I am sitting here at the tailgate of my truck with my GuysNation tee shirt on typing my predictions for the race tonight.  I love Richmond International Raceway; it is close to home and we can go for the day, hangout and relax and then watch the race and make it home that night.  We are sitting around with some of our new best friends, the people next to us.  NASCAR fans are great, everyone around is usually very friendly.

Tailgating at RIR

It is 63 and sunny and we have a cooler full of soda, beer and water and we are here for the long haul.  Life is great!  But now on to the serious stuff…we already had bacon and eggs when we got here around noon and we have venison backstrap and tenderloin for dinner before the race.  Yes, we have junk food too, after all we are tailgating.  We are going to hand out here for a while, go in and walk around the stands outside the track, come back and eat dinner and then go in for the race.

The Setup

Oh, did you think that serious stuff was talk about the race…okay, I am making some predictions this week.  This is Dale Jr’s. week.  I am predicting a win for Dale Jr. this week.  I know that Denny Hamlin is usually strong here at RIR and he won here last fall.  But again, this is the year of change and Jr. is due for a big win to break his winless streak.

I think the top five this week are going to be Dale Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch,  Jimmy Johnson, and A.J. Allmendinger.

Let me know what you think…