The NFL common season is over, faculty soccer has wrapped up tonight, and I spent eight hours yesterday watching a NASCAR Daytona 500 business each 5 minutes on FOX.
This, people, is when you understand racing season is nearly right here.
However, in fact, not right here but. We nonetheless have a number of Blended drink remaining out of season (Shout out to all these courageous souls “Dry January” this month), so we’ll preserve scraping the underside of the keg till our nails flip to mud!
And by the underside of the keg I imply… Ryan Newman?
The Ol’ Rocket Man himself trended fairly huge final Monday for the mistaken — but in addition proper — causes, so we’ll get to him in a second.
We’ll even be speaking Mom Nature beginning in 2023 with BANG at JR Motorsports, Tyler Reddick and his lady testing the Broncos’ season finale, Daniel Suarez celebrating a birthday, and sure, the Chili Bowl!
4 Tires and Two Scuff Goodyears (we’re not losing sticker tires in the present day), Monday Morning Pit-Cease – “For the love of God, is that this season over but?” Version – is GO!
Damar Hamlin’s collapse invalidates Ryan Newman’s NASCAR recollections
I hate to do that, as a result of, yeah, I am going to admit I am uninterested in this story at this level.
However, that is the primary time we have spoken for the reason that cardiac arrest that Damar Hamlin suffered final Monday night time throughout the Payments-Bengals sport, so I’ve to a minimum of contact on it.
One of many first issues I thought of because it occurred was Ryan Newman’s horrific crash within the 2020 Daytona 500. I used to be on the observe that day, and all the things I noticed Monday night time was eerily related.
The FOX broadcast, just like the ESPN broadcast, had no thought what to do. They did not present us Newman, and ESPN–and couldn’t–show us Hamlin. That is after I knew one thing was mistaken.
It took what appeared like ceaselessly to chop Newman out of his automotive, get him into the ambulance and throughout the road to the hospital. Then I waited days for solutions. At one level, let’s be trustworthy right here, you thought he was gone.
I do not bear in mind a second throughout a sporting occasion when these ideas entered my thoughts till Damar Hamlin fell final week. Apparently, I used to be not alone.
Like I stated earlier, Newman takes to Twitter virtually instantly.
Newman survived, and so did Hamlin. Thank God for each.
Lightning strikes Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR crew
Properly, now that the harmful stuff is out of the best way, let’s speak lightning!
How about that video that has now gone viral hitting JR Motorsports’ truck (Dale Jr.’s Xfinity Group) automotive park.
yuza. Rising up in Florida, you have been taught to be afraid of lightning. There are only a few issues you do not mess with, and lightning is close to the highest of the checklist.
If there was the slightest thunder within the sky, my spouse would not come out. I can’t try this. The sky may very well be utterly clear with one small darkish cloud, and we would sit inside for an hour till it cleared up.
We will do alligators, leopards, snakes and sharks right here, however not lightning. That is the place we draw the road.
And truthfully, are you able to blame us? Have a look at these movies! Need that gap via you making an attempt to stroll the canine? I don’t assume so.
We have come to the Chili Bowl a part of the offseason
Ah sure, it is lastly Chili Bowl week. The annual week that largely marks the tip of the season and the start of the motorsports yr.
The week-long midget automotive occasion in Tulsa has over 370 entries this yr, together with a few NASCAR guys. Shockingly, no Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell -Two Chili Bowl vets – are battling it out, however Alex Bowman and Chase Briscoe give it a attempt.
Different names chances are you’ll acknowledge embody JJ Yeley, Josh Bilicki, and Carson Hocevar (Vehicles).
Oh yeah, former Oklahoma Sooners cheerleader Taylor Reimer, who made midget automotive historical past final yr when she turned the primary feminine driver to win a nationwide midget race, may also be within the discipline after ending eleventh final yr.
Tyler Reddick takes on the horrible Bronco persona, Russell Wilson
A few fast notes on our manner out…
Weeks after Ross Chastain was on the Chargers discipline Recreation with Miss North CarolinaTyler Reddick and his girlfriend (spouse? I do not know!) Alexa De Leon discovered themselves on the sidelines at one other Chargers sport – this time in Denver.
I can not think about spending a Sunday watching Russell Wilson, however hey, to each one among us.
Anyway, Riddick was clearly there for the soccer, whereas his spouse was simply making an attempt to catch a sneak peak at Wilson’s spouse, Ciara.
Enjoyable truth, by the best way, on these two birds. Apparently, that they had a deal in place in 2019 that Tyler may identify their first youngster if he gained the Xfinity Championship, which he did.
Born the next January, Child Beau Reddick is completely a STUD. What a rattling identify.
Daniel Suarez turned 31 on the finish of the week
Lastly, we won’t get out of right here with out wishing NASCAR’s favourite amigo, Daniel Suarez, a cheerful thirty first birthday.
It has been an enormous season for Suarez, who bought engaged to Julia Pique in November, Engaged with Ross Chastain in Decemberand attended Bubba Wallace’s star-studded New 12 months’s Eve marriage ceremony.
Have a rattling trip, Danny!
Properly, that is all I’ve for in the present day. I really feel like we did our greatest because of the truth that actually nothing occurs.
Maintain your claps!
Anyway, we’re simply right here, women and gents. The Rolex is 2 weeks away, adopted by the Busch Gentle (yum) Conflict in California (ew) and one thing referred to as the Daytona 500.
Take us dwelling, Larry!