ABSOLUTELY AWESOME PICTURE!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!<quoted text>
Ill be honest, i dont like Carl because of that whole 'Fake you out, Im gonna punch you' thing he did to Matt. You have to be a real piece to pick on Matt Kenseth.
It was just a real jerk thing to do to pretend he was going to punch Matt in the face.
Anyway, Ive never had anyone say anything to me about being a Kenseth fan. Dover, Pocono and Richmond are always loaded with Kenseth fans.
I was lucky enough to be at Dover when Matt won, June of 2006.
Matt hardly ever does burnouts so I was stoked to get this pic....
That thing with Matt. I watched that race, it was Kansas, wasn't it? Ok, I listened to Carl complain and ask why Matt was not being so "nice" on the tarmac there. I think Carl even did some of the same whining that I have heard others do before, such as, "He's my teammate and he won't.."
I felt like, baby, it is every guy for himself in your case. Let's face it, they really do not "help each other" so much, all 5 guys. Most of the time, they are not running close, but the two strong arms, Greg and Matt, they are the elite of the group, and I feel are as polite as they could possibly be to anyone. Carl is right in the middle between the 2 young guns (well, Jamie isn't a kid anymore, but he hangs out with the younger ones, so I guess that is why I think of him that way, what a cutie; I am rambling, sorry, but I love my Roush boys), and they are trying to avoid making any "rookie-type" mistakes, which Jamie should be over with.
So, here is Cousin Carl bitchin and complaining, nicely of course, and does not ask to talk on channel 1 or whatever himself. I did hear Matt say to, I guess it was Robbie at the time say he had no clue as to why Carl was upset.
I did. He, he, Matty was just racing him hard. He would stick that DeWalt Power butt of his in Carl's face and Carl could not pass. Then, I remember, and correct me if I am wrong (I am still a rookie myself), Carl wiped out twice and blamed Matt. Remember, the famous out-of-the-car applauding bit we saw Carl do? I listened to Matt on the scanner again, and as fast as a Wisconsinite could say it, "I dunno what he is mad about."
I do. Matty wanted to win, plain and simple. And, if Carl's car was too tight or too loose, what did he want, Matt to fix it??
The problem with Carl is he let it fester inside of him until the next race and when did he flip out, during the Speed interview after that race??? I can still see him trying to make Matt flinch and much to his surprise, Matt didn't. That left hand went up ready...I wonder what Matt was saying!!??? The worst thing, so far, I have heard him say, and I believe it is his favorite word is, "dumbass." He even called himself that!!!
Hey, I have never had the chance to chat with someone like this about Matt; this is great!!! Thanks!
So, The Carl baby made an ass out of himself...in a rather nice way. I have seen worse. The infamous helmet throwing; he could have done that. Or, he could have pulled the same thing Matty did to David G. a few races ago, remember that??? He deliberately rammed into David, paying David back!! Ha, Chip goes, "Uh, you are being fined (I think he said $15,00) and Matt says, "Oh, really?" like, I know, who cares??
I loved it!!!! He can even do something like that and look cool!!
At any rate, Uncle Jack handles these things in a much different way than I think some of the others do. Instead of closed doors and spankings, as you know, he asked Greg to be the mediator and it worked. This is when I found out Matt had been best man at Greg's wedding. I really liked hearing that. Carl on the other hand, took the wild hair out of his butt and went back to normal. I was just so disappointed to find out that those boys really do not know each other that well.