When did 42 develop into the brand new 52?
Simply this previous week, really, and we are able to blame (or credit score) Martin Truex Jr. for that. It seems he’s considering his future and whether or not or not it’ll embrace a wall-to-wall dedication to big-league auto racing.
One or two studies on the subject included a line saying one thing like this: “Properly, he does flip 42 on the finish of June . . .” What? Keep in mind when NASCAR racers had been simply getting warmed up of their early 40s?
Bobby Allison had 28 wins and a championship after turning 42. Dale Jarrett had 16 wins and a championship. And don’t get me began on Dick Trickle, who was a Cup rookie at 47!
Undecided who’s the Official Monetary Advisor of NASCAR, however somebody has satisfied these guys it’s OK to maneuver alongside to the finer issues whereas they’ve their youth and well being.
What’s with the nut jobs?
It began at Daytona in February, when just a few wheels got here off after pit stops, and it has continued right here and there ever since, with Denny Hamlin being the newest sufferer.
A malfunctioning lug nut price Denny short-term, however will price crew chief Chris Gabehart longer-term, since four-race suspensions have been the go-to penalty for such issues.
Appears harsh, however take into account the worst-case state of affairs: Wheel rolls up the observe and will get hit by a automobile and despatched into the grandstands. Hardly out of the realm of chance, so that you do every part you may to verify wheels keep on vehicles.
The reason for the issue must be addressed, although, and let’s assume it’s. A number of sensible folks in these garages, so count on a repair prior to later.