Rearview Mirror: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 & Off-Weekend Discussion

Dale finally gets his first top 10 of the season at Texas as we head into the first break of the year.


Dale Texas 1 (2)

It’s the first off-week for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and it’s a well deserved one for all the top drivers. The first 7 races of the year have been absolutely crazy and unpredictable, thanks to the new stage format racing. Love it or hate it, stage racing has no doubt added an element of drama, suspense and excitement to the races.

When it comes to Dale Jr., it has been a very slow start with his best finish heading into Texas being just 14th at Phoenix. Texas’ repave was a complete reset for everybody involved but the NO. 88 team was able to catch on early with a fast car that was able to drive from 37th to 5th, Jr.’s best finish of the season through 7 races.

The Monster Energy Cup season picks back up at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 23rd with a start time around 2 PM EST. The race will be live on your local FOX network. Maybe, just maybe, Dale Jr. will be able to return to victory lane for his second career victory at one of his favorite tracks.

P.S. –

As many of you are aware, I have been completely absent from the website since Atlanta race weekend. My life has become pretty crazy for the past month . . . I just completed a move into a new apartment while balancing work and school. I have been a little bit overwhelmed to say the least. I still have time to watch the races though . . . for the most part. I will be back full-time once school wraps up in early June.


10 comments on “Rearview Mirror: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 & Off-Weekend Discussion”

  1. I didn’t know that Cuba Gooding Jr.’s dad was the singer for the band “The Main Ingredient” back in the 1970’s?

    They had their hit song “Everybody Plays The Fool” which is a nice song that played on the radio a lot when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s and 70’s.

    Cuba Gooding Sr. passed away today at age 72.


    1. AKA known as “Kezfest” or “Krylefest”?
      I wish that I could get as pumped up about Bristol as I used to back in the day?
      Here’s hoping that it’s better this time!
      Another track that Junior usually runs poorly at, but he has gotten a little better there lately.
      Still not any real contention for a win there, however.
      Maybe my negativity will unjinx him like it did the last time that I complained here?


      1. Speaking of Kez , I do not think they should be able to game the system by timing their appeals to insure the crew chief is on the box for certain races !!!


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