The Dover race ‘scopes for the driver’s are all almost exactly the same, a lot of Mars and Uranus Trine in all the driver’s scope. The day could go very well for all of them, and I don’t see anyone driver standing out as having any better aspects than the others. The only exception is Kyle Busch, who, as I have said before is going to start down falling on Cup race days. His aspects look very frustrating. Matt Kenseth also has a little bit of frustration, tho nothing to terrible.
What does that mean? Well, it means aggressiveness and unpredictability. The Moon is Void of Course once more, which adds an extra bonus of surprise.
Anything goes today!
Congrats. Yippity ~ skippity. I am trying to not get too excited.
Jeff Gordon took the pole for tomorrow.
Yippity ~ skippity. Again, I restrain myself.
It’s so hard.
This is not funny. He would have loved it …RIP DFW.
LOUDON, NH—Shock, grief, and the overwhelming sense of loss that has swept the stock car racing community following the death by apparent suicide of writer David Foster Wallacehas moved NASCAR to cancel the remainder of its 2008 season in respect for the acclaimed but troubled author of Infinite Jest, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, and Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.
In deference to the memory of Wallace, whose writing on alienation, sadness, and corporate sponsorship made him the author of the century in stock car racing circles and whom NASCAR chairman Brian France called “perhaps the greatest American writer to emerge in recent memory, and definitely our most human,” officials would not comment on how points, and therefore this year’s championship, would be determined.
At least for the moment, drivers found it hard to think about the Sprint Cup.
“All race long on Sunday, I was dealing with the unreality presented me by his absence,” said #16 3M Ford Fusion driver Greg Biffle, who won Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first race in the Chase For The Cup, and would therefore have had the lead in the championship. “I first read Infinite Jest in 1998 when my gas-can man gave me a copy when I was a rookie in the Craftsman Truck Series, and I was immediately struck dumb by the combination of effortlessness and earnestness of his prose. Here was a writer who loved great, sprawling, brilliantly punctuated sentences that spread in a kind of textual kudzu across the page, yet in every phrase you got a sense of his yearning to relate and convey the importance of every least little thing. It’s no exaggeration to say that when I won Rookie of the Year that season it was David Foster Wallace who helped me keep that achievement, and therefore my life, in perspective.”
“I’m flooded with feelings of—for lack of a better concept—incongruity,” said Jimmie Johnson, the driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet who is known throughout racing for his habit of handing out copies of Wallace’s novels to his fans. “David Foster Wallace could comprehend and articulate the sadness in a luxury cruise, a state fair, a presidential campaign, anything. But empathy, humanity, and compassion so strong as to be almost incoherent ran through that same sadness like connective tissue through muscle, affirming the value of the everyday, championing the banal yet true, acknowledging the ironic as it refused to give in to irony.”
“And now he’s gone,” Johnson added. “He’s taken himself away. We can’t possibly race now.”
David Foster Wallace’swork came to stock car racing in the mid-1990s, just as the sport began experiencing almost geometric yearly growth. But the literary atmosphere of the sport was moribund, mired in the once-flamboyant but decidedly aging mid-1960s stylings of Tom Wolfe, whose bombastic essays—notably “The Last American Hero Is Junior Johnson. Yes!”—served as the romantic, quasi-elegiac be-all and end-all for NASCAR fans and series participants alike. Racing was ready for new ideas, and when a new generation of young drivers like Jeff Gordonarrived on the scene, sporting new sponsorship deals on their fireproof coveralls and dog-eared copies of Broom Of The System under their arms, an intellectual seed crystal was dropped into the supersaturated solution of American motorsports.
“Suddenly DFW was everywhere,” said #88 Amp Energy Chevrolet driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose enthusiasm for Wallace is apparent in both his deep solemnity and the Infinite Jest-inspired Great Concavity tattoo on his left shoulder. “My Dad was against him, actually, in part because he was a contrarian and in part because he was a Pynchon fan from way back. But that was okay. It got people reading V and Gravity’s Rainbow, and hell, nothing wrong with that. But now, to think we’ll never see another novel from Wallace…I can’t get my mind around it.”
