Another wrecked day for Said

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Every year Boris Said comes to the road course at Watkins Glen among the favourites to battle NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars for a win.

And just about every year his army of burr-headed fans leave disappointed, while Said leaves with a wrecked race car and no win.

On Sunday at the Helluva Good Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, it was the same result.

This time, Said was battling with Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet for eighth spot when the two tangled, the result being Said’s No. 83 Toyota was in the wall and out of the race.

“He tried to run me right off of the race track,” Stewart shouted into his radio. “I was only trying to hold my line.”

Said complained that he didn’t do anything wrong.

“I guess Tony was just doing his deal; I was doing my deal and our deals just collided,” he said.

Junior’s woes

He may be the most popular driver in the Sprint Cup series, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. had another horrible race in he No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at Watkins Glen.

“It’s not good,” Earnhardt said. “We’re not good this weekend. This is the worst car I’ve ever had here by far, a couple of seconds off. Normally, we’re mid-pack at worst here, and we’re just not good.

“The other guys (Hendrick Motorsports teams) have gained a little bit. We showed up pretty bad. I guess we’re putting the same stuff in that they are, but it’s not working.”


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