After a sloppy 16th at Bristol, there’s a bit more evidence to indicate the dreaded “sophomore slump” label is just around the corner for Ryan Newman.
For years, I have watched NASCAR don the hat of arbitrator in similar clashes as the Edwards/Keselowski fiasco. I often sneered when penalties were handed down.
People called Brad arrogant for suggesting Roger Penske had to hire staff to compete with Hendrick. Penske listened anyway and the results are starting to show.
Bristol Motor Speedway has something besides great on-track competition. They might just be able to boast the greatest driver introductions in NASCAR.
When 35th-ranked Mike Bliss and his No. 36 were sent home after Friday’s qualifying session, rookie Kevin Conway breathed a sigh of relief.
It was Penske Racing’s Justin Allgaier who anticipated the start perfectly on lap 274 en route to his first career Nationwide Series victory at Bristol.
As the pre-race activities wrapped up, it became clear Sunday’s race at Bristol was not going to be a sell-out, ending a 55-race streak.
Given the situation he now finds himself in, Brad Keselowski could not have a better teammate than Kurt Busch.
Last season, Kurt Busch won the “Non-Hendrick” championship and on the very early evidence another similar finish certainly doesn’t look out of the question.
With four races on the books so far in 2010, it’s looking like a whole new ballgame in NASCAR. The races have been very good.
This week was an off-week for the Sprint Cup Series, so we take a look at the best of what people had to say after the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski debate.
I don’t think NASCAR or the fans were counting on Brad Keselowski’s car pirouetting and crushing its roof in a frightening wreck just four races into 2010.