The NFL common season is over, school 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 already know racing season is nearly right here.
However, in fact, not right here but. We nonetheless have a couple of Combined drink remaining out of season (Shout out to all these Dry January braves this month.) So we’ll hold 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 large final Monday for the flawed — but additionally 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 woman trying out 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 right now), 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 reminiscences
I hate to do that, as a result of, yeah, I will 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 evening through the Payments-Bengals sport, so I’ve to at the least 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 monitor that day, and all the things I noticed Monday evening 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 once I knew one thing was flawed.
It took what appeared like perpetually 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 sincere 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 mentioned earlier, Newman takes to Twitter virtually instantly.
Newman survived, and so did Hamlin. Thank God for each.
Let’s not Reduce it off with this closure once more.
Lightning strikes Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR staff
Effectively, now that the damaging stuff is out of the way in which, let’s speak lightning!
How about that video that has now gone viral hitting JR Motorsports’ truck (Dale Jr.’s Xfinity Staff) automotive park.
yuza. Rising up in Florida, you had 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 cannot do this. The sky could possibly be fully clear with one small darkish cloud, and we might sit inside for an hour till it cleared up.
We are able to do alligators, leopards, snakes and sharks right here, however not lightning. That is the place we draw the road.
And actually, are you able to blame us? Take a look at these movies! Need that gap by means of you attempting to stroll the canine? I don’t suppose 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 top of the season and the start of the motorsports 12 months.
The week-long midget automotive occasion in Tulsa has over 370 entries this 12 months, 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 you could acknowledge embody JJ Yeley, Josh Bilicki, and Carson Hocevar (Vans).
Oh yeah, former Oklahoma Sooners cheerleader Taylor Reimer, who made midget automotive historical past final 12 months when she turned the primary feminine driver to win a nationwide midget race, will even be within the subject after ending eleventh final 12 months.
Tyler Reddick takes on the horrible Bronco persona, Russell Wilson
A few fast notes on our method out…
Weeks after Ross Chastain was on the Chargers subject Sport 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 am unable to think about spending a Sunday watching Russell Wilson, however hey, to each one in every of us.
Anyway, Riddick was clearly there for the soccer, whereas his spouse was simply attempting to catch a sneak peak at Wilson’s spouse, Ciara.
Enjoyable reality, by the way in which, on these two birds. Apparently, they’d 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 will not get out of right here with out wishing NASCAR’s favourite amigo, Daniel Suarez, a cheerful thirty first birthday.
It has been a large season for Suarez, who bought engaged to Julia Pique in November, Engaged with Ross Chastain in Decemberand attended Bubba Wallace’s star-studded New Yr’s Eve marriage ceremony.
Have a rattling trip, Danny!
Effectively, that is all I’ve for right now. I really feel like we did our greatest on account of the truth that actually nothing occurs.
Maintain your claps!
Anyway, we’re simply right here, girls and gents. The Rolex is 2 weeks away, adopted by the Busch Mild (yum) Conflict in California (ew) and one thing referred to as the Daytona 500.
Take us residence, Larry!