Jeff Gordon locks in a win at Texas. He’d been pushing the checkered flag for quite some time but couldn’t quite grasp it until he won the guns after 47 races without the taste of Victory Lane. He remains first in points and the Texas win only pads the margin.
Gordon’s teammate, Jimmie Johnson, picked up the Martinsville win the week before. Ironic as it seemed for many laps it was Gordon’s race to lose. Missed Gear was at Martinsville for the race and we’ve got lots of pictures! Check them out HERE!

Rain soaked garage and pits at Martinsville Speedway
Rain soaked garage and pits at Martinsville Speedway

So far it has been a great weekend for a comprehensive test of which race team has the best umbrellas. Sprint Cup qualifying was a wash on Friday. The Camping World Series were able to post qualifying earlier in the day but Cup practice has been held in the garage. The truck race is up in the air and currently holding but at the mercy of the heavy clouds over the area.

Truck qualifying has put Rick Crawford in the Circle Bar – International Trucks Ford on the pole for the Kroger 250. Points leading up to Martinsville places Jeff Gordon and the Dupont Chevy on the pole with Kurt Busch on the outside.

Friday and up to noon on Saturday has been a wet run of it but the weather is looking good for Sunday. A forecast high of 64 with sunny skies. The main event looks to be set to go off without a hitch. The trucks, however, are on a head on course for a full afternoon of steady rain. If thishappens, Clay Campbell of Martinsville Speedway has said they will run them on Monday. For those who can pull it off if the rain scenerio plays out, a day at the track can certainly beat a day at work.

A word of advice… Call your boss before the green flag drops. The sound of V8 headers is not very convincing when you are calling in sick.