Friday, September 12, 2008

Ryan Newman gets the modified pole!!! Yay Bono and Ryan Newman!

2008 NWMT New Hampshire 2 Ryan Newman captures pole

Ryan Newman earned his fifth career pole at New Hampshire - and first in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - in qualifying Thursday. (Photo credit: Howie Hodge/NASCAR)

Qualifying: Newman Takes Mod Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
September 11, 2008 - 5:48pm

LOUDON, N.H. – Making his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman earned the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for the New Hampshire 100 Thursday.

Newman, who has 43 Coors Light Pole Awards to his credit during his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, wasted no time in getting one under his belt in a Modified. After turning the fastest lap in practice Thursday afternoon in his first time strapped into the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Newman posted the quickest lap in qualifying at 29.658 seconds (127.453 mph).

Chuck Hossfeld (No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge), who won the New England 100 at New Hampshire on June 28, will join Newman on the front row for Saturday’s race following his qualifying effort of 29.745 seconds (127.080 mph).

Rounding out the top five qualifiers on Thursday were Jimmy Blewett, Eric Beers and Bobby Grigas III. Series points leader Ted Christopher qualified 12th for Saturday’s 100-lap race.

Green flag for the New Hampshire 100 is set for Saturday at approximately 1 p.m., with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ Camping World RV Rental 200 Driven by Winnebago Industries to follow. For ticket information, please visit New Hampshire’s official Web site.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

David Letterman Top 12 Reasons to be a Nascar Driver

Last night, David Letterman had his Top Ten segment for the drivers in the Chase. It was called the "Top Twelve perks of being a Nascar Driver" Their answers were a little corny...well very corny, so I am going to come up w/ what they should have said. I need a few minutes to get my creative thinking cap on. Stay tuned.

THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TWELVE: "Perks of Being a NASCAR Driver"
As presented by the top 12 NASCAR drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup on the Tuesday, Sept. 9 broadcast of the "LATE SHOW with David Letterman":

(Do not pay any attention to the political blurb on the front of this video)

12. Matt Kenseth: Crazy gas prices? I don’t care…I’m not payin’.
11. Kevin Harvick: Bring your helmet to Taco Bell and they’ll fill it up with guacamole, free.
10. Jeff Gordon: Don’t have to shave your body like Olympic swimmers. Although, why not?
9. Greg Biffle: Hasselhoff promised me one of those talking cars.
8. Tony Stewart: I use old checkered flags to make fabulous throw pillows.
7. Jeff Burton: There’s nothing like going through a car wash at 190 miles per hour.
6. Denny Hamlin: GPS underpants.
5. Clint Bowyer: Sorry, I forgot my joke – I was thinking about Jessica Alba – man she’s hot.
4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Run out of olive oil? A little Quaker State will spruce up any salad.
3. Jimmie Johnson: Traveling to exotic locations like Martinsville, Virginia and Dover, Delaware.
2. Carl Edwards: At high school reunions, it’s fun to ask, “So what do you do for a living?”
1. Kyle Busch: After a race, your ass vibrates for days.

I am having issues here people. I guess I shouldn't blog during a deadline. Please post any suggestions under comments!

12. Matt Kenseth:
11. Kevin Harvick:
10. Jeff Gordon: You get to marry Super Models
9. Greg Biffle:
8. Tony Stewart: I am 20 pounds overweight and Subway still endorses me!
7. Jeff Burton: Um, can you say free cell phones?
6. Denny Hamlin: Wherever I want to go, I can get there by 10:30 tomorrow (thanks! that was a good one)
5. Clint Bowyer:
4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.:
3. Jimmie Johnson: See Jeff's answer
2. Carl Edwards:
1. Kyle Busch: Without Nascar, I wouldnt get laid.