View Full Version : michigan 400 - who to watch/ who will win

tony hipchest
08-19-2006, 01:41 PM
michigan is a great track but it can get spread out very quick especially when a car is fast as jeff burton. he easilly won the pole and was fastest in happy hour at 184 mph. 4th quickest was mark martin at 182. at those numbers burton could lap all but 3 cars just an hour into the race. while this wont happen it shows hes head and shoulders above the field. him and team mate harvick have been on quite a tear. the championship race could easilly come down to the 2 of them. this is a track kenseth and johnson stay neck in neck and both have top 5's. martin loves this place and the bush brothers and newman all could contend (although i wont hold my breath with the penske cars.) kasey kahne has been great on this track and those like it. i will be watching his new team mate elliot saddler who briefly sat on the pole with an excellent lap. my darkhorse sleeper will be any roush driver other than kenseth. it just seems like rousch is due

1) jeff burton
2) matt kenseth
3) jimmie johnson
4) kyle bush
5) kevin harvick
6) greg biffle

08-19-2006, 03:29 PM
My boy Junior is looking good in the Busch race today, and my money is on him for tomorrow - - - - - he is due for a win......

08-19-2006, 04:31 PM
Interesting finish today!!!!!! Perhaps #8 can double up this weekend.... I feel badly that Edwards was affected - - I do like him, too.....

Looks like Junior is more like his daddy than some people figured.....

08-19-2006, 04:35 PM
Stewart and Earnhardt....One of those two will win.

Fire Haley
08-19-2006, 08:53 PM
1) Matt
2) Harvick
3) Kahne
4) Burton
5) Martin

In the Busch race...I have to admit...I never thought I'd see the day when a JR victory celebration got drowned out in boos....

08-19-2006, 10:28 PM
In the Busch race...I have to admit...I never thought I'd see the day when a JR victory celebration got drowned out in boos....

I know - - but when you look at the view from the cars, it looked like Edwards was already loose, and the fact that #8 got under his back end didn't help......... I imagine that there were a couple of drivers that had to report into the principal's office after the race..... It should make for some interesting dynamics tomorrow..... Perhaps everyone wanted to see Carl's back flip!!!!

Fire Haley
08-20-2006, 07:18 AM
Carl could have taken Jr's arm off with that stunt...that was messed up what he done.
Maybe Jr would drive better with a hook for a hand though.....hmmmm

I still say the Bristol race will be payback time for a lot of crap that's been happening...it should be great fun to watch.

08-20-2006, 08:02 AM
I love "The Bristol Stomp"...... There are some real feuds going on this season, and it is going to be a slamfest this year..... There will be a long line at the 'trailer' during and after that one for sure....

Fire Haley
08-20-2006, 05:26 PM

Bring on Bristol, baby!!!


08-20-2006, 11:27 PM
Carl could have taken Jr's arm off with that stunt...that was messed up what he done.

And you can kill someone by wrecking them at 190 MPH.

That pretty much killed off any respect I had left for a man I used to root for. I'm happy to see that he's finally showing his true colors though.

Fire Haley
08-21-2006, 11:09 AM
And you can kill someone by wrecking them at 190 MPH

Tell Tony and Jeffy that....ah screw them too...this day is all about Matt and the boys...and his awesome victory slide and burn-out...




08-21-2006, 11:27 AM
Tell Tony and Jeffy that

I'll tell any of them that. It seems like everyone in that garage, including Mr Style Over Substance, have forgotten what can happen when you get careless on a race track.

The bottom line is, I really don't want to hear any whining when someone wrecks Mr. Style Over Sustance in the next 3 races and causes him to miss the Chase.

Fire Haley
08-21-2006, 11:37 AM
"I wish we had a few more laps," Gordon said. "I needed maybe three more and I would have been on his bumper. I would have liked to show him and everybody else I know how to pass him clean."


Oh well...on to the best show of the year...Bristol under the lights baby...

More fun...in other news Erin "Betty Ray" Crocker will be running Bristol in the truck race on Wednesday...let the hoopla begin...LOL!


08-21-2006, 12:40 PM
She's done. Flat out done. Nobody is going to take her seriously now that the cat is out of the bag. I hope Ray is happy that he's wrecking his team for a piece.

Fire Haley
08-21-2006, 11:04 PM
In more new news...the COT will change everything


tony hipchest
08-25-2006, 09:45 AM
i hate the car of tomorrow. especially that horrid wing. its awful and looks like a giant piece of crap.