Written by Monte Dutton Sun, 2017-03-26 07:44
NASCAR is completing its annual production of How the West Was Won. Cue the music.
Buh-buh-buh-buh-BUH, buh, buh-BUH-buh-buh …
With the wagons safely circled in Fontana, Calif., let’s take inventory. Let’s check off what we’ve got and circle what we’re waiting for.
Four races. Four winners. Two Fords. A Toyota. A Chevrolet. Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500. Brad Keselowski triumphed near Atlanta. Martin Truex Jr. cashed in at Vegas. Ryan Newman pulled off his first win in a while near Phoenix.
Written by Monte Dutton Wed, 2017-03-15 10:27
One of my favorite jokes was told me by a roommate in college. It’s about two little twin boys who decide they have “blossomed into manhood.”
It usually comes slower for the entitled sons of NASCAR.
Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are among the more unlikely fighters I know. As Rodney Dangerfield said in Back to School, “I’m not a fighter. I’m a lover.”
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-03-13 08:09
While Martin Truex Jr showed his strength in his Furniture Row Toyota throughout the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he owes a huge thank you to whatever demon kicked Brad Keselowski's Miller Ford in the closing laps.
Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano owe the same thanks as they also clear Keselowski for their top five finishes. On the other end of the stick Keselowski was able to hang on for a sixth place finish and the points lead.
Truex was quick to admit Keselowski's issues handed him the win.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2017-03-11 08:28
Brad Keselowski stole one. Kevin Harvick gave one away. Another week, another race. That’s a whole two of them, and it’s on to Las Vegas, where, contrary to commercial belief, what happens there won’t really stay.
More than a quarter of the Atlanta Motor Speedway starting field has a court date at the Hampton, Ga., police station. It’s a good example of public-private coordination. NASCAR is running a heck of a speed trap on the outskirts of town.