First off, I'd like to point out that this post is also being used as a test for my new phone. It's a really cool toy to play with; one that I hope will encourage me to do more blogging.
I wanted to share a few thoughts on the latest developments in the NASCAR garage. With Monday's announcement of Australian driver, Marcos Ambrose's departure from JTG D. Racing, it seems to be upon a mutual agreement. Today, team officials announced that the seat of th #47 Toyota will be piloted by former champion, Bobby Labonte. I think among fans and the garage area alike will react positively. Labonte has for too long relegated to antiquated equipment and will nkow have a shot at competing for race wins. Fans have witnessed that the #47 entry can compete beyond the road course races where Ambrose is a favorite.
Speaking of where Tazmanian Devil will drive next year, the moment I heard Ambrose may leave, it seemed only natural he would land in a Ford. Ambrose bleeds for the blue oval, seeing as he was a factory driver down under. Ford also sponsored him to come drive in America, so it is fitting to see him return. The only question remaining is which seat under Richard Petty Motorsports he will take. The signing of Ambrose may be the first of a domino effect in the garage to determine where a number of drivers may go next year. Drivers like Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, and Scott Speed. More importantly, it will lead to the announcement of major sponsor signing of Budweiser (Harvick's RCR #29, in my opinion) or Mobile 1.
Also, thoughts and prayers go out to the Cat In the Hat, JackRoush. After miraculously walking away from a plane crash, he is recovering in a nearby hospital in Wisconsin.
Thanks for reading, as always, feel free to comment, or find me on Twitter @kyleedington.
There has been a great amount of 'stuff' going on for me personally the last month or two. It's all very exciting.
In that, I've been doing a lot of contemplating on what to blog. I'm reading/experience a lot of great things but have not made time to react. In order to do a better job, I'm working on revamping the look, the feel, ect. My goal is to create more content and and a better feel to my site.
Watching all the Speedweeks coverage this week, I just get the feeling that this season could be more exciting than those over the last few years. This opinion is coming from someone who has enjoyed the racing for the most part. Here are a few reasons why I think it should be better:
·Drivers policing drivers on the track – which will go a long way to making restrictor plate racing the amazing spectacle it should be. Did you see the two photo finishes at the Gatorade Duals on Thursday? I did. That was great racing!
·Danica – Regardless of personal opinion, yours or mine, she will be great for the sport. Did you know that her ARCA debut saw a ratings increase of over 80 percent?!? You think that wouldn’t benefit every car in the field looking for more butts in the seats and eyes on televisions.
·Waving goodbye to the Wing – the most difficult part of the new Sprint Cup car to get used too, is going to become a thing of the past. Any room for a COT wing display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame? (just kidding)
·The fight to knock off the Champ, Jimmie Johnson – Can it be done? Threat Denny Hamlin tore his ACL playing basketball, said it should not be a distraction. Can Mark Martin improve on a spectacular performance from 2009?
Those are just a few comments I wanted to share as I watch the Daytona 500 pre-race coverage. Enjoy the racing season!