This Week in NASCAR [Dover Edition]

The concrete track called Dover welcomes NASCAR

5/31/14 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Blog Photo - This Week in NASCAR [Dover Edition]Kyle Busch continues to show how to get around Dover, winning tonight in the Camping World Truck Series.  Matt Crafton vowed to better his second place finish of last year, but had a wreck while running second and dropped to second in the point standings.  

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.  
Blog Photo - This Week in NASCAR [Dover Edition]
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?
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6/2/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   84406 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Was completely STOKED to see Tony get a 7th place finish.  I was working the golf course, so my one and only check in was while they were under the red flag.  

Happy for your man, Faye, even though it makes me kinda sad.  I would honestly love to see a Chase that had a few newer drivers fighting it out.  No offence!!!

No offense taken, Debi.  I also like to see new drivers getting wins and duking it out at the front.

6/2/14   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Was completely STOKED to see Tony get a 7th place finish.  I was working the golf course, so my one and only check in was while they were under the red flag.  

Happy for your man, Faye, even though it makes me kinda sad.  I would honestly love to see a Chase that had a few newer drivers fighting it out.  No offence!!!

6/1/14   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Congrats to Jimmie. 
a good showing for Tony with a 7th place finish.

6/1/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   84406 respect

Congratulations Jimmie Johnson !!!

6/1/14   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

I guess I am a bit confused with Stewart-Haas this year. Where Kevin is having these great runs and the others are hit and miss, with mostly misses. Hopefully they will find the magic combination and get better finishes, with Tony winning at least one race this year! Going with Harvick with Logano as my dark horse. {with that being said, I probably just jinxed every one of them}