Week Eighteen NASCAR Update ~ I Have Another Winner ~ And Another Cheater?

There are terrible rumors going around the NASCAR garage. I hope they’re not true but I fear they are. I mentioned last week that Matt Kenseth is leaving my favorite team, Roush-Fenway Racing, at the conclusion of this season. I understand that NASCAR is just as much a business as the NFL, NBA, MLB and all the other sports, and Matt has to do what’s best for him and his family. The rumors, though, have Matt going to Joe Gibbs Racing; driving a TOYOTA! UGH… dude’s been drivin’ Ford for freakin’ ever… If the rumors are true, I’ll be so conflicted next year. I like Matt… and I dislike Toyota in NASCAR. Damn…

Both top tier NASCAR series raced at Kentucky Motor Speedway this week. This joint:

Did you know that most NASCAR races have over 100,000 fans in attendance… some pushing 200,000? They do! No other sport comes close. The NFL wins, though, because they have 16 events a week vs. NASCAR’s one event per week.
On his way to the win, Austin Dillon absolutely dominated the race, leading 192 laps of the 200 lap event. The car Dillon drove was a black No. 3 Chevrolet, reminiscent of the car the late Dale Earnhardt drove for Richard Childress until his death in the 2001 Daytona 500. Richard Childress is Austin’s grandfather.
“Dale would have been proud,” an emotional Childress said after the race.
But their team cheated, as the car failed a post race inspection for ride height. Kentucky is a bumpy track, and that effects the cars throughout the race, so who knows. Austin will keep his win, but might be penalized, though I hope he isn’t! He claimed the points lead on Friday!
Danica Patrick started eleventh, raced like she didn’t want to win, and finished twelfth. See, Danica, if you finish in the top ten I put pictures up of you being a race car driver, not a swimsuit model. Finish outside the top ten and who knows what I’m gonna post!
As for last night’s Sprint Cup series race, Dale Jr. rolled off seventh, raced well, and finished fourth. I watched some of the race, then went to bed early to snuggle with my little girl, Delana.
Brad Keselowski won. This was his third win of the season! Dude’s a helluva driver and an incessant tweeter at times! It’s all good, though, as he’s doin’ his job!

Next week, both NASCAR series’ will be racing in DAYTONA. Friday night for Nationwide and Saturday night for Sprint Cup! I love night races! They’re dark!

Numbers after week seventeen:

Austin…
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Avg. Start Avg. Finish
15 1 8 11 5.9 7.6

Dale…

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Avg. Start Avg. Finish
17 1 7 13 14.1 8.1

Danica (not pictured… Sports Illustrated’s Cintia Dicker instead)…

 

LOOGIT THAT BUTT! Only one better out there!

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Avg. Start Avg. Finish
15 0 0 1 14.1 19.6

The NHRA is racing today in Chicago… as we speak. That sport gets it’s own post because I’ll be watching it LIVE next week. So stay tuned!

Hug your children and love them every day…

Related Posts:

Week seventeen
Week sixteen
Week fifteen
Week fourteen
Week thirteen
Week twelve
Week eleven
Week ten 

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