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Nice Guys Finish ... Fourth TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Know the cartoon where the sheep dog and the wolf -- they're named Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog if you're keeping a scorecard at home -- ﬁght all day and then exchange pleasantries as they punch their time cards at the end of each day? A bit of that dynamic comes into play at Talladega Superspeedway these days, only in reverse. Instead of parting on good terms, Restrictor Plate Racing 7.0 is a program in which everyone plays nice -- or at least attempts to do so -- until the very end. But the seeming rivals do work together. Some NASCAR fans yearn for the days of rugged individualists and cold-blooded decisions. They want their favorite driver to look out for No. 1. Or, perhaps, No. 88. In the latest case, many Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans -- we're talking tens of thousands -tramped to the parking lots and motored home from Talladega Superspeedway grumbling about what a good dude their hero was. Earnhardt Jr. didn't win the Aaron's 499, but he was instrumental in Jimmie Johnson's victory. Earnhardt concluded long before the ﬁnish that the drafting partnership -- races at Talladega and Daytona have become almost an entirely new genre in which drivers race in tandem -- with Johnson worked better with the winner of the past ﬁve championships riding in front. The trouble, from the perspective of Earnhardt's fans, is that riding behind Johnson makes it impossible for Earnhardt to win. Not that Johnson wasn't a sympathetic ﬁgure, mind you. It had been a whole 15 races since the perennial champion's most recent victory. And Earnhardt has been prospering. Why, he won ... 101 races ago. George W. Bush, no relation to Kyle and Kurt (Busch), was president. The four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports might as well be ... musketeers. There were four of them, you know: Athos, Portos and Aramis were eventually joined by d'Artagnan. They acted with esprit de corps, morale and several other terms derived from French. All for one. One for all. Just like Johnson, Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (in the No. 88 National Guard Chevy) gives Jimmie Johnson enough bump draft to edge Clint Boywer (No. 33) at the ﬁnish line at Talladega Superspeedway. (Getty Images photo)
Earnhardt explained it all matter-of-factly in the style of the swell guy he is. "Well, I was more comfortable pushing Jimmie [Johnson], and I think we were the faster combination pushing that way," he said. If only there had been a ﬁfe and bugle corps performing in the background, Earnhardt's words would have rung even more wholesome. "If I couldn't win the race," he said, "I wanted Jimmie to win the race because I had worked with him all day, and he's my teammate and I'm proud to be driving for Hendrick Motorsports, and this was a great ﬁnish and a great weekend for us to be able to qualify like we did, race like we did, and we have awesome engines and we build great cars and we all ﬁnished very well today, and that is a tribute to the craftsmanship we have back in Charlotte." Johnson, of course, was appropriately grateful. Of teammate and fourth-place ﬁnisher Earnhardt, Johnson said, "He made the decision that my car was faster leading, and the way these things have been ﬁnishing up that lead car is going to have the win, so, in some respects, he was more worried about the team having a good performance than anything. They are responsible for this win today." The atmosphere at Hendrick Motorsports is obviously conducive to victories and championships. Almost everyone in NASCAR says over and over that it is a team sport, even though, by deﬁnition, it really isn't. Dale Earnhardt, Original Recipe, once had teammates. He treated a guy named Mike Skinner as if he were his personal valet. Much, however, has changed since then. ••• Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. We Service Any Make or Model Vehicle.
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Wee Ones Welcome By Tresa Erickson
While some couples opt not to have children at their wedding, others do. They take great delight in young children and can’t fathom having a celebration without them. If you share in this feeling and would like to have children at your wedding, make sure you plan for them accordingly. If at all possible, hold your wedding in the morning or afternoon. The later your wedding is, the more likely your young guests will become tired and act out of sorts. Those accustomed to going to bed around 8 o’clock may even fall asleep during the celebration, forcing parents to leave early. Look for a venue that is child friendly. Don’t select a hotel with a lot of ﬁne antiques. Young guests will be too tempted to touch all of the wonderful things surrounding them. Select a hotel with modern decor and make sure there are rooms nearby where young guests can nap if needed. Ask your ushers to seat all parents with young kids near the back of the room during the ceremony so they can leave quickly if needed. Provide ample entertainment. Even the best-behaved children act up when they get tired and bored. To prevent this at your reception, hand out crayons and coloring books to little ones at tables and set up an area where children can play after dinner. If most of your young guests can handle sitting by themselves, you could set up a separate table for them where they could sit, draw and color together. Just make sure you have an adult on hand to supervise the action.
If you have the budget, consider bringing in a clown, magician or some other form of entertainment for your young guests. If you are having your reception outdoors, rent a bouncy castle and ﬁnd a volunteer to supervise the operation. You might even arrange for a group of volunteers to serve as babysitters and whisk the kids off to another room for hours of fun while their parents enjoy the reception. Finally, make sure you have plenty of food and drink on hand. Provide snacks and beverages for young guests before dinner to alleviate any hunger pains they might be having. Then serve them a meal they will eat. Children do like to eat, but that doesn’t mean they will like what you are serving at your reception. For the best results, consult with your caterer and create a child-friendly menu for younger guests. Serve chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese in lieu of lemon chicken and rice. Your younger guests will appreciate it, and so will their parents. These are just some of the accommodations you can make for your young guests to ensure everyone has a good time. Keep in mind you may need to take fewer or additional measures depending upon the number of young guests at your wedding. If you are planning on ﬁve or six youngsters, then you may be able to have an evening wedding at an elite hotel. If you are planning on 10 to 20 youngsters, then you may need to set your wedding for an earlier time and bring in some entertainment. If your budget allows, you could always hire a professional on-site babysitting service and leave the supervising and entertaining to them!
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