“David himself said that what he knew about racing you could write with a dry Sharpie marker on the lip of a Coke bottle,” said NASCAR president Mike Helton, who announced the season cancellation late Monday after prompting from drivers and team owners in a statement that also tentatively suggested naming the 2009 Sprint series the Racing Season Of The Depends Adult Undergarment in referential and reverential tribute to Wallace’s work, a proposal currently being considered by Depends manufacturer Kimberly-Clark. “But that doesn’t matter to us as readers, as human beings.”
“Racing and literature are both huge parts of American life, and I don’t think David Foster Wallace would want me to make too much of that, or to pretend that it’s any sort of equitable balance,” Helton added. “That would be grotesque. But the truth is that whatever cultural deity, entity, energy, or random social flux produced stock car racing also produced the works of David Foster Wallace. And just look them. Look at that.”
So sad…I have been grieving so much I can’t write.
And now…there is nothing to write about.
I will be doing the 6 month outlooks for each of the Chase contenders over the next few days.
Let’s start with the #12 seed, Matt Kenseth.
Matt has, in effect until the end Nov. 2oo9, Pluto Square Pluto.
This is usually a period of regeneration. The influence is associated with forces for change. As changes come about, look carefully at each, and choose to divide and conquer into what you need and what you do not need. Learn from this aspect and influence. It is hear for you to grow from. You may see some power struggles in this area, with people who do not want you to change, and/or shake up the barrel.
Matt Jupiter is in conjunction with his Descendent until mid Sept.
This is all about mutual growth within relationships. Try to create relationships with people who will be supportive in your goals and dreams. New partnerships may come into being during this time,and it is a very good time to sign contracts of any sort.
Now thru mid Nov. will be an extremely positive time. You realize now how your past has contributed to your present, so suround your self with the things that inspire you from the past. Get out your Championship pictures, trophy, and any other sentimental things from your Championship year, and surround yourself with them, wherever you go.
The only negative side of this influence is in regard to your nutrition. Eat healthy, drink lots of water and avoid all foods that are not strictly for health. Your body will want to tend to be sluggish during this time, therefore creating a sluggish mind if allowed. Try to aviod all fatty foods at this time, because they especially will affect you more than normal.
A new course is the theme of Uranus conjunction Matt’s Sun, in effect through mid Feb. 2009.
This is an extremely significant and intensive influence.
This influence can clear away all limitations. It can bring a bit of unpredictability, wildness, and chaos, but that is not a bad thing for a NASCAR Driver. Use this to create fast reflexes and response, aggression, and strategy. You will not be patient with restrictions at this time, which can also be used for the good where The Chase is concerned.
Matt’s Saturn is conjunct his IC, which also means this is a very important time.
What you do now, sets the tone for what you will do in the years to come. From here on, you will use each of the steps you create now as a stair step and gradual climbing to the most important time in your life.
The only small negative in all of this is Saturn opposition Saturn thru Aug.2009
The influence could create a feeling of discouragement on occasion. Remember that all the other aspects in your life minimize how this influence affects you. I wouldn’t even worry about it. When you know this aspect is here, it is easy to deal with. Just turn that frown right upside and Chase that frown away!
You are on your way up again. The future depends upon the foundation that you lay now.
Matt Kenseth’s Astrological outlook for The Chase could not be much better!
Next up: Kevin Harvick
Congrats to Jimmie Johnson for winning the Chevy Rock and Roll 400. Congrats to Clint Boyer for getting the 12 spot.
I wanted to cry for Kasey. His ‘scope was way right on. Dang it. Tony Stewart ran a great race today. Pushed Jimmie right up and gave him a run for his money at the end. Jimmie, being the driver he is, adjusted and found another groove on the high side, and just made that car go faster. I am telling you right now….continue to look for more of those kind of runs for him. He has moved into his 10th house of fame and fortune today, and it’s in full effect through the end of Oct.
NNWS still to come tonite. What a great day for LugNutZ!