by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowApril 17, 2008 12:41 am UTC 2 Comments
Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 – which was actually the Phoenix 312 in non-metric stock-car lingo – was race number three for the racer formerly known around these parts as the “Ugly Little Freakin’ Toad” on dessert flat track.
If the occasional fuel mileage race doesn’t bother you – and it doesn’t me – then you probably liked the SSFF 500 (or 312) just like me. That would make you pretty darn astute, in my opinion. My buddy Steve hates economy runs of any kind, any time. If you are like him, well, Steve has a deserved reputation in ON PIT ROW land. You would be wrong, just like El Idioto.
Did you like the way I set up my segue to the Nationwide Series (maybe it should be the Continent-wide Series) trip to Mexico City for the rematch of Scott Pruett and Juan Pablo Montoya. What a great story that shapes up to be.
What? Whaddaya mean Juan’s not going to MayHeeCo? What PR Bozo blew this deal? Don’t they know how long Pruett’s been planning his revenge? It’s not fair!
I guess JPM will spend the week bonding with new Cup crew chief Jimmy Elledge. Thank you Chip Ganassi (with Felix Sabates).
OK, I’m going back to watching “Daytona 500: 50 Years of the Great American Race” that the folks at A&E Home Video sent me to review. Disc one is pretty darned awesome so far, which means I’m not gonna get a whole lot of sleep tonight. It features the broadcast of the 50th ever Daytona 500 in a multi-media format where you can switch from several vantage points to watch the action. You get the Fox team’s coverage but you can switch to the in-car camera – and driver audio – of Dale Jr, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and more. It is really cool stuff.
I’ll never get to disc two tonight, so I’ll pass along my thoughts on that later. But the race coverage alone is worth the money. Buy it. Check it out here.