It’s so great to be back!! Let’s see how my predictions compare to the “real” stat pro’s.
Trouble in Turn 2′s oh so wise Mike, is leaning toward Big Baby Busch, my beloved (?) little Alien. After taking a look at the ‘scope’s, I think Schrub best be watching out for his big brother, because Kurt’s aspect’s are looking good this weekend. He’s hungry.
On Pit Row’s Charlie Turner is looking at David Ragan, or Travis Kvapil, as the next first timer.
Bill Marx, in his post Top 5 and 5 to watch: Dover, says watch Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, and Matt Kenseth.
Dustin Long has some interesting stats in his post “Who will be NASCAR’s missling link” (missling ~ his typo, not our official prayer language, typoneese ).
Here are the ‘scopes for the Driver’s with the most pertinent aspects for Dover:
Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977 **Ryan has three wins, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 12 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the one-mile concrete oval.
Theme: A self-assertive mood
This is an excellent time for accomplishing all kinds of work. Your energy is high, and you have faith in your ability to achieve. Usually your health is quite good now, and this influence is extremely favorable for all kinds of physical activity. You are in a self-assertive mood today. If you have to fight with someone to maintain your position in any matter, you will be able to do it effectively. You are not inclined to back down, although you will seek out a common ground where the two of you can agree, if there is any.
Greg Biffle, born 23 December 1969
Mars in the 6th House (Major Aspect change)
activity period from 1 June 2008 until middle of August 2008
Theme: Plenty of work
Valid during several months: At this time you will throw your ego energies into working hard and getting things done. Now you are much more able to defer tomorrow’s pleasure for today’s work. In fact you are likely to take considerable pride in how much work you can do during this time. So the best way to handle this energy is to find plenty of work and do it. You may not want to work for someone else; instead, you want the credit for your accomplishments yourself, so that you are identified with what you do. This can lead to conflicts with your superiors and general difficulty in your work situation. Even if you are the employer, there may be difficulty if the people who work for you feel that you are not giving them enough credit. The best solution is to maneuver yourself into a position where you don’t have to work with or for others any more than necessary.
Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971
You are energetic and self-assured today, and you feel less helpless and at the mercy of others than is perhaps usually the case – a good time, therefore, for telling someone about your feelings or desires.
On the other hand, your Moon has a weak transient effect moving through Mars today which could add some excitement. There is a real danger of needless disputes, irritability, emotionalism, rash action and hastiness, which may result in harm or inconvenience later. You will find it difficult to handle other people for awhile. One of the challenges now is to successfully let off steam without making an unnecessary shambles. If you frequently feel somewhat discouraged about yourself, you should be especially careful with this influence. You may see everything that comes your way as a threat and react much too defensively. If you have a bolder and more self-confident temperament, you may be inclined to act too quickly, to be hasty and overcritical of others. Or you may be accident prone. With this influence, you are not as careful as you should be, and you might hurt yourself.
Jimmy Johnson, born 17 September 1975
Moon in the 6th House
Theme: On the line
This is a time when you are inclined to put emotional considerations second to the immediate necessities, as you see them, in your life. Emotional repression of one kind or another is a probable consequence of this influence. But if you do react with emotional repression, you may become hypercritical, which is really the expression of a repressed feeling, usually of resentment toward someone. Another negative expression of this influence is the “martyr game”, a tactic of pretending that something is all right with you while subtly signaling that it is not and possibly trying to make others feel guilty for their behavior. Often this is done quite unconsciously. It is much better to put your feelings on the line, even if they don’t seem to fit the situation.
Carl Edwards, born 15 August 1979
Moon Opposition Uranus
activity period from 1 June 2008 to 2 June 2008
Theme: Stormy weather
Tonight you will have to be quite careful, because you are emotionally excitable and impulsive. In your contacts with others you will seek excitement and stimulation, and thus you may attract people who are quite different from your usual crowd. You may even be quite upset by these new people, but you should realize that they are filling a real need in your life now. Or you may act disruptively in your current relationships. It is not exactly that you are trying to start a fight, but in talking with someone you may stir up feelings that cause a fight to begin unintentionally. Consequently this can be a stormy period in relationships. If anyone tries to restrict you, your reaction will be very negative, even if the restrictions are in your best interests.
Matt Kenseth, born 10 March 1972
Mercury Square Sun ( Major Aspect change)
activity period until beginning of July 2008
Theme: Mental activity
Valid during several weeks: This influence indicates a day of busy mental activity and many communications with others.
Be especially careful not to speak or otherwise communicate from purely egotistic motives. Make your point and let it go at that, because chances are your statement will have enough energy to be effective without making a controversy of it. If you do turn it into a controversy, you will encounter opposition from people who are similarly inclined, and communication will grind to a halt. Do not try to defend any ideas that are clearly shown to be invalid.
Kurt Busch, born 4 August 1978
Mars Square Uranus
During this time authority figures and close relationships, especially old ones from the past, are most likely the objects of your revolt, if you feel it necessary to rebel. You will be much more easily angered than usual, because you quickly interpret everything as a threat to your ego. Above all else, you feel that you must assert your ego in your own highly individual way. And if you have been unconscious of the need for creative change in your life, you are likely to be quite explosive. Sometimes, however, the “explosions” happen to you, which is a sign from your environment that you need to break away from something, although what that is may not be at all obvious. An accident can be the sign of frustrated ego energies transmuted into destructive powers.
Kyle Busch, born 2 May 1985
Usually this influence makes you feel very social. You enjoy being with your friends and neighbors, talking and exchanging news with them. You may feel a little like showing off, which cannot do any harm in moderation. The old line that “No man is an island” has real meaning for you today. If nothing else, you need others to “show off” to, and you need not fear that showing off will alienate people. Unless you are an insufferable braggart to begin with, it will not have that effect at all.
**LOL. I swear… I do not just make this stuff up!
That’s enough for this evening. Tomorrow we will take a look at Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon and a few others. Until then: