So apparently while I have been neck deep in Kansas basketball this weekend, Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing have been doing their best to recreate the quirky 80's Genius hit "Land of Confusion," minus the creepy puppets.
Mark Martin is replacing Denny Hamlin until he is healed from his broken vertebra, just kidding, it will be Martin at Martinsville only, then it will be Brian Vickers. Seriously, does anyone know what is really going on?
"Obviously having to find someone to fill in for Denny is not an ideal situation to have to be in, and when you start a process like this, you obviously begin to look at the drivers that are not only available but also able to drive for your race team and manufacturer," JGR president J.D. Gibbs said in a statement.
"We were a bit premature in determining Mark's status past Martinsville, however. We're real happy to have the opportunity to get Brian in our Cup cars and with him driving Nationwide for us we think we have some continuity there that is beneficial."We really appreciate everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota for working with us through this process. The good thing for us is that we have drivers the caliber of Mark and Brian to help fill in until Denny comes back."
What I can't understand is why JGR wouldn't want Vickers in the first place. He does drive that teams Nationwide cars, and he is hungry to audition for a full time job.
I think this all worked out for the best in the long run for the #11, I mean as good as it can considering they have one of the top 10 drivers in the garage area and he is out with an injury.
And it gave me a little levity during a busy and stressful week of work. I mean every time I think about this now, I hear that song and I see all the players as those goofy puppets.