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Published on October 21st, 2008 | by Ron Ripple


Always the Bridesmaid and never the Bride – NASCAR 2008

2008 has been a wild season to say the least when it comes to winners and those who came up short.  There are a number of driver’s this year we never in our lifetime would have imagined went winless.  I know this article is pre-mature, but I’m feeling the need to write it anyway.

Jeff Gordon… WOWWWW!!!  Who would have thought the young wine drinker wouldn’t even have a chance to pop a bottle of champaign this year.  I mean… this guy hasn’t gone winless since August 4, 1971, the day he was born.  I think when he came out of his mother’s womb, he jumped on his big wheel and raced the 13 year old neighbor around the block.

To many drivers Jeff Gordon’s year would be a dream come true.  He’s had 11 top five finishes, 16 top ten finishes, and is currently sitting in 7th place in the overall points for the season.  But because it’s Jeff “the wine drinker” Gordon, he’s got to be a little dissapointed.  As much as I make fun of the guy, I really do respect him… He only has four races left for the season and I would never count the guy out.

NASCAR’s 2008 Bridesmaids
2008’s Bridesmaids in full gear!

Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr, Jamie McMurray, and the list could go on for miles with the number of bridesmaids this season has created.  All these names are so HUGE in the NASCAR world and not a single one of them has a win for the season.  It’s almost as if this season was dominated by a few drivers and these guys just didn’t have that extra “umphhhh” (a new expression I made up) to get that WIN.

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So who’s going to be the biggest Bridesmaid of the year?  Unfortunately I think the biggest Whiner I mean winner, might be the biggest Loser of them all, that being Kyle Busch.

Before the Chase, not a single driver could touch what Kyle Busch was breathing… He’d come from the back of the pack and drive around everyone as if he was the professor making his way up to the front of the class.  If he got a second place finish, he’d pout as if he didn’t deserve second.  The guy was on fire and nobody could touch him… but unfortunately the momentum changed and Kyle Busch’s wins soon became losses.

If you had to pick anyone to be the Bridesmaid of the Season so far, who would you pick and why?  Craig… we already know who you’re going to pick and I have a feeling it rhymes with Shontoya.  But I’d love to hear who came up short and why.
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I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!

14 Responses to Always the Bridesmaid and never the Bride – NASCAR 2008

  1. Craig says:

    Did you notice Juan had a 5th at Hotlanta last year. He was pretty hot last week and ended 14th. This might just be his weekend!
    Go 42

  2. Alan P. says:

    It’s a sad thing when people get excited that their favorite driver got a 14th.

    Matt Kenseth is the biggest dissapointment, zero wins when he lead a lot of laps this year

  3. WTF says:

    This is gonna sound dumb because he is even futher from a win than a bridesmaid he’s like the caterer or something. But I would love, love, love to see Bobby Labonte in Victory Lane.

  4. Ron Ripple says:

    WTF… the chances of you seeing Bobby Labonte in victory Lane are like the chances of you seeing me cut off my Mullet. It’s just never gonna happen… I Hate to be the one to burst your bubble.

  5. Craig says:

    Hey Alan,
    My baseball team has been last forever and look where they are now!

  6. Ryan says:

    I agree with you Ron about Kyle Busch. What a turn he has taken since the chase started. At one point it looked like no one would be able to touch him for the championship and now its down to really 3.

  7. Jessica says:

    Very entertaining read! The picture is hilarious! Kevin Harvick is not an attractive bridesmaid….not saying the other guys look good either. I’m anxious to see what happens in Homestead!

  8. WTF says:

    I know, I know I said it was a long shot Ron. But never…? Honesty? We’ll see.

  9. Jason says:

    Haha, the only bride I see up there is Kyle Busch

  10. Diecast Cars says:

    Kyle is not only the bridesmaid, he won’t even get to catch the bouquet!

  11. used tires says:

    That photo is really funny Ron =D

    Till then,


  12. Well the good thing about simulations is you can try different things and if you go out and smack the wall you don’t have to open your checkbook.

  13. haha, you always have a way to make a boring sport fun to watch.

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