NASCAR Really Stupid Silly Season ~ Ryan Newman signs verbal contract!!

Ryan Newman has reached a verbal agreement to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing next season, a NASCAR source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday. Read more here!

Ryan Newman Signs New Deal! Listen to more here!

Ryan Newman narrows it down! 

Strike Joe Gibbs Racing from the list of potential employers for Ryan Newman. Newman’s name has been most prominently mentioned to land with Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Sources close to the situation said he also has had discussions with JGR, Richard Childress Racing and Gillett Evernham Motorsports. An RCR official said Friday that he expected Newman to go to Stewart, and JGR president J.D. Gibbs said Sunday it was unlikely the driver of Penske Racing’s No. 12 would join his Toyota team. Read more here.

Has Ryan Newman made up his mind?

A network website is reporting that a NASCAR source close to the situation told them that the deal and announcement could be made official within the month.Newman supposedly reached the agreement after Joe Gibbs Racing was unable to finalize a deal for sponsorship to start a fourth team. JGR president J.D. Gibbs confirmed on Sunday at Indianapolis that it was every unlikely that they could get sponsorship for both Newman and a forth team, making Newman a non-factor. “Another time, another day, maybe. He’s a great individual. You would love to have him on your team. It’s just all those ducks aren’t in a row.” Read more here!

 Newman agrees to drive for Stewart-Haas !! 

Read more here at SportingNews.com

 Newman to join Stewart Racing

Story Here by Pete Byrne ~ WSBB 22 South Bend – Your South Bend Local News Leader!

Ryan Newman to Race with Stewart-Haas

The news is in, and Todd Morse says Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman is racing with Stewart-Haas.

Tony Stewart’s future is looking brighter because of Joe Gibbs Racing’s inability to find sponsorship for a fourth team.  Thanks to that lack of sponsorship, Stewart’s new 2009 Stewart-Haas racing team now has a verbal agreement with top tier NASCAR driver and fellow Indianan, Ryan Newman.  Read more here!

 
Ryan Newman acquires a minority share in Tony Stewart’s new Sprint Cup team

Read more here at SI.com!

 

Don’t Get too Excited Just Yet!

A source close to Ryan reveals it all.

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet! There have been some recent articles posted that reporters have put out that sound factual.  However, Ryan has not verbally agreed to anything and is still working on his 2009 and future plans.  It is funny how much speculation has been going on about Ryan’s future.  Everyone will know when the deal is signed, the i’s are dotted and T’s are crossed.  Sorry to disappoint, just don’t want anyone to  jump to conclusions. 
On to other things.  This has been a week of controversy.  I don’t know how those celebs in LA handle all the false information and attention the media puts out there.  Don’t even get me started on Rusty Wallace!

Read more here…

 

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Tony Stewart Fined $10,000, Team Put On Probation, and Buys USAC Presents!

 

Tony Stewart went above and beyond the $10,000 fine coming out of his pocket, and Tony Stewart Racing also was placed on probation for the remainder of the USAC season. The fine and probation were imposed for unsportsmanlike conduct. He ripped a headset off an official or something, rather “Tony-like”.

He voluntarily bought the USAC officials new uniforms.

What a nice guy.

(!!??) Why would he go above and beyond the fine and probation ?

Did he think twice after grabbing the headphones of an official and remember he’s a team owner now?
Will this be the new team owner persona?

Is this Tony’s Anima, his true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct?

He was screamin’ ticked at Goodyear a few weeks ago. He was quiet after Indy. Now he’s buying equipment, as an owner, and reprimanded owner at that, for the Officials of USAC.
Is that even legal?

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Now I know that there is a very slim chance that Tony would ever lose his temper again, but if he, as owner of Stewart-HAAS racing, happens to deck an Official, could he buy them all new gear too?

I thought that would be called something more HAAS-Like.  You know, a word similar to…

Bribery.

My Driver ~ Your scaring me.

