Monday Morning After … an Off-Weekend Blog Dump

Among other things, the open weekend and an apparent — and surprising — absence of video has helped keep the Jimmy Watts and the Wayward Tire storyline alive for at least a few more days. And, in obvious defiance of logic and good sense, people in and around Richard Petty Motorsports remain confident about the future. Can you identify the future Cup driver in the photo above?

* No conclusive video of Jimmy Watts? Really? (The Daly Planet)
* I want some of whatever it is the guys at Richard Petty Motorsports are smoking (
* The start-and-park phenomenon isn’t really a big deal after all (The NASCAR Insiders)
* NASCAR’s sagging attendance is an indication of other fundamental problems (The City Paper)
* Maybe it is getting late early for Mark Martin (NASCAR Examiner)