The concrete track called Dover welcomes NASCAR
Meanwhile, Bad Brad Keselowski scored the pole position for the Cup race, with...you guessed it....Kyle Busch starting right alongside. Last week's winner, Jimmie Johnson starts on row two, along with Joey Logano.
Joey is also driving in the Nationwide race on Saturday, a race he has won the last four times to the track. In other words, if Joey wins Saturday, he will tie a Nationwide race record held by three drivers. Jack Ingram, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Kyle Busch each have five consecutive wins at a single track. Joey can join that elite group tomorrow.
Sunday, the Sprint Cup teams take to the track, and by many accounts, now that Jimmie Johnson has his first win of the season, he is on track to win a bunch more. Of course, there are 42 other drivers who want to make sure Johnson doesn't get another win.
One of those drivers is, of course, Tony Stewart. Tony got back in the cockpit of a Sprint Car this week, and the media came out in droves, just to observe and witness that test. He got quite blunt with reporters when they asked him about his plans to run the Sprint Cars once again. He told them quite clearly that he will run in a Sprint Car once again, but when he does, he won't tell anyone. He laughed at the media and told them that although they are trying to make it all about themselves, he refuses to do that. He wants to live his life. He wants to live his life without the media following his every move, and he fully intends to do just that. He laughed at them for trying to make his injury such a big deal, especially when other drivers were injured, some a lot more seriously.
One thing about Smoke, he doesn't hesitate to speak his mind, especially where the media is concerned.
This race marks the half-way point in the regular season. We've had 10 different race winners, with only Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick scoring more than one win. We could see another different winner at Dover, but my bet is on a repeat winner. What about you?