NASCAR at Indy ~ Congrats Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR has announced an internal investigation to try and determine the source of a widespread rumor. The sanctioning body released this official statement:

“It has come to our attention that many people within the NASCAR community, as well our fans worldwide, were under the impression that the annual ‘Allstate 400 at the Brickyard’ was held yesterday and that Jimmie Johnson was the victor. This could not be further from the truth. While we did have a large contingent of drivers and officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday, their presence was required for a rare 43-car test session. Why 250,000 people chose to attend that session is, quite frankly, beyond us.”

Read the rest Here!…

NASCAR Astro-Predictions ~ Allstate 400 at The Brickyard

Here are the pertinent Driver’s with significant aspects for The Brickyard. I see a lot of impatience and tempers. There are five outstanding ‘scopes this week, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jr., Jeff Burton and Tony Stewart, and Juan Pablo Montoya.

The Moon is Void of Course in Aries until 4:30 EST. Aries is the sign of the Ram. Expect Ram in Rut behaviors until then. The Moon VC will significantly increase the tendency to be aggressive, impatient, stubborn and determined to first. This will effect especially, those who are born under the sign of Aries.

The rest of them pretty much show hot heads. Imagine that, at The Brickyard.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., born 10 October 1974

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Today during the day your personal needs and career needs are balanced, and there will not be as much tension between them as at other times. Also your emotions are in tune with your intentions so that you can go about your business with complete oneness. There is less of the feeling that two sides of you are struggling for mastery over the whole. Under this influence you have a great ability to relate to others on an emotional level, because you feel your emotions so richly yourself. You are sensitive to others’ needs, and you understand how you can use their moods and sensitivities for positive ends. On the other hand, you may choose to retire into your own personal world. The richness of feeling and emotion that this time brings may make you feel like being alone or with only your closest loved ones.

Jeff Gordon, born 4 August 1971

This is an excellent time for getting things done. You are in an orderly state of mind and have a strong sense of self-discipline. You carefully consider every move before acting. You make plans at a very concrete level and insist that it be possible to execute them in the practical universe. You are not interested in idealistic speculations or abstract considerations that cannot be applied in daily life. All matters relating to work or your profession are favored by this influence, precisely because of your orderly mental state. Any tasks that you do today will be very carefully done with no loose ends. It is possible that your serious and attentive attitude to your work will attract the attention of your employer or other persons in authority whom you encounter.

Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning 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.

Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971


This morning your emotions are strong when dealing with others, which can be either good or bad, depending on how you handle it. On the plus side, it gives you a great deal of sensitivity toward others. You can feel their moods immediately and respond to them so that you are able to fit into any group you are with. You value emotional contacts now, and you project feeling, warmth and concern to others. But on the negative side, this influence can also signify that you are so wrapped up in your moods that you can’t get out of yourself and relate to anyone else. In either case your moods are likely to fluctuate rather rapidly, so do not take your emotions too seriously at this time. You should make an effort to be with others, because forcing yourself to relate will bring out the better side of this influence.

Greg Biffle, born 23 December 1969

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This is a good influence for heavy mental work and for tasks that require disciplined thinking. Your critical faculties are sharp and your standards are high. However, you won’t find it easy to communicate with others; either you will have difficulty being understood, or you will give a more negative impression than you intended. This is not a good time for important negotiations or business transactions because communications between you and the other parties will probably be delayed or misinterpreted. Also it will be difficult to make the right kind of positive impression in such a situation, so delay personal contact until another day. Today you are able to think very practically, but do not let this practicality turn into narrow-mindedness or a total lack of vision.

Kurt Busch, born 4 August 1978

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During this time you turn your attention to your most personal relationships, in which you express yourself in a much more emotional manner than usual. This influence will affect a marriage, relationships with opponents, or any other inherently emotional confrontation. Loved ones and partners are much more important to you than usual, for they provide you with a feeling of security and support. And to be fair, you have the same interest in providing these elements for your loved ones. But if you are in a negative emotional state now, this influence will tend to make you excessively jealous and possessive, or you may act unconsciously or automatically with your loved ones. Confrontations with women, both positive and negative, are likely to be more intense than those with men.

