Substitute Driver Almirola Takes Pole...

Substitute Driver Almirola Takes Pole For Milwaukee Busch Race

There are 6 comments on the KOTV Tulsa News story from Jun 23, 2007, titled Substitute Driver Almirola Takes Pole For Milwaukee Busch Race. In it, KOTV Tulsa News reports that:

Pinch-hitting for regular driver Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola took the pole for the NASCAR Busch Series race at the Milwaukee Mile for the second straight year with a lap of 121.589 mph on Saturday. via KOTV Tulsa News

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CDJ

Shreveport, LA

#1 Jun 24, 2007
Should have been allowed to finish the race. This was very disappointing to Aric, he worked his rear off only to be pulled from the car. Totally uncalled for, Denny should have refused.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#2 Jun 24, 2007
Poor guy did all of the work, will be credited with the win but gets no glory. I imagine that he will say that it was because it was Rockwell's home town and they wanted to see Denny in the car. I wonder who made the call?
Toyota

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jun 24, 2007
and Aric leaves and poops all over JD Gibbs and his egomania
no reason to put Hamlin in the car, no reason except racism

JGR to TOYOTA IN 2008 - Book it danno
charlottecrier

Concord, NC

#4 Jun 24, 2007
Rockwell made the call. They paid money to see Denny in that car in their hometown and they also pay for it to run all year - obviously. Not that it was right, but that's business.

“my ray of sunshine Michael”

Since: Feb 07

Kentucky/North Carolina

#5 Jun 24, 2007
Katie in Texas wrote:
Poor guy did all of the work, will be credited with the win but gets no glory. I imagine that he will say that it was because it was Rockwell's home town and they wanted to see Denny in the car. I wonder who made the call?
no matter what it was totally wrong the kid was doing great its just a busch race Hamlin didnt need to be in that car
CDJ

Shreveport, LA

#6 Jun 24, 2007
livetoracetolive wrote:
Rockwell made the call. They paid money to see Denny in that car in their hometown and they also pay for it to run all year - obviously. Not that it was right, but that's business.
Hamlin should have got on the plane when Carl Edwards did instead of running more practice laps in California. Maybe then he would have made it on time, I think he knew he would be in that car no matter what time he got there.

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