habul was just lapped. Maybe the one that wasn't beyond his control, he got too aggressive. He's competitive and gets aggressive sometimes. He won a dirt track race the night before, at Yates County Speedway, which is only minutes from Watkins Glen. I joined a couple NASCAR groups on Facebook, Trevor fan groups. He was said to give an Advocare motivational speech by a member of one of these groups. The Nationwide race was ABC, so I got watch it and they said how the top-4 starter finished in the top-4 but inverted.

Sunday was the Cup race. AJ Allmendinger won with 30 laps led, followed by Marcos Ambrose with 19 laps led, Kurt Busch, rookie Kyle Larson and Carl Edwards with 3 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, and Brian Vickers. This was 'Dinger's first Cup race win. Tony Stewart was replaced by Regan Smith as Stewart ran into Kevin Ward, Jr. a 20 year old at a sprint car race, which is open wheel at Canandaguia Speedway. He was devastated and couldn't race at Watkins Glen the next day. Kevin  got out of his car after a wreck, mad at Stewart. He was wearing a black suit and helmet and so may have been hard for Stewart for see. There's some discussion as to whether or not Stewart meant to hit Kevin. He may have meant to get close to scare him or get him all dirty, but maybe not kill him. Never was a real Stewart fan, but I never hated him. I'm mad at him Temperamental Tony Stupid now. What Kevin did was stupid, too. Stewart let his anger get the best of him, possibly and Kevin got out of his car at a racetrack without being told he could. His car wasn't on fire and they maybe hadn't cautioned yet. My mom's mad at sprint car racing now, for that kid's death. That boy hadn't lived hardly yet. It's a dangerous sport, they say and this is proof of it.

My mom just needs some time to recover now. She can't do anything that puts pressure on her chest, but she's supposed to do things like climbing the wall. That's crawling your fingers up a wall, for those that don't know. She also does arm lifts when she's in bed. I have to  vacuum and water her plants until she's recovered. I have a possible job opportunity with UPS. There's an office near where I live and they take folks with this organization that services the disabled in my area. They cover those with all sorts of disabilities, not just autism at the organization.


  1. When I heard about that NASCAR accident, I thought about you and wondered what you thought about it. What a horrible thing to happen. It is so tragic for everyone.

    Good luck with your job opportunity! Both my mom and sister have worked for UPS at times in their past.

    1. Now you know my thoughts on that accident. I guess it was all over TV and I even heard about it on the radio last night. There's a station in my area I like to listen to before I go to sleep. I called the organization for the disabled late Friday morning and the woman I called but had to leave a message with as she wasn't in but will be back tomorrow, they think. I called again today and they said she was out today, but is supposed to be back tomorrow.