Kyle Busch, born 2 May 1985

 

 

 

 Under this influence it is very important to keep an open mind on all issues and not become obsessed with one idea or thought. All day you may be preoccupied, even with a thought that you don’t especially care about or that is unimportant to you. In discussions and conversations, do not try to force your point of view upon other people, as you may be inclined to do. It may seem to be the most important thing in the world to make everyone come around to your views, and your efforts may provoke arguments over matters that you have no real stake in. On the other hand, if you turn this energy inward into yourself, you may achieve something of real value. This influence can bring to light hidden forces, psychological energies within you that could change your life.

Robby Gordon, born 2 January 1969

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This influence can be quite difficult. You are inclined to feel touchy and irritable and to regard almost any communication from another person as a challenge. And you will make this attitude so clear to people that they may even tread lightly around you for fear of setting you off. Anyone who crosses you will be told off in no uncertain terms. The worst way to handle this influence, but what you are most likely to do, is to identify your own ego with what you believe or think. This will make you act as if your very life were threatened, which of course it is not. If you have to fight for your beliefs, this influence can be a help, but don’t look for a battle or create an issue where none exists.

Kasey Kahne, born 10 April 1980

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This morning 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.
Kevin Harvick, born 8 December 1975


This is a very energetic time for you, when you can assert yourself effectively and accomplish a great deal of work. The problem is that you will be tested all along the line and forced to demonstrate the validity of what you are doing. You may be challenged either by circumstances or by other persons. Your success depends largely upon how well you express yourself in a situation. Being quite unwilling to back down on any issue, you are not moved to make compromises with others. But that is precisely what you should do, especially if you can manage to compromise without giving ground on essential points. Be careful that you don’t become so wrapped up in your own beliefs that you cannot see which parts are essential and which are not.

Denny Hamlin, born 18 November 1980


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. If at present you have a firm relationship, you can now talk to your partner about needs of yours which, for some reason, you do not like to talk about. The quality of time is on your side, if, for once, you want to act out of character without falling flat on your face. If you are prepared to risk taking such a step, you will observe that you by no means meet with a lack of understanding or a rejection. This influence can also be of significant help with all therapeutic treatments and physical challenges.

Bobby Labonte, born 8 May 1964

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Tonight the quality of time arouses an independent and rebellious spirit in you. You are inclined to do exactly the opposite of what someone suggests and to reject whatever others say simply because they said it. For the same reasons you are impatient with restraints, duties and responsibilities. There is a great need to be free and to do something very different, maybe even a little bit wild. You have a strong craving for excitement with this influence, and you may act in ways that you would never consider in a more sober mood. This could be either good or bad, of course, depending on how conservative you usually are and how unusual or outrageous the action. For some people this can be a very liberating influence. For others it is a bit too much.

Juan Pablo Montoya, born 20 September 1975


Today during the day your personal needs and career needs are balanced, and there will not be as much tension between them as at other times. Also your emotions are in tune with your intentions so that you can go about your business with complete oneness.  There is less of the feeling that two sides of you are struggling for mastery over the whole. Under this influence you have a great ability to relate to others on an emotional level, because you feel your emotions so richly yourself. You are sensitive to others’ needs, and you understand how you can use their moods and sensitivities for positive ends. On the other hand, you may choose to retire into your own personal world. The richness of feeling and emotion that this time brings may make you feel like being alone or with only your closest loved ones.

Jeff Burton, born 29 June 1967 (Major Transit, valid until Aug.4)


This influence will present many opportunities for achievement. At this time you will be able to strengthen many areas of your life so that they can withstand adversity later. But you have to take control of this moment. Nothing will be given to you without some effort on your part. You will have to exercise considerable care and responsibility and pay attention to what others require of you and the commitments you have made to them. This is not a “lucky” influence in the ordinary sense of the word, but it can be exceedingly fortunate for you, if you work hard to make it so.

