It's journalist author radio show policy wears many hats he does it all -- different the program. Everybody -- is on the line -- its -- getting your buffalo great to talk you again. It it long time -- talk a little shine on doing great how you. I'm actually in north Carolina at least they get it ready for twelve hour Dragic cargo cult really Larry redo it in North Carolina. Well as government -- several times the past you know my wife and I wanted to go down here to be right now and ask earned my daughter would doubt announce that we visitor for the technically it's spring break up from school we decide to come down here and Google -- and actually we're we -- about an hour ago we haven't got more than -- mild. Who have been look at other houses so it's really how much you wanna move down here and hopefully in the near future we will be moving out here. Well I wish you the best elect and that in relocating to the hub that is down there in North Carolina. But speaking of going nowhere fast they're gonna do a lot that they in Martinsville on the little short track. There's always there's a half a dozen guys -- that. You know just dominate this place in the -- -- take turns doing guys like Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Tony Stewart. So many of the best names in the sport have this place figured out. I'd should be really fun race today. It will and it will be -- at the main -- is the whether there was some talk about rain. I'm about we're at right now about 8095. Or about -- so right now it's pretty dark. North of here so yes there's there is bad weather heading that way. They could be victimized by that but you do make a good point about that the drivers who consistently wins there against Libya about it. A 56 driver group that you seem to have the success there and the other thing is that -- Martinsville is. Tony Stewart said to me one tiny city you know what you first heard great Turkey Egypt where he couldn't stay in place an you recall the love hate relationship. He shouldn't that he -- that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But what she got it figured out -- 88 it's become -- they retractable of the more successful trip. Same thing which you reach -- Legion chaplain Jeff Gordon. Once you figure out. The line around the trick what you know how to manage your brakes tires which is that they eat because they've got the -- it's all hot and -- the -- We're up quite quickly we're running around and it's you know yeah -- pull rank what you could do it all figured out. But -- they have a pretty successful run from that point you know -- it has -- -- learning how to -- that track and those that they'll -- You know yesterday in the truck race we saw a lot of mechanical failures so my battery issues that came up a couple of times couple I losing here and do you think that might be concerned for some of these crew chiefs today after watching the attrition rate in the truck race yesterday. You know the question I don't lobbying. A lot of. Though the troubled races aren't like on their Serb upright there for twenty races are more moderate course in my career in 88 for what reason. There's always something that's developed like in the once you're the instructors on Friday or Saturday race. And it does sometimes carry over into the cup so great sense of this Sunday and a lot of that gets you an idea I was actually -- -- -- about it. And they said about -- -- conditions at Martinsville. Even though you know belly certainly it's surrounded by mountains that and I think it and you know maybe. -- conditions change where you make -- -- your batteries -- problems with. Electrical just need to. It's a freakish thing that happens aren't really you really don't see that at any replaced maybe that other than Bristol Bristol similar trek in the sense that they well trick but. Surrounded by mountains cute so I -- the atmosphere that doesn't that there. For whatever reason it's like once somebody has one single wrong there it was the wrong one driver. More and other drivers that same crowd and -- -- can never figure out why that security. All we haven't heard of anything like this yet but we'll see if maybe that has some to do with the if we have -- problems that may be the EFI systems on these cards during a race left keep an -- and that today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It still had to -- at the F five it has a lot of drivers are still -- -- totally -- straight now in day you know that you can see it where there and gain entry out to. But he'll up placing Martinsville. You eat he looked at a high banked track like Bristol. There are a lot of similarities in a lot of guys have problems at Bristol the side so you know I'm sure a lot of -- scratchy so let the team members. Had put into overtime works at Bristol trying to figure out what they did wrong or what happened that at Bristol and then making maybe you like some of those notes from our belt today. Motorsports writer -- bunk house -- joining me debut -- here on WG -- fast tracked. Jerry started off the program talking about Tony Stewart two wins in five races. And it's only the second time in his career that Stewart has a win before April 1. It since moving in the Sprint Cup Series. Everybody is got their reasons for his fast start what you think it is that that got the fourteen team going so well so it's in this year. Wait until you humans back to wind and fire -- you really extra little bit more. Toll has won seven of the last fifteen races to go to the chase last year. He wants by the tennis player you want to the first part here with heat whatsoever that last fifteen races. It it really shows that. Even though he part awaited hearing -- in the last season Steve getting this stepped in and in the -- fine fashion. And they -- it to beat at all I mean it's it's really have that because. Blocker that when you -- she changed -- you'd