NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas [Live Race Thread]

Chase Race #4 at Kansas could break or make the season for some

10/6/13 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas [Live Race Thread]The so-called experts have already declared everyone but Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch out of the 2013 Championship.  In fact, this race may just prove them correct, or conversely, throw that theory right out of the track.

Jimmie had problems early on at practice, spinning, but not hitting anything.  He then had a problem with one of his hoses.  Matt Kenseth had problems getting on to pit road in practice.  And Kyle?  Well, he spun right out and destroyed his car, forcing a move to the backup.  In fact, Kyle opined that the car he'd wrecked could never be driven again.  

Yesterday Matt and Kyle competed in the Nationwide race.  Matt won the race while Kyle had to fight tooth and nail, just to get a top five finish.  Matt joked on air with Dale Jarrett whether to take the high side or low side on the restart, but it didn't seem to matter which he picked, as he cruised to the win.  Kyle, on the other hand, intensified the feud between himself and Brad Keselowski late in the race, when he got into Kes's car and turned him sideways.  Bad Brad sprinted all over pit road, pointed at Rowdy's pit, ran to the infield care centre to get checked out, and motored back to his own pit to try to get back in the race.  He wound up finishing 28th in the race, but more importantly, lost a ton of points in the Owner's Championship race.  
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As for today's race?  Well Bad Brad was bad fast in practice, while Kyle has struggled.  Kyle just can't seem to get a handle on this track in the Sprint Cup cars.  That undoubtedly frustrates Kyle, who prides himself in his abilty to get around any track.  While he is struggling to get the best possible finish, he will also have to watch his back, as Brad's post race interview indicated "Kyle has much more to lose.  I guess that's one of the benefits of not being in the Chase".  
Blog Photo - NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas [Live Race Thread]
Kevin Harvick will start from the pole, his first in 5 years, and he has been top ten in practice sessions so far.  

Finally, Kyle Petty commented earlier today that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not even contend for the 2013 Championship, and in fact, in Kyle's opinion, will never contend for a championship.  Twitter is alive with insults towards Kyle, but I am actually thinking Kyle could be right.  I'm thinking with my brain, and not with my heart here.

The race gets underway shortly, so chat it up here!!
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10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Congrats to Kevin.
I will be watching the replay later. Obviously I missed a good/great/weird/horrible race.

weird race, entertaining shenanigans, horrible reaction in the cars, great finish!!

10/6/13   |   JenX63   |   32897 respect

Congrats to Kevin.
I will be watching the replay later. Obviously I missed a good/great/weird/horrible race.

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Scott wrote:
Every week it seems like one of my picks has just the worst luck.  Today, Brad Keselowski gambles and runs out of gas with 40 laps left.  Looks like I am destined to be the Dale Earnhardt Jr of my fantasy nascar league

surprise

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Althought this isn't the best news, thankfully Dario will recover:

SPEED ‏@SPEED1m
.@DarioFranchitti suffers a spinal fracture, a fracture to the right ankle & a concussion in Sunday's crash. http://bit.ly/GCWMwN  #IndyCar

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Kevin Harvick wins from the pole at Kansas, his first win there, and third of the season.  Congrats!!!

BTW #Icalledit on twitter

10/6/13   |   Scott   |   54123 respect

Every week it seems like one of my picks has just the worst luck.  Today, Brad Keselowski gambles and runs out of gas with 40 laps left.  Looks like I am destined to be the Dale Earnhardt Jr of my fantasy nascar league

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Sooooooo Brad Keselowski did not have to do a single thing today, as Kyle basically did it all by himself.  

Now his car sits on the track with no nose.  Kyle simply climbed out of the car and into the ambulance.  Replay he and Carl got together, but "just one of those racing deals"

We have broken the cautions record for the season.

Have to admit I'm laughing my ass off, the wrecker can't even figure out how to get the car on the hook, because of the nose, still connected, but facing backwards.......

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Wierdest. Race. EVER.

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Matt gets a speeding penalty and has to come back down pit road.  Decides to take the time to work on the wicked, evil car.

Under caution, Kyle Busch has taken over the points lead.

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Ganassi has said Dario has a sore ankle and back but will be okay.  Justin Allgaier got loose, hit the wall and spun into Ryan Newman.  Hate it for him.  

Joey just about takes out his own teammate trying to beat Jr off pit road.  Kevin and Kyle beat Joey and Jr., and JPM rounds out the rest of the top five when we go back racing.  

10/6/13   |   gcarney60   |   1 respect

I like when #24 screws up . Team #24 are winless hacks compared to the rest of the field . Feel me little Dan'? Yes I am a Gordon fan ,ever since his hey day years . Now it's are you HIGH DAYS. What is the problem chokemeats? How embarrassing for Jeff and crew . You are terrible . Sorry ,it is the truth ! Can't win kenya? 

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Just saw replay of the wreck involving Dario Franchitti, EJ Viso and Takuma Sato in the IndyCar race.  Awful wreck, worst I've seen.  Hope everyone is okay.

10/6/13   |   gcarney60   |   1 respect

Dooner Earndhart and Peyton Manning are cut from the same foreskin.

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

AHA!!! Danica did the same thing Kyle did in practice.

 

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

The green flag flies and the yellow follows.  David Reutimann, Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick involved.

#wherewasBrad?

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Hate to admit I alreadyhad to use my mute button.  blush