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Flag to Flag: Samsung 500

| Senior Writer, RacinToday.com Sunday, April 5 2009

Nick BrombergWatching the Samsung 500 today?

Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?

Join RacinToday.com’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Texas Cup race.

Nick has written for The Kansas City Star and The Big Lead, as well as the Columbia Missourian. Nick graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis in News Editorial. He has covered the races at Kansas Speedway since 2004, and has also covered the University of Missouri football team and the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships. Nick resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

| Senior Writer, RacinToday.com Sunday, April 5 2009


  • Apologies for not being nearly as active as normal. I wish I would have had internet access, though from what I’ve seen, it didn’t look to be that thrilling of a race. Looks like the only action was the drama if Gordon was finally going to get a win.

    There has to be a point that Brian Vickers will finally break through, and I can’t help but think it is going to be sooner rather than later.

    My Logano bet was way off apparently, as was my prediction that Bliss would park it sooner than Blaney.

    Anyway, I promise to have much more fun (and internet) in two weeks. Enjoy the week off (again).

  • Bill says:

    Big surprise for me was Menard. But it goes to show that a great car doesn’t do a lot if you don’t have a fast pit crew and you’re losing positions on every stop.

  • RacinToday says:

    Another way to follow Nick (during the week, and for other race series as well)

  • Today will be a spotty day because of internet access issues unfortunately, but I’ll try my best to post as much as possible during the race.

    A few pre-race thoughts:

    I don’t think Joey Logano will be lapped within the first 200 laps. He’s been pretty good in practice and is starting 10th. This could be the day that it comes together (even better than Vegas) for Logano.

    How soon is Dave Blaney going to park it? He’s starting last, so he doesn’t even have to pretend to race. I’ll go 34 laps for Blaney, and 21 laps for Mike Bliss.

    I think Carl Edwards has to be the obvious pick here, although I don’t think it’s that much of a surprise (duh!) if Jeff Gordon finally wins at Texas. Tony Stewart could get that first win as well. I don’t think there will be many surprise contenders today because Reutimann, while not at the upper echelon yet, isn’t a surprise contender, especially while starting from the pole.