like to have either either -- maybe you bought for a while until the chemistry dot. Or you may have an immediate hit an adult something go away quickly getting deeper Kurt is able. But with his new crew chief it would be an excellent you're strapped couple -- -- -- out so I mean it's it's truly. Testament to Tony Stewart eight for striking but the also the steep bank and the naval jumping in and that you pick -- -- hearing rebel dot annually and some people's mind he may have actually improve the ballot here in rebel -- so. Ideally Tony Stewart what about drivers out there he wants to reach and chips. You look at that they were to win it again this year and he will do ActiveX I think that if you want they've. The previous chip to be fortunate just sort of -- -- -- I can run and anyone of course last year I think Tony Stewart could very easily went this year. He put it put together two or three -- which brought insult you -- Now while we're talking about guys having success and also guy struggling. I mentioned Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon both below 25 in the standings. Who was your surprise this year for maybe who has struggled the most what names that pricey when you look down toward the bottom of the points standings. Kasey -- no question about it may get bigger stuck with this last night in empty seats. Has always had that label on that he has it he'll be at great superstar driver if he can't correct equipment. Any you know what he was with severed -- there for awhile -- some great at it very well. They -- petty and mean and thank god healed up a little bit and that electorate bulk at a resurgence theory that was just a one year deal. And they are then what incumbent -- Meet people but right from the get go there's going to be a lot of -- Japanese drivers to start the 2012 either unfortunately isn't it that way and you know apart in mechanical parts and a couple of wrecks he's been involved and but not actually it's -- -- Baltimore's had been and presses her cute spot. It's just -- matter of -- they've been in the wrong place the wrong time for either a wreck or mechanical failure. But you know the thing is that it would Kate -- he's definitely one of the seat momentum drivers out there in it he he would be really strong British. Particularly at today and partly deliveries to speak about how they would peak at a good finish today they'll get some momentum going forward Internet security needs he needs to get you to read those strong finishes -- -- -- Vehicle went out all the better about it. You know coupled its top five finishes over the next two or three races that. But be huge goal for this patently hypocritical. Coming we're where I've recently seen in at least six different date any pretty big -- -- -- you. He's almost equally. We played well now he's about eighteen places outside of the at the top twelve in the other of the apple -- -- you know that we still get. They will get way more races to go before the chase. You know this is the -- it was decided so. A work that he's not so a pretty big hole and that it is not -- but just a matter -- -- the epic circumstances. I Gerri before early golf course short track racing here at Martinsville but the Bristol talk continues to circulate -- and Burton Smith announcing this week that. That he still plans on making changes to the half mile down there in Tennessee. -- do you do you think this a wise decision we talk about a lot last week it about this do you think it's a wise decision for him to try and change the tracked down their Bristol so sooner. Should maybe wait till after the August race and think about this hold it longer. You know -- be able to record that Bristol and admit that that group was gonna change at Bristol. I mean the first word you know -- -- with nature he made -- -- reaction because if they had this big thing on Twitter work they were collecting and you know. Fans were great right in there -- some -- About their suggestions about what they thought was wrong -- -- -- campaign it I mean you know yeah. Bristol has changed since it didn't researching immediately. They changed the banking a little bit -- -- he included the -- the safer barriers. And what it'll look at a bad stretch and acting bit ill by making a move that. Quickly and it's only been what three years thanks and so it resurfacing. You know with that. Did this this could have been more problem. After the whatever change they're gonna make their. And it really mean -- you'd -- -- we're talking date April 1 that are and that beat Bristol race is and what they got it -- seat got up. Roughly four they want to change things. -- -- What really realistically can -- you really can't repay or repaint the place for a market he'd he'd be working 24/7 and -- -- -- to -- -- to limit your attempt to bring. Is the -- so much to delete to see -- pick up. The that you safer barriers you know reached retraining -- retaining wall -- yourself but he still. I mean the only thing that I can see gluten may -- -- -- this just -- speculation. Is that you may -- -- barriers in and out or into the track in May eat it maybe other. -- -- -- -- so. They secure well. They'll close the race -- -- it will deport tiger did there will be that much yet it would be like you'll -- -- -- when he. It resurfaced in an M read the banking 234 years ago. They actually increased by about two almost two -- so I think what if you could do anything at all. And a Smart -- and it would just be to bring those walls how important that trip. Cut down the police station there and make it you'll -- at least they have. He is -- about -- great stuff as always easy to get his book training paid 101 great NASCAR debates at Amazon.com and other. Book retailers Gerri as always appreciate the time good luck but the house hunting and hopefully we'll talk the general soon. I look forward to date but certainly appreciate.