Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm Not a Race Car Team Owner...

So I can't really say I understand the financials between a season championship and a Daytons 24 Hour victory, but I have to imagine the perks of winning the season are so much greater that switching drivers to make sure they get championship points makes sense. Although it sounds like it may also have had something to do with Jordan creeping over his maximum allowed time, that makes much more sense, but you hope they were right on it.

The reality is Scott Dixon is awesome and he would have been hard for Jordan Taylor to pass but I think we all agree we would have liked to see an attempt. The race was still great with plenty action and many teams coming back from behind. Heck the Prototype Challenge lead changed hands with 10 minutes to go.

Tony Kanaan gets to join the club of guys who have won the Indy 500 and Daytons 24Hrs; but Jaime McMurray joins a more exclusive club of guys who have won both the Daytona 500 and Daytona 24Hrs. The only other two to have done it: A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti. That's some company to be in.

Congrats to all the drivers and congrats to all fans because its racing season again.

I'm gonna win! Go 02!

I'll go ahead and post and then step aside for the real racing talk. But this was a lot more fun having a car in contention throughout the 24 hours!

Look for lots of football talk this week. Happy Blogathon!


So, step away to pour a tasty Zombie Monkey porter, and everything goes crazy. The leading #54 CORE Autosport catches on fire, and the resulting yellow sees the #10 Wayne Taylor Corvette pit to switch drivers with 10 minutes to go. I don't think I have any words... At least the top-3 are still covered by less than 10 seconds, so this isn't over yet, even with just three or so laps to go...

Either way

I believe I will be going 1, 2, 3 and last for my ARFL season opener. Thanks a lot DeltaWing...

Zombie Monkey!

Well, Crud

Mike beat me. :(((((

24 Minutes to Go - Speedgeek Style

Basically, I'm just racing to post before Mike does, as we're both sitting in the same room trying to knock out a post at the 24-minute to go mark. We've got three cars on the lead lap still. This might get crazy!

24 Minutes of Daytona!

Now the real race begins! Go 02!

One Hour to Go and its STILL Neck and Neck

This race is not disappointing, its insane to think that after 23 hours 3 cars would still be on the lead lap and that 2 of them would be 100 feet from each other. And you couldn't ask for two better driver to fight it out for the last hour in Jordan Taylor and Scot Dixon.

One wears tiger onesie pajamas

While the other sneaks around to take naked pictures in public places with his wife

They also both happen to be badass drivers.

Keeping on Our Dog Theme for Root Beer

Dogs n Suds – Chicago, IL (4/5)

This is advertised as a “Drive-in style” root beer, and I think it hits that mark most perfectly. This root beer has a lot of fizz/carbonation to it when you open it and when it first hits your tongue. Like many root beers it doesn’t try any specific flavors to go up top like a licorice, wintergreen, spearmint, butterscotch, cinnamon etc. That’s not a bad thing because its an incredibly solid root beer, you could drink a 6 pack of this easy. I think this is mostly if anything a solid food-pairing root beer, meaning its good to be kicking back root beer but allows you to concentrate on the food, be it burgers, pizza whatever.

This is a root beer you use to introduce people to root beer, its solid, very tingly like a sharp soda, but not crazy heavy on anything. Of course I think that’s also what stops it from being a top performer; its safe and solid, you could drink this any time but I don’t know that I’d be making recommendations or seeking this one out. This is what you want accompanying your drive in food, but the food will be the star. The one thing that does stand out as top notch is the labeling/logo; its an absolute perfect perfect fit for this root beer, fun and inviting, not enough root beers spend enough time on their labeling/logo, this brings it from a solid 3 to a solid 4 for me.

Its made/bottled by “Clover Club Bottling” in Chicago who, much like Orca in Washinton, don’t appear to be the originators of the recipe/brand. Also interesting is that when you search for them comes up as the top result but the web site no longer exists. Hope they are still alive and kicking out root beer because the world needs more solid brews like this that don’t need you to convince people what makes a solid root beer.