Debating tailgate menus and predicting Bristol

Hmmm. I can’t decide what I want to cook for Bristol tomorrow night. Really been craving some wings lately, but it’s somewhat of a chore to pull out, cook with, then tear down and clean my smoker to make that happen.

Aug 22, 2015; Bristol, TN, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) leads Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, there’s always my fallback option: Bratwurst parboiled in beer with sweated onion and garlic then grilled over low heat and served in a hearty baguette with spicy mustard and veggies steamed in a beer bath.

*drums fingers*

I can’t even lie, man. The brat sounds pretty darn good. That should tell you something about my wings that this is even a contest. Alas, such is the plight of a lone race fan in Raleigh-Durham.

Race Predictions 

Bristol is, without a doubt, one of my favorite tracks on the NASCAR schedule. It’s just a fun watch, mostly because it’s one of the few venues left where we still get quality, door-to-door racing (when they haven’t ruined the track surface, anyhow).

So, who takes the checkers tomorrow night in Thunder Valley?

*drums fingers again*

As much I’d love to see my boy, Harv, take the win in the 4, it’s tough to bet against the 18 at Bristol. “He Who Shall Not Be Named” is always good there, plus that entire team has been hotter than a firecracker of late.

Other drivers to watch out for tomorrow:

  • Martin Truex (dominant this year)
  • Kyle Larson (speaking of firecrackers)
  • Matt Kenseth (my dark horse is auditioning for rides next year)

Happy Friday, y’all. Have a great weekend and best of luck to your respective drivers tomorrow… unless, of course, that’s Kyle, in which case I hope your night sucks.

RUAH!!!

IJM

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