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I have to admit, I have a little bit of sour grapes about Michigan. Jimmie crashed out....again. Junior got a DNF....again. Chase and Larson were oh-so-close....again.

On the other hand, Chase and Larson were oh-so-close....again. If that happens often enough, you've gotta' think that win is coming soon for both of them. At least, I hope so. I think Chase might have taken this one if he/his car had been a little better on restarts.

You know Ford puts a lot of effort into Michigan. They are sort of the hometown boys there and the Ford honchos come to watch, including Edsel. It is nice to see them win where their hearts are, so, congratulations Joey, Team Penske and Ford.

It was great to see Tony showing signs of his old self, coming in with a top ten. I'm rooting for him to make the Chase although there's that old saying about lightning striking twice. I'll continue to keep my fingers crossed for him although my inclination is to doubt he'll get there.

The racing was fine at Michigan. The new downforce package worked well. Lots of passing.

I missed Pocono because of the rain-out on Sunday and a subsequent glitch with the DVR. Well, okay, the problem wasn't the DVR, it was me and my dumbie-ness with electronic devices.

I did read Brad's comments regarding Jeff Gordon in the broadcast booth though. Even though I didn't see and hear what his complaints were about first-hand, I can say from watching the rest of the races, that I think Jeff does a hell of a job being non-partisan about the teams. I honestly believe if someone listened who knew absolutely nothing about NASCAR, they could not detect a bias in Jeff's reporting. In fact, he is usually uniformly complimentary about all the drivers and teams, emphasizing their strong points rather than their weaknesses.

And, my God, this is no new thing in NASCAR. Has Brad ever listened to DW and how he enthuses about "Mikey"? One of the grand moments in NASCAR's history was listening to Ned Jarrett root Dale home in the Daytona 500 from the anchor booth.

And those things don't bother me. So much of NASCAR is about "family", whether it is a direct family link or team solidarity. I like that aspect of our sport. You wouldn't want a reporter who can see no wrong in "their" team or who consistently roots for them but Jeff doesn't do that.

And I have really appreciated hearing up-to-date information from someone who was so recently a driver. I like DW and I feel as if I learned a lot from him when I first became a NASCAR fan. He explained things in a way I could understand but let's face, it's been a long time since he was on the track so fresh eyes on what's going on are invaluable for understanding.

I think Brad was pissed at himself and his team for screwing up but he directed his piss-off in Jeff's direction. Well, that happens and the two of them had a cordial discussion this past week although they still probably don't totally agree.

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as usual, vicki, u r right on in your assessment of the race, and also about jeff and brad....I enjoyed the race.  I wanted chase to win of course, and believe he will soon.  he is too hard on himself, imo.  I think he forgets that he IS a rookie, and expects too much of himself.  but on the flip side, I am glad he is not complacent and willing to just settle for "good enough".  what a joy to see all the young drivers developing.  nascar will continue to be my favorite sport...

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