By – JJ Andrews
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a long time since I picked this guy as the SuperStar of the Week.Ã‚Â And by a long time, I mean never.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a long time since a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dogg ChassisÃ¢â‚¬Â has cracked the top five.Ã‚Â Originally built by Dave Marsden, there arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too many Doggs in existence, mixing it up with the Hedgers and the FFBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a long time since somebody over 40 (or in this case WAY over 40) has been picked as the SuperStar of the Week.Ã‚Â Youngsters have been dominating a lot of the top finishes this year.Ã‚Â (Except for old-timer Mike Bond.)
And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a long time since somebody with many nicknames has been the SuperStar of the Week.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bird Man,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smoochy Lips,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nard Gearbin,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dorkfish,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beast McNasty,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Grandma Num-numsÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“President GumcheeksÃ¢â‚¬Â are all names that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s SuperStar of the Week called.
Although Guard NearbinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s crew chief Chuck Goodway informed me that he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“driving his ass off,Ã¢â‚¬Â I checked after the race, and it was still on.Ã‚Â Guard has four top tens so far this year, and I think heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s having a great time this season, after semi-retiring a couple of years ago.Ã‚Â Last weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finish of fourth place looked good on Guard.Ã‚Â Keep up the good work, Guardy!
And congratulations on your newest nickname – Ã¢â‚¬Å“SuperStar of the Week!Ã¢â‚¬Â