NOTES FROM SUNDAY’S RACE AT THE AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

  • Also in appreciation of Halloween, Mark Martin came dressed as 2009 Mark Martin with a sixth place finish.
  • Based on the audience’s reaction at driver introductions Meg Whitman, candidate for Governor of California, will loose the election (she was boisterously boo’d), but Miss Sprint Cup Monica Palumbo would win the Governorship in a landslide (she was heartily cheered).
  • According to number of flags flown from RVs in the infield. The most popular drivers are: Jeff Gordon, Pirates, Jimmie Johnson (in that order).
  • Lance McGrew’s pit calls were nearly as bad as my concession stand decisions (too much cheese on those nachos)
  • Many teams lock up their golf carts because all the carts have the same key.
  • Kyle Busch gave David Reutimann more room on the track than a single lady gives a crazy man on the bus.