A couple of my friends' brothers live down there, both I think went to UCSB, one for sure, and have stuck around. I like the Valley's closeness to everything I could want to get to and a fair COL. There are a million reasons to not want to live here, and I agree with probably just about all of them, it's just that this is home. I got the joke, by the way, I'm used to it. I make the same ones about Bakersfield.
Jeff Gordon's second straight win and Matt Kenseth's 11th-place finish in Atlanta put Gordon up to third in points, while Ryan Newman is unable to capitalize on starting fron the pole and loses seven points from his lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr.