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« on: May 18, 2006, 05:08:55 PM »

The ESPN2 sports talk program Cold Pizza had two segments about NASCAR in today's second hour.

First on the air was Liz Allison, widow of Davey Allison.  She has written A Woman's Guide to NASCAR, for which the subject matter is self-evident.  By the way, it is estimated that 43 percent of NASCAR's fan base is female.

Later came Mike Greenwell, the former all-star right fielder of the Boston Red Sox who will make his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Ohio (Dick's neck of the woods Cheesy ) one week from Saturday.  He will drive the #08 truck for Green Light Racing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006, 05:33:35 PM »

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Later came Mike Greenwell, the former all-star right fielder of the Boston Red Sox who will make his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Ohio (Dick's neck of the woods Cheesy ) one week from Saturday.  He will drive the #08 truck for Green Light Racing.


Oh jeez!  Not another Jerry Glanville!  Some dilattante with too much money and too much time on his hands... :roll:  I'm sorry, but unless this guy has some other racing experience in stock cars (which I highly doubt), I'm hoping he doesn't make the race.  IMHO, there are too many deserving drivers out there who should get a chance at the truck series, not someone "playing" at being a driver.

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 07:12:10 PM »

Playing outfield is just a bit different from driving a race truck,... If nothing else, let's hope he doesn't hurt anyone.
BTW, wasn't there an NBA star who drove dragsters?
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 08:51:55 PM »

Male wrestler in Drags and I am not sure about the NBA person. There was also a female wrestler who drove Monster Trucks. (Madusa)

Wouldn't it be nice to have the money to do whatever you wanted?  I am sure he will get bored soon.  JMO
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2006, 04:47:37 PM »

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Playing outfield is just a bit different from driving a race truck,... If nothing else, let's hope he doesn't hurt anyone.
BTW, wasn't there an NBA star who drove dragsters?


Tom Hammonds (no relation to Old Hot Rodder, whose real name is Dick Hammond) had a brief career in NHRA drag racing.  He never won a race.

As for Greenwell, he has won dozens of short-track features in his native Florida, at tracks like New Smyrna and Auburndale.

Also, Green Line is auditioning various short-track drivers in both the #07 and #08 trucks.  Bobby Hamilton Jr. had been scheduled for a full season in the #08 until he replaced his cancer-stricken father in the #18.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 04:51:40 PM »

Speaking of the truck series, there was another segment on today's Cold Pizza.

The subject of this feature was Kelly Sutton, who lives with multiple sclerosis.  The driver of her family's #02 truck was first diagnosed at age 14 and had another major episode at age 25.  Today, she manages the disease with the help of the drug Copaxone, which is also her sponsor.

Great human-interest story. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 07:16:58 PM »

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The subject of this feature was Kelly Sutton, who lives with multiple sclerosis.  The driver of her family's #02 truck was first diagnosed at age 14 and had another major episode at age 25.  Today, she manages the disease with the help of the drug Copaxone, which is also her sponsor.


Kelly lives about 10 miles from Lou and I here in Maryland.  Her story is interesting, but unfortuntely so far, she hasn't been very impressive in the truck series.   Before it became defunct, she ran in the Goodys Dash Series and was more competitive there I believe.  I remember when ESPN first did a feature on her when they were doing their extended Speedweeks coverage many years ago.

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The subject of this feature was Kelly Sutton, who lives with multiple sclerosis.  The driver of her family's #02 truck was first diagnosed at age 14 and had another major episode at age 25.  Today, she manages the disease with the help of the drug Copaxone, which is also her sponsor.


Kelly lives about 10 miles from Lou and I here in Maryland.  Her story is interesting, but unfortuntely so far, she hasn't been very impressive in the truck series.   Before it became defunct, she ran in the Goodys Dash Series and was more competitive there I believe.  I remember when ESPN first did a feature on her when they were doing their extended Speedweeks coverage many years ago.

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Yes, she has not set the world on fire in the truck series, but she is competing, for whatever that's worth. I would like to see her win one, even get a top 5.
 Btw, Desmond, I should have remembered that guy's name, shouldn't I?? :-D  :-D   Sometimes I hate getting old. :cry:
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