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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4E HERALDZErruNO August 2005 BEECHWOOD KNOW OF NO BRAND PRODUCED HY ANY OTHER BREWER WHICH COSTS SO MUCH TO BREW AND OUR EXCLUSIVE BEECHWOOD AGING PRODUCES A A SMOOTHNESS AND A DRINKABILITY YOU WILL FIND IN NO OTHER BEER AT ANY THUS IIS SPONSOR OF m ttt V Jl Jf giiif i i f g g f If IF M mfe All times Eastern Nextel Cup Allstate Sunday Kroger Saturday Truck Series Power Stroke Diesel Friday TMT eyes will be on Tony Stewart as he attempts to win at but some attention should be di rected toward Rusty whos finished second there three What a story it would be if Wallace could win the Allstate 400 in his final Its a full weekend at but not just at the big The Craftsman Truck and Busch se ries are scheduled for weekend races at nearby Indianapolis Raceway The road be tween Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Clermont IRP will be quite so much so that some of the drivers and crewmen will take helicopters back and What happens if Dale Earn hardt and Jeff Gordon dont make the Chase There isnt anything in any other sport thats simply be even if they dont make the the sports two most popular drivers will still be competing every The ef fect such a development would have on attendance and TV rat ings would be quite Since Gordon has won at the Brickyard 400 four times in 12 the list of winners is relative ly Dale Jarrett is the only other driver to have won more than in is the only driver currently in the top 10 who has ever won at the Gordon and Stew art are the only drivers with openwheel backgrounds who have done well at Ryan for has only one top10 finish in four drivers have raced in the Indianapolis 500 and what is now known as the Allstate 400 during their careers John Geoff Larry Robby Gor Jason Scott Pruett and Danny Nine is a significant number at Indy for point leader Jimmie Hes qualified ninth and his only top10 finish was a ninth in iuV Si I NEXTEL CUP Jimmie Tony Greg Rusty Kurt Ryan Mark Jeremy Elliott Dale CUTOFF FOR THE CHASE Jamie Carl Kevin Dale Earnhardt Jeff BUSCH SERIES Martin Truex Clint Reed Carl Kenny Denny David Ashton David Paul CRAFTSMAN TRUCK Dennis Ted Bobby Ron Jimmy If you have a question or a write NASCAR This The Gaston Box NC 28053 Race AllState 400 Where Indianapolis Motor 160 When 7 Last years winner Jeff Gor don Qualifying record Casey Race record Bobby Last race Kurt Busch domi nated the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono leading 131 out of 203 laps in a race that ended with a green whitecheckered in a easily held JIMMIE JOHNSON off Dodge driver Rusty Wal lace and teammate Mark Martin to win for the second time this Busch took the lead from Wallace with 21 laps remaining and aver aged It was Kurts race to said his Jack He had been the dominant car in the and the most dominant Roush so if he didnt run over something or a part did nt break and fall off the he was going to be the car that had the greatest Busch outdistanced those struggling in his wake with a precision that made it look infinitely easier than it probably Race Kroger 200 Where Indianapolis Race way 200 When 6 Last years winner Kyle Busch Qualifying record David Race record Jimmy June Last week Reed in a won at Gateway International Raceway in fT a M MM a c Race Power Stroke Diesel 200 Where Indianapolis Raceway 200 When 5 Last years winner Chad Chaffin Qualifying record Joe Race record Greg Last race Brandon in a captured his first career victory at Memphis Motorsports Mstato400 7 mile oval Length of Length of 160 laps NEXTEL CUP SERIES 48 LOWES CHEVROLET A Team Player Johnson a great but very comfortable with the team concept By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week One of the obvious reasons that Jim mie Johnson has been leading the Nextel Cup point standings all year is that from El is an exceptional Hes been a con tender for the championship in each of his four full What may sometimes be overlooked is the remarkable relationship be tween Johnson and crew chief Chad Like most great the two comprise a mutualadmiration so He can understand what Im say said Johnson of Thats the hardest and I think it ap plies in any sport or Com munication is He under stands what I how I say it and what Im and he can fix Thats the amazing I thought I had all these crazy feelings in me and what the car was based on past but Chad can fix He can really visualize and see what the car is based on what I tell And address it and fix Its amaz Knaus prefers to focus attention on Johnsons Ive got a great racecar he Hes a great Thats what weve got Hes a guy who can get out there and If youve ever seen Jimmie drive and I mean truly seen Jimmie drive not just against the com petition When hes out there and hes and what he can do and how he feels the car hes able to communicate that back to me and the other team members at Hendrick Mo I think that hes truly above every other driver out He can truly feel the car better than anybody else out who turns 30 on has also had a model relationship with teammate Jeff though their fortunes have differed radically in re cent Johnson continues to lead the while a four time has faded from third to 15th in the past 12 KOBA usmam You we started to cooperate right out of the said We really tried some things that were a little bit different from the norm for the 24 car Gordon and for Hendrick We went to the race track I believe it was the first seven weeks of the 2002 season with the identical setup as the 24 the reason being that if we knew Jeff rolled off the truck and was we needed to be just as fast as he So that basically put the blame on Jimmie and not on beyond that after our first couple of wed see where we stacked up on the board and start ed going our own We felt what Jimmie was more comfortable with and what I felt the car needed to be faster about seven weeks into thats really when we gained our legs and started running Do Johnson and Knaus read each others not but I wouldnt use those said Were close enough to know how each other really lean on each other and get the most out of each Thats more the dynamic than anything Its something that I truly respect in that if he doesnt think were headed in the right direction or if somethings its not that I complete a sentence or he com pletes but well figure out how we really feel and fig ure out how to make it I think thats a key part to com municating standing up for what you believe And having people under stand it and see it with and thats a hard thing Rusty Wallace Ryan Newman The teammates still do not get Thats not exactly They dont feud they just have very little In marked contrast to the efforts of Roger Penskes teams in other forms of the two NASCAR teams go their own NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take For whatever this odd couple seems to do pretty After Wallace is fourth in the point standings and Newman is On the other neither has won a race in NASCAR has history of women behind the wheel Women driving stock cars is hard ly a recent Louise Sara Christian and Ethel Flock Mobley all competed in early NASCAR When Smith de her car owner instructed her to stop if a red flag Unfortu he neglected to tell the South Carolina driver what do if a check ered flag When the raced ended and other cars returned to the Smith kept on Someone finally found about her prerace in and the flagman finally brought her in by waving the red g 1 b Bi 1 0 wmf Fireball Roberts legend recounted In new book One of the best of the years NASCAR books is Fireball Legends Dont Fall from the by Godwin Kelly Carbon Edward Glenn Roberts better known as Fire was by far NASCARs most pop ular star prior to his death in Roberts was far ahead of his time in his his ability to deal with the media and his knack for pre senting a positive image to the pub He won 33 major beginning in Kelly quotes Bobby Allison as saying of He certainly added some class to an early part of this Industry that started down there in the you know what I out there in the He was one of the ones that did really good things for the sport in his iEWERS FROM OUR READERS These guys can but they cant speak English Over 20 drivers have earned over a million dollars this but Im curious Id like to see a replay of all the postrace interviews just to see how many times they all say you One would think that earning that kind of money would make it easy to hire a tutor to teach proper Ronald Denk A Jv it
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