Behind the Wheel with Donnie Neuenberger-8/19
Thu, 19 Aug 2010|
In dot com. Okay Donna let's get right so we're talking Kevin Harvick hit a big week obviously winning -- Michigan. What is the biggest announcement for him sponsorship why the -- what is assault me. Well first off starting the year. We didn't even though he was going to be back with Richard Childress racing in to come out this year. Made a crew chief change and really wanted to have three wins they lead the points going into the chase he's the first guy to be guaranteed in the chase it's its it's a huge turnaround and it's gotta be all excited. He's probably more excited about the sponsor. Don't ever think a driver doesn't wanna have a cool spots are not enough there's too many more sponsors any cooler than Budweiser. And he fits the image you know he's got cocky is thin and -- ahead -- And is always entertaining and always has some say so I think it's a great fit and I'm happy form and I'll be written written for that but wanting you know it ought to be ought to be a lot of fun. I wouldn't be surprised that he doesn't win the championship this year to top it all off. That would be amazing for him okay so. Now you also have Paul Menard and Marcos Ambrose switching is well what's significant about these -- Well appeal as his you know everybody start position to become silly season just like any sport. And we do a couple early this with the -- not always the silly season coming up with the schedule. But with these guys you know Paul Menard wanted to go to RCR a few years ago and really did have a seat time. Richard Childress didn't need his money. At that time so now he's got a couple more years of of Sprint Cup race in under his belt inning and he now is in a position. Richard Childress. Had a fourteen before had to close it down lack of sponsorship you know about sit well well you -- -- chewed up more than they can handle but now. At the time Richard Childress racing had four teams they were really good and they were all competitive. So I think I think the combination will help Paul Menard tremendously. And it's a huge -- cash influx for Richard Childress racing which is always need especially in these times. Ambrose I don't know of he's beaten getting in a better ride because they gave them some pretty good Toyota's out of the Michael Waltrip racing stables but. The number nine the double strong this year Kasey Kahne I expect them to do pretty well. While this weekend is Bristol such an exciting race especially for fans what makes this so special -- You know it's it's -- it's it's the world's fastest half mile track the Booth seats go up a 140. Feet in the air. And there's not a bad seat in the house. It's just awful exciting beat bang in racing it's glad you can't hear yourself anywhere there. And and for -- five years they were sold out so if you've ever wanna go to Bristol. Now the weekend -- -- because you can actually buy tickets and I think it's going to be a pretty fun race because there's a lot of -- have a lot of the race for so it ought to be excited are you looking anyone in particular this weekend well you know couple -- won the last race there so I expect him I expect him to be pretty strong. He's been struggling you know that the toyotas that. Had a great early season and they've really struggled even -- -- an interstate thing happened at Michigan Denny. Hamlin and Kyle Busch actually switched cars. -- driver's seat in practice each other's car. Just to try to help each other figure out what was going on out any actually -- offered any handling accomplished didn't make out so well -- -- in but that's what he does you know either wins -- crashes and and he's gonna be one rebound pretty heavy. So what's the difference between night racing and -- -- obviously under the lights is really exciting we'll bristles at concrete track. So really won't make a difference is that the concrete really stay steady no matter what. Obviously it's a little hotter today in the tires react but what makes not -- so -- cycle to a concert you know it's a big -- the fireworks this -- to come off the cars. It's a lot cooler for the fans and the drivers and the teams separate body sit tends to seem to get more pumped up for night race and not think they should all be in night myself let up. That they give it up it. It makes it a lot fun it'll be really ill be really exciting and a lot of guys have a lot to race for so you know if you wanna catch that it's a good week in the watch it. It will definitely be fun and exciting to watch -- birth of this weekend all right Donnie had yeah. Yeah I just what Miller Jenkins both know it's about how we got somebody pretty on this that. Just for the record I think that they'll be happy that you're not call on them pretty violent. Apparently -- good -- I know murder thanks very much. We didn't check out season Washington dot com.