... Says the guy who could never close the deal....
Matt Kenseth will roll from the pole Sunday at Homestead Miami Speedway. A fine way to rally from the PHX debacle. (29 6th. 48 7th)
"No. No no. No no no no no. Get it right. You check with me before you do anything. You check with me before you breathe." - Commander.
Un-luck of the draw. Car is fast looking forward to tomorrow.
Kenseth jumps to P1 after 16 cars in qualifying.
Honest. Vulnerable. Broken leg brings new perspective for Tony Stewart. (Written piece from Tues. intvw) ->... fb.me/6nQO5O7hH
Hmm. RT @_BIG_Ron_ @MartySmithESPN
let them do there work. U wouldn't want me to come to your work place and sit on your desk or stand ov u
Members Only in the 48 garage Friday at Homestead. pic.twitter.com/fZg8yWZNWh
Childress on JJ: "He'll go down in history as one of the greatest -- if not the greatest."
Says a lot without a word.
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RC on paying his grandsons: "Everything was going along good til my wife got involved and said, 'I'm gonna be their agent.'"
Gibbs: "I got a bone to pick with Rick. When I came into this thing I had no debt. Now I'm knee-deep in debt!"
RChildress on JJ: "Jimmie is an unbelievable role model for this sport. Both of my grandsons, that's who they want to be like."
RH: "He's one of the greatest I've ever seen. There's a lot of guys out there with car skill. But he goes extra mile to be ready for event."
Rick Hendrick on JJ's ability: "I look at how the guy breaks down corners. He's like a computer feeding information back to Chad Knaus."
Rick Hendrick on Yankees analogy: "I'm not a big Yankees fan. I shouldn't say that. Reggie Jackson is one of my best friends."
Rick Hendrick on @JimmieJohnson
: "I don't htink Jimmie's gotten credit he deserves for talent he has and dedication he's given to sport"
Rick Hendrick jokes about Joe Gibbs, "I'd have never helped him (get started) if I knew he was going to be this good."
Richard Childress: "Rick, hat's off to those guys, they've done one heck of a job. Chad. Jimmie. They've set the bar up. It eats at you."
Joe Gibbs: "This year, in this Chase, for these nine races, you can't have a bad race. We had a bad race last week."
Joe Gibbs jokes, "When we started off, somebody said Rick (Hendrick's) chair is broke. I said, 'Nothing else of his ever breaks."
Rick Hendrick: It's not over til Sunday night. Joe Gibbs and I were joking earlier -- we could have a day like they had last week.
Richard Childress on Hendrick Motorsports: "They set a whole new bar for all of us to go out and run for."
Ol' Kang Richert Pittee is still the coolest cat in the room. Every room.
King Richard Petty says RPM is in the best financial shape it's seen since the team was taken back over from George Gillett.
Michael Annett to drive Tommy Baldwin No. 7 Cup car in 2014, team announces. Will run RCR cars and engines.
Helton on longterm impact of MWR/Richmond ->
"For some time, the incident itself, and our reaction to it and... fb.me/16ufbZ3Ai
Helton on Dario: "Those moments are huge on the industry. It's a reminder that our sport is still dangerous."
Helton on Franchitti: "It has a huge affect on all of motorsports when a caliber driver like Dario says he wont get back in the car."
Would NASCAR change anything in the way it handled MWR/Richmond? Helton: "We're confident in what we did."
Hmm. Helton: "When we first started the Chase we said we weren't going to change sked to fit the Chase. But things change."
Helton says decisions made following MWR took a lot of thought. "We've moved on."
Helton on MWR: "I suspect that moment will be reflected on for many years to come, but decisions we made are indicative of our environment."
Helton on MWR: "It was important for us to react quickly so we could move on."
Helton on MWR fallout: "It was a defining moment."
Helton: "We will continue to develop programs to encourage winning, because that's the nature of NASCAR."
Helton: "I cant remember seeing a crop of talented young drivers as deep as the one we have right now."
Helton: Securing deal with FOX/NBC through 2024 season is "a big asset. Very important topic for us."
Helton: "We're proud of the product we have right now, but we also know if you sit still you gone get run over."
Helton: The Gen6 taught us what we could do collectively -- NASCAR, OEMs, teams together. We were able to grow a popular product.
Helton on 2013 driver injuries: "It's a dangerous sport. Our drivers are human."
Helton: We've anxious to get Tony Stewart back in the garage real soon, hope his rehabilitation continues to go well.
Helton: We've developed what we feel is most challenging championship in motorsports, and one of the most challenging in all of sports.
NASCAR president Mike Helton in the media room: We're celebrating the 10th Chase. From NASCAR's perspective, the Chase has delivered.
Missed opportunity: Parking space at HMS is a solid 5k from media room. Tomorrow: Pack running shoes, set PR.
. Basketballs on that dude.
Read this ->
: Okay I'll chime in on Throwback Thursday, this was taken in Bristol @PRNlive
talk show pic.twitter.com/h2II6XCDFx
is a great friend and a great competitor and he is gonna be missed on the tracks.