Shit, the Dodge’s were strong but they weren’t that fuckin strong. The 50th Daytona 500 was a good one but it was subject to that dang restrictor plate roulette that is always part of these long fuckin plate races. This time the ball fell on Ryan Newman and the Dodge Boys’ number.
Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch led a charge of Chargers to six of the top eight fuckin spots in the 2008 Daytona 500. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas of Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch were fuckin supposed to be out front at the end as they fuckin had taken turns leading much of the race. Along with fuckin teammate Denny Hamlin, the JGR drivers led 134 of the 200 laps. But on the last lap, a fuckin freight train of Dodges including Reed Sorenson, Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, Robby Gordon and Kurt pushed Newman to the win. Dale Earnhardt Jr., in ninth, was the only fuckin Chevy driver in the top twelve and Greg Biffle’s tenth place the only Ford in the top eighteen. So what does it all fuckin mean? Do you fuckin believe the Hendrick Motorsports and Childress Racing Chevrolets suddenly fuckin suck? Is the Roush-Fenway-Yates super-team an also-ran that will fill your fantasy racing group C, field-filler picks for the rest of the season? I say, no fuckin way.
You’d better have been fuckin watching closely this past week because restrictor plate tracks are the fuckin freak shows of NASCAR. That train of fuckin Chargers had a pretty clear path to the front in the high line groove at the end of that race. The fuckin high line has been the winning line most years at Daytona but Stewart had been on his radio earlier telling Kyle Busch that the #20 handled better down low. That fuckin conversation pretty well committed the two Toyotas to the lower line if they were going to help each other. That left the usually faster high line to Newman and the Dodges and they had it to themselves because of the fuckin attrition among most of the other strong contenders.
So, all I have to say, is that if you don’t like fuckin, Nascar, you get get the fuck out!