We have a great group of truly talented individuals on this team that have all pulled together and worked as a unit," Scott continued."It is going to be bittersweet going to Homestead and knowing that this is going to be the last time that this same group is going to be together," he said. "I feel like our paths will cross again, and it won't be my last truck race or my last race with Jeff. It will just be tough for it all to come to an end at Homestead."Scott has always run well on the multi-grooved track, so textured because the South Florida sun bakes the track surface each year causing less and less grip.It's a track were a driver depends on his team. Who better than the Hensley lead the XMS teamAdjustments are a must to help navigate your driver and his truck through the entire 134 laps across ever-changing tracks to get to the front and compete for the win.Scott's team proved itself last year; now the mission is to win the race they left on the table last year.This week, he's racing chassis No. 52 at Homestead, and it's the same one he raced to second in 2008.This year, No. 52 finished third at Kansas, sixth at Kentucky while needing minor repair, and was rebuilt after Chicagoland.Scott's No. 16 will have a special paint scheme that honors every Xpress Motorsports employee at Homestead with their names and the the team logo on the hood.I'm picking Scott to win the Ford 200 Friday, and this time Ron Hornaday will be the one chasing him in the closing laps. Source for quotes and photo credit: xms16 ..
Tonight is another big night for the Magic. Despite the return of both over the course of this past week, Nelson's absence will be a factor in this match up.But let's look beyond thematch-up and the most exciting piece of news (even if it was overshadowed by Nelson's injury). Rashard Lewis is finally back in the lineup and played against Charlotte on Monday night Unfortunately, Lewis' return was met with a brick wall. My excitement slowly turned into dismay as theabysmal shooting percentage went unchallenged by Van Gundy, who allowed a -6 player to continue for an entire 34 and a half minute he was in. He scored 8 of his points in the second half, boosted by a rotation by Van Gundy to put in the sophomore Ryan Anderson at PF, who has been turning Magic fans' heads since he arrived on the scene. With Lewis at SF, he got in a scoring groove. But why is Anderson, who has boasted better overall numbers this season (vs. Lewis 08-09), playing only 19:15 minutes Anderson's /- was at 13 that night, the highest amongst the Magic lineup!After the game I went and started doing research, which is where I found that Anderson has flourished under the Magic, shooting 60 from the 3-point-line during the preseason and hitting 40 points in Summer League games.I started looking at stat pages and found this little tidbit at 82games : http:// those who don't want to navigate away, it shows that Anderson has the highest production on the court out of the Magic lineup, and shows a significant offensive boost, which was displayed in Monday's game when he stepped on the court and scored 7 points on top of his 5 from the first half, and Lewis scored 8.Anderson was also 5-for-9 from the floor and 1-for-3 from the 3-point line, which comes up to 55.6 FG and 33.3 3P.
Anderson averages 14.6 PPG with only 24 MPG to work with.82games also showed this: http:// basically shows the production of certain 5-man squads. Each of the squad combinations that had Anderson in it had good numbers What does this all meanMr Anderson is The One. These stats show that he is extremely productive and seems to inspire productivity despite being the youngest and least experienced (professionally) on the team. Other than the game against Detroit, the 21-year-old forward has been amazingly productive and will not disappoint. And if Van Gundy really wants Lewis to start, Lewis should play SF, and Anderson at PF.Ryan may not seem like he's All-Star potential, but he is. He doesn't have to make fancy plays, but he gets the job done.
And be sure of it, as long as Anderson is on the floor, the Magic will get in a good groove, at least offensively.And trust me, Mr. Anderson will rise up and fulfill his destiny as the one to help the Magic to victory.. New York, Jan 8 (Reuters) -Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM.N) reported a briefsnag and maintenance on FCC boilers at its Baytown, Texas, refinery whichprompted an adjustment to the gasoline-making unit's operations, accordingto a company filing on Thursday.