Kickin' It With Carl
Looking back, that was a tough spot there for everybody. When you see a wreck like that but you're also racing for the finish ... you do everything you can to not be part of the wreck but still cross the finish line. I think that situation puts us as drivers in a very bad spot.
Now, don't get me wrong. If I were up in the grandstands, I'd be one of the people wanting to stand against the fence to watch the finish ... but I would hope someone wouldn't let me. We've gotta keep the fans where they can't get run into.
Now, having someone out there on the race track under the influence of some sort of drug, that's a problem. But I think the idea you could have a false positive and you have no recourse against it, no way to disprove or prove its falsehood, I think that's a systemic problem. The death penalty's great until you get the wrong guy.
So, I don't know how to fix it, but we've got to. In the meantime, I sure as heck know that it is absolutely wrong to discuss this matter as if Jeremy Mayfield is using meth, as if he's already guilty -- because nobody knows what really went on. I am certain that NASCAR will get this worked out.
So, in the back of my mind ... yeah, it's frustrating that we haven't won. I can't wait to feel that feeling of accomplishment when we do. But I'd rather be where we're at now with no wins than 13th in points with two wins.
But you just got to take what you can get in this series, move on, and that's it. So, that's where we're at right now ... it wouldn't surprise me if we won the next three races. The only thing that I'm going to be disappointed in is if we make the mistakes and put ourselves in position to fall out of the Chase.
Mid Missouri Moped Gangster. My friend Ryan, from Junior High, has a moped gang -- I'm hoping to join.