Jimmy Johnson back in the
Winners Circle at Darlington. #200 for Ray Hendrix. I think Chad
may be one of the best mechanics that’s ever been. Sharyl said next
year were going to Darlington. It’s such a beautiful time of a year
for Mothers Day: the weather’s absolutely gorgeous. They had a full
house. I don’t know if it’s the first sell out they’ve had this
year or not. Darlington is NASCAR’s roots; it’s where the big race
started. So it was their first big race of the year. It used to be
on Labor Day. At least they got the name back, the Southern 500.
The last time they ran a Mother’s Day race before that was back in
the 60s in Atlanta…and they had 2800 people show up, so when they
slipped that bone to Darlington, after taking away two of their
races they thought that’d be the end of it at Darlington. I was
living down there at the time and the whole community got behind
selling the race out. And I think it’s been a sell-out ever since.
Move to Illinois is pretty
smooth. There are some computer glitches. Our dish bar exceeds the
quality of the cable. We’re about 4.5 miles in the country and
that’s all we could get. But it’s lush here. The peonies are in
bloom and that’s my favorite flower because when they bloom it means
you can wear your t-shirts. We’re down a little lane; they have to
cross a bridge to get to our house. There’s a little “S” curve and
its impossible to back the 53’semi down that to house…so they parked
it in a Rural King parking lot and loaded it into a 23’ truck… it
took them 6 trips to get us all together. I woke up on Sunday
morning and there was 2 Does eating petunias off the patio table.
We’ve got peonies here so we’ve got ants. But not fire ants!!!
Had 42 Midgets at Macon
Speedway Saturday night for the POWRi Midget Show. My son Shad was
opening a box and he said, midget6s at Macon tonight Dad. Then he
looked at the 150 boxes we had not opened yet, and said, "NAH
I guess not."
Grayson, Superbowl, RPM got
rained out …they ran the USMTS at Cowtown, TX , Lonnie and Sherrie
covered. Jon A has good stuff from Elkins, WV and Roaring Knob,
PA. Ina covered WoO sprint cars from Williams Grove, PA, LarrE got
the clash from Carolina, NC and the NDRA from I-77 SC. VA Dirt went
to Virginia Motor Speedway. Mike was at Paradise Speedway in NY.
Charity was at 67 Speedway in AR.
8 States not bad but I want them all.
I know I should have some
racing thoughts but basically my thoughts are frantic about how to
get the internet going.