Monday, June 05, 2006

If I Must...

I must realize, when I post my race previews, that there are some highly talented drivers out there, whom I seem to be forgetting about.
I don't mean to forget about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is extremely talented, and he continues to prove it every week. I just don't think his cars are quite up to snuff, yet. Jr realizes that he is not his father, but I would like to see him get just a little more aggressive, rather than apologizing for every time his car slides a little. He has a great attitude, just needs to apply it a little differently.
If I must mention Jeff Gordon again, well, he is not one of my favorites, but I do feel that he has a win coming. His erratic success, so far this season, has made it difficult to tell if he is on his way up or down. I still feel that win somewhere down the line, but when or where, I can't tell. I want to see both Jeff and Smoke in good form for Sonoma (heal fast, Tony) in two weeks, because I have to see that race between those two.
I must mention Jeff Burton. I thought it was to be Harvick who would put RCR back on the map, but Jeff is doing a pretty good job of it. I realized, last year, when Burton transferred to Childress Racing, that it was a good move for them both, and Burton has definitely shown that he is still an up and coming driver, not a has-been. Either Harvick or Burton could conceivably be the next Champion.
Finally, I must remember to not pick the last Winston Cup Champ for a top ten finish in my race previews, but to pick him in my fantasy games. That seems to be successful.

I want to add a link to a very interesting article from Jackson Sun on-line, about some stats on past NASCAR champions. It is very well worth the read.

6 comments:

Babs said...

You haven't been picking Elliott Sadler in any of you race previews, have you? Maybe do the opposite for Elliott, pick him to win or at least a top ten and see what happens. Maybe it will give him some much needed luck!
And keep not picking Matt! Thanks for the win!! :)

RevJim said...

I have picked Elliott Saddler, I think it was for the California race. That was really bad luck for him. So I pretty much leave him alone. We have to find some way to change his luck. He is a great driver, but do I have to ignore the fact that he exists to get him a win?

tazfan said...

Jeff Burton is doing REALLY well. I am glad he got a good car, and can show how good a driver he really is!!

RevJim said...

Tazfan, thanks for wtopping by. Yes I'm pretty excited about Burton and what he is doing. I haven't included him in any actual list of favorite drivers, but I have to say, he is among the top ten in my book.

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