Greg Biffle

(WOMR file photo)

NASCAR will be in the Lone Star state, specifically the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area, next Friday and Saturday night for the first SCHEDULED night race of the 2012 race season.  It is in fact, the second night race, following the rain delayed Daytona 500.  Nevertheless, both the Nationwide and the Sprint Cup series will be making their 2012 Texas debut next weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Greg Biffle still holds an extremely small lead over Dale Earnhardt, Jr., just six points after six races! As a charter member of Junior Nation, the question begs to be asked, could this be race that Dale Jr. breaks his 133 race win drought?  If that were to happen, the whole racing world would hear the cheers from Fort Worth!

Check out the Sprint Cup standings after the first six races.

After gazing over all the picks that we have selected for next Saturday night’s race, there are a few interesting picks for Texas.  Both Carlton and Bernie have last week’s winner from Martinsville as their collective picks, Ryan Newman. Both Carole and Karen have selected “Smoke”, Tony Stewart, to win at Texas. Meanwhile, Jim and Jason each have “Cousin Carl” Edwards on their team for Saturday night.

There are three of us who will be hanging out with the Sprint Cup points leader for this race, and will be “sticking with The Biff”.  Those three players are Dawn, Jerry, and yours truly, Leon.  There are also three players who have “The Las Vegas Weasel”, ol Kylie Busch, for TMS, Zee, Marc, and Edie.

Our resident lead-footed, dirt slingin’, throttle jockey, David, has “The Dinger”, A.J. Allmendinger as his choice for TMS, completely all to himself!  Other sole pickers are Carolyn with Harvick as her choice, Scott has Denny Hamlin, and Richard has Matt Kenseth for their Saturday night choices.

Good luck to all!

PS   My sis, Zee, has had shoulder surgery this afternoon, all went well so far, and will be under the weather for the next 3-6 weeks.  She needs some good luck next Saturday night!  As much as I am not a Kyle fan, maybe he could win at Texas, and that just might help her old right shoulder not hurt so much in the early days of her recovery!!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL THOSE GLOVES TIGHT, FLIP YOU VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

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