Recognition by others, particularly persons in authority over you, may come now. At this time you have more patience and perseverance than usual. You are able to work in a disciplined and careful manner and make your work enduring. This is an excellent time to tackle difficult and demanding projects. Even your health is better than usual, but that does not mean that you should abuse it. Instead, you should be building up your strength. In the not-too-distant future you will need your good health, so don’t waste it now. This is a time of successful preparation for climaxes and periods of crisis to come. How well you are able to deal with the future depends largely upon what you do now.

Tally Ho!!

Onward!

NASCAR Astro-Predictions ~ Allstate 400 at The Brickyard-Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

Matt Kenseth and Jimmtions ie Johnson have both got Major Transits entering the picture, which I believe will affect them through The Chase. These aspects are significant, not only in racing, but in the lives of these two men.

Matt Kenseth, born 10 March 1972

Chiron Square Mars valid through Jan. 2009

Valid during many months: During this time you should be careful and keep a tight rein on yourself – especially if you are anyway of a spirited disposition. On the one hand you have considerably increased vitality at your disposal – your willpower and ability to assert yourself are more pronounced than on other days, and physical needs will make themselves felt more too; on the other hand, however, there is also a definite tendency towards using this energy inappropriately, or aiming for a particularly unsuitable objective. In concrete terms this means that although you assert yourself effectively and lay great emphasis on achieving your wishes at this time, you could well proceed in an inconsiderate manner towards others or, above all, yourself.

If you are after some kind of “conquest”, it is quite possible that under this influence you ignore warning signs and advance too directly and abruptly. In this way you could well receive a very clear rebuff, which would, in fact, have been totally unnecessary. Therefore do not allow yourself to be led by your present, particularly strong desires and needs into simply ignoring the slight restraint or rejection of others – the results could otherwise be unnecessarily painful. During this time there is also the danger that you scent competition or opposition where there is none – following the maxim “He that is not with me is against me”. If you are too sensitive and quick-tempered, take every criticism personally and react in an offended manner, then around every corner is an enemy, every conversation can turn into an argument in which you finally, without reason and probably without conscious intent, hurt others and are presumably yourself hurt to the same extent. In your professional life this can lead to your showing yourself up for no reason at all, which you would regret later on. If you have a firm relationship, there could be, for the same reason, ugly jealous scenes which later prove to have been senseless and futile.

For Sundays race:

It is unfortunate that this influence is so brief, because it gives you such a pleasant sense of well-being. Tonight you feel very warm and friendly to the people around you, and you are willing to offer emotional or physical support to anyone who needs it. You are generous and giving. People will warm to you, and you should get from others exactly what you give, that is, warmth and affection. You are likely to attract basically happy and positive people with whom you will have an enjoyable time. This is not the result of a “Pollyanna” view of reality that refuses to recognize trouble and pain in the world, but of a real sense of belonging and oneness with others. In a very important sense you feel that helping others helps you. On another level this influence indicates a concern with the general welfare.

Jimmie Johnson, born 17 September 1975

Mars in the 10th House activity period from 22 July 2008 until beginning of September 2008

Valid during several weeks: More than any other, this influence arouses your ambition to achieve. If you can identify with a project, you will work extremely hard at it until it is done. It is especially important now that you find an independent project that requires your individual initiative and effort. You should try to gain independent authority in your work at this time because you are not likely to be very tolerant of other people’s authority over yourself. You prefer to be your own boss. But your energy will make an impression upon people who are in a position to help you, as long as you do not challenge them unduly. Conflicts with coworkers may arise if they feel threatened by your efforts to get ahead. You should try to play down such conflicts unless something real is at stake.

For Sundays race:

This influence is generally good for the flow of ideas and communication between you and others. You are intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. This is a good day to attend a lecture or a class in some subject. You are willing to have people challenge your ideas and thereby broaden your thinking. At the same time you are happy to share your insights on any subject. Thus all interchange with others today should be fruitful and expansive, both for yourself and for the people you meet. Travel is sometimes indicated by this influence, although usually not over long distances. In the course of daily business you may cover a lot more ground than usual. This is a good day for conferences and negotiations in which it is important to make yourself clear to others.

* I am having some issues with my Internet connectivity, so I will have the other ‘scopes up as soon as possible.

