Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Beautiful Cinderella NASCAR Race!!! Very Inspirational!!!

If you didn't see the end of this Talladega race, you're a big dummy.

Congratulations!  Welcome to Victory Lane!  You made it!!

Just so you know, I helped that guy win.

Basically, teammates David Ragan (#34) and David Gilliand (#38), two of the Sprint Cup's "perennial losers," starting 11th/12th on the green-white-checkered finish, made a mad dash at the end of the Talladega race to finish 1st and 2nd respectively.  Unlike other cars, the two bump-drafted each other through the field.  I'm no David Ragan fan (who is anyway?) but I went NUTS when I saw him just slip into the lead and win.  Beautiful.  Especially teammate Gilliland, who had never won before, helping push his teammate across the line.  A very selfless deed...

Just for reference's sake, I decided to look up both Davids' records for the start of the 2013 season and let you know how poorly they had done up until Talladega, just to illustrate how amazing it was to see their 1-2 finish:

Track: Ragan's position - Gilliand's position (out of 43 cars)
Daytona: 35th - 38th
Phoenix: 38th - 37th
Las Vegas: 31st - 28th
Bristol: 21st - 24th
Fontana: 24th - 29th
Martinsville: 30th - 28th
Forth Worth: 26th - 32th
Kansas: 30th - 23rd
Richmond: 20th - 27th
Talladega: 1st - 2nd

To be fair, you look at Ragan in the #34 car last year and he fared very well at both Talladega races (7th and 4th) so you could tell that for this team, Talladega was their one bullet in the chamber...took a chance and won the race.  You'll probably lose next Sunday but savor this win as long as possible...

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is you take a look at someone like David Regan and Gilliland and you think "well, they can't accomplish anything, they have no chance."  Well they had a chance with 2 laps to go and they WON.  Don't quit, don't ever give up, don't let people tell you "you have no chance."  JUST WIN, DAMMIT!!!!  Winners never quit and quitters never win.  Ok, you get the idea so GOOD NIGHT, POTENTIAL WINNERS!!!

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