Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bobby Labonte, Erik Darnell Provide Two Great Wins Saturday

Bobby Labonte's upset win in the Aarons 312 today was absolutely great. The race itself was interesting, the plates made the cars able to do anything on the track. I feel like Mears probably had the best car, and he was able to come up and take the lead several times during the day. There were several wrecks, but none really deserving of "the big one" title. I was ok with Tony stealing the win on the GWC, but ecstatic when Bobby moved to the outside and passed him going down to the start/finish line. Great finish, and Tony coming to celebrate with Bobby after the race was fun to see as well. Congratulations go out to that 77 team for their first win. Shout outs today go to David Ragan and Kyle Krisiloff, who finished 4th and 5th, as well as Danny O'Quinn, who drove the #17 Dish Network Fusion to an 11th-place finish. Someone needs to sponsor this guy full-time.

Erik Darnell scored his first career win the Craftsman Truck Series in dominating fashion today, winning by over 10 seconds. It nearly made me sick last night watching Scott Lagasse pass him to win the ARCA race, but Darnell more than made up for it today by scoring the win for the 99 team. As Phil Parsons said, this is going to open up the floodgates because this guy has talent.

Ah yes, the Aarons 499. What more can I say that won't hear some annoying people yell at you about? It's gonna fast, it's gonna be ferocious, and you just might see a new face in victory lane. More likely though, a Hendrick car will win. Sigh. I'd also keep my eye on the DEI and Childress Chevys for obvious reasons, and there are a few other cars to watch: the 26 of Jamie McMurray and the 2 of Kurt Busch being the leaders of that pack.

1 comment:

Vroom said...

Howdy Catfish...kudos to KHI and what a great win for a classy driver!