Saturday, July 8, 2006

Saturday Previews

This is one of those weird weekends where the Busch race doesn't start until late afternoon and the Truck race doesn't start till tonight, and I won't be around tonight to post anything.

Busch race: USG Durock 300 @ 4 on NBC

Truck race: Built Ford Tough 225 @ 8 on SPEED

----- Nextel Cup -----

Jeff Burton won the pole for the USG Sheetrock 400 yesterday, a very rare pole for him.  The rest of the top 5 includes Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson.  Bill Elliott put the Burger King car in 24th and Todd Kluever made the race in 35th position.  Missing the race somewhat surprisingly was Paul Menard.

Mr. Insignificant was Carl Long, who had I been blogging several years ago would be one of the all-time leaders.

Full qualifying results here.

Happy hour was lead by Greg Biffle today.  Following him were Burton, Dave Blaney, Harvick and Kyle Busch.  Time to do some predictions:

WINNER - Matt Kenseth

Matt really should have won this race last year.  He will this year.

DARKHORSE - J.J. Yeley

Yeley's best track has been Chicago.  Back in 2004 he nearly won here when he ran part-time in the 18 Busch car.  Last year he qualified for Tony Stewart in the 20 and put it in the top 15.  Chicago suits Yeley and he may well win the Busch race and finish in the top 10 for the Cup race.

The USG Sheetrock 400 starts at 3 tomorrow on NBC.

Sunday Afternoon Update:

Race is on TNT... I could have swore it was NBC.

1 comment:

walnutzmaniac said...

You had it right, Matt.  Kenseth SHOULD have won that race. But we all know why he didn't.  Grrrrr !!!