NASCAR Astro-Prediction’s ~ Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart ~ Career Comparison Chart

 
Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971
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Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977
 
Short Report – Partnership and Career
for Tony Stewart, born on 20 May 1971
and Ryan Newman, born on 8 December 1977
 
Sun in the Tenth House
 
A relationship with composite Sun in the tenth house is likely to be a significant one.
 
First of all, this position indicates that the two of you have an identity of purpose in your lives together, or at least that you are able to help each other attain the goals you have set for yourselves. Obviously this position is particularly useful for a business or professional relationship, but it is also very important in a personal relationship. If this relationship goes anywhere at all, it will have a strong effect on your life purpose.
Since the tenth is also the house of status, and the house of fame, the partnership is even more significant. This placement is a good indication of an important relationship, one in which you will find a strong identity of life purpose and direction, which will enable you to work well together.
 
Sun Conjunct Mercury
 
The conjunction of composite Sun and Mercury signifies that there will be a great deal of mental activity in this relationship. This aspect is good for verbal communication between you.
You both should be wary of the tendency to intellectualize your emotions rather than deal with them at the gut level.
You have an unusual similarity of thinking, or at least a better than average ability to understand each other’s thinking.
 
Mercury is a planet of travel, not always in the literal sense of the word, but in the metaphorical sense; that is, you like to be continually exposed to new ideas and experiences together.
One of the most positive attributes of this aspect is the ability to be detached from what you are discussing. Because of this detachment you may even be able to talk about your relationship and arrive at understandings that will help you both to get more out of it.
 
Moon in the Eighth House
 
This is a position of transformation, which means that your relationship will undergo extensive changes, partly because of what you will learn about yourselves, partly because of the pressure of your emotions.
In addition, this placement of the Moon in the composite chart makes you very concerned with values. Your shared values may be purely on a psychological level, or they might exist more on the material plane as a great concern for possessions and property.
 
The greatest strength of this Moon placement is the contribution it can make to your self- understanding. Its greatest difficulty is the tendency to emphasize the heavy, moody aspects of your relationship and to dwell excessively on serious matters. Explore the new and constantly changing features of your life together, and welcome such changes instead of fearing them.
 
Venus in the Ninth House
 
With composite Venus in the ninth house, love, freindship, and affection tend to be intellectual issues that are discussed and pondered over rather than felt.
There is a danger that you may overintellectualize your feelings in this relationship.
However, in compensation, you both examine the nature of your feelings and are more capable than most people of understanding what you mean to each other.
The experience of this relationship may also make both of you see more clearly and become more aware of the world around you. Venus in the ninth house can signify love and freindship as an agent of consciousness expansion.
 
Astrologically speaking, Ryan was going to make a change and the astrological influences have been in effect for months. One major aspect of career influence went in effect for Ryan in October of 2000.
He may feel some uncertainty, but no matter which team he chose, he would feel that. This is a major point in not only Ryan’s career, but one which will affect the entire course of his life.
He may surprise us and go with JGR. Maybe.
 
If that happens, I will stop doing ‘scopes.
 
  
 
 

NASCAR Bloggers ~ Happy Birthday Diecast Dude!

 

Today is Jerry Wilson’s  49th Birthday. You know what that means… The Diecast Dude will be joining next year, those of us Oldster’s that have already passed the mark.

We will probably hear the lamentings and wisdom of nearly reaching that major mile stone for awhile, at his personal blog,  Goldfish and Clowns.

Jerry has been a dear to me through some tough times. He would probably never admit that he can be such a nice guy, among that cocky exterior. Jerry is a legend to many of us who have been blogging for awhile. He was one of the first and best. It took a long time before Jerry added me as a “worthy” link. He’s one of my greatest supporters now. I am proud to call him My Friend.

Jerry’s nearly weekly podcasts, which you can hear at Diecast Dude.com, have many times, in his insprational mode, been exactly what I needed to hear. I don’t always agree with his takes on NASCAR or music, but that’s what bloggings about.

So here’s to you Jerry…Happy Birthday from Me!

Happy Birthday from Me!