Friday, April 20, 2007

NOT "Big Daddy"

Don Gartlis is considered the father of drag racing. He is known as the "Big Daddy" to drag racing fans around the world. Garlits was the first driver to win three National Hot Rod Association national titles and three world championships, the last coming at the age of 54. He won a total of 144 national events. Ironboy Gordon being referred to as "Big Daddy" by D.W. is an insult to Mr. Gartlis. But he does sit on the "Pole" again and has now tied with D.W. for winning poles. Pleeease!!! I succumb to the fact that he can drive... but he is not "Big Daddy" or "Ironman", can someone please come up with an appropriate nickname for him?

The rest of the top ten lineup is an interesting mix with of all the drivers, Jamie McMurray took the 2nd spot. Good for him!!! And Kasey Kahne in the 10th spot... well lets hope his luck has changed!!! The DEI cars did an awesome job qualifying with the CoT... maybe M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y is how to spell relief!!


RevJim said...

The Intimidator, or Ironhead, if you will, called him the "Boy Wonder," but that is more appropriate now for Clint Boywer or Kyle Busch. I just call him "The Gordon," and imagine him wearing a Darth Vader like outfit, or at least a black cape and knee-high lace up boots.

Starla said...

Well I am still hoping that J.J. does not win this week. He needs to take a vacation from winning.

Cheyenne said...

Well, he is going to be a daddy but he is far from big, rather he is kind of short. So how about Little Daddy? Nah...that doesn't sound right either. Just call him jughead. Or whatever the name of the day is.

The Dixie Butcher said...

Wow RevJim! A couple years back we were riffing on a Darth Vadar meets NASCAR scenario, too! Great minds think alike, apparently!

RaceFan57, I am SOOOOOO with you on the Gordon/Big Daddy/Garlits thing. That is just flat out WRONG!!

I don't hate Gordon, but "Big Daddy" doesn't fit him for any reason or situation. And the only two REAL "Big Daddies" of all time are Garlits and Ed Roth.