Monday, April 23, 2007

Junior's Hopes for Win Spoiled by Rain

Dale Earnhardt Jr. kept his eyes on the sky when the heavens opened up three weeks ago at Martinsville. The fella who drives the red No. 8 car was leading the Goody's Cool Orange 500 when rain hit the small Virginia city. The race was 143 laps from completion, but if the rain had kept falling, the event would have been called and Junior would have had the victory. If ifs and buts were fruits and nuts… Alas for Junior, the rained lasted only a short while and he and his fellow NASCAR drivers were forced back to the track. Joe Menzer of tells us how the race ended in his telling of the Anatomy of a Rain Delay. I won't spoil the ending, but I will tell you that Junior did finish in the top 5.

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