It was a better day for one big orange team (my alma mater Tennessee) than another.
There may be some gnashing of teeth at 2455 Paces Ferry Rd. NW in Atlanta (Home Depot’s HQ) as their rivals from Mooresville win again in a fairly ho-hum race. Guess sales of wood and washers will be better tomorrow in the land of the blue and gray houses … but second isn’t bad and it keeps you in the points race (think Top 12 boys, think Top 12) as Mr. Army decides to stand down for awhile.
So strategy is the name of the game and we see some beginning to develop.
Now we go for the thunder — not down under, but in the valley in my home state. And COT gets its debut — could be a ‘slammer’ in Bristol. (I think there are several good junkyards nearby.)
Rock on, Rocky Top, rock on ….
That’s the View From Here
1. JPM can do the oval. Bristol should be a real fun time for him.
2. I give Toyota a score of “minus-4” — two off for continuing to fail in qualifying and two more for poor race performance. But let’s have good memories and remember this is kinda like the late 50’s and their intro to the US — they failed but they came back.
This blogist still believes we have only seen the tip of the iceberg — both in Toyota’s abilities and in other future foreign nameplates. After all it’s strategy, boys, strategy and we haven’t seen the long run … yet.