Sunday, May 27, 2012

Greatest Day In Motorsports

Sup people, just wanted to let you know this May 27, 2012 is going to be awesome.  There will be THREE big races today: Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, and Coca-Cola 600.

Monaco in the morning, Indy in the afternoon, Coca-Cola in the evening.  Gonna be tough waking up at 7:30 AM to see the Monaco race!  I live in Eastern time so if you live west of me...well, it's gonna be rough.  I'll sleep on the couch with the TV on if it need be.

There's big significance in each of these races.  The Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 are two of the three "Triple Crown of Motorsport."  And the Coke 600 is the longest race of the NASCAR season.

I don't have much to say about any race yet.  I talked about Indy Car/Formula 1 in general a year ago.  After the races are though, I'll probably append my thoughts to this post later.

Oh yeah, just a friendly reminder.   Try not to run out of gas on the final that right, Junior???

Anyway, one more thing.  The Nationwide race was today, as usual.  And Joey Logano drove the Gamestop car complete with Hitman hood decals and jumpsuit.

Joey's hood has sported many video game decals in the past, such as Modern Warfare 2, Little Big Planet, Bioshock 2, God of War some number, and Lego Batman.  I wonder if this'll loosen gamers up to NASCAR even the slightest since we all know that NASCAR is about rednecks, turning left, and wrecks, right???  I don't think hardcore gamers care but whatever--this'll remains the SOUTH'S sport and dem city boy noobs can't take that away from us...

EDIT: Here's my response after seeing all three of Sunday's races.  The pre-race ceremonies were awesome.  Monaco was funny because there was a wreck within the first five seconds.  Always funny when cautions come out 5 seconds into a race (see Martinsville 2012).  When Webber won, he sprayed champagne on the cameramen/photographers, lol.  Indy 500 was good--Sato's ballsy maneuver on the last lap was crazy...he cut inside Franchitti on Turn 1 but spun out cause he hit the Forza "insta-spin" white strip.  And Coke 600--loved the Memorial Day stuff.  Kasey Kahne won so at least someone "new" got the trophy.  Junior predictably finished in the Top 10 without a win.  So that satisfies my racing fix for now.  Expect more racing stuff in the future.

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