This week NASCAR makes its second visit to “Sweet Home Alabama“! By the time you read this post, there are two things that you can take to the bank. The first thing is that the NASCAR haulers will be heading Southwest on I-85 to Atlanta followed by a turn to the west on I-20, exiting on Speedway Blvd to Talladega Superspeedway! The other fact is that Your Most Humble Sheriff will be on the road heading back up to Fresno for some “family time”.
Our Talladega Picks
It appears that one-quarter of The Redneck Fantasy League, five players in all, have jumped onboard of the “Young Money” wagon this week at Talladega. Those who are all in for Kyle Larson are Carole, aka Rudy, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, Jeremy The Coach, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man.
Notwithstanding the large contingent of players rolling the bones for “Young Money”, there are three players, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Lonna The Quilt Angel, and Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Partime Cardiologist, Strawberry Picker, and of course, Your Most Humble Sheriff are banding together to root for, and support, Kurt Busch at Talladega.
There are four drivers that have amassed a two-player cheering section at Talladega. Alphabetically speaking, the first driver to discuss would be the Dover winner, Chase Elliott. “Young Chase With No Time To Waste” is one hot commodity in 2018! Both Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Ol Skid-Marc are jumping on and hitching their wagon to, “The Darling of Dawsonville” at the largest racing facility in NASCAR.
However, A&M Aggie Sue and Linda B. The Cookie Mom have a whole different prospectus. Both of these ladies have tossed their suitcase into the hot rod driven by “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.
Meanwhile, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are joining forces full steam ahead for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson. Both are really hoping that Ol JJ can break his year-plus dry spell at Victory Lane.
Lastly, Snoopy Dawn and Carlton The Doorman are uniting into one voice for “That Jones Boy”, Erik by name.
Reflecting back on my four trips to the October Cup and Truck races at Talladega with Jim, aka Chiefy, these lyrics play in the back of my mind:
When the winds go cold and it blows October,
I think about us shoulder to shoulder,
Like those cars my thoughts roll over and over and over,
In my mind…….