All is Good Again in the NASCAR World

skid marks, jason hildebrand, beaverdamusa.com

Well, let me begin by saying my winner prediction was wrong last week.

However, NASCAR’s most popular driver did win. For the first time in a very long time, Dale Jr., is securely in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. For years, he was points racing and looking over both shoulders leading up to the Chase. With two wins this year, though, he is solidly in. For the first time in a while, Jr. was in the right place at the right time.

It is usually the opposite. Usually, Jr. is the one who has bad luck (cut tire, running out of gas, etc..). Just when it looked like Little E would wind up finishing 2nd at Pocono, leader Brad Keselowski had some debris catch on his grill and was overheating. This allowed Jr. to pass him with five laps to go. Dale Jr would not relinquish the lead.

Big win for the 88 and Hendrick Motorsports. Team Hendrick has won four races in a row (Gordon, Johnson x 2, and Earnhardt) and is looking for more.

Still up North

Well, we are still above the Mason-Dixon line this week. A fast track called Michigan. Be aware of the usual suspects, plus Greg Biffle.

Biffle is a great driver at this track, and it would not surprise me at all if he came away with a victory this Sunday. There will be high speeds and a lot of racin’ like we saw last week at Pocono (long green flag runs). My top 3 this week are Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, and Greg Biffle. I think the winner will come from the aforementioned 3.

About Jason Hildebrand

Jason Hildebrand was born in Cleveland, Tenn. and has lived his entire life in Bradley County. Jason started playing baseball at a very early age and went on to play at Cleveland High School where he graduated from in 1992. After graduation, Jason attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
An avid sports fan, Jason’s is a season ticket holder at the The University of Alabama. He has been fortunate enough to be a part of the last two Crimson Tide National Championships (’09 BCS game in Pasadena, CA and ’11 BCS game in New Orleans, LA). Though he primarily cheers, “Roll Tide Roll!,” he keeps up with all Collegiate football, regionally and nationally.
He is currently a co-host on the Sports Drive and the sideline reporter for Cleveland High School. He has been blogging for BeaverDamUSA.com since 2014.
In Jason’s spare time he enjoys playing golf and cooking (outdoors). Jason is the son of Terry and Diane Hildebrand, from Cleveland, TN. His birthday is October 3rd , and he is also the husband of Emily Beaty.

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